This Week in Photos, Week of April 27-May 3, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II tours England as part of the Diamond Jubilee, musicians perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and One World Trade Center becomes NYC's tallest building.
photoweek_0503_ss_002In celebration of the upcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II -- a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne -- 147 Union flags fly over Oxford Street in London. The display of flags, entitled the “Great British Fashion Flag Showcase,” represents 147 years of fashion for the world-famous High Street. 960 1280
photoweek_0503_ss_004People sit in Exchange Place as construction continues on One World Trade Center. On April 30, workers moved a steel column into place to make it New York City's tallest building -- its height is now just beyond the 1,250 feet of the observation deck at the Empire State Building. 960 1280
photoweek_0503_ss_005Men in traditional Bavarian dress raise the maypole as part of May Day celebrations in Perchting, Germany. The tradition of erecting the tall wooden pole in small towns and villages goes back to the 16th century. The pole is usually painted in the Bavarian colors of white and blue, and decorated with emblems depicting local crafts and industry. 960 1280
photoweek_0503_ss_008In Chatsworth, England, artist Shauna Richardson stands next to the Lionheart Project, a giant crochet sculpture of 3 lions reflecting the rich textile heritage of the East Midlands. The work will tour the East Midlands before moving to London's Natural History Museum as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 960 1280
photoweek_0503_ss_009The space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over New York City. Originally housed at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Enterprise will be demounted from the carrier plane and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_001Actors dressed as Joseph and the Three Wise Men stroll past the US Capitol Building after participating in a live nativity scene in front of the Supreme Court in DC. The Christian Defense Coalition created “The Nativity Project” event to demonstrate that such displays are protected by the First Amendment. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_003Berlin Technical University students dress up as Santas and angels for a pre-Christmas gathering at the cafeteria of the Studentenwerk Nord student support service. The students completed a Santa workshop and will visit company parities and families during the holiday season as a way to earn extra money to help fund their studies. 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-001In her web series, You Get the Picture, photographer Lizzy Sullivan traverses New York City while demonstrating how to take great travel photos. In Washington Square Park, Lizzy Snaps photographs street performer Wyndham Baird under the Washington Square Arch.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/16, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO: 100 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-003At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: 1.4, Shutter Speed 1/60th s, ISO: 400 960 1280
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