Authentic Beauty of Fevik’s Illustrations for ‘The Mother of the Red River’
Join us as we explore the stunning illustrations of Fevik, an artist hailing from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These illustrations are part of a book titled “Người mẹ sông Hồng,” which translates to “The Mother of the Red River.” The Red River, also known as the Hồng Hà and Sông Cái in Vietnamese, is a principal river that flows through Vietnam. Continue reading »
Zipper Fastener Ship: Boat Shaped Like Giant Zip Puller Looks Like It’s Opening the Water
Japanese designer Yasuhiro Suziki has created a unique boat shaped like a giant zipper puller that looks like it’s opening up the water when sailing. Continue reading »
The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness
This beached whale — although very realistic — is a replica installed by the Belgian Captain Boomer Collective with the aim of raising awareness of how our society and the way we live is affecting the environment. the metaphor has generated a game between fiction and reality, reinforcing a feeling of disturbance. Continue reading »
The Bridges Along The River Thames In London Are To Be Lit Up As A Beautiful Piece Of Art
Six proposals have been shortlisted as part of the Illuminated River competition, which is aimed not only at delivering visually outstanding designs, but ones that make use of new technologies. The project was launched in June and has funding of £10 million (US$12.4 million) pledged to it so far. It will see 17 bridges illuminated from Chelsea to London’s financial district celebrating the river and making it more a part of London’s night-time economy.
Adjaye & onedotzero’s “Blurring Boundaries” proposal(Credit: Malcolm Reading Consultants and Adjaye Associates) Continue reading »
This Daredevil Diver Discovered A New River… Under Water
Anatoly Beloshchin is a professional diver and photographer. Recently he traveled to Mexico, and dove in the Cenote Angelita. Another name for a cenote is a sinkhole, and it’s formed by the collapse of cave walls. The floor of these natural wells is usually covered with water. An interesting fact is that cenotes are mostly found in Mexico. When diving, Anatoly managed to take photos of a truly unique natural phenomenon: an underwater river. Continue reading »
Photo of the Day: A River Of Smoke Passing Over The Greenland Sea
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of a river of smoke passing over the Greenland Sea. The smoke most likely arose from fires in Canada and Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Schmaltz/NASA/LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC)
Ballantine’s Presents Benjamin Von Wong’s Underwater River
In late May, Ballantine’s Scotch whisky and ‘hyper-real’ photographer Benjamin Von Wong journeyed to Tulum, Mexico with a team of 35 (including a champion free diver!) to participate in a unique, experimental underwater photographic project. Floating thirty metres (30m / 100ft) down in the ancient ‘Angelita’ Cenote ‘sinkhole’, is a cloud-like layer of hydrogen sulfide which separates salt and fresh water, creating a unique visual phenomenon – flowing ‘underwater river’. Continue reading »
The Most Polluted River in the World
Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in the Indonesian province of West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say government officials and water experts.
Poor sanitation and hygiene cause 50,000 deaths annually in Indonesia, with untreated sewage resulting in over six million tons of human waste being released into inland water bodies, according to an ongoing study by the World Bank. Continue reading »
Photo of the Day: The Volcanic River in Iceland
Though these pictures might look like beautiful abstract paintings, they are actually photos of volcanic rivers in Iceland taken by Russian photographer Andrey Ermolaev. Flying over Iceland’s active volcano systems, Ermolaev captures the swirling colours, patterns and textures of the volcanic rivers below as they flow through the black sand and eventually find their way to the ocean. Ermolaev calls Iceland “wonderful… a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers”. (Photo by Andrey Ermolaev/Solent)
The Most Beautiful River in the World
Caño Cristales is a river located in Serrania de la Marrakech in Colombia and is known worldwide because of the range of colors that it has in itself, so often described as “the most beautiful river in the world”, “the river of five colors” and “river which flows in heaven.” Why is this so, check out below!
Algae and the moss on the bottom of the river are the main “culprits” for the beautiful colors in the river. During the rainy seasons, Caño Cristales becomes deeper and flowing very strongly, thereby preventing sunlight to reach the algae. However, during dry periods, the river has no enough water for life. Still, between these two seasons, when conditions are perfect, Caño Cristales River becomes the most beautiful in the world.
Thousands shades of yellow, red, green, blue and black create a scene that leaves them breathless even indifferent bystanders. But the most beautiful part of the river, located in the desert, you can not just reach and to “paradise” parts can be reached only on foot or by horse, that the visit of the river turns into a kind of adventure. Continue reading »
Surfer Rides Standing Wave in Icy German River
A man surfs on the wave on the small man-made river Eisbach with snow and temperatures around freazing in the English Gardens in Munich, Germany on Thursday. The standing wave in the Eisbach is a favorite spot for daring water sports enthousiast the whole year round. (Peter Kneffel / EPA) Continue reading »
Photo of the Day: Birds on Frozen River
Green German River Dyed Even Greener
Argentinean artist Nicolas Uriburu, dressed in green, pours green dye into the river Weser in Bremen, northern Germany, Friday, Sept. 9, to mark the opening of an exhibition called “Farbe im Fluss” or “Color in the River.” at the museum of modern art. (David Hecker / AP) Continue reading »
The New Sava River Bridge in Belgrad
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