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A View of the Eiffel Tower As Seen Through Various Windows in Paris

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Depending on who you ask, the Eiffel Tower is an eyesore or an architectural wonder. Love it or hate it, the worlds most visited monument is an iconic symbol of Paris. People will travel thousands of miles just to take a picture of it, a snapshot identical to those taken countless times before. For his series Tour Eiffel, British photographer Jasper White manages to find a unique perspective of, what is likely, the most photographed structure in the world.

A Colorful, Historical Journey Through the Berlin Underground

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The Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate – these iconic landmarks aren’t the only places to get your historical fix in Berlin. In fact, one of the best places to get a sense of Berlin’s deep history is in the city’s underground subway, known to locals as the U-Bahn. Working primarily at night to avoid the crowds, Danish photographer Patrick Kauffman spent two weeks photographing the vast underground system for his series Berlin Underground. His bright, patterned, almost conceptual images showcase the architectural diversity and stunning design that point to another era in Berlin’s history.

Photographer Takes Us Inside the Buildings of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

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For St. Petersburg born photographer Anastasia Tsayder, moving to Moscow came as a shock. Accustomed to the classical architecture of the 19th century, she was surprised to now be surrounded by Soviet style buildings of the late 70’s. She took an interest in the history of the urban development of her new city and found that many of the structures were built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Around the time Tsayder moved to Moscow, the country was in full swing preparing for the Sochi 2014 winter games. Interested in legacy of the 1980 Olympic games, she sought out to photograph these now defunct buildings for her series Summer Olympics, as it may serve as an example for the fate of these single use venues in the future.

Cinematic Photos Show Daily Life Inside the Moscow Metro

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Intrigued by images seen online of the Moscow Metro, Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah traveled to the Russian capital with the intentions of photographing the bustling transit system. Drawn to its grandiose architecture and history, built in 1935, the metro is the largest in Europe, carrying close to 7 million passengers a day. Many stations were built in the 1930s and 1940s with classic Soviet architecture, and no two stations look the same. His series, titled Moscow Metro, captures the reality of daily life, set amongst a historic backdrop of a beautifully preserved, romantic Russian transit system.

Captivating Photos of ‘Urban Yoga’ in Paris, New York and Madrid

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The Urban Yoga New York, photo by Jaka Vinšek

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

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The Urban Yoga Madrid, photo by Emilio P. Doiztua

Slovenian architect, yoga instructor and dancer Anja Humljan has put together a collaborative, experimental photography project titled The Urban Yoga that explores the relationship between the urban environment and the human body. The images are taken across four cities in which she has worked on architectural projects. She collaborated with photographers from each city, Jaka Vinšek in New York, Emilio P. Doiztua in Madrid, Antoine Le Grand in Paris, and Primož Lukežic in her hometown, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Each photographer brought their own interpretations to capture Humljan’s body as she utilized and mimicked each space to become a part of it.

Photo du Jour: Church of the Pilgrimage

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In 1963, legendary architect Gottfried Böhm constructed the new Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges, Germany, the building that helped to thrust the Brutalist movement onto the world’s stage.

Photo du Jour: Abstract Architecture

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Spanish photographer Aitor Ortiz creates abstract beauty out of already impressive architectural wonders. His history of work documents mammoth structures around the globe, often built by famous architects and shot in black and white with a large-format camera. The buildings become an elegant interplay of element and form, evoking a mood of an ethereal unknown. ‘Amorfosis 004′ captures a building in San Sebastián, Spain, designed by the architect Rafael Moneo. Ortiz’ lens gazes up into an opaque grey sky, the complex skeletal lines of construction looming larger than life above our heads.

Image © Aitor Ortiz 2014

Photo du jour: Berlin Central Station

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Perched on a platform in Berlin Central Station, architecture and landscape photographer Jens Fersterra captures a long exposure of a speedy train as it whizzes by, leaving a blush-red blur in its wake. Opened in 2006, the station was designed by Gerkan, Marg and Partners on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof building, which was torn down in 1951 under East German command. After 11 years of construction, the busy 5-level station came in part to represent a reunified Germany, with newly built tunnels running through and connecting areas throughout the country and beyond. The ingenious glass roofing and 351 yard glass hall through which trains pass allows natural light to flood in through all hours of the day. It is currently the largest station of its kind in Europe.

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Rainbow Hued Balconies in Sweden

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Evocative Photos by Stefanie Klavens Examine the Scenery of Everyday Life

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Boston-based photographer Stefanie Klavens examines the scenery of daily life in her series How We Live. Klavens focuses on a wide variety of unpopulated, commonplace spaces both private and public in order to examine the elements that are so often seen they have long gone unnoticed.