Author: twistedsifter

Sep 15, 2011

Postman Spends 33 Years Building Palace by Hand [25 pics]

Postman Spends 33 Years Building Palace by Hand [25 pics]

Photograph by EMMANUEL GEORGES Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace (Palais idéal) stands as a testament that you can achieve anything with time, effort and passion. How else could a simple postman with no formal training, single-handedly build something to the admiration of Picasso, André Breton and André Malraux? Please enjoy the gallery of photographs below…

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Sep 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: Bedroom With a View

Picture of the Day: Bedroom With a View

BEDROOM WITH A VIEW Photograph by WM MACCOLLUM With a view like that I’d never fall asleep! Originally posted on Reddit, the Sifter couldn’t find much information on the location of this residence, but a comment did lead to the photographer. Check out more incredible architectural photography by WM MacCollum! …

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Sep 14, 2011

This Day In History – September 14th

This Day In History – September 14th

U.S. PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY ASSASSINATED – SEPT. 14, 1901 Photograph of drawing by T. DART WALKER The assassination of William McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901, inside the Temple of Music located on the grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. United States President William McKinley was visiting…

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Sep 13, 2011

Picture of the Day: Onagawa, Japan Six Months Later

Picture of the Day: Onagawa, Japan Six Months Later

ONAGAWA, JAPAN SIX MONTHS LATER Photograph by REUTERS/KYODO An area of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, March 16, 2011 after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and its aftermath taken September 1, 2011, taken by Kyodo and released September 7, 2011. via The Atlantic: In Focus with Alan…

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Sep 13, 2011

Decorative Truck Art from Pakistan

Decorative Truck Art from Pakistan

Photograph by MARK RYCKAERT On the roads of Pakistan you will find moving art on every road in the form of decorated trucks and vehicles. With dazzling colours, ornate detailing and magnificent trinkets, these moving art exhibits inject your daily commute with Pakistani culture and symbolism. Please enjoy this small sample of decorated trucks…

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Sep 12, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Crab Nebula

Picture of the Day: The Crab Nebula

THE CRAB NEBULA Photograph by NASA This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, as did, almost…

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Sep 12, 2011

Awesome Cartoon Perspective Sculptures by James Hopkins

Awesome Cartoon Perspective Sculptures by James Hopkins

Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS Working out of Guernsey and London, artist James Hopkins’ wonderful series, Perspective Sculptures, brings some of your favourite cartoons to 3D life. Depending on your viewing angle, different elements of the sculpture come to life. Some angles show you what’s ‘behind the curtain’, while others make the pieces look like…

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