Worker and Kolkhoz Woman is a 24.5 meter (78 feet) high sculpture made from stainless steel by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, and subsequently moved to Moscow. The worker holds aloft a hammer and the kolkhoz woman a sickle to form the hammer and sickle symbol. The sculpture was removed for restoration in the autumn of 2003 in preparations for Expo 2010. The restored statue uses a new pavilion as its pedestal, increasing its total height from 34.5 meters to 60 meters. It was reinstalled in Moscow few days ago. Take a look at this compilation of pictures, it’s interesting to see.
Burj Dubai is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 2,684 ft. Construction began on 21 September 2004, and the tower is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy on 4 January 2010.
Standing at a reported 818 m (the official height will not be revealed until next year) and consisting of 162 floors above ground, the giant tower - described as the 'jewel of the Gulf regions' - is an awesome sight to behold.
Synthol is a mouthwash, hair product and tonic. It is used for the treatment of muscular pain too but some people (including bodybuilders) use it to increase the apparent size of some muscles and others directly inject it in their muscles… With repeated injections, a larger volume of oil builds up inside the muscle, expanding its size like a balloon filling up with air. First, it’s very dangerous if the injections are not done properly and secondly, look how it deforms their bodies. It’s really ugly!
It is a huge entertainment complex situated in Macau. City of Dreams is in the style of a podium, with four towers: namely, the Hard rock Hotel, Crown Towers, the Grand Hyatt Macau, and a 47-storey luxury apartment block. Its three-floor podium includes a mega-casino, over 200 shopping facilities and hotel guest facilities. City of Dreams has a very vast gaming space (420, 000 sq ft), over 20 restaurants and bars one of the largest in the city. This place is even referred to as the Asian Las Vegas and the complex is not yet complete. Well, now let's move on to the photos and look at all this luxury.
A very hard work, the actors imitating the statues have to stand in special costumes and makeup without moving for several hours. But they bring joy to everybody around them, it's incredibly beautiful and fascinating art. After the jump, you will see a selection of living statues from different parts of our planet. And here’s another entry on this subject: Living Statues Championship (30 pics)
Here is the second part of the series ‘world’s best photo retouching’. Those are the works of some of the best photo retouching companies in the world and mostly pictures for advertising. This selection is very interesting to see and even bigger than the first one, so don’t miss it!
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season with discounts on some “hard-to-find” products. All this shopping is numerous hours of waiting in lines, sometimes the whole night in order to get in the store the first at its opening. Now let’s look at this shopping madness :)
Those sculptures are made by Austrian Artist James Corbett, he creates them by using old car parts taken from scrap yards. Then he sells his creations for thousands of pounds! It’s really an amazing work, take a look!
It’s the beginning of the end… As I often say, to each their own but I think I won’t be the only one to think that it’s sick! A Japanese gamer known as ‘Sal9000’ officially married Nene Anegasaki, one of the different female characters of the popular Japanese Nintendo DS game ‘Love Plus’. They held a small reception for friends, family and the media, and the event was livecast on Nico Nico Douga, a popular Japanese video sharing web site that allows commentors to post messages on screen.
Apparently, this event was not to be taken too seriously though, it was more like a multimedia project set by a gamer who was determined to officiate his devotion to the video game he loves so much… Well, anyway, it’s still sick to me… Don't forget to watch the video, it's the best part...
Here’s the incredible and mundane life of Sparebots made by Lenny Meriel. They are made out of “capacitors, diodes, resistors, leds, bits of wire.” Another cool post in our collection as the other one about Nails’ Life
The grand opening of the new rail station took place in Berlin, in 2006. Now it is the largest two-level station in Europe. It immediately received worldwide fame and the honorary title of the "Rail Station of the Year.” A very beautiful, modern building. The upper level of the station has six tracks and eight on the lower level. It is absolutely stunning!
This ‘monument’ represents the future for those who are irresponsible enough to drink and drive. It was erected in Moscow, Russia. The bottle is 45 feet high and is full of wrecked cars inside of it. Even though this metal piece can be found grotesque and ugly I think it’s the best way to attract people’s attention.
Incredible photo essay of a photographer Luiz Santos who made this project in order to show the situation of women in Brazil prisons and their children that live with them in prison and who are exposed to “violence, drug use and poor hygiene.”
A prisoner has arrived one day prior my first day in the prison. On visit days she is kept locked in a small pavilion as she does not have friends or relatives in town. Some prisoners are from distant villages and relatives cannot afford to travel to the prison. Some others are simply abandoned.
Peter "Pete" Burns is an English singer-songwriter, known for his work as frontman of dance band Dead or Alive, who achieved mainstream success in 1985 with their hit single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)". He was married twenty-five years to a woman but he’s now living with his husband Michael Simpson. Now he looks more like an old woman than a man…