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Baseball’s Many Dimensions – Infographic

Baseball’s Many Physical Dimensions

Unlike most professional sports, there has never been a standard size for an entire baseball field.  Outside of the rules stating that there are 90 feet between bases and that the pitching rubber must be 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate the rest of the field is fair game.  This leads to some very interesting configurations and looks to different stadiums.  What was once a product of placement (both Fenway Park and Wrigley Field were build on existing asymmetrical city blocks) has now given way to intentionally designed asymmetry as seen in Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, or perfect symmetry like that in the Rogers Centre in Toronto (one of only two MLB parks still using Astroturf — the other being Tropicana Field in Tampa).  Today’s infographic takes a look at all these unique parks, including an overlay to show how most are actually quite similar as well — until you hit those tricky outfield corners that is!   [VIA]

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 6/18/13 (Gemini Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Daily Photo — “Gemini Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark”

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Copenhagen, The Gemini Towers, private residential building by the river. I had to wait about 2 hrs and hoped some residents would come in or out and kindly let me in. It was worth waiting coz this building its so unreal. (© Elena Baroni).

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 5/9/13 (Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Germany)

Daily Photo — “Heidelberg Castle, Heldelberg, Germany”

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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Famous Monuments – Infographic

The Stories Behind Famous Monuments

They are instantly recognizable and millions go to see them every year (with one exception) but do we really know the stories behind these modern (and ancient) wonders of the world?  Today’s infographic helps to share a little of each monument’s story.

The Stories Behind Famous Monuments

 

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 3/25/13 (Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan)

Daily Photo — “Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan”

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Great Buildings Collection — Architecture Database

Smith House

(Smith House, Darien, CT)

Great Buildings Collection

Have you ever stopped to admire a beautiful old building?  How about one that was just very distinctive?   If you’ve ever wondered “who built that” or “what style is that” when looking at architecture, then Architecture Week’s Great Buildings Collection is for you.

The Great Buildings Collection is a fully searchable and browser friendly database of architecture from throughout history and around the world.  Full of images and information, the Great Buildings Collection is perfect for the casual architecture fan, the aspiring art student or engineer, or future draftsmen (and woman) and architects.

You can use the Great Buildings Collection in many different class settings as well.  In addition to reproducing the buildings in an engineering or art class, you could take virtual field trips through history and literature, or even examine how the politics and social norms of the time may have affected the architecture.  Either way, if you are anything like me you’ll get lost browsing the Great Buildings Collection for hours!

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Websites

 

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Photo of the Day — 1/24/13 (Zayed Mosque)

Daily Photo — Zayed Mosque

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  (Photo credit: Nawfal Jassim Jirjees)
 
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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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