Fall Colors in Shenandoah National Park: Virginia
Skyline Drive stretches 105 miles down the length of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. 75 overlooks highlight scenic views along the Blue Ridge Mountains, all built in the 1930′s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). These four panoramas were taken along the Skyline Drive on October 22nd, 2013.
Times Square: New York City
The tourist crossroads of NYC, located at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue. This was shot just hours after the annual Puetro Rico Day Parade finished.
One Million Bones Installation on the National Mall: Washington, DC
On June 8-10, 2013, over one million artwork human bones were displayed on two quads of the National Mall to raise awareness of ongoing genocide and mass atrocities around the world. These bones were made by over 100,000 participants in all 50 states and more than 30 countries over the past three years. One Million Bones was presented by The Art of Revolution, a non-profit organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
As featured on the TED Talks blog here.
Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin: Washington, DC
Use the white arrows to navigate between four connected views of the cherry blossoms taken at various times of the morning on April 9th, 2013: near the Japanese Pagoda, the Japanese Lantern, the Martin Luther King Memorial and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
Also viewable on Gigapan’s website here.
Clark Telescope at the Lowell Observatory: Flagstaff, AZ
The 24″ refractor Clark Telescope was built in 1896 on Mars Hill over Flagstaff. It’s the first of several telescopes built and operated by the Lowell Observatory, founded by Percival Lowell two years earlier. When Pluto was discovered from another telescope at the observatory 1930, its name was partially chosen because of his “PL” initials, though he had unfortunately passed away fourteen years earlier. Percival Lowell’s dome-shaped mausoleum is located just steps away from the Clark, the telescope where he dedicated the last 23 years of his life to astronomy.
Lincoln Memorial: Washington, DC
Dedicated in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial sits at the western end of the National Mall and is smothered by approximately 6 million visitors annually.
The Flatirons: Boulder, CO
A long-time symbol of Boulder, Colorado, the three Flatirons on Green Mountain tower over nearby Chautauqua Park and are visible from most of town.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: Washington, DC
Completed in 1958, this Russian Orthodox cathedral sits in a quiet neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. The building is designed in the 17th-century Moscovite-Yaroslav style complete with onion domes and a belfry. Its interior murals illustrate the life of St. John the Baptist and an imposing four-tiered iconostasis separates the sanctuary from the nave. Their parish consists of approximately 400 members led by Fr. Victor Potapov.