Streetart in the Tenderloin, San Francisco

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For one of the most affluent cities in America, San Francisco’s Tenderloin speaks to the disparity of the very rich and the very poor. What brings these otherwise downtrodden streets alive is the abundance of colorful streetart.

(Above: a collaboration between Osgemeos and Mark Bode, Warfield Theater.)

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Gallery: The oldest living things in the world

A remarkable look into the earth’s ancient past.

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Artist Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. No, not certain members of the British aristocracy. Things like the Pafuri baobab, a South African tree that is likely at least 2,000 years old — and requires an armed guard escort to visit. Or the stromatolites of Western Australia, organisms connected to the oxygenation of the planet that began some 3.5 billion years ago.

Sussman has spent years researching the science behind each shot, tracking down researchers to find out what they know — and then figuring out exactly where she needs to head next. “I try to approach them as portraits,” she says of her images. “I want to differentiate them from landscapes or straight documentary; these organisms have so much character and in some way they are all individuals.” In these often quiet, calm images, it’s the story beneath the surface that counts.

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Osgemeos!

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Brazilian twins and graffiti artists Os Gêmeos (Portuguese for The Twins; as Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo)
finished this gigantic 360 degrees mural, that is now part of the Granville Island’s landscape, in Vancouver, Canada. The second image shows the scale… tiny people at the feet of the silos.

For more go here:
http://www.osgemeos.com.br/pt

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Paint Jamaica

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Paint Jamaica is an art explosion/intervention in downtown Kingston celebrating the rich cultural history and bringing positive messages to those who live there.

It’s amazing how streetart can enliven a community plagued by poverty and infuse it with hope and inspiration.

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To learn/see more, go here:
https://www.crowdrise.com/PAINTJAMAICA/fundraiser/paintja

Abundant Abandonment

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These abandoned buildings showcase the beauty of craftsmanship and detail rarely seen in today’s architecture. Although empty and forgotten they offer a glimpse of the past frozen in time.

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Top to bottom:
1. ORPHEUM AUDITORIUM – New Bedford, Massachusetts. This Auditorium opened on the same day that the Titanic sunk, April 15th, 1912. A supermarket now occupies some of the building, but the rest remains beautifully deserted.

2. CITY HALL STATION – City Hall, New York City, NY. Station was built in 1904 and closed in 1945 as only around 600 people used it only a daily basis.

3. UNDERWATER CITY – SHICHENG, CHINA. Shicheng has been underwater for 53 years since the Xin’an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago.

Source:
http://www.the-open-mind.com/the-38-most-haunting-abandoned-places-on-earth-just-might-give-you-chills/

Timelapse of the Heavens


Filmed over the course of 7 days at El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, renowned as one of the best places in the world to photograph stars. Turn your sound on and activate full-screen HD for the full experience!

Surf’s Up!

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Like never before. Clark Little takes us inside the wave, something impossible to see on land. The surfer/photographer who resides in Hawaii captures spectacular, breathtaking moments few of us would ever see otherwise.
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To see more, go here:
http://www.clarklittlephotography.com