Define: Urbanization ?! by DonGusti (928)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-10-13 18:29
Yeah, these cities are killing us. But in a way they are also driving us forward. I would say that many of today's metropolitans have just failed to adjust to the new, green thinking. In the 20th century the cities were planned for a future with cars. Today the golden age of the car is beginning to reach its end. Many cities are starting to think in completely different ways when it comes to transport and ways to build a city. Compact cities where people can walk or cycle to work will be the future. The cities in which can adapt to this will be the cities of tomorrow. Just saying. Actually, many of these initiatives has come from so-called "failed" cities. Look at Bogotá, look at Medellín, look at Curitiba and look at Dallas. The cities are still based on an old way of thinking, but I think they now face a big change in fundamental thinking.
I like talking about cities. They are so important for so many people, and it's incredible how small changes could have an impact on so many people. I think parks and space has been underrated as the cities grew out of control and the main goal became to fit as many people as possible, as close to the city center as possible. Just some thoughts. Thank you for sharing. As you can see, the photo gets me talking and that's always a good thing. I like how your note supplies the photo is a very clever way, and I also like the title.
Blue Mosque at Not So Blue Hour by kasianowak (5440)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-10-13 17:12
Blue enough isn't it? It was pouring rain when I was there too for a day this summer. It's a beautiful place as we can clearly see in this photo. In my opinion the lighting on the mosque is a bit too reddish, but you can't help that I suppose! Maybe I'd try to include the curve of the fountain though, but all in all I like it. Hope you had a great stay there!
As icing on the cake by everlasting (14496)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-10-13 17:06
I hope Cotopaxi will give me a view like this! Chimborazo is actually the mountain furthest from the center of the earth, and thus, in a way the tallest mountain on earth due to the curvation of the earth. Anyway, I think everything turned out perfect in this picture. The composition couldn't have been better in any way, but I'd like to see the picture a bit brighter perhaps. The place looks surreal, must have been a fantastic experience!
“Summer...one more time” by Mics (653)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-10-10 9:54
This looks like it could be featured in any travel magazine. I have never been to the Philippines although I have family from there. Maybe I should consider it. I'm not a beach person, but this photo is very inviting I must say. Perfect framing and composition especially, thanks for sharing.
Lee Vining Canyon 1 by photoray (10921)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-09-26 15:12
I clearly remember that exact spot where you took this photo, because of the beauty. I took a photo from the car at about the same place and was slightly unhappy that we didn't take better time in that area. Tioga Pass is one of the most beautiful mountain passes I have been to and it was at that time the highest elevation I had ever been to (10,010 feet, because I ran into the forest to get higher).
Anyway, I like the shape of the mountains and how the road comes from the side and seem to have no way around the mountains! My favorite area in North America.
Bicycle bridge across the harpour by unclehotshot (334)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-09-24 3:45
The one thing that motivates me the most to do local politics is the bike situation here. The cars are priority #1, always, although it seems like times are changing, at least a little bit. How i wish our politicians had done like Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Suwon or Bogotá. I'm not even sure if they see today how much more effective it is.
It's a beautiful picture and I cannot say I'm not the slightest bit envious. I hope Bergen and other cities can follow these examples. TFS
Hilsener fra Norge!
Vote Bush by holmertz (38523)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-09-23 17:45
I was just looking through your very international gallery and zoomed in on USA. I couldn't help seeing that you posted this exactly 5 years before I started my New York Marathon. And that was with plenty of security forces all over the course. The risk had never been higher, but neither had the forces. It leads me to think the world hasn't changed a single bit since Bush Sr was the president. Well, the world has changed a lot, but the issues are still the same and the differences increase, both internally in USA and globally. The US foreign politics is rotten and although I believe pretty much all of them have good intentions, I clearly see why all presidents can be accused of these things. It's just that the president is not alone about making decisions. CIA has been acting extremely unjustifiable on the world stage. This could easily have been written 4 elections later. Or even today. Not much have changed there.
Godt å se bilder som betyr noe og som kan skape litt diskusjon. Tusen takk!
Hilsener fra Bergen.
Goodbye Landmannalaugar ! by chawax (18871)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-09-23 15:49
I hope to cycle through this area one day. That landscape is unique in the world! You got a perfect POV for this one and the car entering in the corner is also a great extension to show the scale of this landscape. TFS
icy plain by janneman (2504)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-09-23 15:24
Nice to see this typical Lesotho winter landscape again. Good to see that the number of photos from Lesotho increases after our travels. We are really priviledged to be able to go there. You don't touch snow in July every day :) I hope you had a great experience down there, it certainly seems like you got to see parts of the high plateau. I miss that little country.
Colombians decide their future by Colombiana (2951)
Bergenphotos (2500) 2014-09-22 14:57
I feel that this picture really conveys the national pride and the many colors of Colombia. Through a friend I've heard a lot about how the city has changed over the past years. I know Enrique Peñalosa and Antanas Mockus have done a fantastic job developing Bogotá and I look forward to see it for myself. Although none of them became the president this time I hope they will get their chance. And watching the world cup will be worth it in 2018 I'm sure :) Viva Colombia!
Greetings from Norway!