250,000 Earth Photographs from the International Space Station
The crew of Expedition 13 recently passed a major milestone: as of late August 2006, more than one quarter of a million images of Earth had been taken from the International Space Station. The 250,000th image is an oblique view (a photograph taken from a side angle) of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. This view provides a sense of perspective and accents topography, in contrast to nadir (directly downwards) views. Snow highlights the peaks of the Banks Peninsula to the southeast of…
Early Medieval Christchurch
The long corridor of the Canterbury Provincial Government building was built between 1858 and 1861 in the early Medieval Gothic revival style. In this timeless, but recent photograph, the view is reminiscent of what would have been familiar more than seven centuries ago.