This Public Seating Installation Was Inspired By Snowbanks That Gather Around Trees And Street Lights

When it was a little more sunny and a lot less snowy in Quebec City, Canada, Atelier Pierre Thibault designed a public seating installation named Le Banc de Neige (The Bench of Snow). Inspired by the cooler months of the year when there is plenty of snow around, the designer wanted to recreate the snowbanks that gather around the trees and street lights. Continue reading »

For Honor – Vikings Gather For Up Helly Aa Festival In Shetland Islands


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Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is Shetland in the far north of Scotland, where one of the most incredible festivals in Europe is held. On the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick goes more than a little mad. Up Helly Aa is a lot more than a sub-arctic bonfire and booze-up. It’s a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland’s history and a triumphant demonstration of the islanders’ skills and spirit. Fifty helmeted Vikings and a burning Norse galley. Unmissable! Continue reading »

Trabant Enthusiasts Gather in Zwickau

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Fans of the East German Trabant car gather for their 7th annual get-together on August 23, 2014 in Zwickau, Germany. Hundreds of Trabant enthusiasts arrived to spend the weekend admiring each others cars, trading stories and enjoying activities. The Trabant, dinky and small by modern standards, was the iconic car produced in former communist East Germany and today has a strong cult following. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images)
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Thousands Of Redheads Gather Together on Redhead Day

Approximately just 2% of the human population is born with red hair. And life can be tough for them, as they are constantly being called all kinds of names and are the brunt of many jokes. There are even claims that people with red hair are incapable of possessing a soul.

That is why many Ginganinjas head to Roodharigendag or Red Hair Day every year to meet up with like-minded, or like-haired, friends. So they can comfort each other. This past weekend saw 5 000 reheaded revellers take to the Dutch city of Breda. Activities include lectures, workshops and demonstrations aimed specifically at red-haired people. Continue reading »