Reblogged from kateoplis July 18th, 2010 at 3:39 pm 50 notes #Architecture #design #landscape
Reblogged from uniformitarianism August 11th, 2010 at 9:46 pm 12 notes #China #landscape
Rice terraces, Yuanyang Country, China
“The rice terraces built by the Hani nationality in Yuanyang County are a little known scenic wonder in South-West China’s Yunnan province. Dropping from near the summits of the 2500 metre Ailao Mountain Range to the deep cleft of the Red River, they are among the world’s most spectacular and extensive terraces. Were they in a more accessible part of China these terraces would already have been heavily developed for tourism, and no doubt lost much of their appeal. Perhaps then it is a blessing in disguise that by accident of modern geography they lie in Yunnan, a province so abundant in natural beauty and diverse scenery that these rice terraces have so far been overlooked to a certain extent. They didn’t even make it into the Lonely Planet’s section on Yunnan.”
Reblogged from MSN June 7th, 2011 at 5:04 pm 403 notes #Landscape #space #whoa
NASA has released unprecedented views of the International Space Station linked up with the shuttle Endeavour, as seen from a departing Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured the images during just a few minutes on May 23, but it took more than two weeks for the views to follow a tortuous route to the Web.