Picture of the day for June 30, 2016

Brazilian salmon pink tarantula (aslo called birdeater), male, (Lasiodora parahybana).. Learn more.


Picture of the day for June 29, 2016

Front view of the city Hall of A Coruña, also called Municipal Palace, during the blue hour, Galicia, Spain. The modernist building, in the María Pita Square in the center of the city, was built between 1908 and 1912 to a design of Pedro Ramiro Mariño. It was inaugurated in 1927 by king Alfonso XIII. The facade is 64 metres (210 ft) wide and has 43 windows. Four statues on the third floor represent the provinces of Galicia: A Coruña; Lugo; Orense; Pontevedra. Above them is the coat of arms of the city, flanked by two women symbolizing Peace, Industry, Work and Wisdom. The clock in the central tower has four large bells made of bronze and tin.. Learn more.

Picture of the day for June 27, 2016

Biblioteca Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos Library) is a library located in the north of Mexico City, Mexico. It opened in 2006 and by 2015 had 600,000 publications and books. The library plans to host up to 2 million items. The building, with an area of approximately 38,000 m2 (410,000 sq ft), had 1.7 million visitors in 2014 and can accommodate up to 5,000 people.. Learn more.

Picture of the day for June 25, 2016

Lögberg (icelandic for Law Rock), Þingvellir National Park, Southern Region, Iceland. The Lögberg was the place where Lawspeakers (lögsögumaður) presided over the Althing, the national parliament, from 930 until 1262 (when Iceland pledged allegiance to Norway). Speeches and announcements were made from the spot and anyone attending could make their argument from the Lögberg.. Learn more.

Picture of the day for June 24, 2016

The tunnel of Cotefablo is a public traffic tunnel located between Broto and Biescas, in Aragon, not far from the Pyrenees, Spain. The tunnel is 683 m long and was constructed in 1935. It was the scene of a tragic accident during the 1989 Vuelta a España, causing the well-known German cyclist, Reimund Dietzen, to retire from the sport at age 30.. Learn more.