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May 5, 2012

The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction of the Century

The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction of the Century

Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.no Opened on July 7, 1989, the Atlantic Road is a National Tourist Route and was honoured as Norway’s Construction of the Century in 2005. The Atlantic is an 8.3 kilometer (5.2 miles) section of Country Road 64 which runs between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, the…

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May 4, 2012

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

Sergey Larenkov is a Russian-based artist/photographer who was deeply impacted by World War II. On his Live Journal blog, the Saint Petersburg native has put together a tremendous set of collages of historic World War II photographs blended into the same locations as they currently look today. Through collaboratiion with the the State Museum…

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May 3, 2012

The Fully-Transparent House in Tokyo

The Fully-Transparent House in Tokyo

Design by Sou Fujimoto Architects | Photography by Iwan Baan House NA by Sou Fujimoto Architects is one of the most unique designs the Sifter has seen. Located on a small side street in a very lively and ‘hip’ part of Tokyo, the 914 sq-ft (85 sq-m) house is made up of 21…

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May 3, 2012

15 Famous People That Are Also Superstar DJs

15 Famous People That Are Also Superstar DJs

Did you know these 15 famous people are also world-renowned superstar DJs? Where do they find the time? Get familiar with these clubland legends. Boom! 1. DJ Spock aka Ill-Logical 2. DJ Obama aka Si Se Puede 3. DJ Saddam ‘The Bass Butcher’ Hussein…

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May 2, 2012

The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria

The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria

The photograph that started it all… It all started with the picture above. A friend had emailed photographer Pieter Hugo this bizarre image taken on a cellphone in Lagos, Nigeria. The caption read, ‘The Streets of Lagos’, and a newspaper publishing the photo reported that the men were bank robbers, body guards, drug…

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May 1, 2012

25 Incredible Concert Halls Around the World

25 Incredible Concert Halls Around the World

Wikipedia has an enormous list of Concert Halls around the world. Last night I went through all of them and selected 25 distinctive buildings that caught my eye. This list is not exhaustive and was not compiled for a concert hall’s cultural, historical or architectural significance. It is simply a visual tour around the…

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May 1, 2012

Visions of Cities Without People

Visions of Cities Without People

Lucie & Simon are a self-taught artistic duo living and working out of Paris, France. In their post-apocalyptic series entitled Silent World, the artists empty famous places in major metropolises like New York, Paris and Beijing. In each striking capture lies a symbolic character that brings a narrative feeling to the image. The haunting…

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