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Jantar Mantar – Ancient Astronomical Observatories of India

Jantar Mantar – Ancient Astronomical Observatories of India

Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur, India, constructed five astronomical observatories in his native territory of west central India. The observatories called “Jantar Mantars” incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have […]

The Great Train Story at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Great Train Story at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Great Train Story is one of the world’s largest HO scale model railroads display located in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the US. The 3,500 square foot model depicts the story of modern day rail transportation in a 3,550 km journey from Seattle, Washington through several plains states en route to […]

Michael Marten’s Dramatic Pictures of Low and High Tides

Michael Marten’s Dramatic Pictures of Low and High Tides

For eight years, English photographer Michael Marten has been travelling to different parts of the British coastline, recording the daily rhythms of flood and ebb. Marten takes pictures of identical views at high and low tide, six or eighteen hours apart and displays them side by side. The results are remarkable. His beautiful and surprising […]

Trou de Fer Gorge in The Island of Reunion

Trou de Fer Gorge in The Island of Reunion

Trou de Fer is one of the most spectacular sights of La Reunion, a French island lying some 650 km off Madagascar’s east coast, close to Mauritius. It’s a gorge about a thousand feet deep between two cirques at the bottom of which flows the Bras de Caverne River. The canyon has two distinct parts […]

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