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London’s Millennium Bridge
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The London Millennium Footbridge is a steel suspension pedestrians bridge stretching across the River Thames. It connects the Globe Theatre and Tate Modern on one side, and faces St. Paul’s Cathedral on the other, framing the iconic dome perfectly and making the bridge one of the most photogenic places in London. Construction of the bridge began in 1998, and it officially opened in June, 2000.
Refueling with @patch_wick
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Aerial refueling is a mind-boggling task, but Instagrammer and U.S. Air Force Reservist @patch_wick’s photos share what it’s like first-hand. Patrick Stout captures his photos from the rear of KC-135 planes. There’s a window that looks straight down at the earth, and helps boom operators like Patrick see the aircraft that they’re refueling.
Boom operators are in control of the refueling pump or “boom.” They lie on their stomach throughout the entire process, moving the boom around, latching it onto the aircraft, and finally pumping the fuel. @Patch_wick explains: “It’s an amazing process because both aircraft have to fly very steady. As you can see in some of my pictures, both aircraft are very close to each other. The boom operator also has to pay attention because he’ll have to unhook the boom quickly if the other aircraft pulls down or his aircraft pulls up.”
In the process, @patch_wick also gets to photograph some gorgeous views: “After the first time I watched a refueling, I continued to lay and watch the passing landscape. I always feel like I’m watching a high-definition version of Google Earth… [With my photos], I try to find cool and unique patterns. And I snap hundreds of pictures. With the in-flight refueling, I try to take as many angles as I can.”
Berlin’s Reichstag Dome
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Atop the Reichstag—the building that houses Germany’s parliament—sits a dome-shaped observation deck made of steel, glass and mirrors.
The Reichstag remained in disrepair until the end of the Cold War in 1990, when Germany’s capital was returned to Berlin from Bonn. The dome, which symbolizes the reunification of Germany following the Cold War, opened to the public in 1999.
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Portugal’s Summer Umbrella Sky
Dozens of beautiful, brightly colored umbrellas line a shopping promenade in Águeda—a small town located just south of Porto in Portugal. While these photogenic parasols are helpful at protecting against the sun’s rays and shielding patrons from rainfall, the colorful display is actually an art installation and initiative by the council in Águeda for AgitÁgueda, the town’s art festival!
The United Arab Emirates’ Burj Khalifa (برج خليفة)
Sunday, December 2 was the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, honoring the UAE’s formal independence from the United Kingdom and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971. To celebrate, we’re highlighting photos of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world and one of the country’s most stunning sights.
The Burj Khalifa is in Dubai’s business district, and stands 829.8 meters (2,722 feet) tall. It took 6 years and $1.5 billion to construct, and houses the world’s highest nightclub (on the 144th floor), the world’s highest restaurant (122nd floor), the world’s fastest elevators (64km/h or 40mph), and, on New Year’s, the world’s highest display of fireworks. It’s named after the UAE’s President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his support of the tower, and was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also designed the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago and the new One World Trade Center in New York City.