Gallery Of 68 Competitive Designs For The Great Tower For London, 1890

Gallery Of 68 Competitive Designs For The Great Tower For London, 1890

The year previous, 1889, saw the hugely successful Eiffel Tower go up in the centre of Paris, and the good people of London, not to be outdone, decided to get one of their own. A wonderful array of designs were put forward. Continue reading »

Great Tomato Fight 2018

Great Tomato Fight 2018
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As every year on the last Wednesday of August, thousands of people visit the small village of Bunol to attend the Tomatina, a battle in which tons of ripe tomatoes are used as weapons. This year, a total of 145 tons of ripe tomatoes will be thrown between more than 22,000 participants. Continue reading »

Great Photos Of Mid-Century New York City By Frank Oscar Larson

Great Photos Of Mid-Century New York City By Frank Oscar Larson
Pigeons gather in Times Square on a rainy day in 1954 in front of the marquee for “A Star is Born” starring Judy Garland..

When Frank Larson died on a visit to New York City to see the World’s Fair 1964, he left behind thousands of negatives. Working as an auditor in Queens, Frank would take a break from the daily grind to photograph the streets as he walked the world’s most vibrant city. Continue reading »

Malaysian Artist Ivan Tao Paints Subjects With Great Atmosphere To His Pieces

Malaysian Artist Ivan Tao Paints Subjects With Great Atmosphere To His Pieces

Ivan Tao is a Malaysian artist who’s majorly influenced by the impressionism art period. It’s evident in his portraits of Natalie Portman and Hellboy as he uses quick brush strokes in order to approximate the likeness of the two without going into heavy refinement or detail. His penchant for wispy and flowing brush strokes also gives his pieces an ethereal dream-like quality. Continue reading »

“Cats Like Plain Crisps”: Brilliant Photos Of Great Graffiti In 1970s London

"Cats Like Plain Crisps": Brilliant Photos Of Great Graffiti In 1970s London

Roger Perry’s photographs of graffiti in 1970s London were compiled in the 1976 book The Writing On The Wall. Perry (1944 – 1991), a photographer whose work regularly featured in Time Out, The Sunday Times, Vogue and Nova, captured a side of literary London when the city was hit by recession, poor housing and urban decay. Continue reading »

Before The Great Clean-Up Began, Here Is Another Side Of New York In The 1970s That You May Never Know

New York is the most populous city in the United States, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute.

A street scene in Brooklyn, New York City, 1974:
Before The Great Clean-Up Began, Here Is Another Side Of New York In The 1970s That You May Never Know

Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Continue reading »

An Imagination That Looks Great On Paper: The Creative Mind Of Lily Seika Jones

An Imagination That Looks Great On Paper: The Creative Mind Of Lily Seika Jones

Lily Seika Jones was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1989. She was raised in Vancouver, Canada where she attended the University of British of Columbia and completed a bachelors degree in Visual Arts and English Literature, eventually attaining her teaching certification in Secondary Art Education and English. Lily currently resides in Seattle as a freelance illustrator and stationery designer for Rivulet Paper Shop – a paper goods company she began on Etsy in 2014. Continue reading »

Ikea Had A Great Reaction To Balenciaga Making A $2,145 Version Of Its 99-Cent Blue Bag

Ikea Had A Great Reaction To Balenciaga Making A ,145 Version Of Its 99-Cent Blue Bag

IKEA have issued a hilarious advert for its $0.99 shopping bag so its customers can rest assured they’ve bought the real deal. The amusing ad is in response to French luxury fashion house Balenciaga’s new handbag which looks suspiciously similar to the iconic Ikea FRAKTA bag. Continue reading »

Mom Trolls Her Daughter With A Great Birthday Cake

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For her daughter’s 18th birthday this mom wanted to recreate a special moment from her life, so she had a very important photo turned into a cake that the daughter will never forget. Continue reading »

When A Bad Tattoo Is Transformed Into Something Great

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If you got yourself an unfortunate tattoo, it’s not the end. These pictures of cool cover-up tattoos will give you some ideas. Continue reading »

We’ll Just Happen To Serve Great Coffee In The Company Of Homeless Cats With Leukemia

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A family of homeless cats with leukemia are “sentenced for life” because their probabilities of being adopted are so low. Their only choice of having a better life was to develop a business plan to create their dream home with all the comfort. This includes human visits to scratch their backs. Continue reading »

Parents Found A Great Way To Comfort Their Son Who Lost His Favorite Toy

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When a little boy lost his favorite toy he was heartbroken… So, his parents told him that his toy wasn’t lost but that he went travelling around the world. Than his parents wrote about this on Reddit asking everybody who knew how to use Photoshop to make this “toy traveling” story real. Well, Reddit delivered. Continue reading »

Balloon Pin House, Great Place To Store Map Or Noticeboard Pins

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Whether you need to pin up a pin-up, or drop a pin on a map, the Balloon Pin House provides an enchanting place for you to store your map or noticeboard pins. 300 individual pins float above a tiny rooftop in a miniature balloon cluster. Continue reading »

France, Often Late To U.S. Culture, Had A Great Reaction To Getting “Game Of Thrones” On Time

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To promote French cable provider Canal+ airing the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere at the exact same moment it debuts in America on HBO (that’s 3 a.m. on April 25 for those en France), agency BETC created a clever outdoor campaign. Continue reading »

500 Replicas Of The Stormtrooper Characters From “Star Wars” Are Placed On The Great Wall Of China

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Five hundred replicas of the Stormtrooper characters from “Star Wars” are placed on the steps at the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China during a promotional event for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, October 20, 2015. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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Fascinating Photos from the Tour of the Great Kemeri Bog in Latvia

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People wearing snowshoes take part in a tour of the Great Kemeri Bog, Latvia, October 17, 2015. The Kemeri bog is more than 8,000 years old and is one of the largest dry moss swamps in the Baltics. A more than decade-long joint restoration of the bog by the European Union and the Latvian government helped the bog recover its high moss marshes, damp black alder forests, floodplain meadows and seaside lakes – features now considered rare in Europe due to industrialisation. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)
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Great Barrier Reef at Risk

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Dried coral and shells lie on a beach on Lady Elliot Island, north-east of the town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, June 10, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)

With the Australian sun illuminating the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef in all their glory, UNESCO World Heritage delegates snorkelled for hours surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks. Their mission was to check the health of the world’s largest living ecosystem, thousands of multi-coloured coral reefs stretching over 2,000 km off the northeast coast which bring in billions of dollars a year in tourism. Some coral has been badly damaged and certain animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened.
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Great Masters Having Great Times: Miniature Art Of Lorenzo Castellini

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According to Lorenzo Castellini: “I am a Brazilian artist who lives in one of the craziest cities in the world! Living in Sao Paulo is like being trapped in one of Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings !First I got a book on him and cut out characters and images from his paintings, then I decided ”to take bosch for a walk” around town and place those characters in surreal scenes…which is quite easy to find around Sao Paulo. While doing that many more masters came to my mind… Van Gogh, Matisse, Basquiat and so on! Continue reading »

Great British Tattoo Show

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Tattoo enthusiast Cammy Stewart poses for a portrait during the Great British Tattoo Show in Alexandra Palace in north London, Britain May 23, 2015. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Great Britain

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Revellers from London dance as they wait for fireworks to start at the London Eye on the River Thames during New Year celebrations in London December 31, 2014. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)
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Creatures Great and Small

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Children sit under a crocodile based table, as they pose for photographers during a press preview of a themed auction that features the animal as artistic inspiration, entitled “Creatures Great and Small”, in London, Monday, December 15, 2014. The sale scheduled for December 17, 2014, explores animals across a diverse range of mediums and styles, from intricate carving details in 19th century furniture through to contemporary sculpture, according to Christie’s auction house. (Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo)
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The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace

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A woman gets tattooed at The Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace on May 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Alexandra Palace)
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Photo of the Day: A Great White Hunter

Photo of the Day: A Great White Hunter
A great white shark breaches and bites down on a decoy seal off in False Bay, South Africa. (Photo by Barcroft Media)

Chinese Home Builders Find Great Location: On Top of a Shopping Mall

Chinese Home Builders Find Great Location: On Top of a Shopping Mall

In a densely populated city, land can be an elusive commodity. But that was no such hurdle for the residents of these extraordinary villas. While there may not have been any suitable square footage at ground level, they have instead built their homes on the roof of a shopping centre. Located in the city of Zhuzhou in central China’s Hunan Province, the Jiutian International Plaza is home to one of most famous wholesale markets for shoes in the region.

The four homes are so well hidden on the eight-storey complex that many of the locals have failed to notice them, it was reported on www.hugchina.com. Continue reading »

Great Dismal Swamp

Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The refuge consists of over 112,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, at 3,100 acres and the largest natural lake in Virginia, is located in the heart of the swamp. On the territory of teh National State Reserve you can see trees like bald cypress, pine, maple, and many others, and animals like black bear, lynx, otter and weasel. Continue reading »