Monday, December 31, 2012


So many things and places to see across the world.
Take a peek!!

Twice a year, the sunset in Manhattan aligns perfectly with the East/West avenues. This July, about 100 photographers crowded a tiny overpass to capture the event. This picture was taken from Tudor City Place, looking west down 42nd Street past the Chrysler Building on the right, Grand Central Station further down, and Times Square way at the end.


A rare natural phenomenon turns one of Austria’s most beautiful hiking trails into a 10 meter-deep lake, for half the year. Located at the foot of the Hochschwab Mountains, in Tragoess, Styria. Green Lake(Grüner See) begins to appear as temperatures rise in the summer months, the snow and ice covering the mountaintops melt, and the water pours down, filling the basin below with crystal-clear water.

Deep North 

“Set into the snow, this abandoned house had the artist working in below zero temperatures to get the interior and exterior carved out just right. During the coldest months the dilapidated house was sprayed with thousands of gallons of water and left to freeze. The result was chilling, and at some points looks more like a thick coat of white acrylic.”

This Blood Lamp doesn’t look that bloody, but the way you turn it on can be considered gruesome. It only works once, and you need to add of a drop of your blood to activate it! The idea is to stop and think about how badly you need light before you use it. Designer Mike Thompson created the lamp in order to draw attention to how much energy we waste.

80th Anniversary of ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’  One of the most recognizable American images of all time, ‘Lunch atop a Skyscraper’ was photographed by Charles C. Ebbets on September 20, 1932. 

Photographed 800 feet above 47th Street in New York City during the construction of the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center, the image is now a part of the Corbis Images-owned Bettman Archive.   
To celebrate the anniversary of the iconic of the image, Corbis produced a charming interactive guiding the viewer through the era of the 1930s America using the Bettman Archive - Lunch In The Sky.  
No one knows the true identity of all eleven men, but it’s certain they were part of the new generation of Americans, descendants of late 19th century European migrants.

The half-built edifice on which they precariously balance is the RCA building, tallest of 14 art deco skyscrapers in the complex. 

When the image was first published, New York was undergoing an Indian summer and Wall Street was at its lowest level, with unemployment at 24 percent.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...