Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'The Big Picture' (38)

25th Annual Burning Man Festival - The Big Picture



The 25th annual Burning Man festival concluded a few days ago, with about 50,000 people selling out the week-long celebration. Since 1990, the always-intriguing festival has taken place 120 miles outside Reno, Nevada in Black Rock Desert. Billed as "an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance," this year's theme was "Rites of… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vivid Images of the London Riots

(Lewis Whyld/PA/AP)



The world has been in shock, watching one of the most prestigious cities in the world in complete chaos.



Rioting in London's Tottenham neighborhood erupted following protests over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan. Police were arresting him when the shooting occurred.



While fires gutted… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 9, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A New Year Rolls In

Hong Kong's Times Square on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



Believe it or not, It's already 2011 in some countries. The Big Picture created this awesome photo set that constantly updates, showing people all over the world celebrate as the new year rolls… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 31, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010 - The Big Picture

When The Big Picture teams up with National Geographic, you know you can expect a photo set of only the highest quality.



National Geographic is once again holding their annual… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Color Photographs of Russia, 100 Years Ago. - The Big Picture

Emir Seyyid Mir Mohammed Alim Khan, in Bukhara, (present-day Uzbekistan), 1910.

Would you believe me if I told you we could see what the world looked like a century ago through color photographs? Well it's true, and it's nothing short of incredible.



This extraordinary collection of color photographs was taken between 1909 and 1912. In those… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Big Caption (8 pics)



If you follow us here on theMET, you know we're big fans of The Big Picture. A new website, entitled The Big Caption, takes a photo each day from the photo blog and adds a funny or serious caption.…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Earth Hour 2010 - The Big Picture

Earth Hour 2010 took place a few days ago. The Big Picture has this awesome series of before-and-after photographs which fade between "on" and "off" when clicked.



Beginning in Sydney, Australia three years ago, Earth Hour has grown into a global observance. States, large organizations and individual people observed Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday March 27th, as homes, office towers and…

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Added by Eugene on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

World Water Day - The Big Picture

As Annie stated earlier, today is World Water Day. This year's theme is "Clean Water for a Healthy World."



Although we live on a water-covered planet, only 1% of the world's water is available for human use, the rest locked away in oceans, ice, and the atmosphere. Here are 15… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

World Record Setters - The Big Picture

Earlier this week, the world's shortest man He Pingping, age 21, died after developing chest pains while filming a television show in Italy. Pingping suffered from primordial dwarfism, a condition which kept him from ever growing taller than 73 cm (or 2 ft 5 in) tall. In a tribute to this awesome little man, here are some recent photos of world records and record… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Shanghai Prepares for 2010 World Expo - The Big Picture

UK Pavilion

Construction workers and organizers in Shanghai, China are busily completing tasks ahead of the planned opening of the 2010 World Expo on May 1st - planned to be the largest World Expo in history. The theme of the Expo is "Better City, Better Life", and is scheduled to run until October 31, 2010.



Up to 800,000 visitors are expected… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 15, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

NYC and Las Vegas From Above, At Night - The Big Picture

New York City's Financial District across to the Governors Island and Upper Bay.

Photographer Jason Hawkes shares with us some of his latest images of American cities seen from above at night - New York City and Las Vegas, both cities that undergo… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 5, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Vancouver 2010: Part 2 of 2 - The Big Picture

Seventeen days after it began, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver are now complete. A total of 258 medals were awarded, with the United States, Germany, and Canada collecting the most medals. Last night, a crowd of 60,000 filled BC Place in Vancouver for the Closing Ceremony, which took place shortly after the final event - a Gold Medal win by host nation Canada's… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 1, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Vancouver 2010: Part 1 of 2 - The Big Picture

Today is Day 8 of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada, almost the halfway mark, and it's time to have a look at the activities in British Columbia. Over 100 medals have been awarded so far, with the United States, Germany, Norway and Canada leading the medal race.… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Carnival 2010 - The Big Picture

Carnival has to be the best party in the world. Over the past few weeks, parades and celebrations have taken place throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. An estimated 730,000 foreign tourists traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for this year's celebrations. The Big… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - The Big Picture

The city of Harbin, in frigid northeastern China, is hosting its 26th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Massive buildings built of ice, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city. At night, visitors who endure the bitter cold will see the lights switched on, illuminating the… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 7, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

The Decade in News Photographs - The Big Picture

The first decade of the 21st century (2000-2009) is about to be over. Looking back on the past ten years through news photographs, it becomes clear that it was a dramatic, often brutal decade. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and wars were by far the most dominant theme. Ten… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

2009 in Photos (Part 3 of 3) - The Big Picture

The year 2009 is now coming to a close, and it's time to take a look back over the past 12 months through photographs. Historic elections were held in Iran, India and the United States, some wars wound down while others escalated, China turned 60, and the Berlin Wall was remembered 20 years after it came down. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 16, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

2009 in Photos (Part 2 of 3) - The Big Picture

The year 2009 is now coming to a close, and it's time to take a look back over the past 12 months through photographs. Historic elections were held in Iran, India and the United States, some wars wound down while others escalated, China turned 60, and the Berlin Wall was remembered 20 years after it came down. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 15, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

2009 in Photos (Part 1 of 3) - The Big Picture

The year 2009 is now coming to a close, and it's time to take a look back over the past 12 months through photographs. Historic elections were held in Iran, India and the United States, some wars wound down while others escalated, China turned 60, and the Berlin Wall was remembered 20 years after it came down. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 14, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Olympic Torch Heads to Vancouver - The Big Picture

After departing Athens, Greece on October 30th, the Olympic Flame has been traveling across Canada, now about 1/3 of the way into its 106-day, 16,000 mile overland relay (another 11,000 miles by air). Over 12,000 torch-bearers will carry the flame along a winding path covering all of Canada, passing through over 1,000 communities total. The final destination: Vancouver's BC… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 4, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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