Thursday, 31 January 2008

Pre-Columbian Soccer

"This pre Columbian city (Uxmal, Mexico) was at its zenith in the years from 700 to 1000 AD and was probably built by the Mayan people. The name Uxmal is said to stand for a Mayan expression which translates as 'built three times'. There are many vast buildings here in the middle of the Yucatan jungle some 100 km from Merida the regional capital but this open arena with its stone fittings was the site of the meso-american ball game which it is thought would be played between opposing teams of warriors using a stone ball. It is thought, but there is little evidence, that the losing team was sacrificed at the end of the game - sort of 'early bath'!". Taken by Mike

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The Old Tree Network

I took this picture while on holiday in Margaret River, Australia in October 2007. We kayaked up river from the mouth at the beach. Our first stop was this floating nearly 200-year-old island of tea trees, not far from the mouth. The island does not move away as the root system of the trees have anchored it quite well to the riverbed and bank. Walking on the ‘ground’ was like walking on a very damp mattress. The papery bark of the tea tree felt like thin kraft paper". Taken by Kisane

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Buttercup Daze

"Mo, the Sprocker Spaniel, in a buttercup field near Eynsham Lock, Oxfordshire". Taken by Rich

Monday, 28 January 2008

Surya Devi

The sunset over Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Taken by
Ron Dubin

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Downtown NY At Night

Spotted in NYC- right when you turn your back from the World Trade's all a very ominous affair down there.... Taken by Annie Kaye

Friday, 25 January 2008

Blow Your Trumpet

"Kouang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos". Taken by Carrie

Thursday, 24 January 2008

From Teotihuacán

"This vista shows the so-called Avenue of the Dead with the Pyramid of the Sun on the left and was taken from the top of the Pyramid of the Moon. These enormous stone edifices, probably built by an ancient pre Columbian civilisation sometimes referred to, incorrectly, as the Aztecs but likely to be the Toltecs, is at the heart of a huge city complex at its height in about 200 after Christ. How it was done and why are mysteries". Taken by Mike

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Sciple's Mill

"Mr. Edward Sciple- the owner of a watermill (Mississippi) that has been in operation since before the War Between the States". Taken by Fotokew

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Monday, 21 January 2008

Butterfly Visitor

"With just a few flowers remaining, these Chrysanthemums continue to provide a platform for butterflies and bees to land on... and proudly showcase the colours of nature! Photographed in our garden, in Gurgaon, North India". Taken by Deeba

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Trading in Antiquities

"Lagos, Nigeria - A peul artcraft hunter selling old goodies in a western company's office. He spends months seeking antiques in various countries around Nigeria". Taken by GattoGiallo

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Look to the Sky for the Warning

"I spotted this view while in the village of Tuscania, near Rome. The ominous clouds made an impressive contrast with the sunlit ruins below". Taken by Sil

Friday, 18 January 2008

Venice Masquerade

"Carnavale is a time of exuberance, but the mask shops are open and bright all year round". Taken by Michael

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The Lake of Mirrors

"The boat dock at Clear Lake, Oregon. The water is so clear you can see the trees in the water, which were killed about 3,000 years ago when volcanic activity created the lake". Taken by Mstea

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

On Rapa Nui

"Maoi with topknot on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)". Taken by Gary

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Troll Mail

"This has to be the best post-box I've ever seen. At the end of a drive in Dalarna, Sweden". Taken by Rich

Monday, 14 January 2008

The View from the Fortress

"Taken from the fortress, known as the castle in this walled city- Cartegena, Colombia". Taken by Annie Kaye

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Blue Serenity

"Tiny island off the coast of Dumaguete,
Philippines... this is every diver's dream site. A paradise for adventure seekers but also for those who want to spend a tranquil and slow weekend". Taken by Seth

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Friday, 11 January 2008

Against Fascism- The Fallen

The World World War II Memorial in Washington DC honors the 16 million US military veterans of the Second World War. Sixty years after the end of the war, the Memorial was finally opened to the public in 2004". Taken by Michelle

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Among the Whales

"Whale Display at Taiwan's National Aquarium in Kenting: one of the best marine biology centers I've been to. The displays are magnificent". Taken by Carrie

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Thames Devi

"Almost at the other end of the River Thames from London, but the river is still majestic as it passes through the Oxfordshire countryside. This was taken on a December morning, just before Christmas. The weather this summer and Autumn has been wet and the river is flowing fast. This concrete bridge, known as Hart's Footbridge, seems to be here in the middle of the countryside for no apparent reason, and can be found along the towpath just downstream of Newbridge". Taken by Elliott

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Cooking the SuperHeroes

"Port Harcourt, Nigeria. X-mas party dedicated to the employees of a huge oil company. It was amazing to see Santa Claus, Superman, the Clown and Spiderman sweating under their fancy dresses at 38°C". Taken by GattoGiallo

Monday, 7 January 2008

Life in the Maze

"Soekershof Maze- a bit weird and described as 'a reflection of the complexity of life'". Taken by Herman and Yvonne

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Saturday, 5 January 2008

On the Bridge

"Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge at night, you never know what you may find; looks like a good stretch". Taken by Annie Kaye

Friday, 4 January 2008

Akvavit Racing

"Grangärde, Bysjön: On Christmas day my friend and I went for a walk on the lake not far from our homes in the Central part of Sweden. The day was silent and a low cloud hung over the centre of the lake. Already the track has been prepared for the Lake Race which will take place in the first days of February. The track is marked out by planting branches in the ice as it freezes. Hundreds of us will race on skis around the ten kilometre track. There will be a lot of akvavit drinking too to keep us going". Taken by Lars

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Roll Call

"A detail of the American Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. Most of these men died at the end of the second world war in Europe. Some of them just one day before the end... eighteen years old". Taken by Ben Swillens

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

The Well Trodden Paths

"Pilgrims from Nepal staying a few days in Varanasi on Assi ghat. They were all coming back from the Ardh Khumbh Mela in Allahabad before heading back, home to Nepal". Taken by Claude