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Archive for August, 2012

“Bliss” and other Desktop Background pictures

I recently read a neat little article about the most viewed photograph of all time. 

The default background image for Windows XP is universally recognizable. It’s a photo of the Sonoma Valley, taken in 1996.

You can read more about this famous photo here: Bliss – on Wikipedia

That got me thinking more about backgrounds. Specifically, the “architecture” backgrounds in Windows 7. This is my favorite theme, and I like the pictures. But, I had no idea what buildings they were. So, I did a little research.

Seattle Center – Space Needle, Seattle, WA.  Photo by
Will Austin.  Read more about him here: 

http://www.7tutorials.com/will-austin-about-his-trip-desktop-millions

 

 

Seattle Center – Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle, WA.  Photo by
Will Austin.  Read more about him here: 

http://www.7tutorials.com/will-austin-about-his-trip-desktop-millions

Dusseldorf Theatre – Dusseldorf Germany.


Read the Wikipedia article here

Seattle Center – Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle, WA.  Photo by
Will Austin.  Read more about him here: 

http://www.7tutorials.com/will-austin-about-his-trip-desktop-millions

Puportedly Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham, Great Britain. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfridges 

Melbourne CityLink Gateway – Melbourne, Australia. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityLink 

  Hope you enjoy this little bit of computer trivia!