These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when viewers consider how small the scenes really are in comparison to our everyday surroundings.
Behold the Horizon Observatory on the peak of the Halde Hoheward, a rehabilitated slag heap near the town of Herten in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. According to the observatory’s website: “On the plateau of the Halde Hoheward’s summit, approximately 100 m higher than the surrounding, the horizon observatory was created in 2008. It consists of a circular plane with a diameter of 80 m and two large arcs of 43 m and 45 m radius that span this plane. The surface of the plane is absolutely horizontal and is the perfect mathematical horizon for an observer located at its centre.”
Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will be the world’s tallest skyscraper with a height of 1,007 meter (3 303.8 feet). It will be the first building to reach the height of 1 kilometer.
Although no exact completion date was given, the Kingdom Tower might be completed as early as 2017, and it will have more than 200 floors, with the highest deck observation in the world on the 157th level.
Kingdom Tower is designed by Burj Khalifa architect, Adrian Smith, but many details about the project are kept secret, and will be revealed gradually. The building is financed by the family of Osama Bin Laden.