“One Photo, Four Seasons”: This Is How 8 Different Locations Around The World Look Across The Four Seasons

"One Photo, Four Seasons": This Is How 8 Different Locations Around The World Look Across The Four Seasons

Have you ever felt like you have all the energy in the world during the summer and could go without sleep and as soon as winter comes, you’d rather warp yourself in a warm blanket and conserve energy until it starts blooming? The annual cycle not only leaves fingerprints on scenery around us, it majorly affects our lifestyle, habits and moods. Continue reading »

Super Sleek, Modern And Minimalist Playing Cards By Joe Doucet

Super Sleek, Modern And Minimalist Playing Cards By Joe Doucet

According to Joe Doucet: “A good number of projects begin as internal experiments in the studio. Minim is one such project. Invited to a friend’s poker night, it occurred to me while looking a the cards that there was a great deal of historical baggage and useless information in a contemporary deck of playing cards such as the repetition of the number and suit on the face of the cards. For example: How many times do you count the ten spades laid out in the center of the card vs just reading the number 10 and the spade in the upper left hand corner? Why do cards have an orientation at all when all of the pertinent information is contained in a small portion of the cards visible when fanned out? Then there’s the Medieval reference to a royal hierarchy. It seemed to me that playing cards were a great vehicle for an experiment in reduction. Continue reading »

Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer Of The Year Names Finalists

Famous places and cultural sites all around the world, from popular national treasures to hidden pearls not widely known, are celebrated in the awards.

The 2018 Historical Photographer of The Year is a competition that is judged according to originality, composition and technical learning, as well as the story motivating the submission and its historical meaning. Sputnik’s photo gallery gives you a glimpse into some of the most interesting places of historical significance.

Chernobyl & Pompeii: 2018 Historical Photographer Of The Year Names Finalists
The Red Sands Sea Forts are part of the WW2 fortifications of Great Britain. The forts were built to support the protection of London from aerial attacks in WW2. © PHOTO: MARK EDWARDS/HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Continue reading »

Guardian Readers’ Travel Photography Competition 2018: October Winners

Guardian Readers' Travel Photography Competition 2018: October Winners
“Art installation by Felice Varini on the medieval walls of Carcassonne, France. At sunset there was a crowd of people where the concentric circles aligned. I was intrigued by this lady sending a hand-written message on a pink Post-it note”. (Photo by Katy Bridgestock/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty

Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty
A room with a view in Italy.

Dutch photographer Roman Robroek captures some of the most hauntingly beautiful spaces in pristine detail using only natural light. Roman’s fascination with these modern day ruins began along with his career in urban photography. Throughout his travels photographing buildings, he’d inevitably stumble across a great number of abandoned structures, many of them impressive in scope and size. Continue reading »

Fabulous Tardis And Stormtrooper Themed Cat Furniture Made From Recycled Cardboard

Fabulous Tardis And Stormtrooper Themed Cat Furniture Made From Recycled Cardboard

Sure, your cat loves any cardboard box, but wouldn’t you rather see a Tardis in your home? Or the Taj Mahal? Or a medieval castle? Or a Maya pyramid? A Bulgarian family makes these elaborate constructions from recycle cardboard and sells them through their Etsy store CacaoPets. Continue reading »

“Rebels Without A Pause” – Intimate Portraits Of Britain’s Aging Rebels And Mavericks

"Rebels Without A Pause" - Intimate Portraits Of Britain's Aging Rebels And Mavericks

After seeing a man in his 60s wearing a leather harness dancing at a gay club, photographer Muir Vidler realised he wanted to celebrate the people that never let their age define who they are. From the ‘world’s most-tattooed senior woman’ to a Jurassic mod, here are his band of rebels. Continue reading »

271 Years Before Pantone, An Artist Mixed And Described Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, An Artist Mixed And Described Every Color Imaginable In An 800-Page Book

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope. Continue reading »

Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival In Leipzig, Germany

Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival In Leipzig, Germany
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Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans such as cybergoths, metalheads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans are expected to attend to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the world’ s largest gothic and “dark” culture festival until June 5, 2017. The four-day festival includes performances by 200 bands as well as cultural outings including cemetery strolls and cathedral sermons. Continue reading »

Armenian Photographer Vahan Stepanyan Creates A Photo Project About Young Armenians With Beards

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Photographer Vahan Stepanyan from PAN Photo Agency with stylist Armen Galyan create a photo project about young armenians with beards. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Photos Of London From Above

High-flying photographer Jeffrey Milstein (previously), renowned for his aerial photos of US cities, snaps landmarks through the open door of a helicopter. This month he hired a chopper in London and amazingly he had just an hour to cover all the buildings he wanted to capture including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the glass roof of the British Museum and the Gherkin and Walkie Talkie towers in the City.

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The Walkie Talkie, built two years ago, is one of dozens of new towers in the ancient City. (Photo by Jeffrey Milstein/Rex Features/Shutterstock) Continue reading »

Spectacular Photos Of The Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 Around The World

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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point early on August 12, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Continue reading »

2016 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest

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Joseph Schindel, 24, of Charlotte, N.C., submitted this photo from a trip to Stanley, Idaho. (Photo by Joseph Schindel) Continue reading »

Thousands Of Military Bunkers In Switzerland Have Been Transformed Into Hotels, Data Centers And Museums

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A view shows the restaurant at the Hotel La Claustra in a former Swiss army bunker on the St. Gotthard mountain pass, Switzerland August 8, 2014. With the threat of foreign invasion a thing of the past, thousands of military bunkers and fortresses in Switzerland have been put to commercial use, from hotels to data centres, museums to cheese factories. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)
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Kim Simonsson’s Latest Series Reimagines Nordic “Moss People”

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Kim Simonsson’s ceramic sculptures of strange children and their forest animal friends are like something out of a Nordic fairytale. Some of them have long ears giving them a fairy-like appearance, with empty eyes that make us wonder what lies underneath their ceramic “shell”. Continue reading »

These Artists Makes Belgian Lake Mysteriously Glow

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In the middle of a small lake in Belgium, a rectangular piece of the water’s surface is mysteriously glowing. This elusive light is the design of Belgian artist duo Karel Burssens and Jeroen Verrecht, aka “88888”, whose works transform specific sites into art. Continue reading »

Throne of Kings: The Art of War Chess

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A classic game of chess where intellectual wars are enjoyed using finely crafted pieces of art. Behold “The Art of War” Continue reading »

Associated Press Photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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A model’s make up picture is stuck to a mirror backstage during the Autumn/Winter Madrid’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, in Madrid, Wednesday, February 1, 2012. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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Spain Welcomes Springtime With ‘Maya’ Girls

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A “Maya” girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on the streets in Madrid, Spain. Continue reading »

Solar Eclipse Around The World

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The sun is seen during a partial eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won’t be repeated for more than a decade. (Photo by Luca Bruno/AP Photo)
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Chocolate Snorting Offers New Way to a Cocoa High

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Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone snorts cocoa powder off his Chocolate Shooter in his factory in Bruges, February 3, 2015. When Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone created a chocolate-sniffing device for a Rolling Stones party in 2007, he never imagined demand would stretch much beyond the rock ‘n’ roll scene. But, seven years later, he has sold 25,000 of them. Inspired by a device his grandfather used to propel tobacco snuff up his nose, Persoone created a “Chocolate Shooter” to deliver a hit of Dominican Republic or Peruvian cocoa powder, mixed with mint and either ginger or raspberry. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters) Continue reading »

20 Weirdest Images on Google Street View

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In Japan, these pigeon role-players were waiting outside as the Google car passed by. Role-playing is cool and all but, not sure why anyone would to be one of the dirtiest birds ever. Continue reading »

Catalonia – the Consultation of Citizens

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Figures of Catalonian traditional Christmas crib called “caganer” (the defecator) of a human ballot box with a positive vote despicting in the act of defecation, released in Torroella de Mongri town, Catalonian region, northern Spain, 04 November 2014. The “caganer” is a traditional figure of the Caralonian nativity scenes for at least two centuries. This year, the referendum for independence that was scheduled for next 09 November, Real Madrid as Champions League winner and Torrente character will be “caganers”. (Photo by Robin Townsend/EPA)
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“Las Mayas” Celebrations In Spain

“Las Mayas” Celebrations In Spain
In this photo taken on Sunday, May 11, 2014, a “Maya” girl sits on an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on a street, in central Madrid, Spain. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents, it takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning off the spring. A girl between 7 and 11years is chosen as “Maya” and should sit still, serious, and quiet for a couple of hours in an altar on the street decorated with flowers and plants, afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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Fallas Festival in Spain

Fallas Festival in Spain
Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, on March 19, 2014. Every year the city celebrates the ancient “Las Fallas” fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends on midnight of March 19, burning large satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city. (Photo by Alberto Saiz/Associated Press) Continue reading »