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Sliding Down The Skyslide In LA

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AFP / David McNew

For those who love to pair spectacular views with an adrenaline rush, a ride on the recently opened Skyslide is the perfect combination of both. Visitors can experience Skyslide’s unparalleled, panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles from within an enclosed glass slide that is suspended 1,000 feet above ground. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building on the West Coast, and extends 45 feet down to the 69th floor. The San Gabriel Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and even Catalina Island can be observed on clear days. Continue »

Public Pools Open In New York City For The Summer

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People enjoy a hot afternoon at the Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens on the opening day of city pools on June 29, 2016 in New York City.The main pool at Astoria, the biggest in New York City and administered by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, sees over 3,000 people on a typical summer weekday. Continue »

Shooting For New “Bavarian And Austrian Farmer Wives” Calendar

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AFP / Christof Stache

Six Bavarian and Austrian farmers wives have swapped their overalls for sexy sportswear for a new raunchy calendar that will be published in autumn 2017. Models Caroline, Sofia, Elena, Viktoria, Daniela and Veronika were all happy to get mucky at a farm in Apfeldorf, southern Germany, and sport gym kit for the ‘crossfit on the farm’ theme. Continue »

From New York To Bangkok: Photos Of Vintage Coca-Cola Signs

On January 31, 1893, Coca-Cola became a registered trademark, launching what would come to be one of the most recognized brands in the world. Accroding to TIME, during the 1930s, the company had begun to set up bottling plants in other countries. The photos here depict not just the way Coke began to blend into international surroundings, but also the wide array of American locales and subcultures the brand was penetrating

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Boy selling Coca Cola from a roadside stand, 1936. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Continue »

Spectacular Photos Of The Lost Train Graveyard In Bolivia

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Chris Staring photographs a mysterious train graveyard in the heart of southern Bolivia, where the skeletons of British steam locomotives and rail cars rust away on the edge of the world’s largest salt flats. More than 100 rail cars and locomotives can be found in different states of decay in the train graveyard. Continue »

These Haunting Pictures Of An Abandoned Funeral Home Will Send A Shiver Down Your Spine

The once majestic building lies in ruins, with crumbling walls and chilling debris, including body bags and embalming fluids scattered throughout. Formerly an opera house, the building was transformed into a funeral home in 1946. The chilling snaps were taken by photographer Johnny Joo (previously) at the deserted House of Wills Funeral Home in Cleveland.

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The balcony in the abandoned opera hall. (Photo by Johnny Joo/Caters News) Continue »

World Bodypainting Festival Models Turn Themselves Into Living Art Work In Austria

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Designs which are bright, bold and sometimes utterly bizarre are on display at the World Bodypainting Festival. More than 300 artists from 45 nations are involved in the three-day competition based at Woerthersee Lake, in south Austria, which started on Friday. Around 1,500 participants are competing in brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects categories. The festival also includes exhibitions and parties where guests dance in spectacular costumes and painted bodies. Over the years the festival has given a major platform to the art form that 20 years ago was unknown. Continue »

The Dog Project: 120 Playful Papier-Mâché Pooches Let Loose On The Beach

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For the Kinsale Arts Festival in County Cork, Ireland, local artist Tom Campbell decided to put a smile on every visitor’s face by creating 120 papier-mâché dogs, with the help of one hundred volunteers, and placing them at various locations around the town. Continue »

French Artist Creates Mind Blowing Trompe-L’oeil Illusions

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Patrick Commecy, a talented street artist from France, makes these mind-bending hyper-realistic wall paintings. The before and after photos show the big difference these murals create. It is true that sometimes walls of a building can look really dull and boring, but Patrick has some mad skills to transform them into something amazing and beautiful. Continue »

These Backpacks From Japan Look Like Giant Sushi

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These sushi backpacks are from Japan and they’re made by a company called Turn Over. They come in three delicious varieties (tamagoyaki, salmon, and shrimp) and they all feature photo-printed fabrics that make the sushi look super realistic. Continue »

Fake Animal Fact Posters Posted At The Los Angeles Zoo Are Priceless

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Prankster and comedian Jeff Wysaski (previously) printed and left these fake Animal Fact posters around the zoo in LA to spice things up a bit. And it was a big success. Continue »

Extraordinary Black And White Fashion Photography By John French In The 1950s And 1960s

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John French (1906–1966) was one of London’s top fashion photographers of the 1950s and 1960s, an era when those who wore and photographed clothing for a living could become famous overnight. The models he worked with included the most famous of the time and many were debutantes who went on to become well-known society figures. John persuaded the art editors of the national press to use his flawlessly lit images of top models and his work appeared in virtually every newspaper and magazine. Continue »

Surreal And Imaginative Black And White Photos That Will Confuse Your Eyes

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Using a little Photoshop wizardry, Russian photographer Alexey Menschikov is able to conjure up all kinds of unusual and strange images loaded with repetition, constantly toying with the idea of shadow and light. He initially photographs all kinds of subjects, from people in the street and urban architecture to various animals like birds, cats and dogs. Once he’s collected enough source material, he then adjusts, clones and repeats elements before arranging them into a surreal patchwork of shadows, movement and patterns. Continue »

Unconventional Tourist Photographs Reveal What’s Behind the World’s Most Visited Sights

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When visiting a monument such as the Taj Mahal, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the microcosm of these iconic sights. Photographer Oliver Curtis is seemingly unfazed by all the action and instead captures scenes that often go unnoticed by tourists—ones that are in the vicinity, but might as well be invisible. In the series Volte-face, he presents images that look opposite to historic sites such as Stonehenge, the Mona Lisa, and Lenin’s Tomb. Often, these views are less than stunning—they’re used for storage, are heavily traveled roads, or are crowded with other people. Here: Statue of Liberty, New York, USA Continue »

Married Japanese Man Claims He Has Finally Found Love With A Sex Doll

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A Japanese man has revealed he has finally found happiness with his girlfriend – a silicone love doll. Senji Nakajima, claims he enjoys the ‘perfect’ relationship with ‘Saori’ – even taking the dummy out shopping to buy it fancy outfits – despite the fact that he is married to a woman with whom he has two children. Senji, 61, from Nagano, lives with his life size doll in his apartment in Tokyo where he enjoys a physical relationship with it – but he claims he is happy because his plastic companion isn’t ‘after only money’. Continue »