Tag: events

Feb 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: Singapore Snake Lantern

Picture of the Day: Singapore Snake Lantern

SINGAPORE SNAKE LANTERN Photograph by Choo Yut Shing According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2013 marks the year of the snake and began on February 10th. In Singapore, photographer Choo Yut Shing took this fantastic overheard capture of a snake lantern sculpture made from 850 yellow sky lanterns. The snake stretches about…

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Jan 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Brussels Flower Carpet

Picture of the Day: Brussels Flower Carpet

BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET Photograph by Gaston Batistini The first Brussels flower carpet took place in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E. Stautemans. Since then there have been 18 flower carpets and they have appeared every other year since 1986. The main component of every carpet is the begonia. A…

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Jan 9, 2013

The Biggest Bonfire in the World

The Biggest Bonfire in the World

To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island. The occasion? Sankthans, or ‘Midsummer’, an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth. The day is celebrated on the 24th of June (around summer solstice)…

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Nov 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: The ‘Resonate’ Light Installation at Luminale

Picture of the Day: The ‘Resonate’ Light Installation at Luminale

THE ‘RESONATE’ LIGHT INSTALLATION AT LUMINALE Photograph by Thomas Wolf @ foto-tw.de Luminale is an is an international light culture festival which takes place every two years in Frankfurt-Rhine Main. The concept was developed in 2000 and implemented for the first time the 2002. After the initial years of rapid growth the…

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Nov 5, 2012

The Incredible Winter Light Festival in Japan

The Incredible Winter Light Festival in Japan

Located in Kuwana City (Mie Prefecture) is Nabano No Sato, a flower-focused park featuring sprawling gardens and giant greenhouses. Running annually from mid November to mid March is one of Japan’s finest Winter Illuminations, including the famous tunnel of light. The park also features an onsen (hot spring) and a variety of restaurants including…

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Oct 8, 2012

The Amazing Kites at the Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds

The Amazing Kites at the Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds

Now in its 34th year, Australia’s Festival of the Winds at Bondi Beach is the country’s premiere kite event, attracting some 50,000 spectators and hundreds of kite flyers from around the world. The event took place on September 9th on Sydney’s most famous beach. The highlight for many at the show was the massive…

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Mar 15, 2012

12 Places Around the World That Turn Green for St. Patrick’s Day

12 Places Around the World That Turn Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),…

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Feb 9, 2012

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Photograph via cafeteriafraiche on Reddit As the deep freeze spreads across Europe, one country that is embracing the cooler weather is The Netherlands. With temperatures dropping to around -7 degrees Celsius (19 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier this week, many of Amsterdam’s iconic canals have frozen over, allowing residents and tourists to skate the city’s…

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Jan 31, 2012

The Best Super Bowl Snack Stadiums Ever

The Best Super Bowl Snack Stadiums Ever

Photograph by Nicholas Gray Super Bowl 46 is this Sunday (Giants vs Patriots). What better way to celebrate this most glorious occasion then to feast your eyes on the most ridiculous Super Bowl Snack Stadiums ever created? Below is a collection of thirty snack stadiums that are sure to challenge your New Year’s…

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Aug 2, 2011

The ‘Opera on the Lake’ Stages of Bregenz

The ‘Opera on the Lake’ Stages of Bregenz

André Chénier Stage 2011 | Photograph by Bregenzer Festspiele / KARL FORSTER Since 1946, the Bregenz Festival ‘Opera on the Lake’ in Austria has been home to some of the most incredible outdoor stages ever built. Set on the gorgeous Lake Constance, the 6,800 capacity ‘Seebuhne’ Stage has been the setting for some of…

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