September 2018 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Dominik Gehl!

 

Meet Dominik Gehl, a software engineer with a love of photography, running, and travel! Originally from Germany, Dominik studied in France and Canada where he settled down for a bit before making a recent move to Switzerland. He and his family now spend every weekend exploring new places! A look at Dominik’s discoveries reveals he’s an explorer with an exceptional eye for design & architecture, as well as quiet natural beauty. We asked Dominik to share a few details about his travels and favorite discoveries shared on Trover. Take it away, Dominik. . .  Continue reading

Modern Architecture: Awe-Inspiring #Details

From the framing of towering urban skyscrapers to the tiles that line subway stations, some of the most interesting images are hidden in the details. We received so many awe-inspiring #Details contributions from the Trover community, we’re revisiting some of the outstanding discoveries shared by your fellow Trovers. Without further ado, here are 1o #Details discoveries focused on modern, geometric, and futuristic architecture.

1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Photo by Tony Wallbank

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10 Shining Examples of Japanese Architecture

After you’ve walked the cherry blossom gardens and had the best sushi of your life, you’re bound to encounter beautiful architecture throughout Japan. From castles and pagodas to Shinto shrines, temples and historic buildings provide a glimpse of Japan’s past and cultural roots, while modern structures highlight forward-thinking technology and global influences. Enjoy a few examples of the eye-catching architecture that Japan has to offer.

1. Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan

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#Details Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Jason Levine for capturing the spectacular #Details of Tokyo Station. This impressive architecture from Japan’s transit hub is the winning entry of our #Details Photo Sweepstakes. Congrats, Jason—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Octagonal ceiling with eagle, flower and sword detail.

Jason Levine‘s winning #Details discovery from Tokyo, Japan.

Don’t forget to look up for amazing sights and architectural wonders just overhead! Jason notes Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi building “dates back to 1914. The building was destroyed in World War 2 but has been restored to its original glory. . . Enter through the North or South gates to view the rotundas.” Thanks, Jason! Be sure to follow Jason Levine on Trover to learn more details about Japan and his next destination!

Explore the full list of #Details discoveries to find out who guards the palace doors, what words can’t describe, and where the night sky shines all day long. Follow your fellow Trovers and thank your favorite discoveries. Thank you to everyone for sharing your dazzling details!

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Dizzy Discoveries: 11 Grand Spiral Staircases

There’s something especially grand about ascending and descending a spiral staircase. By the time you make it to the top, you might be a little sore and more than a bit woozy, but you’ll surely feel regal.

To inspire your next grand entrance, we’ve assembled some of our favorite staircases and spiraling architecture discoveries from Trover. Just be careful not to trip!

1. P+R Etoile in Carouge, Switzerland

Photo by Dominik Gehl

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