Venice Beach Roller Skaters: Cruising The Promenade Of LA’s Chillest Neighborhood

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Originally founded in 1905 as an independent resort town lined with picturesque canals (complete with gondolas!), Venice, California, was annexed by the city of Los Angeles in 1926 but gradually fell into disrepair and neglect. Considered almost a seaside slum, Venice’s cheap bungalows soon attracted artists, musicians and other creative countercultural types. In addition to its laid-back and bohemian atmosphere, Venice boasts a pristine length of sandy beach, along which runs a paved promenade — perfect for rollerskating. Continue reading »

Roller-Skating Culture in USA

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Roller skaters dance to the music under a banner of U.S. President Barack Obama at “The Rink” during an evening session in Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2015. A handful of decades-old skating venues put Chicago at the center of a vibrant African-American subculture of urban roller skate dancing that stretches from Atlanta to Detroit and from Los Angeles to New York. While mainstream roller skating has been on a long decline, a new generation of skaters travel a circuit of rinks around the country to compete and show off their moves. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)
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Six-year-old Roller Skater Gagan Satish

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A super flexible schoolboy has become a limbo legend – by roller-skating under 39 cars in a row. It took six-year-old Gagan Satish just 29 seconds to cover a distance of nearly 70 metres with his face just five inches from the ground. (Photo by Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media India)
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Patterned Paint Roller Kit

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These patterned paint rollers from The Painted House, based in the UK, come in a range of different designs and are a really good alternative to wallpaper. Each design roller is reusable and interchangeable, and can be used with either the fabric applicator or the wall & paper applicator. You can use them on walls, perk up old wooden furniture, make reams of wrapping paper and meters of fabric. Continue reading »

World Cup 2014 Fans’ Emotional Roller Coaster: The Agony and the Ecstasy

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An England fan at a bar in London celebrates as Daniel Sturridge scores against Italy. (Reuters)
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