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Albert Robida’s Vieux Paris

Albert Robida’s Vieux Paris

the dali museum, st. petersburg

The Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, commonly known as the Sagrada Familia, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.

In this capture by Taro Taylor we see the highly active Mount Tavurvur, a volcano that lies near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. Mount Tavurvur is the most well known volcano in Rabaul caldera, and has erupted as recently as January 2009. To the right of Tavurvur is Mount Turangan, whose lack of spewing ash provides great contrast to its temperamental neighbour.

BLDGBLOG: Primary Landscapes [Image: Around Mono Lake, photo by BLDGBLOG].

Open to the public only one day a year, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation takes science and maths as its inspiration. Quite simply, there isn’t another garden like it in the world.

Soneva Gili by Six Senses is located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Male’ Atoll, it is one of 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean, and is one of the 1190 islands which make up the Maldives. The resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Male’, the capital of the Republic of Maldives

Located approximately 6 km (3.73 miles) from the outskirts of the city of Dunhuang in Western China, lies Crescent Lake, an incredible oasis in the Gobi desert. Known as Yueyaquan in Chinese, the crescent-shaped lake is a major tourist attraction where one of the world’s great shrines to Buddhism resides. Designated a World Heritage Site, the lake has been shrinking since the 1970s and is now about a third of its original size.

The Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat) is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It is located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area, France, 60 km from Bordeaux. Pilat is often spelled Pyla, hence the alternative name “dune of Pyla”. More accurately, Pyla is the name of the closest town, Pyla-sur-Mer, which is part of La Teste-de-Buch municipality in the Gironde department. The correct and original name of the dune is the Dune of Pilat.

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

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