Fun parks, more fun after they’ve closed for the day?

Monday, 31 August, 2015

Photo by Stefano Cerio

Visiting Dismal Land, the new “fun park” opened recently by UK street artist Banksy, in the south west of England, is something I wouldn’t mind doing.

But going along to these amusement parks in Hong Kong and China, after hours, when no one at all was there, as Stefano Cerio, a photographer who is based in both Paris and Rome, did recently, also has a certain allure.

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There’s milkshakes, then there’s extreme milkshakes

Tuesday, 25 August, 2015

Photo by Alana Dimou

I hate to complain about the cafes in Sydney, but I’ve had the trend of preserve jars as drinking glasses, up to my eyeballs. This, I think, calls for one of Sydney photographer, and food blogger, Alana Dimou’s extreme milkshakes:

And the Oreos, my god the Oreos, they’re everywhere, and everyone’s got one, and everyone’s holding one of these extreme milkshakes, gnashing at food for the sake of social media, exchanging calories for notifications, it’s 8 o’clock in the morning and everybody’s drinking them to avoid the hour long lines from the brunching hour onwards to attain the Thing. The cult. The cult of Extreme Milkshakes. It’s here and we’re all trapped in a vortex of milk and Nutella and garnishes the moment we open Instagram.

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Floor patterns, an often overlooked art-form

Monday, 24 August, 2015

Photo by Sebastian Erras

Most of us are probably too preoccupied, while walking over a tiled floor, to pay much attention to their sometimes intricate, and ornate, design. German photographer Sebastian Erras, however, is on the case, posting as many patterned floors as he can find, to Parisian floors.

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Kurt Arrigo’s European travel Instagrams

Friday, 21 August, 2015

Photo by Kurt Arrigo

Travel has been a theme here this week, not that I’m going too far at the moment, or anything. That’s not the case for Malta based photographer Kurt Arrigo though, who spends an enviable amount of time trekking across Europe, and taking amazing photos in the process.

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The photorealist paintings of Stephen Fox

Wednesday, 19 August, 2015

US photorealist painter Stephen Fox is clearly a night owl, and we are better off for it, as his impressive collection of work goes to show.

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If you’re in the right place, you might see the Moon transit the Earth

Friday, 14 August, 2015

Earth, Moon, photo by NASA/NOAA

You’ve probably seen this incredible image a thousand times by now, but I couldn’t go past posting it here. It was taken by NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, satellite that sits in an orbit around the Sun, one million six hundred thousand kilometres approximately, from Earth.

That doesn’t look too bad a vantage point to me.

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Could we send a camera into a black hole? Well yes, but…

Wednesday, 12 August, 2015

There’s still a lot that we don’t know about black holes. To rectify this matter, might it help if a camera was sent into one of these objects? Maybe the photos would help fill a few gaps in our knowledge?

Doing so is probably a good idea, the only problem is the images would never make it back to us. Remember, nothing can escape from a black hole, not even light, to say nothing of photos. So much for that then.

According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, there is no problem sending a camera (or anything else) into a black hole (meaning that it goes in past the horizon). Getting it (or its photographs) back out is an entirely different issue. This is not possible.

This calls for some Amy Winehouse… Back to Black therefore seems appropriate. See if you can spot the lyric line here that didn’t escape the censorship black hole…

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Flying machines that, quite simply, do not fly. Or not far anyway

Friday, 7 August, 2015

A collection of photos from Flugtag, or “flying day”, events that take place around the world, that have been arranged by energy drink manufacturer Red Bull for over twenty years.

Long story short, participants are tasked with building a machine, the quirkier and less flight worthy the better, that is supposed to fly over a body of water. Most of these… craft hit the water pretty quickly, but some have managed to notch-up some distance.

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Photos of Nirvana’s first ever gig

Thursday, 6 August, 2015

For the Nirvana completists out there… Maggie Poukkula, daughter of Seattle musician Tony Poukkula, recently posted a photo of some photos of one the Seattle band’s first performances, in March 1987, on Twitter. The images feature Kurt Cobain, Aaron Burckhard, and Krist Novoselic who, at the time, played drums.

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The holiday photos you don’t usually get to see

Wednesday, 5 August, 2015

Photo by Chris Bojke

I was about to say these quite gloomy photos taken by British holiday makers over what, I imagine, is supposed to be the summer, wouldn’t be Instagram worthy. Then again, one or two have aspects befitting the world’s favourite photo sharing application.

(Photo by Chris Bojke)

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