From the newly promoted Hudson Valley Portal, a rural dirt road after snowfall in Dutchess County, New York State. At full resolution even the individual grains of gravel are clear.
This week's "Featured content" covers Sunday 26 June – Saturday 2 July
From the newly promoted London Transport Portal: the interior of the Tower Subway, a tunnel that runs under the River Thames and was used as one of the first underground railways in the city. From the Illustrated London News, 1870.
Hudson Valley Portal (nom). The Hudson Valley refers to the canyon of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, stretching from Westchester County northward to the cities of Albany and Troy. The Valley was a historic cradle of European settlement in the northeastern US and a strategic battleground in colonial wars. (pictures at top and bottom)
London Transport Portal (nom). London Transport is one of the oldest and largest public transport systems in the world. Many components of its transport system, such as the double-decker bus, the Hackney Carriage black taxi, and the London Underground, are internationally recognised symbols of London. The portal is maintained by WikiProject London Transport. (picture at right)
Bryan Gunn (nom) (born 1963), a Scottish former professional goalkeeper and football manager, described as "a leader with a big presence". Gunn spent most of his playing career at Norwich City, the club with which he came to be most closely associated. (Nominated by Dweller and The Rambling Man)
False potto (nom), a lorisiform primate, related to lemurs and found in Africa. the species is of uncertain taxonomic status. (Ucucha)
Banksia canei (nom), a species of shrub in the plant genus Banksia. It occurs in sub-alpine areas of the Great Dividing Range in south-eastern Australia. (Casliber)
Kenesaw Mountain Landis (nom), an American jurist who served as a federal judge from 1905 to 1922, and as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death in 1944. (Wehwalt) (picture at right)
English National Opera (nom), one of the two principal opera companies in London along with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. A distinguishing feature of ENO's productions is that they are sung in English. (Tim riley)
Kathleen Ferrier (nom) (1912–53), an English contralto who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar. Her death from cancer at the height of her fame was a shock to the musical world. (Brianboulton)
Three images were promoted. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
Long-toed Stint (nom; related article), a small wader bird. It breeds across northern Asia and is strongly migratory, wintering in south and south-east Asia and Australasia. It occurs in western Europe only as a very rare vagrant (created by User:JJ Harrison).
Lesser Sand Plover (nom; related article), a plover that breeds above the tree-line in the Himalayas and discontinuously across to bare coastal plains in north-eastern Siberia, with the Mongolian Plover in the eastern part of the range; it has also bred in Alaska. (created by User:JJ Harrison).