An eight-meter wide and four-meter thick icicle hangs from a seventh floor apartment balcony after the owner left the tap running in Jilin city, Northeast China’s Jilin province on April 13, 2013. The apartment’s owner was afraid the tap water would become frozen and congested in the pipe after heating to the building was cut off as most residents had been relocated. The owner connected an open bottle to a running tap to create a waterfall from the building.
Abandoned row houses. Baltimore, Maryland. By sann235
The iconic City office tower is now high-rise housing. Originally converted into luxury flats, the block soon slid down the social scale to become a high-density, multi-occupation tower block. The Gherkin now worries the authorities as a potential slum.
Refugees from equatorial lands have moved north in search of food. They make their homes in the buildings that once drove world finance – before the collapse of the global economy.
okay so.. doesn’t look quite as good in the photo’s cause the reflection isn’t captured that well, but.. this is my little box of happiness :)
using mirror foil and glass, as well as light, I was able to create a see-through box, in which the inside space is infinitely reflected, giving the illusion of extended space inside a glowing confined box. In the box is a series of wax forms, creating a surreal intriguing landscape like a forest or a terracotta army, stretching out infinitely through imagined space.
just me on the road of trying to create the impossibility of infinite space basically.
A secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole. The facility preserves a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern. The seeds are duplicate samples, or “spare” copies, of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault is an attempt to provide insurance against the loss of seeds in genebanks, as well as a refuge for seeds in the case of large-scale regional or global crises. The seed vault is managed under terms spelled out in a tripartite agreement between the Norwegian government, the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) and the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen).