10 Stunning Cityscapes Without Light Pollution
There are many advantages to city life, from conveniences like 24-hour delis and reliable public transportation to all of the culture that’s right at our fingertips. But there’s one thing that’s sadly missing from our lives — starry skies. In Thierry Cohen’s thought-provoking series Darkened Cities, we get to see what various cityscapes worldwide would look like minus all of the light pollution.
The Paris-based photographer’s work is very precise; the skies that he superimposes into his photos are taken from locations that are situated on the same latitude as the original cities, and shot at the same angle. The resulting images are beautiful. Click through to see what some of the world’s brightest cities look like when the lights are off and the stars come out to play.
- Hong Kong, China
- Los Angeles, California
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- São Paulo, Brazil
- San Francisco, California
- Tokyo, Japan
- Paris, France
- Manhattan, New York
- Ground Zero, New York
- San Francisco, California
Sue and Reed Richards
1918 - 2013
Images: Selected newspaper front pages from around the world, via the Newseum. Select to embiggen.
Amazing Colosseum Carved into Tooth by ILLUSION CO.LTD.
A Colosseum is a large building, like a stadium or theatre, which is used for entertainment, sports and others. The picture shows once such ancient amphitheater in Rome, but it is neither carving nor real tooth, it is simply a CGI, i.e. computer generated imagery. The ‘colosseum tooth sculpture’ was in fact a part of toothpaste advertisement campaign for Maxam, the design of which was envisioned by agency JWT Shanghai.
As you can see the original two pictures in the image section below, the idea of this toothpaste advertisement campaign was to convey this “Roman Civilization Cavity”, i.e. not to let germs settle down on your teeth, or else you will have to end up with such a “Colosseum” cavity.
The two CGI sculptures related to Civilization-Egypt and Civilization-Rome.
Therefore, the CGI picture neither shows a real tooth, nor a colosseum carved into it. It is not so amazing fact, but a good health campaign nevertheless!
Man pops out of inflatable mascot costume to propose to Bulls dancer.
That was adorable.a little creepy but adorable :) Ohh & the Bulls won so it’s a win-win.
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December 5, 1933: Prohibition Ends
On this day in 1933, prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which achieved the mandatory three-fourths majority of states’ approval with support from Utah, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Subsequently, the 18th Amendment was repealed after it was passed during the prohibition and temperance movements in the early 19th century. This activism initially stemmed from the concern about the effects of alcohol abuse.
Check out a video collection from Ken Burns’s Prohibition film to discover the rise and fall of the prohibition era.
Photo: Agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid ca. 1921 (Library of Congress).
Johanna does not have time for this Hunger Games nonsense
she’s just one of those contestants who is constantly having her mouth, hands, and other parts blurred out on television.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Cranky Ann, the Street-Walker: A Story of Chicago in Chunks, by Shang Andrews, 1878
[image description: A promotional photo of Digg and Oliver from the tv show Arrow shows them looking out a window of Queen Consolidated. Above it is a caption Stephen Amell posted with the photo on his facebook page: ”We don’t say anything in this scene. We just stare out the window for the entirety of Total Eclipse Of The Heart.”]
Laughed through this whole damn scene tonight. THANKS A LOT, STEPHEN.