Citizens of Osaka, Japan, are a peaceful lot not generally accustomed to seeing red. All that changed on the morning of July 25th when pedestrians on “Midosuji Sculpture Street” were greeted by 19 bronze statues outfitted in a variety of fashionable red dresses placed there by an anonymous (but artistic) urban prankster. (more…)
Archive for July, 2011
Bamboo rafts are dwarfed by the landscape at Guilin, China
Under attack in Port Lincoln, Australia
Heil Kitler! Staff at an animal charity have named an abandoned kitten “Kitler” – because she bears an uncanny resemblance to the Nazi leader. The six-week-old cat – which was abandoned at the roadside – earned the moniker because of her distinctive black moustache. Staff at Wood Green animal shelter in Godmanchester, Cambs., say they are struggling to find her a loving home because of her unusual markings.
Rich in symbolism and rife with meaning, these 20 abstract modern monuments and memorials radiate emotion and respect. Many architectural monuments like Daniel Libeskind’s addition to the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the new Pentagon Memorial in Virginia honor victims of genocide, terrorism and repression while others pay tribute to the United Nations, religious and historical figures, the military or simply to the transcendent power of peace. (more…)
This 200-foot alien smoking a pipe crop circle appeared in a field of wheat at Cherhill, Wiltshire. Crop circle enthusiasts believe that the grey alien similar to the extraterestial beings in the TV series X files has appeared as a symbol of harmony and well being between our two worlds. Others believe the pipe was added later as a joke.
A seal puts an octopus through its paces in the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand