4/24/2015

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

16.472°S 151.7073°W

 

Chains of bungalows extend over the water at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. In addition to the bungalows and beachfront villas, the complex is also home to the Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary - a research facility with more than 100 species of marine life. We hope you all have a relaxing, delightful weekend!



 

4/23/2015

Donghai Bridge Wind Farm

Shanghai, China

30.770°N 121.994°E

 

Turbulence fields form behind the turbines of the Donghai Bridge Wind Farm in Shanghai, China. These streaks occur when certain meteorological conditions cause the turbines to create condensation (i.e. clouds) of very humid air.


 

4/22/2015

Turbine Interchange

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

30.253047949°, -81.516204357°

 

A turbine interchange connects the SR 9A and SR 202 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Also known as a whirlpool interchange, this structure consists of left-turning ramps sweeping around a center interchange, thereby creating a spiral pattern of right-hand traffic. This type of junction is rarely built, due to the vast amount land that is required to construct the sweeping roads. To participate in our Earth Day Contest, check out today's post on Instagram.


 

4/21/2015

Port Newark Container Terminal

Newark, New Jersey, USA

40°40′54″N 74°09′02″W

 

Shipping containers are stacked at the Port Newark Container Terminal in Newark, New Jersey, USA. The massive facility handles over 600,000 shipping containers every year and has begun expansion projects that will increase annual capacity to 1.1 million containers by 2030.


 

4/20/2015

Plaça de Tetuan

Eixample District, Barcelona, Spain

41.394921°N 2.175507°E

 

Plaça de Tetuan is a major square located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. The area characterized by its strict grid pattern, octagonal intersections, and apartments with communal courtyards.


 

4/19/2015

Selkirk Yard

Selkirk, New York, USA

42°33′17″N 73°50′14″W

 

Selkirk Yard is a freight railroad yard located eight miles south of Albany, New York that serves as a gateway to points east of the Hudson River, including New York City. Using computerized controls, the yard can process more than 3,200 cars per day.


 

4/18/2015

Hodariyat Bridge

Hodariyat Island, United Arab Emirates

24°24'28"N   54°23'32”E

 

The Hodariyat Bridge links the western coastline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Hodariyat Island, which is currently experiencing massive development. Once the island is occupied, the suspension bridge will facilitate six lanes of traffic and two pedestrian walkways.


 

4/17/2015

Tokyo at night

Tokyo, Japan

35°41′22.22″N 139°41′30.12″E

 

Tokyo, seen here at night from the International Space Station, is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with upwards of 37.8 million people. This photograph is courtesy of NASA's “Cities at Night” project. To see more images, visit the gallery here.


 

4/16/2015

Venetian Islands

Miami, Florida, USA

25.783216°N 80.16052°W

 

The Venetian Islands are a chain of six man-made islands located in Miami, Florida. San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, and Rivo Alto Island are pictured here. While the islands' residential neighborhoods have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane.


  4/15/2015 Agricultural development Lower Normandy, France 48.612879269°, -1.560970423°   Farm fields cover the landscape along the border of the Manche and Ille-et-Vilaine departments in Lower Normandy, France. Located by the English Channel, the area has an oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and temperate summers.

 

4/15/2015

Agricultural development

Lower Normandy, France

48.612879269°, -1.560970423°

 

Farm fields cover the landscape along the border of the Manche and Ille-et-Vilaine departments in Lower Normandy, France. Located by the English Channel, the area has an oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and temperate summers.