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Earth Panorama: Grape harvest, Shea Wine Cellars, Newberg, Oregon.

This is kind of an unusual Earth Panorama post, as it’s not scenery-heavy, but I found it very interesting. These are workers sorting grapes and preparing to put them into … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Rainbow Warrior memorial, Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand.

This somber but beautiful memorial overlooks Matauri Bay, in the northernmost island of New Zealand. The propeller belonged to a ship called the Rainbow Warrior, which was deliberately sunk by French … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Apocalypse Chapel, St. Egid, Klagenfurt, Austria.

  This is a bizarre place that only a full spherical panorama can do justice. The paintings that adorn every square inch of the interior of the “Apocalypse Chapel,” actually … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, UK.

Norwich Cathedral, located in Norwich, England, is so amazing and impressive that I can’t believe it isn’t a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Maybe it will become one in the future). … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Strahov Monastery Theological Hall, Prague, Czech Republic.

Borges once said that if Heaven exists, it must be some kind of library. Perhaps it looks like this one–the Theological Hall, also called the Theological Library, located at Strahov … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Another Byzantine cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey.

This amazing medieval church, dating from the 10th century, is carved from stone in Cappadocia, an ancient Byzantine province. The church is known in Turkish as “Üzümlü Kilise,” or the … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Earth Panorama: Himalayan paradise, Leepa Valley, Pakistan.

This beautiful green valley looks like it was photographed in early spring somewhere in the Alps of Europe, perhaps Switzerland, Austria or southern Germany. It wasn’t. Its the Leepa Valley … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the tomb of Ramesses VI, Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

If this looks like a set from an Indiana Jones movie, it should. This magnificently-decorated burial chamber is hewn out of solid stone in the arid deserts of the Valley … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth Panorama: plane crash wreckage at Sólheimasandur, Iceland.

This abandoned metal hulk is the remnant of a C-117D cargo transport plane, owned by the U.S. Navy, which crashed near Sólheimasandur, Iceland. On November 24, 1973, the crew of this … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Waterloo Station, London, at rush hour. What all can you see here?

At first glance this view of a bustling train station in the heart of London seems like a pretty ordinary urban view. Like a scene in a Hitchcock movie, though, … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment
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