Category: LISTS

Aug 7, 2012

15 Stunning Photos of Lavender Fields Around the World

15 Stunning Photos of Lavender Fields Around the World

Lavender is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, south west Asia to south east India. Many members of the genus…

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Aug 1, 2012

12 Amazing Pictures of Lava Tubes Around the World

12 Amazing Pictures of Lava Tubes Around the World

Lava tubes are natural conduits through which lava travels beneath the surface of a lava flow. Typically they are expelled by a volcano during an eruption and can be actively draining lava from a source; or they can be extinct, meaning the lava flow has ceased and the rock has cooled and left a…

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Jul 31, 2012

11 Classic Movie Scenes as Ottoman Motifs

11 Classic Movie Scenes as Ottoman Motifs

As part of his graduation thesis, artist Murat Palta sought to blend contemporary ‘Western’ cinema with traditional Ottoman motifs in the miniature art style. After a positive reception to Murat’s first ‘Ottoman miniature’ movie poster for Star Wars, he decided to continue with the exploration into ten other classic films. To see close-ups of…

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Jul 24, 2012

20 Vintage Photos of Prohibition in Boston

20 Vintage Photos of Prohibition in Boston

Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that…

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Jul 23, 2012

12 Amazing Animal Bridges Around the World

12 Amazing Animal Bridges Around the World

Animals bridges, which may also be known as ecoducts or wildlife crossings, are structures that allow animals to safely cross human-made barriers like highways. A wildlife crossing is the broadest term and can include: underpass tunnels, viaducts, overpasses and bridges, amphibian tunnels, fish ladders, culvets and green roofs. [Source] Wildlife crossings are a practice…

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Jul 19, 2012

Brandalism Project Subverts Billboards Across the UK [25 pics]

Brandalism Project Subverts Billboards Across the UK [25 pics]

Over a five day stretch, the Brandalism project saw 25 artists from 8 countries come together for the biggest subvertising campaign in UK history. Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and London all saw billboard spaces co-opted by these street artists. The term brandalism was first coined by writer Sean Tejaratchi and would be…

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Jul 18, 2012

10 Iconic Images of the Earth from Space

10 Iconic Images of the Earth from Space

To see our planet from space is a powerful experience. It’s humbling, beautiful and inspiring. I hope one day more people will have the ability to see our home from space (myself included!). For now, please enjoy these ten breathtaking views of Earth from space. Images courtesy of NASA. 1. The…

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