Shan-Shui City by Ma Yansong – MAD Architects

Shan-Shui City by Ma Yansong - Architects

Shan-Shui City by Ma Yansong / MAD Architects, will be build in Guiyang, China. The city of ‘mountains’ and ‘water’ it’s one of the unique development concepts in the China’s history.


By |January 2, 2013|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cedar of Lebanon


The photo above showing a Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) in silhouette was taken near La Morra, Italy. For scale purposes, the photographer is shown at its side.   Photographer Stefano De Rosa

Waterfall and castle


Waterfall and castle in the China mountains

By |May 4, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum

In southwestern Jordan lies an unusual landscape. Mountains of granite and sandstone rise next to valleys filled with red sand. Some of the mountains reach a height of about 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) above sea level, and many have near-vertical slopes. So alien is this landscape, it’s nicknamed “Valley of the Moon,” and it has served as the film set for a movie about Mars. Image credit NASA

Arrabida Moonset

MoonsetThe long-exposure photo above features the waxing crescent Moon setting behind the Arrabida Mountains in Portugal.

Clouds and Mountains, Norway

Clouds and Mountains

I took this picture from the popular view in Reine, Lofoten. I saw the weather changing from the kitchen window, so I grabbed the camera and ran out.

By |March 7, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Moon rises above the Chugach Mountains

Moon rises

The moon rises above the Chugach Mountains in a view near Eagle River, Alaska.

By |February 19, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Excalibur in Netherlands, the tallest climbing wall in the world (updated)

The Excalibur in Netherlands

Towering over 121 feet in the air (37 meters) and with an overhang of 36 feet (11 meters) the Excalibur at the Klimcentrum Bjoeks (Bjoeks Climb Center) in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands, is considered to be the tallest climbing wall in the world.