To swim the length of the world's largest outdoor swimming pool, at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile, you would need to swim more than three fifths of a mile (20 Olympic-size swimming pools), The pool, which started construction in December of 2006, holds more than 66 million gallons, goes up to 115ft deep, and cost around £1billion to make. You can even go kayaking and sail boats in it!
The Neon Boneyard is where Las Vegas signs go to die. The two acre site houses over 150 signs from Las Vegas casinos and motels, some dating as far back as the 1930s. The Boneyard offers a fascinating history of Las Vegas and its fantastic typography. I kind of want to visit Las Vegas just to roam around here.
Jim Richardson is an editorial and documentary photographer who has been working for National Geographic for 25 years. His work documents cultures, environmental issues, and documentary projects. Here's a small sample of his work. Each one makes you feel like you are in a still frame from an epic tale.
Nick Stern shot these awesome re-creations of Banksy's work in photo form. He spent months meticulously gathering and making props for this awesome tribute to the most famous and controversial street artist in the world.
“I have always been intrigued by Banksy’s work and thought it would be fascinating to try and recreate some of his most famous images on camera”
This is an amazing series of lomography photos by Gavin Hammond. It features black and white reflections of London's architecture, landmarks and people. It's definitely a unique and beautiful look at London. As if being a great photographer weren't enough, Hammond also happens to be the songwriter/producer of the electro pop group Sweet Tooth.
You can often tell how much a bride and groom love each other by their wedding photos. This is especially true of Alina and Sebi. Ostafi Photography shot this beautiful wedding series at a castle near Vienna and captured many wonderful moments of the couple. Some shots are fun, and some shots are serious, but they all draw you in and make you feel like you were a part of the wedding. If you like these shots, I definitely recommend checking out the rest.
Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is often considered one of the greatest movies ever made. This series of photos gives us an intimate look at what it was like on the set of the movie. The movie was not only great, but it looks like the cast had a great time making it.
On Sunday, May 20, 2012, there was an annular solar eclipse. This occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun, but the Moon's diameter appears smaller than the Sun. This creates a ring that is also known as the Ring of Fire. Here are some of the great pictures from the event.
Philipp Klinger has an eye for beautiful lines, shapes and patterns. In this series, he captures one of the most iconic cities in the world: Paris, France, and does it great justice. Instead of taking conventional shots of the city, Philipp goes out and captures the things you might never notice.