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Photo of the Day: Pavilhão de Portugal

The Pavilhão de Portugal in Parque das Nações features a simple yet distinctive design that resembles a sheet of paper placed on top of two bricks. The overall effect is as if the concrete roof is bent under its own weight. This minimalist yet expressive construction

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Photo of the Day: Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Whenever I visit the Rubjerg Knude lighthouse, I think about Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes novel and film. Like the main character, the lighthouse is fighting an eternal battle against the sand, and there is no happy end to this

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Photo of the Day: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin

The embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin is a prime example of brutalist architecture. You can like or dislike this architectural style, but one thing is certain: the in-your-face concrete aesthetics of brutalist buildings is impossible to ignore, and

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Photo of the Day: CABINN Metro Hotel

Last week, while the missus was visiting her family, I took a short photo trip to Copenhagen. I stayed at the CABINN Metro Hotel in the Ørestad. I actually planned to stay at a CABINN hotel in central Copenhagen, but

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Photo of the Day: Sky Ladder

Today’s photo of a high-rise apartment complex looks like an unfinished railway track, or a ladder,  or a concrete stripped-down pagoda. As you may notice, the photo was taken using the Tamron SP 28-80mm f/3.5-4.2 Adaptall 2 lens. This lens

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Photo of the Day: Vestas Development Center

The weather was absolutely fabulous last Sunday, so I had a chance to test my shiny new Tamron SP 28-80mm f/3.5-4.2 Adaptall 2 lens I found cheaply on eBay. The missus and I went for a bike ride, and we

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Photo of the Day: Broken Line

CeBIT is better known as a huge IT fair than a hub of modern architecture. Indeed, most of the exhibit halls at the fair grounds are functional structures void of any architectural embellishments. And that’s exactly what makes them interesting

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