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Le Trou du Souffleur

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La côte Est de Tahiti est très régulièrement arrosée par des pluies abondantes. La végétation est luxuriante et presque impénétrable.
Le littoral est accidenté : les falaises, creusées par les vagues, tombent à pic dans l’océan ; la route qui le longe est en corniche.
Au Pk 22 se trouve Le trou du souffleur "Arahoho" la route hurle comme l’indique son nom en tahitien. La mer s’engouffre dans un lavatube, comprime l’air et l’eau jusqu'à l’explosion. Le mélange sort dans la falaise au niveau de la route en jet détonant et souffle caverneux. Par gros temps la route elle-même est battue par les vagues et devient dangereuse.
Dans la anse du trou du souffleur, ce trouve un petit surf de spot du même nom, TDS pour les intimes. Cette vague court et radical se casse sur un récif tranchant à fleur d'eau.

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Downtown Avoriaz, by night

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Toulouse : Place Saint-Etienne

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Toulouse : Basilique Saint-Sernin

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Toulouse : Inside Cathedrale Saint-Etienne

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La Cathédrale de Toulouse fut édifiée à partir des années 1075 à l'emplacement d'un édifice paléo-chrétien. Elle fût largement reconstruite dans la première moitié du XIIIe siècle (nef) puis vers 1275 (choeur) sous l'episcopat de Bertrand de Lisle. Un grand incendie en détruisit en 1609 la charpente et le mobilier du choeur. Elle fût achevée au début du XXe siècle par la création du portail nord. Add a comment

Avoriaz by Night : looking for Cubs

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360cities.net Unveils New Record-Breaking Gigapixel Panoramic Photo of London

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Prague, Czech Republic, November 16, 2010

A newly published 360-degree photo of London takes the crown as the largest spherical panoramic photo in the world. The image of London, at 360cities.net/london, has a total resolution of 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels. Shot by photographer Jeffrey Martin over a period of three days from the top of the Centre Point building at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, the image reveals the highest-resolution view of any city that has ever been captured. From this vantage point - 36 stories up in the air - an astonishing number of landmarks, houses, skyscrapers, shops, offices, and streets are visible. Countless people at street level are observable, as well as thousands of windows, many of which reveal glimpses of life inside. In short, it is a portrait of London, the likes of which has never been made before.

Previous attempts at world record gigapixels include a 26-gigapixel image of Paris, a 70-gigapixel image of Budapest, a 26-gigapixel image of Dresden, and Martin's previous record holder from 2009, an 18-gigapixel spherical image of Prague. This new London gigapixel image, if printed at normal photographic resolution, would be 35 meters long and 17 meters tall (115 feet x 56 feet).

Martin, a panoramic photographer and the Founder of 360Cities.net, created the London gigapixel image from 7886 high-resolution individual photos taken from the Centre Point building. These thousands of photos were then stitched together as one single image on a powerful Fujitsu CELSIUS workstation, provided for the project by Fujitsu Technology Solutions. The computer comprises dual 6-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and a 4GB graphics card.

To encourage people to explore the 80-gigapixel image of London in its finest detail, 360 Cities will launch three separate contests to find and describe items or places in the photo. In the first contest the winner will receive a Fujitsu 27" LCD monitor provided by Fujitsu Technology Solutions, computer and camera bags provided by Crumpler.com will be awarded in the second, and in the third contest, over $3000 worth of holidays will be awarded, courtesy of Intrepid Travel (intrepidtravel.com) and their subsidiary, Urban Adventures (urbanadventures.com).

Further information about the making of the image can be found at http://blog.360cities.net/london-gigapixel.

About 360 Cities
360 Cities is dedicated to promoting geo-located, high-resolution spherical imagery by providing the bestanywhere platform for publishing panoramic photography on the web. 360Cities.net is the web's largest collection of spherical, map-based panoramas, and through its partnership with Google Earth, this content is introduced to an even wider audience worldwide. 360 Cities is a Netherlands limited company with a subsidiary in Prague, Czech Republic.

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