Tag: Travel


The Gravity of London Shoe Artwork

There are many theories, but no one is quite sure where the practice of throwing shoes over raised urban infrastructure started. Some suggest bullies take shoes from other kids and toss them over power and telephone lines; other think it could be a way of marking gang or drug-dealing territories. Or perhaps people just make and lose bad bets, paying the price with sore feet.

Source: Anti-Gravity Boots: London Shoe Artwork Defies Laws & Physics | Urbanist

The Art of Rain

An evening thunderstorm in Uptown – Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another reason why I live here.

Dear United Kingdom, About That Brexit

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Photo via Flickr Jenny Mealing: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Howdy United Kingdom,

So, I heard from Australia that you’re having a rough patch with Europe.

Look, I get it, she high maintenance, but I wouldn’t have bailed her out…TWICE…if I didn’t think she wasn’t pretty awesome.

Here’s the deal…you’re together…and need each other.

So don’t do something batshit crazy (and I’m talking from experience) like vote to leave her tomorrow.

I know you can make it work, because deep down you care about each other. I feel it in every fiber of my Stars and Stripes.

Buddy, stay with Europe and I’ll make sure to take care of this god awful Trump Rash by November. Deal?

Later Bro,

United States

P.S. Nice to see England, Wales and Northern Ireland make it into Euro 2016 knockout stage. BTW: we put those cases of single malt that you sent to good use after last night’s thrashing by Argentina (Messi…what were we thinking?)

Virtual Journey to Ireland

Natakhtari Brewery’s Old Irish, a Georgian (country) beer created a fantastic virtual reality campaign that transports folks along a journey about what makes their drink “100% Irish.”

Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle

Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the center to create a vortex effect. They are, in fact, made of salt, with each grain symbolizing a memory or a moment in time. Artist Motoi Yamamoto installed ‘Floating Garden’ and ‘Labyrinth’  within the castle tower at Aigues-Mortes in Southern France for an exhibition called ‘Univers’ Sel,’ on display through the end of November.

Source: Univers-Sel: Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle | Urbanist