Sintra is a town and a municipality in the Grande Lisboa subregion (Lisbon Region) of Portugal, considered part of the Portuguese Riviera. The municipality contains two cities: Queluz and Agualva-Cacém. The population in 2011 was 377,835, in an area of 319.23 square kilometres (123.26 sq mi). Read more Pena, Sintra, Portugal
Porto (Portuguese pronunciation:ˈpoɾtu), also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian peninsula. The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 1.4 million (2011) in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi), making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. Porto Metropolitan Area, on the other hand, includes an estimated 1.8 million people. It is recognized as a gamma-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group, the only Portuguese city besides Lisbon to be recognised as a global city. Read more Snapshots from Porto, Portugal
Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe and by definition the Eurasian land mass.
Cabo da Roca was known to the Romans as Promontorium Magnum and during the Age of Sail as the Rock of Lisbon. Read more Cabo da Roca – The End of the World
Vertical Churches is a visually stunning series by photographer Richard Silver that presents a set of vertical panorama shots of churches. Each image spotlights the spectacular architecture of these spiritual places of worship using the photographer’s unique technique. We first shared Silver’s incredible project last year when he had originally sought to document churches in New York. He has since expanded his series to include cathedrals across the globe. Read more Vertical Panoramas of Churches by Richard Silver
A massive nuclear submarine lurks nearby, floating silently as it stealthily watches the massive oceans below. Wait… did we say below? A talented Russian Photoshop-er going by the name Tebe Interesno (“are you interested?”) has been whipping up some highly interesting photo manipulations, often involving the space programs of the US and former USSR. We see the Space Shuttle riding a broom into orbit (read that how you like), a long necked dinosaur showing up behind an astronaut on the moon (hoaxers rejoice!), and a ghost-like creature giving some much needed water to a dry part of the planet. Read more Photo Manipulations by Tebe Interesno
There’s always a bit of humor in the work of Robert Rickhoff. What at first seems like normal, even mundane pictures of the world, turn out to be fun juxtapositions of everyday objects – objects he’s digitally moved to places highly impractical for actual use. Urinals hang suspended on toilet walls, only accessible by a climbing wall; suburban streets are built with high speed jumps; and a volleyball court is placed in the center of a divided highway. Read more Urban irregularities
Ben Heine is a Belgian artist, most famed for his ‘Pencil Vs. Camera’ series and his ‘Digital Circlism’ series. His Pencil Vs. Camera series was groundbreaking when it began in April 2010, and is still considered his trademark. What makes this series so unique is the combination of different art mediums. Heine wanted to reconcile his love of drawing with that of photography. Within this reconciliation, Pencil Vs. Camera was born. Read more The Surreal World of Ben Heine