Earth day trash pickup :-D
Happy 81st Anniversary to the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
We celebrate the anniversaries of bridges to honor the ways they connect us: they enable our livelihoods as we commute, they help us escape the hustle and bustle when we need to get away and they greet us with open arms when we return home. They become symbols of towns and cities and, by standing for the places we call home, help us to connect with one another as well.
On March 19th, Sydney, Australia, celebrates the 81st anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge was constructed in 1932 to connect the North Shore to the Sydney central business district. The bridge, affectionately known to locals as “the coathanger” for its distinctive shape, supports a six-lane highway, a railway and paths for both pedestrian and bike traffic—and at 160 feet (48.8 meters) wide, it’s one of the widest long-span bridges in the world. Until 1967, it was also Sydney’s tallest building with a maximum height of 440 feet (134 meters) at the top of the arch. The bridge is also a central part of Sydney’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration as the centerpiece of the firework displays.
San Diego, CA
Decided to post this to kind of celebrate my admittance to University of San Diego! Still waiting on a few more colleges but still awesome news :)
March Madness on Instagram
Watching from home? Share your viewing party photos with #marchmadness!
Want courtside seats to all of your favorite March Madness games? The first men’s tip off is at 6:40 PM ET (3:40 PT) today, and the women follow this Saturday, but preparations are already underway. Follow these Instagrammers for a first-hand experience of the tournament as it unfolds:
- Dick Vitale, Basketball Sportscaster — @dickiev_espn
- Sports Illustrated, Sports Magazine — @sportsillustrated
- Duke Men’s Basketball — @dukeblueplanet
- University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball — @ladyvol_hoops
- Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford Women’s Basketball Player — @chiney321
- Ben McLemore, Kansas Men’s Basketball Player — @youngsav23
- Brittney Griner, Baylor Women’s Basketball Player — @brittney4griner
- Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA Men’s Basketball Player — @phenom15balla
- Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Player — @skydigg4
- Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, Played at Marquette — @dwyanewade
- Swin Cash, Chicago Sky, Played at UCONN — @swincash
You can also browse photos from the arenas where the men’s opening games will be held: University of Dayton Arena, Palace of Auburn Hills, Rupp Arena, EnergySolutions Arena, and HP Pavilion at San Jose.
@joemcnallyphoto’s #fromwhereistand Atop the Burj Khalifa
Photographer Joe McNally (@joemcnallyphoto) has climbed the antenna of the World Trade Center and all over the Empire State Building on assignments, but two days ago he reached his greatest height yet: summiting the tip-top of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
The climb took three years to plan and just three hours to complete. Joe’s route took him approximately 450 feet straight up a combination of steps and rung ladders. “The portholes and grating access points are small, so you have to climb and then stop and rope up your gear which has been stuffed into climbing bags.”
Once at the top, Joe calmly snapped a #fromwhereistand photo with his iPhone and shared the image on Instagram. “It was wonderful being up there. A thrilling view, and certainly a bit of a sense of accomplishment,” he says. “I told folks I would send out a picture from the top, which seemed like a fun thing to do in these days of connectivity and instant visual delivery. Of course, I had to be very careful handling the iPhone at that height!”
In one corner, we have 7-month-old panda cub Xiao Liwu. In the other corner, we have 21-year-old mother of six cubs, Bai Yun. Who will win this showdown in the snow?