Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California, USA

37°49′11″N 122°28′43″W


The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long suspension bridge in San Francisco, California that spans the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge’s signature color, known as "international orange”, was selected to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog.



Salins de Berre

Marignane Territory, France

43.471087815°, 5.154336928°


An airplane (at left) soars above the Salins de Berre salt marshes after a recent departure from nearby Marseilles Provence Airport in the Marignane territory of France. In one year the evaporation ponds will produce more than 100 million pounds of salt and the airport will service more than eight million passengers.



Whirlpool Interchange

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

25.055363303°, 55.248780015°


A whirlpool interchange connects three major roads by the Miracle Garden in Dubai, UAE. When construction of this junction began in 2006, Dubai contained 30,000 industrial cranes - 25% of all cranes on the planet.



World's Longest Pier

Progeso, Mexico

21°16′48″N 89°40′12″W


The pier in Progreso, Mexico is the longest in the world, stretching 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) into the Gulf of Mexico. Because the town’s shore sits on a limestone shelf that drops off gradually as it gets further into the Gulf, the pier requires this vast length to allow cruise ships to dock here.




Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

29.935377240°, -90.221002638°


New Orleans is connected to 14,500 miles of inland waterways through the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Barges, like the ones seen here, are flat-bottomed boats that are used transport heavy goods such as coal, coke, timber, and iron ore. Because they are not self-propelled, they need to be towed or pushed by towboats through the waterways.



Residential development

Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

26°31′41″N 80°4′35″W


For nearly five decades, much of Boynton Beach, Florida was covered with dairy farms as the city became the main milk supplier for Palm Beach County. However, by the 1970s, the dairies were no longer profitable and the lands were converted into housing developments like the ones seen here.



Niagara Falls

Border of Ontario, Canada and New York, United States

43.0799°N 79.0747°W


Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist boat, visible here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846.



Port of Bristol

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

51°30′18″N 2°42′25″W


Bristol Port has the capacity to handle up to 700,000 automobiles a year. The facility also contains extensive storage lots to hold vehicles before they are transported throughout the United Kingdom.



Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, Illinois, USA

41.709166°N 87.981992°W


The particle accelerator at the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, Illinois is known as a synchrotron. A synchrotron is a circular accelerator that uses a carefully tuned magnetic field and electric field to accelerate particles up to 99.999999% of the speed of light.



Fantasy Island

Skegness, United Kingdom

53°11′29″N 0°20′52″E


Numerous caravan parks surround the Fantasy Island amusement park in Skegness, United Kingdom. Situated on the eastern shore of England, the town serves as a popular holiday resort and tourist destination.