Rooted in the Earth commemorated people nominated as deserving a public tribute in the form of living flowers in London parks in 2009. It was a Bank of America 2009 CREATE Art Award commission by artist Joshua Sofaer and was part of CREATE, an annual arts festival across East and South East London. The …
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The Cemitério das Âncoras (The Anchor Graveyard) on Ilha de Tavira (Algarve, Portugal) holds the remains of large anchors which apparently formed the weights for large nets (the technique of “armações de atum” invented by the Phoenicians). The nearby town of Tavira was historically devoted to tuna fishing before the industry’s declined and collapsed.
The world’s most remote place is on the Tibetan plateau (34.7°N, 85.7°E). It takes three weeks to walk out of the area (I would have thought that Antarctica was more remote?)
Just odd From a 3d music video by Bjork. There is a poor quality version in 2d on youtube.
Fighting off developers offering inadequate compensation, home owners Wu Ping and Yang Wu held out against developers for nearly three years in Chongqing, a city of 28 million people in south-western China. The Chinese media to dub it the “dingzihu”, or “nail house”, a play on words referring to trouble makers who stick up …
The Gates of Hell or the Burning Gates is a burning gas crater situated in Turkmenistan.
Not content with one, another geographer’s view of the world
A geographer’s view of the world