If you’re scared of heights this video isn’t for you. On May 13, workers wore helmet cams as they repaired the last of the scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall monument. The next step is to wrap fabric around the monument and attach lights. The damage caused by the August 2011 earthquake should be completed in 2014.
Ed note: How engineers investigated the Washington Monument from hundreds of feet above the ground.
The Niagara region is not limited to just the falls. The surrounding area is full of beautiful landscapes with quaint towns, and world class vineyards. The area is full of life, and the hope is that these dynamic shots give a real sense of the variety of things offered by not only the falls, but by the region as a whole.
Infrared Timelapse of Rolling Australian Countryside
This infrared time-lapse footage features the limestone landscapes near Wee Jasper, a village in New South Wales in Australia.
The footage is part of a larger work—in scope, duration and resolution—from Glen Ryan, who shot the footage, and self-proclaimed cloud wrangler James van Der Moezel. The time-lapse served as the motion component of the recent Karst Country prints and paintings exhibition shown at the Belconnen Arts Centre in Australia.
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