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Lean back and think about skateboarding.

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Cincinnati from Devou


Tonight I stopped by Devou park in Covington, Kentucky.  Covington is just across the river from Cincinnati and Devou park sits atop a hill overlooking the city.  It was a cool and cloudy night.  The smell of snow surrounded me like a blanket of fog.  The city illuminated the sky as cars screamed below me.  I was in the presence of thousands yet on top of that hill, I felt completely alone and isolated.

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Casa del Acantilado


Esta bonita casa se encuentra en Alicante, España. Diseñada por el estudio Fran Silvestre Arquitecto en la que ellos nos mencionan en su descripción una de las cualidades por cual les gustala arquitectura, la de poder construir algo en el aire ó sobre el agua.

“Dada la fuerte pendiente de la parcela y la voluntad de desarrollar la vivienda en una sola planta. Se opta por una estructura tridimensional de pantallas y losas de hormigón armado que se adapta a la topografía realizando el mínimo movimiento de tierras posible. Esta estructura monolítica anclada a la roca genera una plataforma horizontal, en la que cota de acceso desde la calle, en la que se ubica la vivienda. La zona de la piscina se encuentra a una cota interior en una zona plana existente en el solar. La estructura de hormigón se aísla térmicamente por el exterior, con un estuco de cal…

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City Hall, London, United Kingdom

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City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA) which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. It is located in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge.


The building has an unusual, bulbous shape, purportedly intended to reduce its surface area and thus improve energy efficiency, although energy use measurements have shown this building to be fairly inefficient in terms of energy use, with a 2012 Display Energy Perforance Certificate rating of “D”. It has been compared variously to Darth Vader’s helmet, a misshapen egg, a woodlouse and a motorcycle helmet. Former mayor Ken Livingstone referred to it as a “glass testicle”, while the present mayor, Boris Johnson, has referred to it as “The Glass Gonad” and more politely as “The Onion”. Its designers reportedly saw the building as a giant sphere hanging over the Thames, but…

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Temple of Thousand Pillars


The Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple is a very famous Hindu temple built in the 12th century ,dedicated to lord Shiva in the island of Rameswaram. The temple has the longest corridors among all Hindu temples in India .Rameswaram is considered as a very holy place by all Hindus .According to legends Rameswaram is the place where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana the demon king who kidnapped her.

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Kew Gardens, London’s garden

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Fire places

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