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Don’t Look Down by paulreiffer

The view from the tallest observation platform in the world, opening in Winter 2015 – the Shanghai Tower.
At 632m, while the top may be lower than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, this is currently the highest building floor the public can access on earth and looks down upon two other mega-tall skyscrapers, the Jin Mao Tower (left) at 420m and the SWFC (right) at 492m high.
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Foggy Vertigo v1.1 by Zohaibnjum

One of those foggy days….It was very humid around 11pm visibility is very low can’t even breathe i checked the weather forecast which was indicating foggy weather around the sunrise. As i always keep my gears standby & I went to one of the highest residential tower to capture fog. I stepped on the balcony were i saw mist flowing past me. I freeze this Vertigo in my Nikon D7000. Hope you will like it.

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Foggy Vertigo v 1.1 by Zohaibnjum

One of those foggy days….It was very humid around 11pm visibility is very low can’t even breathe i checked the weather forecast which was indicating foggy weather around the sunrise. As i always keep my gears standby & I went to one of the highest residential tower to capture fog. I stepped on the balcony were i saw mist flowing past me. I freeze this Vertigo in my Nikon D7000. Hope you will like it.

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Kelok 9 by wahyuono

Kelok 9 is roads (now a bridge) that connects the province of West Sumatera and Riau. This located in the district of Limapuluh Kota, or about 30 kmeast of the city of Payakumbuh. This road was originally built in 1910, became famous because there are 9 sharp bend and was in steep cliff. Re-built in 2013, in the form of a bridge, with unique construction, winding, along 2,5 km and supported by 30 pilars with a height of 10-15 meters. Thus becoming an interesting tourist attraction, sorrounded by tropical forest conservation is maintained continuity.

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Approaching Storm At Surfers Paradise. by ralphied

James Beattie, a farmer, became the first European to settle in the area when he staked out an 80-acre (32 ha) farm on the northern bank of the Nerang River, close to present-day Cavill Avenue. The farm proved unsuccessful and was sold in 1877 to German immigrant Johan Meyer, who turned the land into a sugar farm and mill. Meyer also had little luck growing in the sandy soil and within a decade had auctioned the farm and started a ferry service and built the Main Beach hotel. By 1889, Meyer’s hotel had become a post receiving office and subdivisions surrounding it were named Elston, named by the Southport postmaster after his wife’s home in Southport, Lancashire, England. The Main Beach Hotel licence lapsed after Meyer’s death in 1901 and for 16 years Elston was a tourist town without a hotel or post office.

In 1917, a land auction was held by Brisbane real estate company Arthur Blackwood to sell subdivided blocks in Elston as the ‘Surfers’ Paradise Estate’ but the auction failed because access was difficult. This was the first recorded reference to Surfers Paradise, but like the Gold Coast, the title may already have been local vernacular – surfing having been demonstrated in Sydney in 1915.

Elston began to get more visitors after the opening of Jubilee Bridge and the extension of the South Coast Road in 1925; the area was serviced before then only by Meyer’s Ferry at the Nerang River. Elston was no longer cut off by the river and speculators began buying land around Elston and Burleigh Heads. Estates down the coast were promoted and hotels opened to accommodate tourists and investors.
Some minor changes have occurred in extending the road along the beachfront since the early subdivision and The Esplanade road is now a focus of activity, with supporting shops and restaurants. The intensity of activity, centred on Cavill, Orchid and Elkhorn Avenues, is reflected in the density of development. Of all places on the Gold Coast the buildings in this area constitute a dominant and enduring image visible from as far south as Coolangatta and from the mountain resorts of the hinterland.

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