Tag: countries around the world

19
Dec

The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest winners

National Geographic, known for its stunning photography, always showcases the outstanding beauty and wonder of our planet. And their annual photo contest is a prestigious and hotly-contested event.

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22
Oct
03
Oct

Museum of the Moon lunar replica captivates audiences worldwide

While SpaceX prepares to send a Japanese billionaire and eight artists to the Moon for free, UK artist Luke Jerram is bringing the Moon to audiences around the globe.Continue Reading..

27
Aug

Glow-in-the-dark tables display engraved city maps

Woo Designs, a Warsaw-based furniture company, has designed and produced custom oak tables with engraved maps of international cities. What makes them unique isn’t just the laser-cut designs, but the fact that they also glow-in-the-dark.Continue Reading..

18
Apr

Animated GIFs reconstruct ancient ruins around the world

Ancient ruins, like The Parthenon in Athens and Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun, can teach us about the past, architectural building techniques and how civilization flourished. However, views of these ancient architectural wonders are firmly based in their current state of ruin, leaving it to visitors to imagine their once glorious designs.Continue Reading..

05
Dec

5 best sculpture parks from around the world

In woodlands and jungles, along coastlines, and on mountaintops, sculpture has long been integrated into the world around us. However, we often think of sculptural viewing as an indoor experience, placed throughout museums and galleries. But in recent decades the concept of sculpture parks have taken off.Continue Reading..

22
Nov

Faded Footprints illustrated series highlights destroyed landmarks

The landscape shapes our sense of place on Earth, yet it’s constantly changing. The forces of wind, water, sun, and, yes, humans, combine to transform the world around us. In fact, in the last 50 years alone, hundreds of scenic natural landmarks around the world have drastically altered, never to return to their former states. They serve as reminders that our planet is a dynamic and impermanent place.

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17
Jul

100,000 banned books are used to build a full-size Parthenon

The Parthenon was built in the mid-5th century BCE and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena the Virgin. However, this full-size German replica is constructed out of 100,000 banned books as a symbol of resistance to political repression. Continue Reading..

09
May

Street art that blurs the border between reality & fantasy

Alternative, trendy, and edgy. Street art is becoming popular across the globe. Whether it’s in chalk or paint, on walls or the street, these works of art look almost alive, but have a surreal quality to them.Continue Reading..

08
May

12 Mother’s Day traditions from around the world

A special day to honour the women who gave birth to us, Mother’s Day is celebrated in several countries around the world. In most countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, but in others it’s celebrated at an entirely different time of the year.Continue Reading..

06
Apr
02
Sep

25 potential culture shocks from around the world

Don’t flush your toilet paper and never finish your food or you’ll seem rude. When traveling to other countries for the first time, some local practices might come as potential culture shocks to foreigners. This handy infographic reveals surprising habits and social faux pas from around the world.Continue Reading..