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72-year Old Grandpa Models Women’s Clothes, Becomes Internet Sensation

72-year Old Grandpa Models Women’s Clothes, Becomes Internet Sensation

Liu Xianping, a 72-year-old Chinese man has become something of an internet sensation after he began modelling for his granddaughter’s online clothing store. Liu Xianping’s granddaughter is one of five recent college grads who created Yuekou, a female fashion store. It all started when one day her grandpa Liu came to help with unpacking: “He […]

Hamburg, the City of Bridges

Hamburg, the City of Bridges

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. It is also a popular tourist destinations because of its scenic beauty and unique blend of historical monuments and modern pubs and nightclubs, including the world-renowned red light district, the Reeperbahn. Despite being located astride […]

Tropical Island Resort–World’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

Tropical Island Resort–World’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

Tropical Islands Resort is an artificial tropical resort located about 60 kilometers south of Berlin and is housed within the largest free-standing dome in the world. This massive airplane-hanger-like structure is 360 meters long, 210 meters wide, 107 meters high, and is supported by 14,000 tons of steel. It is large enough to host 8 […]

Khan Shatyr–the World’s Tallest Tent in Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr–the World’s Tallest Tent in Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, is an architectural project that is billed as the world’s largest tent. The “tent” is made of a transparent material and suspended on a network of cables strung from a central spire 150 meters high. The structure has a 200 meter elliptical base enclosing […]

The Beautiful Alpine Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Beautiful Alpine Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany, in the heart of the Alps. Garmisch and Partenkirchen were originally two different towns that were joined by a decree of Adolf Hitler to bring the 1936 Winter Olympics to Germany. The International Olympic Committee was going to pass over Germany as the host, because […]

US Election Illustrated Using Fast Food

US Election Illustrated Using Fast Food

Soon after the US election was over, Berlin-based artists Lisa Rienermann and Anna Lena Schiller decided to create an infographic illustrating the most important facts about the US presidential election. The duo decided that burgers and fries, the stereotypical American meal, was the most appropriate medium for visualization. The project, named “Binders Full of Burgers,” […]

Winning Images of Children’s Eyes on Earth Photography Contest

Winning Images of Children’s Eyes on Earth Photography Contest

Last September, kids all over the world were invited to enter their pictures in the Children’s Eyes on Earth photo contest to help raise awareness of environmental issues while giving budding artists a chance to share their visions with the world. The contest which was limited to photographers 17 and younger, asked entrants to portray […]

Jason Tozer’s Planetary Bubbles

Jason Tozer’s Planetary Bubbles

These planetary pictures of Jupiter like gas-giants with swirling hurricanes are actually common soap bubbles. Photographer Jason Tozer was commissioned to make these using Sony’s Alpha 350 DSLR camera by the visual communication magazine Creative Review. The shoot came about after Sony approached Creative Review in 2008 looking for a way in which to demonstrate […]

Sawdust Carpets During Semana Santa in Antigua

Sawdust Carpets During Semana Santa in Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala puts up one of the largest Easter celebration in North America, with an estimated 200,000 people flocking to this Colonial town every year to watch the colourful Semana Santa celebrations or Holy Week, leading up to Easter. Thousands of national and international visitors crowd the cobblestoned streets to watch the costumed processions, reenactments […]

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Mapmaking has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years. It is believed that the human activity of graphically representing one’s perception of his world is a universally acquired skill and one that pre-dates virtually all other forms of written communication. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, […]

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