To celebrate our 125K follower milestone, we’re doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY from our Printshop on Instagram! On Thursday, we’ll announce a winner who will receive a 10” print of their choice, perhaps they’ll pick this view of Brasilia, Brazil!

Enter the contest here: https://instagram.com/p/8ddkw7CUGw/

The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design - resembling an airplane from above - was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center.



 

10/4/2015

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

Tonopah, Nevada, USA

38°14′N 117°22′W

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada powers up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods. So how does it work? The project uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. One last thing - look closely at the lower left corner of this Overview and you’ll see an airplane flying over the complex!


 

10/3/2015

Highway interchange

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

29.975279589°, -90.319193923°

 

A highway interchange connects Interstate 310 and U.S Route 61 outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Because the roadways in this area were built on top of environmentally sensitive wetlands, construction platforms were mounted on top of concrete piles to minimize disruption with the terrain below.


 

10/2/2015

Port of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

55.6718°N 12.5817°E

 

The Port of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark has one of the largest passenger terminals in the Baltic Sea, handling more than 1.6 million passengers annually. A cruise ship with an approximate length of 1000 feet (305 meters) is seen at one of its docks. The facility also contains one of the region’s busiest cargo terminals, which moves more than 18 million tonnes of cargo each year.


 

10/1/2015

Citrus trees

Isla Cristina, Spain

37.241136526°, -7.294464438°

 

Citrus trees cover the landscape in Isla Cristina, Spain. The climate is ideal for this growth with an average temperature of 64 degrees (18° celsius) and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.


 

9/30/2015

Damascus

Damascus, Syria

33.521239032°, 36.286614191°

 

Damascus is the capital and second largest city in Syria. It is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, with its earliest settlement in approximately 6300 BC. This photograph was captured in March of 2010, one year before the outbreak of the civil war that continues to plague the country.


 

I am thrilled to announce that we just added eight new pieces to our Printshop, including this Overview of Delray Beach, Florida. Click here to see the newest set of prints! 


 

9/28/2015

Venice

Venice, Italy

45°26′15″N 12°20′9″E

 

We have an incredible set of Overviews that I’ll be adding to our Printshop tomorrow and wanted to give you all a sneak peek of what’s to come! One of these Overviews - Venice, Italy - shows how the city is situated upon 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. With tide waters expected to rise to perilous levels in the coming decades, the city has constructed 78 giant steel gates across the three inlets through which water from the Adriatic could surge into Venice’s lagoon. The panels – which weigh 300-tons and are 92ft wide and 65ft high - are fixed to massive concrete bases dug into the seabed.


 

9/26/2015

Brighton Pier

Brighton, England

50.816387979°, -0.137252700°

 

Brighton Pier, also known as Palace Pier, is constructed off the coast of the English city of Brighton. Extending 1,719 feet (524 meters) into the English Channel, the structure contains numerous restaurants, rides, and roller coasters.


 

9/25/2015

Pinal Airpark

Marana, Arizona, USA

32.505891169°, -111.330163742°

 

Pinal Airpark is located in Marana, Arizona, United States. The facility primarily functions as a boneyard for hundreds of civilian commercial aircraft because the area's dry, desert climate reduces corrosion. The site, which was constructed in 1942, opened up for public viewing for the first time this past year.


 

9/24/2015

Gobustan National Park

Gobustan, Azerbaijan

40.164581861°, 49.298362738°

 

The landscape of Gobustan National Park in Azerbaijan is slivered by hundreds of ravines - narrow canyons that are created by flowing water over a long period of time. This site is best known for a series of elaborate rock engravings that were created here between 5,000 and 40,000 years ago.


 

9/23/2015

Incheon Bridge

Incheon, South Korea

37.414273546°, 126.572494740°

 

Incheon Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that stretches 21.4 kilometers (13.3 miles) from Yeongjong Island to the mainland of Incheon in South Korea. The structure’s central tower (what makes the bridge “cable-stayed”) was the most challenging part to construct with a height of 230.5 meters (756.2 ft) and a vertical clearance of 74 meters (243 ft). The entire project cost more than two billion dollars (three billion Korean won) to complete.


 

9/22/2015

Sunset District

San Francisco, California, USA

37.756279578°, -122.487415727°

 

The Sunset District is the largest and most populous neighborhood within San Francisco, California. Bordered by Golden Gate Park on its northern side, the district is home to more than 85,000 people. Sunset is often referred to as “The Avenues” because it is spanned by numbered north-south thoroughfares.


 

9/20/2015

European migrant crisis

Röszke, Hungary

46.1817, 20.0109

 

As many of you know, Europe is currently being overwhelmed by a flood of migrants and refugees from the Middle East, many of whom are fleeing the devastation in Syria. Last week, the country of Hungary sealed its borders, forcing the travelers to go elsewhere. On September 13th, two days before the borders were closed, huge numbers of refugees came together in the Hungarian town of Röszke near the border with Serbia. This Overview shows that gathering as hundreds of migrants set up temporary shelter with tents and buses.


  9/18/2015 Parliament House Canberra, Australia 35.308°S 149.125°E   The construction of the parliamentary buildings in Canberra, Australia involved the removal of the top half of Capital Hill, the mound on which the structures were built. After the project was completed, much of the displaced earth was replaced on top of the buildings where a lush, green lawn now grows.

 

9/18/2015

Parliament House

Canberra, Australia

35.308°S 149.125°E

 

The construction of the parliamentary buildings in Canberra, Australia involved the removal of the top half of Capital Hill, the mound on which the structures were built. After the project was completed, much of the displaced earth was replaced on top of the buildings where a lush, green lawn now grows.