Despite the historical presence of public water fountains in most of the large cities of the world, city inhabitants still hesitate to drink that “street water” and prefer to buy a plastic bottle, which is pollutive. Continue reading »
Digital artist Margarita Zhitnik worked in collaboration with art director Duck Knees to produce these incredible mashups of iconic destinations for Expedia. Continue reading »
From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting.
China. The dataset used for China was unique as it relied solely on Open Street Map, due to restrictions on accessing Google data. The population is densely concentrated in the east and accessibility is increased, whereas rural provinces in the west remain remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford) Continue reading »
MINI Roadtrip Doodle: 7 Day Road Trip Across 5 Countries, 12 European Cities, 2,452km, 1 Plane, 2 Cars, 3 Boats, 5 People
According to the artist Steve Simpson: “The idea of road trip with a classic white mini and a bag of sharpies sounded like the trip of a lifetime and it was. But there was a huge amount of prep work involved too. We had the car covered in a matt white vinyl so it was possible to rough out in pencil.” Continue reading »
While on a recent trip through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Seoul, London-based photographer Marcus Wendt found himself suffering from a bout of jetlag induced insomnia and ended up wandering the streets of several cities late at night. Continue reading »
Luca Curci architects studio has designed a landmark for the Persian Gulf skyline with an innovative project based on the concept of “Organic Cities”. The organic buildings become part of the new megalopolis, merging and mixing residential elements with business divisions, shopping life with wellness areas, cultural places with social life. The aim is to create a common place where people can live, meet, learn, work, socialize and create new mixing cultures. Continue reading »
We’re entering the final week of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest, and stunning entries continue to pour in from all over the world.
For the final gallery before the contest closes, our editors have selected incredible photos from the “Cities” category for online galleries. From aerial shots to iconic skylines, these photos feature both architectural marvels as well as the beauty of day-to-day life in the urban jungle.
The city library in Stuttgart. (Photo and caption by Norbert Fritz / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue reading »
A city is made of many things.
When you dream of Paris you think croissants, good wine and the Moulin Rouge. When you fantasise Tokyo you visualise sushi, technology and paper lanterns. Photographic Poster Artist, Jordan Bolton based in Manchester, England, has done just that and designed for Expedia Canada, four unique posters depicting four iconic cities: San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Tokyo. Continue reading »
On Tuesday at the enterprise JSC “EKZ Lebedyansky” (owned by PepsiCo) collapsed roof of the warehouse on an area of 300 square meters, reports citing. Continue reading »
1969, Soviet Moscow and New York City. Two big totally different cities, two cultures, two nations. We have found some photos of the old cities and tried to compare them. Just have a look at pictures below and find out what came out of it.
Moscow on the left; New York City on the right. Continue reading »
Not only the fashion director of Esquire, Nick Sullivan is also a dedicated photographer and downright perfectionist, as demonstrated by his amazing Instagram feed. Sullivan’s new favourite pastime sees the British-born fashion expert scouring the Internet in search of old photographs of London, Paris and New York and meticulously locating the same exact spot, inserting the picture from the past into one of the present space to demonstrate the passing of time. From a picture of Colette sitting in the portico of the Palais Royale to a portrait of Bob Dylan walking down a tree-lined avenue in Central Park and the Rolling Stones taking a stroll in Covent Garden, Sullivan’s “doubletakes” become joyful accounts of the evolution of some of the world’s most-loved cities. Continue reading »
Natural History Museum is giving delegates the chance to embark on a virtual reef dive around the venue as its newest exhibition “Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea” will be offered as an additional venue space to event organisers from Friday 27th March 2015. Coral Reefs, which opens 27th March and runs until 13th September, presents a spectacular marine life gallery and invites guests to meet creatures and discover plants from diverse coral habitats including coral collected firsthand by Charles Darwin, a venomous blue-ringed octopus and a gigantic Turbinaria coral. As with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year gallery, Coral Reefs will be available to hire as an additional venue space to combine with the other permanent event spaces in the museum. With a recommended capacity of 150 guests at a time Coral Reefs will provide organisers with the perfect opportunity to enhance their events with this fascinating exhibition and virtual dive. Continue reading »
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