en Official Random Picture Thread. 📷

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45 on March 22, 2019

Lets start to create a photo gallery of the world on this tread! Feel free to post your favorite picture of a place, architecture, car or image of your favorite photographer.

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1 on March 22, 2019
on March 22, 2019

Never got familiar with Dali’s art though he has created some beautiful artworks! Quite interesting: http://www.openculture.com/2019/01/artificial-intelligence-brings-salvador-dali-back-to-life-greetings-i-am-back.html

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3 on March 22, 2019

Due to the heavy bombing in World War II, #Magdeburg has less to offer in terms of cultural attractions than other cities of the same size. But of course there are still enough things to look at and the Hundertwasserhaus is without question one of real gems. Shortly thereafter follows the Magdeburg Cathedral, also a special landmark of the city.

on March 22, 2019

I remember the word “wasser” means water. and haus sounds like house. what’s the meaning of Hundertwasserhaus?

on March 22, 2019

It is named after its architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Very famous for his paintings and buildings. More about his life and work here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedensreich_Hundertwasser

on March 22, 2019

oh.. it’s a name. thanks

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3 on March 22, 2019

The inner courtyard of the art museum “Monastery of Our Lady” in Magdeburg. It is the oldest existing building of Magdeburg and now a place for the arts. It offers to its visitors contemporary art, sculptures, exhibitions and events.

on March 22, 2019

you have beautiful and historic places around you. 

on March 22, 2019

Thankfully, not all got lost during the two World Wars.

on March 22, 2019

indeed. thankfully

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1 on March 22, 2019

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🇬🇧Bagan (Burma) is an archaeological site perhaps less known than the Angkor complex in Cambodia, but it is very similar to it, and historically and archaeologically more interesting. Bagan Archaeological Zone is the formal name used to designate the historical region of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan. It is thought that probably more than 13,000 temples, pagodas and other religious structures were built here. It is a unique heritage built between the 11th and 12th centuries in this area. Together with Angkor and Borobudur it is among the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and the world.🏛🗿 • 🇮🇹Bagan (Birmania) è un sito archeologico forse meno noto del complesso di Angkor in Cambogia, ma è molto simile ad esso, e storicamente ed archeologicamente più interessante. Zona archeologica di Bagan è il nome formale usato per designare la regione storica dell'antico Regno di Bagan. Si pensa che probabilmente qui siano stati costruiti più di 13.000 tra templi, pagode e altre strutture religiose. Si tratta di un patrimonio unico edificato tra l'XI e il XII secolo in quest'area. Insieme ad Angkor e Borobudur è tra i siti archeologici più significativi del Sud-Est asiatico e del mondo.🏛🗿 📸 by @donaldhyip • 🏺 • Go see my stories to know something new about archaeology and travel!🏛🗿 • • #archaeologicaltrip #bagan #myanmar #myanmartrip #myanmartravel #myanmartourism #myanmar🇲🇲 #instamyanmar #visitmyanmar #temple🙏 #temples #archeology #archeologia #templearchitecture #ancientruins #asiatravel #archaeology #asiatrip #asia_vacations #asiantravel #visitasia #travelgram #antiquearchaeology #adventures #explore #natureaddict

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on March 23, 2019

Beautiful and worth to research it more.

 

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on March 23, 2019

Ah the famous bird!

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0 on March 23, 2019

1979 BMW M1. Photo by Lisa Linke.

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1 on March 23, 2019

yesterday, from my town

on March 24, 2019

Slowly but surely the Spring arrives everywhere!

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1 on March 24, 2019

how do you add the camera icon on the title?

on March 24, 2019

Copy & paste the preferred emoticon which you can use when  texting through Messenger.

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0 on March 24, 2019

I got this from some Korean community few month ago. This is the most interesting picture I have

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0 on March 25, 2019

British multi-media artist Sue Austin converted her standard-issue wheelchair into one she could use to explore underwater. See more on: http://www.wearefreewheeling.org.uk/

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1 on March 27, 2019

Harriet, Aka. Darwin’s turtle who lived 175 years estimated 

 

on March 27, 2019

It is sad to see that so many species go extinct due of mankind’s reckless behavior.

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0 on March 28, 2019

Alberobello, Puglia Italy. Photo by Michele Izzo.

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2 on March 29, 2019
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brilliant 

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1 on April 6, 2019
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Cave paintings are some of the earliest evidence we have that people were capable of abstract thinking. Also we get a glimpse of what they considered important in there surroundings.

Here’s another fantastic example in Italy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Drawings_in_Valcamonica

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0 on April 6, 2019
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. Werne…

 

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5 on April 6, 2019

Spring has finally arrived.

on April 8, 2019

on April 8, 2019

Looks like a ladder if you only see the shadow! Now your car needs new suspension springs? 😂

on April 13, 2019

it’s a common joke on the car forums. I see it every year. btw, they seem to block the link

on April 14, 2019

Spring = spring, I got the joke first afterwards. May I ask which link?

on April 22, 2019

the link to the picture. it shows up sometimes and sometimes not

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0 on April 13, 2019

A three story apartment building wall in Utrecht became a larger than life bookcase thanks to street artists JanIsDeMan. More here: https://www.instagram.com/JanIsDeMan/

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0 on April 18, 2019

Pete Mauney captures the patterns that planes make in the night sky through long exposure photography. More images here: https://www.instagram.com/pete_mauney/

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