Sunday, February 1, 2015

Your Star Sign As You've Never Seen It Before...

In an incredible series he completed in 2013,
artist and illustrator Damon Hellandbrand re-imagined every sign of the zodiac
as a monster.
Damon the forty year old Aquarius, says the zodiac signs were a wonderful way for him to take something familiar to everyone and place his own twists and bizarre imaginings to them.
And he did. Will you recognise yours?
Will you recognise you...











Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fishing. If Only It Was Really This Easy...

Salmon fishing made easy.
The Alaskan Brown Bear has Salmon fishing figured. From July to September they make their way to Brooks Falls on the river of the same name which runs through Alaska's Katmai National Park. Then as the spawning salmon negotiate the small easily jumped six feet high falls, the cunning bears are waiting to scoop them into their mouths with a skill developed over the years.
Others just seem to open their mouths and the fish jump right on in. Fast food to go.
There's more here.
If only fishing was really this easy...






Friday, January 30, 2015

Crimea's Ancient Cave City Of Eski Kermen...

If you're feeling like getting back to basics.
Really getting back to basics, you might like to travel to Crimea to see the ancient cave city
of Eski Kermen.
Eski Kermen is a medieval town located just 6km from Mangupa, in the Bakhchisaray region in Crimea. The town is situated on one of the flat-topped mountains called mesa and is famous for its more than 300 caves. The caves were built in the 6th century and were used for human habitation because of the safety they provided and the shelter that they offered from the elements. Over centuries the dwellings grew and housed several hundreds of people at one time. Religious life was important to these people who built their churches in the caves.
The cave city was inhabited until the Mongols invaded the area in the 13th century.
Due to the mountainous terrain, the town was difficult to reach and was one of the last to succumb to the Mongol onslaught.
Today the caves of Eski Kermen are frequented by daytrippers and campers.







Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rusty's Restored Airstream Is A Very Stylish, Colourful, Creative Tiny Home On Wheels...

Rusty Lazer's restored 1976 Airstream has its base in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was one of the most looked at and admired tiny homes on Tiny House Swoon last year.
And it's easy to see why.
This is an imaginative and happy place to be. The style is bohemian and eclectic.
The colour scheme is a riot and this beautiful home on wheels even has a claw foot bath.
It's a wonderful work of art...










Monday, January 26, 2015

In Oklahoma In The Land Of The Free, Wearing A Hoodie Could Get You A $500 Fine...

Wearing a hoodie in Oklahoma just might get you a five hundred dollar fine. Just another example of the world going from mad to madder.
Oklahoma residents are concerned that a proposed bill will make wearing a hooded sweatshirt in public a criminal offense.
But it has nothing to do with Trayvon Martin.
You'll remember Trayvon Martin. He was the seventeen year old hoodie wearing African American kid who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in dubious circumstances
back in 2012.
The wearing of hoods and head coverings during the commission of a crime has been against state law since the 1920s, with the original intent of curbing violence perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan but now the new law prevents an individual from intentionally concealing his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise even if he or she were not involved in a crime.
The group above are protesting against stereotyping on the annual National Hoodie Day and asserting their individual rights to choose...