Die beliebtesten Bing Wallpaper des Jahres 2014
Das Bing Homepage Team hat im Laufe des gestrigen Tages die beliebtesten Bing Hintergrundbilder des Jahres 2014 im offiziellen Bing Search Blog bekannt gegeben. Die 10 besten Hintergrundbilder, die in den vergangenen Monaten auf der Startseite der Bing Homepage zu sehen waren und in der Auflösung 1920 x 1200 Pixel bereitstehen, können über die weiter unten genannte Webseite heruntergeladen werden.
World War II monument, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Finally, as the year comes to a close, let’s look back on the 10 Bing Homepage images from 2014 that you liked most.
- Kastellorizo Island, Greece - Known to many as Kastellorizo Island, the Greeks call the island, and the lone village on the coast, by the same name: Megisti, which means "biggest" or "greatest." Despite the local name, it's the smallest of the 12 "big islands" of the Dodecanese in the Aegean Sea, and the easternmost island under Greek rule. A short ferry ride takes travelers from Kastellorizo to the coast of Turkey.
- Le Morne Brabant mountain and islet, Mauritius - The basalt monolith in the distance towers over Le Morne Brabant, a peninsula at the southwestern tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Originally uninhabited, Mauritius had by the 18th century become an important stopover in the slave trade. Slaves who managed to escape made their way to the many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes of Le Morne. There, these "maroons" hid from slave traders and eventually formed enough settlements that Mauritius became known as the "maroon republic."
- Spillway, Monte da Rocha Dam, near Ourique, Portugal - Most of the time, the bell-mouth spillway of the Monte da Rocha Dam in southern Portugal looks like this. But when the water in the reservoir gets too high, this drain keeps the dam from flooding the plains in the surrounding countryside. When a circular spillway is draining, it can look like a whirlpool in the sea.
- Microphotograph of giant salvinia, a water fern - Giant salvinia is a floating fern native to Brazil, where it's kept in check by competition from other plants and by a weevil that loves to feast on the buoyant fronds. Exportation for aquarium use has brought giant salvinia to the United States, where it's a highly invasive plant that can quickly cover a pond or lake, and shut off light and oxygen from aquatic life. Conservationists in Texas are working to eradicate salvinia by asking boaters to remove the fronds that cling to their boats as they travel from one waterway to another. Officials are also importing the giant salvinia weevil from Brazil and introducing it to affected areas to feed on the invasive plants.
- Housing development, West Palm Beach, Florida - Despite Florida's early role in European settlement of the New World, the town of West Palm Beach wasn't established until the late 1800s, nearly 400 years after Spanish explorers first landed in Florida. The massive swamps and wetlands on the western edges of the city shaped West Palm Beach's expansion for decades. Urban growth stretched north and south, leaving the east-west corridor just a few blocks wide.
- The Murinsel in Graz, Austria - Right in the middle of the Mur River in Graz, Austria, sits the Murinsel. The structure, which holds a performance space and café, seems to float, a glass island on the water. In fact, the name means “Mur island.” Accessible by bridges that act as anchors, the Murinsel is essentially a non-moving boat, allowing visitors to experience the city of Graz from a new perspective.
- Aizhai Bridge, Hunan Province, China - China’s Aizhai Bridge stretches across a valley near Jishou, a city in Hunan province. Connecting two tunnels through the hills of the Wuling Mountains, the Aizhai Bridge is the highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge in the world. The deck of the span is 1,150 feet above the valley floor. This picture was taken the day the bridge officially opened to traffic.
- Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - There’s an old joke about Scottish weather: If you don’t like it, wait five minutes and it’ll change. That may be particularly true in Pennan, a former fishing village on the stormy northeastern coast of Scotland. A short row of houses and a hotel are all there is to Pennan. Off the shore lies the North Sea; to the south are highland meadows and farm country. People here traditionally supported themselves by fishing, but that trade has died out, and most of the houses have been sold as summer holiday getaways. Stargazers here in the northern reaches of Scotland are treated to brilliant displays of the night sky. With luck, one can look out from a cottage in Pennan and see the Aurora Borealis glowing among the stars.
- World War II monument, Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Seventy-five years ago today, Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began. Here in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Sutjeska National Park stands a monument to one of WWII’s decisive battles, and one that is perhaps lesser known in the United States. Case Black, as the Axis powers called the offensive, was an attempt to destroy Yugoslav forces in the spring of 1943. The fighting lasted for weeks, until the Yugoslav Partisan forces, despite terrible losses, broke through German lines, igniting renewed spirit among the people. The wilderness where the battle took place is now the Sutjeska park. This monument within the park honors the Partisan forces who managed, against great odds, to break the Axis advance and help swing the war to the Allies’ favor.
- Train from Potrerillos mine to Diego de Almagro, Chile - Until recently, cargo trains made regular stops along this mountain pass through the Andes, carrying copper and sulfuric acid from the now-abandoned mines in Potrerillos, Chile. Built in 1916, the rail line hauled cargo from the mining area to filtration and smelting plants in Llanta and Diego de Almagro, before connecting with other lines at Chañaral, a small port village on the Pacific coast. With the mine now shut down, only photos testify to train travel over the steep mountain pass and the stunning views it offered.
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