Passenger and freight trains wait in the rail yard at Hamm (Westfalen) Station in Hamm, Germany. While the station now serves as one of the region's major InterCityExpress passenger hubs, its marshalling yard operates at only 10% of its original 10,000 wagon per day capacity following the severe damage inflicted on it during World War II.
On cold, rainy day here in New York City, we're dreaming about the overwater bungalows of the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort in French Polynesia. Situated on a coral island, guests stay in one of 83 villas with private pontoons where they can relax and take in the sun.
Vibrants fields of rapeseed surround the town of Soest, Germany. Cultivated for the oil produced by its bright-yellow flowers, Rapeseed has three primary uses: (1) Vegetable oil for human consumption (2) Biodiesel, used in both heating systems or blended with petroleum to power automobiles and (3) High-protein animal feed that is created as a byproduct of oil production.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The 19,000 square meter site is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 7 ft 10 in long, 3 ft 1 in wide, and vary in height from 7.9 in to 15 ft 9.0 in. They are organized in rows — 54 of them going north-south and 87 heading east-west — at right angles but set slightly askew. The stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.
Plaza Del Ejecutivo
Mexico City, Mexico
Radiating streets surround the Plaza Del Ejecutivo in the Venustiano Carranza district of Mexico City, Mexico.
Zaatari Refugee Camp is a settlement located 10 kilometers east of Mafraq, Jordan. The camp first opened in July 2012 to host Syrians fleeing their ongoing civil war. While the number of refugees in Zaatari exceeded 156,000 in 2013, the current population estimate stands at 80,000.
The Costa Concordia was a Italian cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on January 13, 2012. A 174 foot (52 meter) long gash was made in the port side hull after the 952 foot (290 meter) ship struck a massive rock. Removal of the vessel and her 2,380 tons of fuel, breaking down the ship to metal scrap at the Port of Genoa, and repairing the damage to Isola del Giglio will cost approximately $2 billion (€1.5 billion).