Abandoned buildings are like time capsules, especially if unseen and untouched for over 50 years. In Italy, Luca Blast Forlani’s Intruders: Urban Explorers video is a look into his illegal explorations of various abandoned spaces: from industrial-age factories, theatres, psych wards, and WWII bombed sites. Everything is left as it was then, even the dusty [...]
I really like the illustrator Tania Willis’ work and now she’s teamed up with Mio Debnam to produce these kid’s guide books. Avoiding the trap of thinking parents know best, they’ve asked kids in the various locations what their favourite days out, experiences, food, and so on are. So far they’ve covered Bali, Sydney, Hong Kong, Phuket, London and New York. My lad gives it 5 stars after a recent trip to Bali.
I’ve never been a big nature girl, but it’s hard to ignore incredible hidden gems like the amazing morning glory pool located in Yellow Stone National Park, and the largest Salt Flat in Salar de’Uyuni, Bolivia, which creates the illusion of Heaven on Earth.
From Brazil to Turkey, Canada to Germany, and a few places in between, this camera, a 1950′s Brownie Hawkeye Flash, has traveled more miles than the average person. It never disappoints and is a beloved travel companion to Jeanette Kramer, a Vancouver-based photographer.
It was 1964 and Brigitte Bardot was at the height of her fame when images of her bikini-bod frolicking in Búzios circled the globe to put this seaside town on the map. As the story goes, Bardot flew into Rio de Janerio to see her Brazilian boyfriend Bob Zagury, but he wasn’t the only one happy to see her. The paparazzi had gotten wind of the couple’s secret rendezvous and Bardot couldn’t even venture out of Zagury’s beachside apartment.
For anyone travelling with young kids, the thought of a plane trip — particularly an international one — can induce heart palpitations. The very idea of enduring a public meltdown in a cramped space 30,000 feet above the ground, while other passengers ‘humpf’ and deliver pointed stares, is enough to send any parent into a state of sleep-deprived anxiety.
Photographer Pat Shepherd has been following the progress of the Little Lotus Project, an art based initiative helping children on the Thai-Burma Border. All the images are available for purchase, with proceeds heading back to help the kids.
By Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Sunday 10 October 2010
Looming from the Singapore skyline as a shimmering mirage, the Marina Bay Sands is an astonishing monument to architectural genius Moshe Safdie. The three 55-story towers are crowned by a rooftop skypark 200 meres in the air, which includes an infinity edge outdoor pool to capture the sights of Singapore.
Persuasive Games has just released a version of its game Airport Security (in which you play a security gate officer checking irritated passengers while adjusting to ever-changing and arbitrary TSA regulations) for the iPhone. The game, now known as Jetset, uses location-awareness to detect which airport the player is nearest to unlock various ‘souvenirs’ which [...]