Konzerthaus Berlin, a concert hall located on the Gendarmenmarkt square, center of Berlin, Germany. The Neoclassical building is one of the major works of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel whereas the sculptures in the exterior are work of Christian Friedrich Tieck and Balthasar Jacob Rathgeber. Inaugurated in 1821 as the Royal Playhouse, it became from … Continue reading Picture of the day for July 7, 2018
View of Oka/Volga confluence and Church of Alexander Nevsky in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.. Learn more.
Old Jewish Cemetery (in Czech Starý židovský hřbitov) in the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Learn more.
A female four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata). Alaskan schoolchildren voted this insect, known as the four-spotted skimmer, official State insect in 1995. Like all US States, Alaska celebrates Independence Day on July 4.. Learn more.
Most summers, jewel-toned hues appear in the Black Sea. The turquoise swirls are not the brushstrokes of a painting; they indicate the presence of phytoplankton, which trace the flow of water currents and eddies.. Learn more.
West Indian whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea) on Grand Cayman, to celebrate Constitution Day in the Cayman Islands. Learn more.
In honor of my birthday this week, I'm sharing memories from my 30 years on this earth. Today: Learning to cook <! more ------------> Some of the earliest memories I have are from watching people cook. I can remember watching my mom in our kitchen at Holmes Street in El Paso making scrambled eggs with … Continue reading Birthday Week Entry #1
Mud flow at Berca Mud Volcanoes, a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca, Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused by gases that flow from 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water. They push up underground salty water and mud, until they overflow through the … Continue reading Picture of the day for July 1, 2018
View of the Kremlin in Kazan, Russia.. Learn more.
Part (~280°) of the starry sky near Brandenburg an der Havel (Germany), close to midnight. Learn more.