Construction photos: Hogsmeade taking shape at Wizarding World Hollywood
Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is now well underway, and some new photos show Hogsmeade and Hogwarts coming along nicely.
Newport Beach 9-7-14
Newport Beach, 9-7-14
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman (previously featured here) is delighting the world once again with one of his gigantic animal sculptures. This colossal white bunny rabbit, Hofman’s take on the lunar rabbit from Chinese folklore, was just unveiled in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan for the Taoyuan Land Art Festival. The enormous bunny is made of waterproof paper, styrofoam and wood and measures 25.3 meters (83 feet) long. He lounges happily against the side of an old aircraft hanger in the middle of farmland, watching the clouds pass overhead.
"Creole World is a complex, multi-layered photo essay linking New Orleans, which is frequently referred to as " the nothernmost Caribbean city", with its cultural kin further south. The similarities are quite striking and at times even uncanny.
Over the course of 38 years, Sexton has traveled across Latin America and the Caribbean—including Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba and Ecuador and New Orleans—capturing the similarities among these locales.
Creole World features 200 color images as well as essays by Creole-architecture scholar Jay D. Edwards and photography historian John H. Lawrence. Together, the essays and photographs take readers on a journey through the ever-changing Creole world.”
I was born and grew up in the Caribbean, so I welcome any chance to feature this part of the world on ArchAtlas (even if I could not find any pics from Puerto Rico), thanks to Architizer for bringing this artist to my dash!
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders ventures under the sea to share some beautiful examples of feather star Crinoids, awesome marine creatures from the phylum Echinodermata described as the “flowers of the coral seas.” Crinoids are found in shallow water down to depths as great as 20,000 feet. There are currently about 600 known species of feather star, some of which grow to be more than three feet in diameter. They usually have a stem which they use to attach themselves to a substrate, but some only remain attached to a surface while they’re juveniles and become free-swimming as adults.
[via Dark Roasted Blend]