|Location 1: Moscow, 2008, Red Square, a setting that embodies state power and its ceremonial presence like no other - we need only think of the display of muscle at the military parades.|
Location 2: Turkey, Antalya - the Kremlin Palace Hotel, a double of the Moscow original completed in 2003 - but as a resort: sun, sea and plenty of bare skin.
70% of the guests are tourists from Russia or the former republics of the USSR.
|Well, that's a question you won't need to ask much, if you buy this triplex penthouse apartment. It is in a clock tower, overlooking The Brooklyn Bridge and New York harbour, and is on the market for 25 million dollars - more than double the highest price ever known to have been paid for a home in Brooklyn.|
The clock windows - there are four of them - are actually working clocks that are more than 4 meters in diameter each, surrounding the 278 square meter living room on the main floor of the apartment.
The Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara Delano Roosevelt Park is not a usual destination for neither tourists or New Yorkers. It is situated in Chinatown, and Bird gardens are common in China. Every morning, a group of Chinese men gather with their songbirds, finches, sparrows and blue jays among them. But the main reason for this garden even existing is the Hua Mei birds.
The Hua Mei is a fighting song bird - in the company of other males it fights, and for females it sings. The birds are kept in ornamented handmade bamboo cages, frequently with a white cloth covering the cage to shield them from the impact of the city. The gathering is a social one for both the owners and the birds. The Hua Mei needs exercise and the owners take the opportunity to introduce the birds to each other while talking bird talk...
Exhibition in Berlin. Fashion designer Ulrik Martin Larsen with his clothing/accessory objects from a utopian culture meets design agency Surplus Wonder and their Sticks of Happiness. The vernissage was last friday, and this sunday the exhibition closes with a Finissage from 5 pm, in the Createurope showroom, at Cassiopeia Space, ehemaliges Badehaus, Revaler StraÃŸe 99.
Imagine being a rat - if you live in for example Copenhagen, Amsterdam, or New York, everybody hates you! But if you could just move to this place...
Located in north-western India, the small city of Deshnoke,has a place of worship unlike any other, Rajastanâ€™s famous Karni Mata Temple. The temple is home to over 20,000 worshipped rats, referred to as 'Kappas'. Many people travel great distances to pay their respects.
|...Is the name of the exhibition of Dutch model Iekeliene Stangeâ€™s most personal photographic works, at projecktGALERIE in Berlin. Nice lamps on opening night, and cute ponies having yummy looking cupcakes.. and beautiful photos too!|
In these times of darkness, I can't help but long for some sun and warmth. I would love to experience the midnight sun
sometime! The light is just amazing when the sun is low on the sky -
warm and soft, creating long shadows, and a sky full of wonderful
colours - and that â€˜momentâ€™ lasts for hours,
as the sun never sets, it simply moves slightly above the horizon until
it starts rising again!
It occurs north of the Arctic circle, and south of the Antarctic circle, during their local summers. In Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost inhabited region of Europe, there is no sunset from approximately April 19th to August 23rd.
At the north and south poles, the sun only rises once and sets once each year.
This is a time lapse video, 11.15 pm till 2.45 am.
|An exciting diving site, that was visited and filmed
by Jacques Costeau in the early 1980â€™s! It houses the skeletal remains
of turtles and dolphins. |
Ooh, I love stories like this, as you will never really know for sure if it is for realâ€¦ But the stories tell, that the old turtles swim into this specific cave during their final days to die in peace! It looks amazing, and at the same time a bit creepy, with all these turtle skeletons lying around.
More splatter art. This time - do it yourself!
Enter this website: www.jacksonpollock.org ... what you see is a blank screen. Now of course this is a spoiler, so you will know what to do, but i just stumpled upon itâ€¦ so I thought, is this site not working? Then I dragged the mouse over the screen, and suddenly some black dots and lines came to sightâ€¦ it took me a bit to realize, that I was causing them myself!
Have fun - I think itâ€™s pretty mesmerizing! Here is my result - analyze that:
This is the real Jackson Pollock, and one of his beautiful paintings:
Stella has always been fond of horses, so off course she was there last week! This is a great chance to view some of the most beautiful horses in the world... So elegant, proud, clever and strong animals, with a mind of their own.But even if youâ€™re not that into horses, racing, or gambling, there are lots of other things to look atâ€¦ for fashion lovers for example, as the women in the audience wear the most amazing hats! (Itâ€™s always nice toâ€™ WOWâ€™ and â€˜YUCKâ€™ at other peopleâ€™s fashion choices). There are prizes for the best-dressed race-goersâ€¦ I wonder if these ones scored high or low!? (Yes, thatâ€™s a bird in a cageâ€¦ on her head!)
We had a great table right next to the piano woman, and sometimes there was a singer on both sides of us, so it was surround sound in the realest form! A bonus is, if youâ€™re going there on a date, you wonâ€™t have to keep up an awkward conversation for very long at a time, because you can just sit there and listen (c;
PS: Try the tiramisu for dessert â€“ and make your experience heavenly!
I was sitting in the bus in my own thoughts, when I suddenly noticed the very nice carvings in the back of the seat in front of me. Why havenâ€™t I ever noticed this before? Well, I donâ€™t think they have this in all Copenhagen buses, this one was an extra bus they replaced the train with, while doing track work.Did you ever think of the details in our everyday life, that we donâ€™t notice? I like to think about how someone put a lot of thought into this, and how wonderful it is, that everything in public places is not linear.
Your new friend, if you're lonely or just want some company! This website is about all kinds of stuffed animals that travel around the world. The members mail them to each others, take pictures of the animalâ€™s adventures at their places and share them with each other. There are hundreds of â€˜voyagersâ€™ in there, and members from everywhere - USA, Europe, China, India, etcâ€¦ Itâ€™s pretty funny to look at the pictures and read the stories.
Amazing building by the way - It is in Jaipur, India.
I stumpled upon a rollerskate disco, which made me feel like being
back in the 80â€™s! Disco queens and oldschool hiphoppersâ€¦ Where else
will you find something like that?
Bonus info: I was only told this the day before I left, so I didnâ€™t have time to try it out, but apparently the trick for spotting celebrities in Central Park (and propably anywhere else too), is to look for the papparaziesâ€¦ If you see someone with a huge camera and lens hiding behind some trees or in the bushes, look in the direction his lens is pointing!
These lovely dogs, among many others, brightened up our day in
Krakow. The parade takes place every year, and thousands of
woofers turn up in fancy dress.
|PostSecret is a blog, where the editor posts postcards that he receives from anonymous people, reveiling their deepest secrets! Itâ€™s fascinating to read, and you have to check it often, as the old posts get deleted when a new post comes up. So watch it!|
|This bar/restaurant in Copenhagenâ€™s own Meatpacking District (KÃ¸dbyen) is located in an old slaughterhouse. The place is beautiful, the interior is a collage of works by different artists, and in the summertime they have outdoors serving of twistbread and other grill classics.|
In the ladies room someone has finally decided to make it easier and more comfortable for the girls, who always go to the toilet in pairsâ€¦ they simply put two toilets together! Isnâ€™t that clever?
|A blog aboutâ€¦ well, faces in places! All posts are pictures of things/buildings/food etc, where a face is somehow to be spotted. I sometimes visit the site for a quick smileâ€¦ facesinplaces.blogspot.com|
Besides Buenos Aires, SeinÃ¤joki in Finland is one of the great tango capitals in the world! Tango is very popular in all of Finland, and every year they have a tango festival, where they select the tango king and queen of the year, and there are many different competitions in dancing and singing tango. Also, there is live music in the streets, and people dancing around â€“ some more talented than others. It is very intriguing to look at! Music for public dancing is not restricted to tango; it includes all the dance rhythms popular in Finland (like polka, waltz, jenka), but tango content must, according to the rules, be at least 40%.
They are pretty unique, these tango-loving Finnsâ€¦ some couples wear matching clothes for this event. This year it is on july 9th-13th.