Author: twistedsifter

Apr 30, 2012

The Famous Bamboo Forest of Sagano

The Famous Bamboo Forest of Sagano

Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF (Stuck in Customs on Flickr) In the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan there is a popular tourist district called Arashiyama. The area has been a frequent destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall…

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Apr 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: Hanging Out on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1914

Picture of the Day: Hanging Out on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1914

HANGING OUT ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1914 Photograph by Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives The New York City Municipal Archives just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime,…

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Apr 29, 2012

Unbelievable Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamamoto

Unbelievable Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamamoto

Artwork by MOTOI YAMAMOTO Born in 1966 in Hiroshima, Japan, artist and sculptor Motoi Yamamoto used salt to bring his artistic vision to life. His colossal works can take weeks to complete, and the intricacy and sheer scale requires incredible patience and a slow, steady hand. When asked why he uses salt, Yamamoto…

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Apr 29, 2012

This Bathroom Will Scare the Crap out of You

This Bathroom Will Scare the Crap out of You

Photographs by Carlos Diaz Corono for HERNANDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS You are looking at one of the four bathrooms in the PPDG penthouse designed by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos. Located in Guadalajara, Mexico, the original 15-storey building was constructed in the 1970s. The original plans for the building included a second elevator that was never…

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Apr 28, 2012

Picture of the Day: Looking Down the Washington Monument

Picture of the Day: Looking Down the Washington Monument

LOOKING DOWN THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT Photograph by NASA/Bill Ingalls In this fabulous capture by Bill Ingalls for NASA, we get a rare glimpse of the iconic Washington Monument from above. The symmetry, the perspective, the photograph is simply stunning. The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National…

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Apr 28, 2012

Blending Day and Night into a Single Photograph

Blending Day and Night into a Single Photograph

With over two decades of professional experience, photographer Stephen Wilkes is well known for his fine and commercial photography. With countless awards, honours and five major exhibitions in the last five years alone, it’s very possible you’ve already come across Stephen’s incredible work. In the series entitled Day to Night, Wilkes took hundreds of…

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Apr 28, 2012

The Woman Made from Willow Branches

The Woman Made from Willow Branches

Artwork by OLGA ZIEMSKA Olga Ziemska is a sculptor and public artist that lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio in a studio by Lake Erie. She is a recipient of many prestigious grants and awards including a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009. In 2007, Ziemska was selected…

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