Fascinating Opera Houses Interiors Photographed by David Leventi
Opera houses must be designed on a dramatic and grand scale. They are in fact, meant to hold and carry out the giant, booming voices of performers to the audience. If you’ve ever been to an opera, you have known the feeling of being overwhelmed – overwhelmed by the expansive architecture, the illustrious and sumptuous design, and the titanic voices radiating from the stage. It is difficult not to be inspired. That is the effect these opera houses had on photographer David Leventi, whose collection of snapshots capture the grandeur of it all.
Full collection here at Home Designing
How wonderful is the photo of the lady attempting to catch the moon!
Just a few heavenly photos from the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.
Photos: Milky Way by Tunc Tezel, Lunar Eclipse by Jathin Premjilth, Star Trails by Nicole Sullivan, Hunting Moon by Jean-Baptist Feldmann; via National Geographic
Nemo :) - part of the wonderful collection “Striking World Of The Under Water Creatures” curated by Viral Blender.
Clownfish and Bubble-Tipped Anemone
Photograph by David Doubilet
Bleached by high water temperatures, this bubble-tipped anemone is largely devoid of the algae that provide color as well as energy from photosynthesis. Though stressed, it will likely survive and continue to serve its clownfish. —Premnas biaculeatus (spine-cheek clownfish); Entacmaea quadricolor; Papua New Guinea
See more photographs from the January 2010 National Geographic feature story “Beautiful Friendship”
James Nachtwey happened to be in New York the morning of 9/11 and made his way to Ground Zero. Ten years ago, TIME published Nachtwey’s extraordinary pictures from the day, but he had not revisited those 27 rolls of film since. A few weeks ago, we had Nachtwey in the office, poring over his contact sheets, reliving the events of that Tuesday. Here, he shares his edit of those photographs, some previously unpublished (slides: 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15), with TIME and spoke with writer David Levi Strauss about the work.
Read the full article + more pics at TIME LightBox