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  • Beautiful images of the planet's best hot springs and al fresco bathing spots

    02/17/2018 1:36:34 PM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 February 2018 | Reporter
    There's nothing like a bath at the end of a long day, and it's a tradition with some serious clout behind it. The ancient Greeks used 'the water cure' to promote their vision of healing the mind and body in tandem, while in the 19th Century, 'taking the waters' became something of an obsession. Doctors on both sides of the Atlantic prescribed hydropathy as a cure for everything from ulcers to hysteria, as well to-do urbanites flocked to al fresco hot spots. And it wasn't just quackery, either; even with the advances of modern medicine, recent research shows therapeutic bathing...
  • The world's most spectacular bridges revealed

    02/02/2018 12:35:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 February 2018 | Sadie Whitelocks
    From gaping steel and stone structures to overpasses crafted out of pieces of ancient rope, the world's most spectacular bridges have been unveiled. Globetrotters over at National Geographic Travel have selected 12 of the most awe-inspiring designs that span oceans, lagoons and sun-drenched canyons. If you've got a fear of heights, you might want to skip the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Zermatt, Switzerland, which stretches 1,620 feet, making it the longest suspension footbridge in the world.
  • Pictures taken using a method invented by two brothers using dyed grains of potato starch

    02/01/2018 3:04:06 PM PST · by mairdie · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 February 2018 | Anna Hopkins
    At the dawn of the 20th century, strides being made in technology were allowing for the impossible to become possible. One advancement was the development of color photography – which quickly took the world by storm. Images of Kings from far away lands, muddied war trenches and the most innovative automobiles came to life using a method developed by two French brothers in 1907 called the Autochrome Lumiere. It involved the use of materials considered archaic today, such as potato starch, and was extremely time consuming. But for decades, it was the only way photography could be seen in the...
  • The Swiss army house: Tiny building has furniture folded into its walls that swing out

    01/30/2018 3:55:43 PM PST · by mairdie · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 January 2018 | Phoebe Southworth
    This tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls, mimicking the functionality of a Swiss Army Knife. The ninety-six-square-foot building, which cost just £35,000 to build, starts out consisting of a single white room with no decor in sight. But as the walls are unfolded its true functionality emerges. It has a bed that folds down and an ingenious kitchen area, complete with a hob, cupboard space and a table and chairs for entertaining guests. A bathroom, complete with a luxurious shower, can even be pulled out through a small gap in the wall.
  • Hobbit director Peter Jackson brings WWI back to life in incredible colour photos and new footage

    01/29/2018 9:57:11 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 22, 2018 | Neal Baker
    LORD of the Rings director Sir Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front — transforming grainy footage of World War I into stunning 3D colour. The documentary announced on Monday is among dozens of artworks commissioned to commemorate 100 years since the end of the 1914-18 war. The New Zealander has restored film from the Imperial War Museum using cutting-edge digital technology and hand colouring. He paired it with archive audio recollections from veterans of the bloody conflict. Sir Peter said the aim is to close the 100-year time gap and show "what it was like...
  • From da Vinci's Salvator Mundi at $450MILLION to a 10ft tall painting of red scribbles for $46m

    01/27/2018 4:11:21 PM PST · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2018 | Jenny Stanton
    They say the best things in life are free, but try telling that to the art-lover who owns a Leonardo da Vinci or Vincent van Gogh masterpiece. World-renowned auction house Christie's has revealed its top 10 most expensive lots sold in 2017 including da Vinci's 500-year-old mystical masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, which was bought for an eye-watering $450,312,500(£342,182,751). An Andy Warhol painting, two pieces of work by Cy Twombly, Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel and Fernand Léger’s Contraste de Formes all made it into the top 10 list after buyers battled it out in the auction room.
  • 4,000-year-old community where thousands of residents still live in underground houses

    01/24/2018 10:28:32 AM PST · by mairdie · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 January 2018 | Gabriel Samuels and Tracy You
    A new aerial video has provided a rare glimpse into a mysterious Chinese village where residents have lived in subterranean 'pit yards' for some four millennia. The series of underground dwellings in central China's Henan Province used to have nearly 10,000 homes. Right now, around 3,000 people still live there while the others have moved to modern homes, according to Chinese media.
  • The stunning shortlisted images in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition

    01/23/2018 2:41:27 PM PST · by mairdie · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    These are the stunning landscape images that have been shortlisted in a prestigious photography competition. The Outdoor Photographer of the Year contest is running for a seventh year, and has received 18,000 entries from around the globe. Among the entries this year are dramatic snaps of the stormy waters of the Baltic Sea and the aquatic splendor of the Egyptian Red Sea coral reefs as well as the magnificent Icelandic ‘valley of Thor’ and the atmospheric mystery of a North Yorkshire forest. There are also giraffes and impalas captured in the Nairobi National Park in Kenya and a drone-snapped aerial...
  • California Coast Big Waves Hike

    01/20/2018 1:40:51 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies
    Self ^ | January 20, 2018 | ProtectOurFreedom
    I haven't posted any "Hiking California" threads in a while. I joined a couple of local MeetUp hiking groups and these folks move at a good clip, so not much time for photography. But it's great fun getting out with others with similar interests and very motivational. When I went to bed on Thursday (Jan 18, 2018), the local news said that there were 55 to 60 foot waves at Mavericks north of Half Moon Bay (this is not far south of San Francisco). So, when I woke yesterday morning and saw we had a glorious morning, I decided I...
  • Photographer's incredible photos show models blending into the environment in CAMOUFLAGE knitwear

    01/20/2018 9:03:58 AM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2018 | Rod Ardehali
    For many creatives, blending into the background is something to be avoided. But one photographer has found a novel way of using camouflaged knitwear to make his artwork stand out. These astonishing pictures show various people merging into their backgrounds using perfectly matching clothing.
  • Stunning aerial pictures offer rare bird's-eye view of the American landscape

    01/18/2018 10:59:16 AM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    These are the stunning pictures that offer a rare bird's-eye view of the landscape across the United States. Photographer Jassen Todorov snapped the aerial images of rivers, lakes and mountains to show a different angle to American life than skyscrapers and fast food outlets. Some of the destinations that Mr Todorov has photographed from such a height include rock formations in Utah, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tiny Islands in Florida and Yosemite National Park. He said: 'I have been exploring the US from above for the past four years - I love flying and photographing remote locations - most of...
  • Soap bubble blown in sub-zero temperatures turns into stunning ice crystals before bursting

    01/17/2018 12:09:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2018 | Tim Collins
    This is the incredible moment a bubble transformed into a delicate snow globe, before freezing completely and shattering. Mesmerising footage shows a bubble balanced on a straw that quickly crystallises in sub-zero temperatures, creating a stunning swirl of delicate icy flakes. The clip captures ice crystals dancing along the fragile surface of the bubble before it collapses in on itself, all in just 14 seconds.
  • A flame-haired Norwegian and a starry night in the desert among winning photos

    01/16/2018 9:41:49 PM PST · by mairdie · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 January 2018 | Julian Robinson
    A baby humpback whale, a flame-haired Norwegian and the starry sky above a desert are among winning photos in a prestigious international contest. Judges picked out 11 stunning images from among 30,000 entrants submitted for the awards, run by Swedish camera manufacturers Hasselblad. Winners, from nine different countries around the world, included a picture of a bride in a flowing wedding dress embracing her new husband and an elderly couple holding hands as they walk past a housing block.
  • Hotel themed on the TV show made entirely from ice and snow opens in Lapland

    01/10/2018 3:50:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    This is the Game of Thrones-themed hotel that has been carved entirely out of ice and snow and comes complete with dragons, direwolves and even the dreaded White Walkers. The hotel has been built in collaboration with HBO, the network behind the smash-hit series, and has opened at Lapland Hotels Snow Village in Finland. Intricate ice sculptures depicting themes and characters from the show grace the 14 bedrooms and 10 suites with one room even featuring an enormous carving of a demonic White Walker looming over the bed.
  • Beaming seal is the picture of joy as he rolls around in his very own seaside mud bath

    01/09/2018 9:16:31 AM PST · by mairdie · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2018 | Dianne Apen-sadler
    An adorable seal was caught on camera completely covered in mud enjoying a relaxing bath by a passing photographer. The chilled seal was covered from head to tail in sticky seaside mud as it lolled about on the sand dunes of Donna Nook, Lincolnshire. Nigel Cox, 54, took the charming shot while on a photography holiday and on first seeing the seal he thought it looked like it was covered in chocolate. Nigel said: 'I started photography at an early age after my father, who worked at Kodak, gave me my first camera. In my teens, I progressed to an...
  • Aerial photographer captures the capital from a helicopter to show a side of London

    01/06/2018 7:41:36 PM PST · by mairdie · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 January 2018 | Stewart Paterson
    Commuters will be forgiven for thinking that there is absolutely no good side to Oxford Circus. But a series of striking birds-eye-view snaps by aerial photographer Jason Hawkes can safely prove that indeed there is. Mr Hawkes, who takes helicopter flights over the capital, captures the city at it's very best angles — and at a comfortable distance from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square. Each spectacular shot showcases the city in a different light; from mist-shrouded vistas of the City, to bustling the bustling crowds of a Justin Bieber concert.
  • Couple takes gorgeous wedding photo right underneath a full RAINBOW

    01/06/2018 2:57:46 PM PST · by mairdie · 53 replies
    After living for two and a half years in London, Amber Austin-Wright and David Sciasci were hoping for some sunshine on their wedding day. Their wish wasn't granted - at first - and they were forced to move the outdoor ceremony into a chapel. But as the couple were taking their first photos together as man and wife, something magical happened. A gorgeous full rainbow appeared in the middle of the sky.
  • Winter Birds to Chopin Etude.

    01/05/2018 12:12:16 PM PST · by mairdie · 26 replies
    The plastic feeder acted as a greenhouse, and the birds would sleep in the feeder attached to our kitchen window during the coldest part of winter.
  • The world from above: Best drone shots of 2017 capture the beauty of Earth from a bird's-eye view

    01/01/2018 5:33:31 PM PST · by mairdie · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 January 2018 | Emily Crane
    From majestic animals to sweeping waterfalls and lakes - these are among the best drone images of 2017 that showcase the world from above. The images, chosen by photo-sharing site Dronestagram, reveal 20 of the most stunning shots taken across the world last year. Spectacular scenery is quite common in memorable drone images, but close ups of people and animals was a common theme in 2017.
  • End of 2017 Year Review for President Trump - Purcell

    12/31/2017 4:06:52 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    My 5th great grandfather, Henry Livingston, each year wrote up the news of the previous year and published it as a newspaper Carrier Address, which was handed out by the newsboy for a tip. This is my video version of his Carrier Address, 195 years after Henry published his last. Mine is focused, of course, on President Trump. If you like the video, an uparrow would be gratefully appreciated. I always love to see the Trump videos shine online!