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July 22, 2011

In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of submissions that flooded in. We've decided to share a number of our personal favorites that, while they might not have won the prize, are certainly due more than just a high five.

All of the entries you see in the following slideshow are also featured in our first-ever photo book World Views. Of the hundreds of photos submitted we culled together the 3 winners and 62 honorable mentions that jumped out at our judges. Check out the grand prize winner and two runners up here. Though the competition wrapped up, we hope that World Views has encouraged you to break out your cameras, get the creativity rolling, and take in old sites in a new light.

<i>Green Wall, NYC</i> shot by Loren Madsen in New York, New York.

Green Wall, NYC shot by Loren Madsen in New York, New York.

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<i>The Second City</i> shot by Josh Parker in Chicago, Illinois.

The Second City shot by Josh Parker in Chicago, Illinois.

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<i>All the World's a Blur</i> shot by Jamie Yeo in Newcastle, Australia.

All the World's a Blur shot by Jamie Yeo in Newcastle, Australia.

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<i>Brooklyn Bridge</i> shot by Gary Swanson in New York, New York.

Brooklyn Bridge shot by Gary Swanson in New York, New York.

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<i>Commune North</i> shot by Julie Arbagey in New York, New York.

Commune North shot by Julie Arbagey in New York, New York.

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<i>Oslo Opera House Rorschach</i> shot by Adam Florence in Olso, Norway.

Oslo Opera House Rorschach shot by Adam Florence in Olso, Norway.

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<i>A Brooklyn Sunset</i> shot by Christopher Gu in Brooklyn, New York.

A Brooklyn Sunset shot by Christopher Gu in Brooklyn, New York.

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<i>The Charm of the Old Town</i> shot by Henry Gu in Lijiang, China.

The Charm of the Old Town shot by Henry Gu in Lijiang, China.

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<i>224</i> shot by Heather Hanrahan in Toronto, Ontario.

224 shot by Heather Hanrahan in Toronto, Ontario.

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<i>Toronto Westend Humber Bay</i> shot by Derek Cameron in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Westend Humber Bay shot by Derek Cameron in Toronto, Ontario.

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<i>October 27, 2010</i> shot by Steve Taylor in Charlottesville, Virginia.

October 27, 2010 shot by Steve Taylor in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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<i>Table Mountain from the Waterfront</i> shot by Lee-Ann Schmidt in Cape Town, South Africa.

Table Mountain from the Waterfront shot by Lee-Ann Schmidt in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Reflection
San Francisco, California
Basile Kuo

Reflection San Francisco, California Basile Kuo

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<i>Beautiful Skies through Ruins</i> shot by Annmarie Roche in Detroit, Michigan.

Beautiful Skies through Ruins shot by Annmarie Roche in Detroit, Michigan.

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<i>Oh, L.A.</i> shot by James Sanderson in Los Angeles, California.

Oh, L.A. shot by James Sanderson in Los Angeles, California.

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<i>Capitol Hill</i> shot by Hans Osheim in Seattle, Washington.

Capitol Hill shot by Hans Osheim in Seattle, Washington.

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<i>Rooftops of Fez</i> shot by George Robert Horninig in Fez, Morocco.

Rooftops of Fez shot by George Robert Horninig in Fez, Morocco.

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<i>Lost Dreams</i> shot by Lynne Farris Schafer in Carlsbad, New Mexico.<br /><br /><p><em><strong>Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our </strong></em><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dwell/id411793747?mt=8"><em><strong> FREE app from iTunes</st

Lost Dreams shot by Lynne Farris Schafer in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

 

 

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<i>Green Wall, NYC</i> shot by Loren Madsen in New York, New York.

Green Wall, NYC shot by Loren Madsen in New York, New York.

 

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