Photos of the old city of Chongqing, China, by Maciej Leszczynski

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Photo by Maciej Leszczynski

Polish photographer Maciej Leszczynski recently visited China, and spent some time in the south west city of Chongqing. The city, together with the surrounding municipality, is home to some thirty-two million people. No surprise then to learn it is also China’s most populous municipality.

Check out his Chongqing: Old City photo collection though, for glimpses of a side of the city that perhaps only locals are familiar with.

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You mightn’t like what you see, this is what flying cars will look like

Monday, 6 February, 2017

Flying car prototype by Airbus

When I first heard about the concept of flying cars, way, way, back in the day, I envisaged a pretty much normal car that was somehow capable of flight. Much like the DeLorean from Back to the Future Part II, for instance. That such a vehicle was able to fly, was more important than how it could fly. Aerodynamics be damned, and all.

This prototype being developed by Airbus therefore, was not quite what I expected. It looks more like a helicopter. Still, it flies, and how knows, maybe future versions will be able to park in a standard size garage.

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John Scott, plumber by trade, photographer by nature

Thursday, 2 February, 2017

Photo by John Scott

John Scott is based in Cambridge, England, and is a professional photographer. No, I have it wrong. John Scott is based in Cambridge, England, and is a professional plumber. After looking at his work, he could easily work in both fields.

The photo here was taken at Hokitika, a town on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

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Daniel Lee, adventure seeker, peak bagger, and photographer

Thursday, 2 February, 2017

Photo by Daniel Lee

California based Daniel Lee is an adventure seeker, and a peak bagger. A peak bagger? Ah yes, someone who, according to Urban Dictionary, is “mildly obsessed with collecting as many summit victories over significant named peaks as possible.”

Between adventure seeking and peak bagging though, he manages to collect some awesome photos of those aforementioned peaks, and the places along the way to them.

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Alina Mendoza, travel, lifestyle, and fashion photographer

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

Photo by Alina Mendoza

If the work of San Diego based travel, lifestyle, and fashion photographer Alina Mendoza doesn’t invoke even the slightest hint of wander lust, or a desire to travel, I don’t know what will. This photo, where mint tea is being served, was taken in Boulaouane, Morocco.

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Adventure photography by adventure photographer Michael Clark

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Photo by Michael Clark

A fantastic collection of sports, travel, and wilderness images by New Mexico based adventure photographer Michael Clark. This photo was taken at Diablo Canyon, near Santa Fe, in the US state of New Mexico.

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On leaving an old life behind, and starting anew somewhere else

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

Running from a problem never solved anything. Or so they say. The maxim probably holds true most of the time, but, as they also say, there are exceptions to every rule. Sometimes you simply have to get up, and get out of a situation.

It might look like running, but to some, it is a solution. Some problems cannot be solved, some people cannot be reasoned with. But is jetting off into the unknown really the answer? Wouldn’t that just give rise to a whole set of new worries?

Possibly. But they may only be temporary. In any event, it hasn’t stopped people trying. People have uprooted themselves, for whatever reason, from one life, and succeeded in establishing themselves, often alone, somewhere else.

In Prague, everything from the street signs to the grocery shops felt alien. Sarah kept a low profile for the first few weeks: holed up with a book, rarely leaving the flat alone, eating takeaway from the KFC downstairs. But before long she found a babysitting job that paid cash-in-hand, giving her the confidence to explore the city and pick up the language. By the time her three-month tourist visa expired, she felt happier than she’d ever been and decided to stay on illegally.

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When you spend twenty-fours riding the London Underground

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

London based photographer Tarik Ahmet recently spent twenty-four hours travelling about the English capital on the Tube, or the underground mass transit system. The first photos of the series were taken at Balham station, a suburb in the south of London where I used to live.

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Astray to the spacedge, a road trip in outer space

Friday, 23 December, 2016

A group of bikers go on a road trip with a difference… a short film by Paris based motion designer Morgan Matyjasik.

The question though, is this a short film, or a trailer?

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Tour the Himalayas by motorcycle, take great photos along the way

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

Photo by Ladakh Motorides

Ladakh Motorides is a travel company that conducts tours of the Himalayas region by motorcycle. Needless to say they are well placed to take some great photos of the area.

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