Circuit Paul Ricard is a motorsport track at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France. The track is known for its distinctive black and blue runoff areas called the Blue Zone. Additional deeper run-off areas known as the Red Zone use a more abrasive surface designed to maximize tire grip and minimize braking distance.
Albenga is a city situated on the Gulf of Genoa in Italy. The economy of Albenga is primarily driven by tourism, local commerce, and agriculture. When viewing the town from above, it’s easy to see the amount of space dedicated to agriculture because of the widespread use of greenhouses or “plasticulture." The use of plastic covering is designed to increase produce yield, increase produce size, and shorten growth time.
Bondi Beach and its surrounding suburb are located in Sydney, Australia. One of the city’s most stunning and popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks.
The Vondelpark is a public urban park in Amsterdam, Netherlands that attracts more than 10 million visitors each year. The park opened in 1865 and is named after the 17th-century author Joost van den Vondel. In addition to its ample green spaces and ponds, the Vondelpark contains an open-air theatre, sculptures, athletic facilities, and numerous playgrounds.
Vail Ski Resort is located in Eagle County, Colorado, USA. Spanning 5,289 acres, Vail is the third largest single mountain ski resort in the United States and has the fourth largest skiable terrain in North America. This particular Overview was luckily captured in October as the foliage on the mountain was changing colors.
The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference kicked off today in Paris. The event will bring together leaders from more than 190 countries with the goal of creating a legally binding and universal climate agreement that will keep global warming below 2°C. Daily Overview is providing imagery for the UN’s #EarthToParis event next week and we’ll be closely following what comes of the discussions at #cop21 in the coming days.
At the conference today, Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati — a low-lying island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean —expressed his gratitude to the country of Fiji. The 102,000 residents of Kiribati may be forced to relocate as increased ice melt causes the Pacific Ocean to rise and submerges its islands. Fiji has boldly offered to take in the people of Kiribati if that occurs. Tarawa, an atoll that serves as the capital of the country and is home to half of it’s population, is seen here.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport covers more than 11 square miles in Romulus, Michigan. Concourse A at McNamara Terminal, seen here at left, is the world's second-longest airport terminal building, extending a length of one mile (Kansai Airport in Japan has a 1.7 mile long terminal). Detroit Metro is the 16th busiest facility in the United States, serving more than 32 million passengers each year.
If you put cranberries on your Thanksgiving turkey today, there’s a chance they came from these bogs in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Cranberries are a Native American wetland fruit that are grown on low-lying vines, floating in beds of water layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Coincidentally, the town of Plymouth is also the site of the colony founded by the Pilgrims in 1620 and was the home to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. Happy Thanksgiving from Daily Overview!
Marabe Al Dhafra
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The villas of Marabe Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are home to approximately 2,000 people. The yearly average temperature in Abu Dhabi is slightly greater than 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.5 degrees Celsius).
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432 Park Avenue - seen at the the center of this Overview - is currently under construction in New York City. At a height of 1,396 ft (426 m), it will contain 104 condominium apartments and will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The building is so thin and so tall (1:15 width to height ratio) that in order to achieve structural stability, two levels are left completely exposed every 12 floors so that wind passes through and the building sways less.
Two container ships are docked at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. From 1962 until 2002 it was the world’s busiest port, but was overtaken first by the the port in Singapore and later by the facility in Shanghai, China. Container ships such as these can weigh up to 300,000 tons and extend up to 1,200 feet (366 meters).