Author: twistedsifter

Feb 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto

Picture of the Day: Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto

Japanese Tea Room in Kyoto Photograph by Marser on Flickr In this serene capture we see the tea and meditation room at the beautiful and historic Ruriko-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Located about an hour outside of central Kyoto, the temple can be reached via train to Yase station. The temple is…

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Feb 11, 2013

Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man [25 photos]

Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man [25 photos]

Liu Bolin is an artist from China’s Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Bolin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has…

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Feb 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Eye of the Moon

Picture of the Day: The Eye of the Moon

THE EYE OF THE MOON Photograph by Lynn Sessions | dreambreeze.com In this perfectly timed shot we see the moon through the North Window arch at Arches National Park in Utah. The park is located in Eastern Utah and is known for preserving over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. The park is 76,679…

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Feb 10, 2013

How Diving Seabirds Hunt Fish

How Diving Seabirds Hunt Fish

Gannets are large sea birds that can be found in the North Atlantic as well as the coastal seas of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The birds fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. The technique, known as plunge diving, allows birds to use the energy…

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Feb 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Echeveria elegans

Picture of the Day: Echeveria elegans

Echeveria elegans Photograph by Poco a Poca on Wikimedia Commons Echeveria elegans (Mexican snow ball, Mexican gem, white Mexican rose) is a species of flowering plant in the Crassulaceae family, native to semi-desert habitats in Mexico. Echeveria elegans is a succulent evergreen perennial growing to 5–10 cm (2–4 in) tall by 50…

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Feb 9, 2013

Shattered Glass Animal Sculptures by Marta Klonowska

Shattered Glass Animal Sculptures by Marta Klonowska

Marta Klonowska is a Polish artist from Warsaw. Her passion is sculpture and she creates installations of her amazing shattered glass animal sculptures, typically placing them in front of historical paintings from masters like Rubens and d’Agar. While the source paintings had the animals in secondary roles, Klonowska makes them the focal point. As…

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Feb 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Picture of the Day: Stari Most and the City of Mostar

Stari Most and the City of Mostar Photograph by Ramirez on Wikimedia Commons Mostar is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the largest and one of the most important cities in the Herzegovina region. It is the cultural capital and center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. Mostar is…

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