Kiki Fernandes Captures The Poignancy Of De Saint-Exupéry’s Work In Gorgeous Photos Of Scenes From “The Little Prince” — In LEGO

Kiki Fernandes is a gifted Brazilian photographer whose portraits of young women and expectant mothers are astonishing in their beauty and intensity. But what really caught our eye was a very different project: her lyrical photos of scenes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince, built in LEGO form. It sounds cutesy, or even gimmicky, but her work somehow captures the particular melancholy of the novel in ways conventional illustrations might not. Continue reading »

Canal Saint-Martin In Paris Reveals Its Secrets

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Paris authorities began draining the Canal Saint-Martin, a popular waterway that attracts tourists and revelers in the French capital’s trendy northeastern 10th arrondissement, for the first time in 14 years, Paris, January 5, 2016. (Photo by Christophe Geyres/SIPA Press/Newscom)
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New Year Devotees Feast the Saint of Death

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A follower shows a ring of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, near at the saint’s altar at Tepito neighborhood, in Mexico City January 1, 2015. Followers gather at the saint’s altar at the start of the new year to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank the saint for favours that have been granted and to ask for new ones in the new year. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)
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Feast of Saint John in the Philippines: Mud People, Water Fights, Costumed Roasted Pigs

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People covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves walk from a rice field to church during a religious festival held in honour of St John the Baptist, in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, Philippines. (AFP)
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Photo of the Day: Saint Game

A group of monks playing basketball near the Monastery. Qinghai Province, China. Photo: EPA-ITAR TASS.