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#London2012 Olympic Games Day 9

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Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng celebrate badminton glory for China in London. Andy Murray is enjoying himself on Center Court at Wimbledon. Dramatic clouds gather above Greenwich Park during the Equestrian...
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The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Thousands of Giant Jellyfish Appear in Swarms off Britain's Coast

Thousands of Giant Jellyfish Appear in Swarms off Britain's Coast | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In waters off the coast of Britain, giant Barrel Jellyfish are appearing in extraordinarily large groups. The jellyfish measure up to 5 feet in length and tens of thousands of them have been showing up in this area. "They were just everywhere. I’ve never seen anything like it," stated photographer Steve Trewhella to Daily Mail. Trewhella is also a conservationist who spotted the jellyfish swarm when he was taking his grandson out for a trip on his dive boat. Luckily, the creature's sting is harmless and can only cause a rash, so the diver was able to photograph and even swim with them. 
Barrel Jellyfish are known for being harmless giants, since they only feed on minuscule prey such as plankton. It is rare for these beautifully colored aquatic animals to swim close to the coast, which is why recent sightings have made headlines. If the jellies stick around during the summer and autumn, their swarms will end up growing even bigger, since they breed in warm water at a phenomenal rate. …
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Photographer Creates Detailed Miniature Worlds with LEGO Characters and Life-Size Objects

Photographer Creates Detailed Miniature Worlds with LEGO Characters and Life-Size Objects | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
French artist Samsofy started out by photographing extreme sports in urban areas, but has recently focused his camera on smaller subjects. Using geek culture as inspiration, the imaginative photographer places LEGO characters next to real scenery and life-size objects, creating a world where these figures are living people who interact with their environment. In one image, chefs drop a delivery of giant macarons. In another, Superman can be found lifting up a massive sidewalk grate. 
Through his diverse creations, Samsofy brings the miniature plastic people to life in a secret universe that takes place within our own. "My work combines the techniques of photography, street art, model making and installations; in my created microcosms, I play with scale and material to alter perception," wrote the photographer on Bored Panda.  

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Outdoor Geometric Structure is the World's First Hanging Zome

Outdoor Geometric Structure is the World's First Hanging Zome | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using mathematical formulas and patterns, structural engineer Richie Duncan invented the Kodama Zome, which is the world's first hanging zome. A zome is a building or structure that features unusual geometric properties, combining aspects of a dome with the shapes of a polygon known as a zonohedron. Traditionally, zomes around the world are located on the ground, but Kodama Zomes are similar to hammocks in that they are a hanging private space. These structures can be hung from trees or stands, which allows them to suspend freely above the ground or even above water. 
Each Kodama Zome is custom built by a team in Oregon and the first hanging zome was recently introduced. This outdoor vessel can be used not only for relaxation, but also for yoga or for hanging out with friends in nature. Another unique fact about this zome is that it was appropriately named after Kodama, which are tree spirits that can be found in Japanese folklore.

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Intimate Family Photos Reveal the Lives of Famous Artists

Intimate Family Photos Reveal the Lives of Famous Artists | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Curator Merry Foresta has spent the last few years collecting one-of-a-kind snapshots of famous artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. These images feature world-renowned artists in a natural setting, where their guard is down and they are simply living in the moment. More than 100 of these candid shots are now available for the public to admire in a new photo book entitled Artists Unframed. Within the pages of this book, you can find Jackson Pollock carving a turkey, Una Hanbury sculpting a bust of Georgia O’Keeffe, John Lennon with his arms wrapped around Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol, and Picasso smiling on a balcony with his daughter Maya. A tiny annotation penned by an unknown hand proclaims that Picasso is "very much in love."
The captivating book reveals a different side to the artists that have been loved and honored for decades. We see what happens when artists are not posing before the public eye. In unveiling these memorable photos, Foresta hopes to humanize…
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Flocks of Sheep Roam Across the Tuscan Countryside in Breathtaking Aerial Photos

Flocks of Sheep Roam Across the Tuscan Countryside in Breathtaking Aerial Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
During his summer and springtime trips to Italy, Polish photographer Marcin Sobas has captured captivating aerial views of Tuscany's sheep-filled scenery. In the undulating valleys of Siena and Val d'orcia, Sobas trekked across the hills to photograph a shepherd herding his flock of around 300 sheep. In taking snapshots of this moment, we can see the sheep wandering across the vivid green grass as dust appears in their wake.  
Using a telescopic lens, the 34-year-old artist shot the pictures from an opposite hill, so that he would not startle the sheep. Even so, this task was not always easy. "It was quite hard sometimes because they moved not where I wanted and it’s not a good idea to come closer to negotiate with them. All of them are guarded by Tuscan dogs that are not always friendly with photographers," wrote Sobas on BoredPanda. 

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Beautiful City Leaf Map Posters

Beautiful City Leaf Map Posters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Brooklyn-based graphic designer Andrew Martis has created a beautiful set of city posters using imagery inspired by leaves. They're currently being sold on the Holstee website, where Martis acts as the lead graphic designer. How did the idea come about? "The initial idea was to map out the green spaces and parks in each city but that ended up being too abstract and didn't turn out quite as beautiful as we'd hoped," he told My Modern Met. "From there, we took a step back and I noticed that the shapes of many cities are very organic and almost leaf-like which still lent itself well to the initial idea. So the shape of the cities would be the main structure of the leaf with the neighborhoods would become the veins, giving life to the whole piece. It became a fresh, new way to looking at each city and identifying each neighborhood while keeping the map-like idea intact.
Since the artist lives in Brooklyn, naturally, he loves the poster featuring that city the most. As he said, "Brooklyn…
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Teenagers Design Tiny Houses For Seattle Homeless Community

Teenagers Design Tiny Houses For Seattle Homeless Community | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A group of enterprising teenagers in Seattle has turned out an innovative set of plans to make life easier for the city’s homeless population, and they’re now making the designs a reality. The Niceville encampment is a community officially sanctioned by the city of Seattle that offers shelter and structure to individuals seeking to turn their luck around. At this encampment, about 100 people find stability as they seek to get on their feet, and the student designers stepped in with plans for miniature houses providing security and a sense of home. “Residents in formal encampments transition to permanent housing at a much higher rate than typical shelters or informal camps due to a variety of factors,” project organizers explain on their website. “One surprising barrier people experiencing homelessness face is storage. You need a secure spot to keep your things in, in order to go to work or job interviews.”
In addition to several types of houses, the teens also drew up plans for…
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Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream

Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Recently, colorful works of art have been appearing within potholes along Chicago's deteriorated roadways. To make these scarred areas beautiful, artist Jim Bachor has started filling cracked asphalt with mosaics of ice cream for a project known as Treats in the Streets. Each piece perfectly blends in with the road, adding a delightful effect to a neglected and seemingly dull area. The best part is that these pieces will most likely last for a long time, since they are made of sturdy glass and durable marble. 
This playful project is also occurring in Finland, where Bachor has surprised pedestrians with mosaics of flowers. "Using the same materials, tools and methods of the archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of modern things in an ancient voice. My work locks into mortar unexpected concepts drawn from the present. By harnessing and exploiting the limitations of this indestructible technique, my work surprises the viewer while challenging long-held notions of what a mosaic…
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Asymmetrical Cabin Design Inspired by the Surrounding Dolomite Mountains

Asymmetrical Cabin Design Inspired by the Surrounding Dolomite Mountains | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Overlooking Italy’s Dolomite Mountains sits the Valley House, a timber cabin designed by architecture firm Plan Bureau. It’s a unique asymmetrical home whose shape was inspired by the topography of its gorgeous surroundings. Much of this structure seems beautifully unconventional, including the detailing on the facade and the placement of its windows.
One of the most striking things about the 1,259-square-foot house is its top-heavy design. Two diamond shapes are stacked on a triangular base, and the slanted walls have large, angled glazing that points towards the ground.
The entrance to the home is elevated and accessible via a short flight of stairs with an outdoor terrace surrounding it. Inside, the space is divided into two main levels. The communal areas are on the ground floor, split between a kitchen and dining/living area. Two bedrooms and a shared bathroom are upstairs, and their many windows bathe the quarters in natural light. Coupled with the uninterrupted views, it makes…
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Memorial Day Weekend Sale on My Modern Shop

Memorial Day Weekend Sale on My Modern Shop | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In honor of Memorial Day, we're now offering 20% off all art prints and canvases in our online store My Modern Shop! If minimalist movie posters are your thing, check out works by Nicholas Barclay, or if you're a Hitchcock fan, check out this fun new print called Them Birds by illustrator Dan Fajardo. Everyone's beloved droid R2-D2 gets dressed up as Captain America in the poster you see above by digital artist Steve Berrington. Have a fantastic long weekend, everyone!
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Stone-Filled Elephant Sculptures Finally Rise in Durban

Stone-Filled Elephant Sculptures Finally Rise in Durban | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Six years after being commissioned, artist Andries Botha has finally unveiled his huge elephant sculptures made out of wire frames filled with stones. Emerging out of a freeway island in Durban, South Africa, the artwork is made of galvanized steel armature with stainless steel mesh and filled with rocks from a local quarry. The sculptures were meant to be completed ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but in February 2010, just two weeks from completion, the artist was told to stop by the African National Congress (ANC) because they believed the elephants were too similar to the Inkatha Freedom Party's logo.
While the city decided on whether the artist could complete the sculptures, vandals destroyed the artwork by splashing red paint all over it and by removing the metal wiring, causing the rocks to fall out. Originally there were three elephant sculptures, one had been destroyed by vandals and the other two had been partially damaged. Determined to finish the project, the artist…
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Mercedes Benz Partners with Lufthansa to Create Spectacular Luxury Airplane

Mercedes Benz Partners with Lufthansa to Create Spectacular Luxury Airplane | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At first glance, the interior of this private jet doesn’t look an airplane. It instead resembles a luxury hotel suite or an impeccably-decorated home. But, this is actually a new design concept as part of a collaboration between Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes Benz. Their idea is a stunning departure from the conventional plane interior, and it has a gorgeous visual flow paired with modern furnishings.
The purpose of the collaboration was to fuse the Mercedes design style onto the Lufthansa Technik aircraft. There hints of the car company’s influence within the scheme. The windows are concealed by black panels, which are inspired by Mercedes Benz S-Class screens. And, using their Magic Sky technology, the panels can be dimmed electronically from black to transparent.
“Our goal is to offer a highly discerning global clientele a standard of interior design that leaves nothing to be desired,” explains Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President VIP and Executive Jet Solutions for Lufthansa.…
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World's Longest and Highest Glass Bottom Bridge to Be Unveiled in Chinese National Park

World's Longest and Highest Glass Bottom Bridge to Be Unveiled in Chinese National Park | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In July of this year, China's scenic Zhangjiajie National Park will be opening the very first bridge of its kind. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk is set to be the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge, coming in at 1,410 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 984 feet above ground. The glass structure is being designed by Israeli-based architect Haim Dotan and many hope that it will become a Wonder of the World, especially since it represents unique architecture that tests the limits of human creativity. 
Once the skywalk is unveiled, it will be able to hold up to 800 people at once. It will also feature the world's highest bungee jump, stealing the title from Macau Tower's incredible 764-foot high attraction. In addition to these world records, the bridge will certainly add a futuristic element to the national park, which is said to have been the inspiration behind the planet of Pandora in James Cameron's movie Avatar. 

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Awesome Family Continues to Recreate Movie and Television Scenes Using Cardboard Boxes

Awesome Family Continues to Recreate Movie and Television Scenes Using Cardboard Boxes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have continued to recreate famous movie scenes for their Cardboard Box Office project. After moving to a new country with a newborn baby, the Mackies had accumulated a lot of extra cardboard boxes and household items. Rather than throwing them away, the couple decided to use these materials to make weekends at home more fun for their now 2-year-old son Orson. "The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and three individuals slowly losing their sanity," explained the creative couple. 
By reproducing scenes from movies such as The Breakfast Club and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the family has made some amazing memories that will last a lifetime. The trio also started designing cardboard scenes from popular television series such as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, delighting fans everywhere with their clever and adorable imitations of well-known characters. …
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Adorable Elephant Takes Incredible "Elphie" with a Young Traveler's GoPro

Adorable Elephant Takes Incredible "Elphie" with a Young Traveler's GoPro | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Two months ago, 22-year-old Christian LeBlanc was spending a semester abroad in Bangkok when one of his Instagram photos went viral. While exploring Thailand, Christian had come across an elephant sanctuary on the side of the road and decided to spend some time there. "I see a sign that for 50 cents you can feed the elephant. So my girlfriend and I go and buy a basket of bananas and we start feeding the elephant," LeBlanc told CBC News. While the mammal was gleefully grabbing for more bananas, he grabbed the 22-year-old's GoPro by accident, not realizing that they'd run out of bananas. "I didn't even have time to think. It all happened so fast," stated Christian.
In one quick movement, the gigantic creature threw its trunk into the air and snapped an incredible elphie, which stands for elephant selfie. Luckily, the GoPro was on time-lapse mode when the photogenic animal grabbed it, so he didn't even have to press a button when the image was captured. After sharing the snapshot to…
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Parents Give Their Daughter a History Lesson by Recreating Photos of Famous Heroines

Parents Give Their Daughter a History Lesson by Recreating Photos of Famous Heroines | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When Brooklyn photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife Janine decided to teach their daughter Lily about famous African American women, they had her dress up as the historical figures for a series of photos. The Black Heroines Project has not only taught Lily about strong and courageous women, it has also gone viral and has been educational for others. “When people talk about black history, there is a list of names they rattle off. But we wanted to cover women that were not normally at the tip of people’s tongues,” Marc explained to Flickr. 
So far, Lily has dressed up as the first black female pilot Bessie Coleman, ballerina Misty Copeland, entertainer Queen Latifah, the first black female astronaut Mae Jemison, and many other notable African American women. Thanks to the outpouring of support that the Bushelle family has received for their project, they decided to broaden the series to include important women of all races. "Malala was a no-brainer,” stated Marc, describing their…
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This Cat Hoodie Features A Special Cuddle Pouch for Your Furry Friend

This Cat Hoodie Features A Special Cuddle Pouch for Your Furry Friend | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
There is nothing better than snuggling with your furry friend and thanks to a new sweatshirt by the Japanese company Unhabitat, you can now do this hands-free! The Mewgaroo is a grey hoodie that features cat ears, cat paw cuffs, and even a kangaroo-style pouch for your cat to cuddle in. The oversized pocket sports two linings and one can be removed, so that you can clean off any cat hair buildup. There is also a separate pocket for your own hands and the hood's extra-long drawstrings have fluffy tips for your cat to play with while it relaxes.
Now that you can bring your cat everywhere you go, you can work at the computer, read a book, or take a stroll, all while knowing that your cat is close by. Small dogs have also been enjoying the comforts of this sweatshirt, which adds a whole new level of possibilities for dog lovers.

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Please Welcome Our New Contributing Writer: Photographer Sarah Ann Loreth

Please Welcome Our New Contributing Writer: Photographer Sarah Ann Loreth | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
No doubt, you're probably already familiar with the name Sarah Ann Loreth. Throughout the seven years we've been around, we've featured her strong, conceptual photography countless times calling her images everything from "hauntingly engaging" to "mystifying" and "surreal." In a new series called Behind the Lens, she's been interviewing photographers to give us a deeper, more richer story behind the creatives she personally calls her friends.
It brings us great pleasure to announce that Sarah has recently taken on the position of Contributing Writer here at the My Modern Met. In this original series, she'll be finding new talent as well as highlighting more established photographers who all carry that special spark. Recently, we went one-on-one with the photographer to ask her some questions about her own photography and what she hopes to bring to all the viewers of this site. Read that interview while enjoying the photos Sarah created herself.
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Creative Dam Curry is a Popular Dish Near Famous Dams in Japan

Creative Dam Curry is a Popular Dish Near Famous Dams in Japan | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A culinary trend known as "dam curry" is delighting diners all across Japan. Dam curry is a special dish featuring rice shaped like a dam that is holding back a flood of delicious curry. This dish was first seen in 1965, but it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity near famous Japanese dams over the past eight years.

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Photographer Lovingly Captures Candid and Theatrical Moments with Her 97-Year-Old Muse

Photographer Lovingly Captures Candid and Theatrical Moments with Her 97-Year-Old Muse | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When illustrator Marie Ulmer and photographer Candace Karch met in 2007, they became fast friends and embarked on an extraordinary photographic journey together. The two met at Bambi Gallery in Philadelphia when Candace represented the 97-year-old's work. Instantly, she was drawn to the older woman's lack of self-consciousness and knew that she wanted to use her as a muse. Since then, the two creatives have been friends for eight years. During this time, the camerawoman has captured private everyday snapshots of Marie, who never married or had children because she wanted to devote her life to her art.
The women trust each other entirely, which is shown when Marie's playful side is captured on film. Many of the images were taken in Ms. Ulmer's house, a familiar place where she has lived for her entire life. Even though the older woman moved into an assisted living facility last year, Candace still speaks with her on the phone, makes trips to visit her, and continues to photograph her…
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Flowers and Trees Bloom in New Projection on Sydney's Customs House

Flowers and Trees Bloom in New Projection on Sydney's Customs House | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The amazing light festival in Australia, Vivid Sydney, just started today and one of their standout installations is this new projection of trees and flowers blooming on the iconic Customs House. The 8-minute show mixes both familiar and unfamiliar sights of Sydney's natural environment to create a continually evolving blossoming world. The artwork was created to fit specifically to the architectural form of the building. The graphics are color-bursting images of blue and green butterflies, purple leaves and tiny red and white spotted mushrooms on sinuous trees. Spinifex Group, a company that specializes in immersive media experiences, is behind this work.
Here's what they told us about the meaning behind the show. "Beginning in Jurassic times, we have a moment when the dry earth gets cracked, revealing a waterfall scene filled with cockatoos. They fly us upwards as frangipani flowers blossom on either side of dolphins leaping out of the water. Next, the building transforms into a…
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Photojournalists Shine Light on Empowered Women Throughout the World

Photojournalists Shine Light on Empowered Women Throughout the World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
“I was about to begin a journey, the journey of my life, in understanding how extraordinary women are, and how even when we view them as victims they are in fact heroes and survivors.” – Annie Griffiths, Executive Director of Ripple Effect and Photographer. Today, be blown away by the powerful photos and stories from the Ripple Effect. A team of journalists have dedicated themselves to document the plight of poor women around the world and the programs that are helping them as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change.
As one of the first women photographers to ever work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has personally covered women's issues on six continents. For more than two decades, she's dedicated a portion of her time each year to document the important work of aid organizations.
The Ripple Effect team travels to international hot spots where women are playing are important role in social and environmental change. In their words, it's "where conflict and…
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Inspiring Burn-Survivor Cat Comforts Other Rescued Animals at Emergency Clinic

Inspiring Burn-Survivor Cat Comforts Other Rescued Animals at Emergency Clinic | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For a year and a half, a cat named Russell has been giving people hope at North Carolina's Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care clinic. In January 2014, Russell survived a catastrophic house fire, which destroyed his family's home and took the life of their pet dog. Not only did the cat suffer from second and third degree burns, he was also severely dehydrated and developed fatty liver syndrome from not eating for four days. Even though it seemed as if Russell would not survive, he quickly proved otherwise.
While he has been recovering, the friendly feline spends time snuggling up to fellow animals that are undergoing their own treatments at the clinic. A baby deer named Darla arrived this week after being found without her mother on someone's lawn and Russell immediately fell in love with his new friend. The adorable pet has also kept several dogs company in the wake of terrible accidents and injuries, making sure that they have someone to snuggle with. "He wants to be friends…
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Extraordinary Entries from National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

Extraordinary Entries from National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Last month, we featured some gorgeous entries in the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and we’re now pleased to share more great submissions with you. The competition is one of our very favorites, and it showcases some truly stunning travel photography. These images represent many unique places around the world, and it allows you to discover parts of the planet you might've never known existed.
It’s not too late to enter the contest - the deadline is Tuesday, June 30 at 12 p.m. EDT. There are four categories, including: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. So photographers, be sure you submit your work before the end of June. The grand prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. How exciting!
Check out more of these great entries below, courtesy of National Geographic.
Above: Eye for an Eye The Yetis of Nepal - The Aghoris as they are called are marked by…
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Gorgeous South African Home Perfectly Frames Surrounding Mountain and Sea

Gorgeous South African Home Perfectly Frames Surrounding Mountain and Sea | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Located near the base of Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town sits the OVD 919 house. It’s a massive 10,000 square foot estate designed by the renowned architecture firm SAOTA. Despite its large size, the focus of the copper-roofed home is not only the structure itself, but the gorgeous sky and sea that surround it. SAOTA built it to honor the idyllic South African landscape.
The open and airy house is composed of concrete, glass and steel, and it faces the steep incline of the mountain. There are two storeys, and the top of the building features private living spaces for the home’s dwellers. Bedrooms and a few family rooms are stretched across this level. The window-filled first floor includes kitchen, dining, and living rooms, plus an outdoor terrace with a large pool.
At times, it’s hard to tell where the outdoors ends and the indoors begins, but this illusion was intentional. “Throughout this [first] level boundaries are blurred and there’s a wonderful continuity between internal and…
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