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Grieving For The Lost Childhood: The Creepiest Graffiti Of Pripyat

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30 years ago the Ukrainian city Pripyat was abandoned after probably the biggest accident in nuclear power stations history of all times – Chernobyl disaster. But the city continues its existence in other forms. Graffiti in Pripyat is directly connected to the motive of the lost childhood and fear of the artists painting the abandoned town. This place causes mingled feelings: interest from one side and pity from the other. Pity for those people who used to live here and especially children whose childhood was stolen. Continue »

Stunning Photos Of Wild Animals Invade The Supermarket

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If human life disappeared from our planet, wild animals would be welcome to peruse our grocery stores. This hilarious collection of photographs by Indonesian photographer Agan Harahap shows wild animals out of their natural or pseudo-natural zoo environments in a human territory where we never expect to see them. Continue »

Artist Creates A Giant Anamorphic Tribute Portrait Of James Conway Farley Using Thrift Store Clothing

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In a site-specific installation for Family Day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, artist Noah Scalin used thrift store clothing to create a giant anamorphic portrait of James Conway Farley, a renowned African-American photographer in the 19th century Continue »

Fight The Power: Honest Street Art Around The World

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A Pakistani painter gives final touches to a mural of slain Sufi singer Amjad Sabri to pay homage to him, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Sabri, a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer who was shot dead in the port city of Karachi in an attack on last week claimed by Islamic extremists. (Photo by Shakil Adil/AP Photo) Continue »

Stunning Vintage Photos Of Women Modeling Bathing Caps With Faces On Them

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Image courtesy of Ralph Crane — The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

Outside of the Olympics and synchronized swimming competitions, it’s fairly rare to see swimming caps these days. It’s rarer still to see swim caps that give the illusion that the bather has two faces. But these poolside headpieces were all the rage in 1959, when LIFE featured them in a fashion story called “Two-faced Swimmers in Crazy Caps.” Continue »

Photographer And Her Friends Reclaim Their African Roots In Visually Striking Portraits

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Image courtesy of Atong Atem

25 year-old South Sudanese, Melbourne based photographer Atong Atem discusses Studio Series, a series of portraits inspired by vintage African studio photography. With these images, Atong and her friends, who posed as her subjects and who all live in Australia, aim to celebrate the culture of their countries of origin in Africa. Continue »

Russian Photographer Captures Breathtaking Photos Of Milky Way Mirrored On Salt Flats In Bolivia

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Imge courtesy of Daniel Kordan

In May 2016, Russian photographer, Daniel Kordan, traveled to the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia – the world’s largest salt flat and took some photos that look out of this world. Using a Nikon D810A astrophotography DSLR and a 14-24mm f/2.8 Nikon lens, he managed to capture the Milky Way being reflected on the flooded salt flat at night, and the results are absolutely breathtaking. Continue »

Belgian Designers Have Created A Canoe For Two That Folds Away Into A Box

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Belgian’s Otto Van De Steene and Thomas Weyn wanted to travel with a canoe and be able to easily use it within the city, but there wasn’t anything on the market. They set out to design their own canoe, but it had to be lightweight, easy to carry, and it had to be possible to store it anywhere. Continue »

When Airplane Food Was First Class – A Mouthwatering Look At What In-Flight Meals Used To Be Like In The Golden Age Of Flying

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Have you ever had any complaints about the meals served up to you during a long-haul flight? They are admittedly not the same as they were before. You can now travel back in time to the golden age of flying when airline food was actually first class. Continue »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Turns 69: Photo Tribute

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Eighteen year old bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger lifts a friend in 1965 in Thal, Austria. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Continue »

New Fashion Dolls Available At Tokyo Disney Resort

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Tokyo Disney Resort released a new line of character inspired dolls called “Tokyo Disney Resort Fashion Dolls”. There are four “Fashion Dolls,” and each is inspired by different Disney characters: Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Alice, and Marie. The dolls stand 26.5 cm tall and can be changed into different outfits. They appear closer in resemblance to Licca-chan dolls, a Japanese doll brand that can be likened to Barbie elsewhere in the world. Continue »

Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium

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Image courtesy of Brian / PreciousDecay.com

In the world of luxury travel, great railway journeys are increasingly seen as relics of a distant and elegant past. In our fast-paced modern world, the mere thought of such an adventure fills us with intrigue and captures our collective imagination – and few trains are as iconic as the Orient Express. Launched in 1883 by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), the long-distance passenger service ceased operating in December 2009 amid growing competition from high-speed trains and budget airlines. Continue »

This Hotel Room Lets You Sleep Under The Stars In The Swiss Alps

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As part of the Null Stern Hotel, designers from Atelier für Sonderaufgaben and hospitality professional Daniel Charbonnier from Minds in Motion SA, have created this unique one-of-a-kind hotel room that has no walls or ceiling. Continue »

Turkish Designer Envisions Futuristic BMW Titan Motorcycle

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There have been endless mesmerizing motorcycle concepts we have seen in our time. While few have made real, most of them are lost in time. The Titan designed by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem is one such design that Batman would love to include in his fleet, if BMW so desires. The futuristic motorcycle concept Titan has been designed for BMW. Erdem has designed seven other concepts for the motorcycle brand in the past, all of which depict uniqueness and authenticity of BMW, but this one is arguably the best. Continue »

The FJ Company Did A Beautiful Job On This Classic Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Miami-based outfit specializes in restoring old Land Cruisers, like this beautiful 1967 model – an FJ45LV in Capri Blue and white. It was the pet project of gentleman in Montana, who painstakingly sourced original parts for this most rare of Land Cruisers over the course of ten years. Continue »