World Archive

  • The Great Mosque of Djenné – Largest Mud Building in the World

    Tweet The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick building in the world. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné in Mali on the flood plain of the Bani River. In April 1893 the French colonel Archinard took [a picture of] […]

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  • A Village of 100 People

    Tweet By Toby Ng, it’s an imaginary village of 100 people who represent the 7 billion of us (and counting) in the global village. See more images here

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  • Average home sizes around the world

    Tweet From the BBC (love them!!), comes an article on average home sizes around the world in meters squared. For reference: 1 square meter = 10.7639104 square feet USA = 2303 square feet Australia = 2217 square feet Denmark = 1475 square feet France = […]

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  • The world crammed into the density of one city

    Tweet If the world of close to 7 billion had to live like people crammed into one city, this is what it’d look like: Via Daily What Paris is impressively tiny, although New York is no slouch in that department. Seems a little crammed to […]

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  • Mongolian nomads seeing their photos for the first time

    Tweet This is really a lovely video — the reactions of the nomads seeing their photo for the first time is something very innocent and pure. The photos were taken by teenagers Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe who went to Monglia. “each person photographed really […]

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