Saturday, June 30, 2012

Natalie Portman

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Angkor Wat The Mysterious Temple, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat, in present-day Cambodia, formed part of the capital of the Khmer Empire from 802 until 1295, and is probably the largest religious monument ever constructed. Built over a 30-year period with sandstone and laterite (a dense, porous, iron-bearing soil that can be quarried like stone), the rectangular structure (2,800 by 3,800 feet) faces west, in Hindu belief the direction taken by the dead when going to their next life.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Meat Art - Amazing Art

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Meat Art
Amazing Meat Art

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Borobudur, Indonesia

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Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jakarta's Extraordinary Railway Track Slum

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A man cooks his meal between the train tracks.

The ground begins to rumble, and a deep and ominous sound steadily approaches, increasing in volume. Yet children play, their mothers cook, people shuffle off to work and back, neighbors chat, and elderly men sit in the afternoon sun playing a leisurely game of chess. Nobody even bothers to look up from what they are doing.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Empire State Building - New York

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Empire State Building - New York
  • The Empire State Building is 1,453 feet, 8 9/16 inches from the base to the top of the lightning rod.
  • There are 1,860 steps from street level to the 102nd floor.
  • 10-20 thousand people visit the Empire State Building daily.

Molly's Sketchbook: Friendship Bracelets

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Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories.

Emma Watson

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I heart Emma Watson.
she's been one of my favorite actresses since Harry Potter.
her style is so perfect.
the classiness of Audrey with a girly, modern twist.
and I loveeee her modeling campaign for Burberry.
cute cute... ^^

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dieng Plateau, Indonesia


Dieng Plateu, is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng active volcano complex near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia. Referred to as "Dieng" by Indonesians, it sits at 2,000m above sea level far from major population centres. The name "Dieng" comes from Di Hyang which means "Abode of the Gods".

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fashion shoot replaces camera with a scanner

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a recent fashion series by photographer henry hargreaves is shot entirely on a scanner
fashion credits: bra by stella mccartney; necklace and earrings by pamela love

for his recent fashion series, brooklyn-based photographer henry hargreaves replaced his camera with a scanner, capturing ghostly images from the device's bed.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

17-Year-Old Makes Her Own Prom Dress Out of Old Homework

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Just in case you needed more proof that you don’t actually need designer labels to attract attention, here’s the story of Kara Koskowich, who created her prom dress out of old homework.

After graduation, most students never want to look at homework again, but 17-year-old Kara Koskowich actually decided to look good IN it, by making a unique prom dress out of her old math homework.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Places to visit 2012

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Wondering which countries are the most popular travel destinations? Each year, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) compiles a list of the most visited countries according to the number of international tourist arrivals for every country. In the last three years, European destinations like France, Spain and Italy have been leading the list, but China surpassed Spain and Italy this time, coming in at third place after France and the United States. It’s quite surprising to find Malaysia coming in as another Asian contender, while Thailand is nowhere to be found in the top 10. A pity none of the African and Middle Eastern countries have made it to the list. Here’s a look at the top 10 list compiled in 2010 (2011 is yet to be published).

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

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Located off the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia's West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau. Raja Ampat Regency is new regency which separated from Sorong Regency at 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea, which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia. It is a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces of land in the Australian continent.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Awesome Vortex Water Sculpture in UK by William Pye

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According to Greek mythology, the sirens Charybdis and Scylla resided in the Sicilian Sea. Homer tells us that because Charybdis had stolen the oxen of Hercules, Zeus struck her with a thunderbolt and changed her into a whirlpool whose vortex swallowed up ships.

1. In the fascinating vortex water sculpture by artist William Pye entitled Charybdis, the circular movement of water inside a transparent acrylic cylinder forms an air-core vortex in the centre. Steps wrap around the cylinder and allow spectators to view the vortex from above. The cylinder was manufactured in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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