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So we’ve all probably seen icicles, sure, but what about a perfectly preserved ice leaf? Maybe not. Reddit userSearonTrejorek recently shared this remarkable photo of aghostly-looking leaf, which he carefully peeled (after a couple of tries) from its green counterpart. The frigid foliage was from a Magnolia tree and discovered after a day of freezing rain in the Hardin Gardens on the campus of Winthrop University in South Carolina. Luckily,SearonTrejorek was able to snap a picture before it melted, and we’re able to see the crevasses and folds frozen in the delicate ice.If you’re wondering about a sudden cold front moving through, don’t worry. SearonTrejorek says this photo was actually taken a couple of winters ago and he found the picture when going through his phone.…

 

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Solitary figures wander through vast, dreamlike worlds in artist Kasia Derwinska‘s striking images. Derwinska, who is currently based in Spain, combines photography and digital manipulation to create surreal works of art that seem to act as metaphors for life, expressing themes like loneliness, isolation, separation, reflection, and joy.Dramatic, monochromatic images depict the subjects as distant, tiny silhouettes in the middle of empty landscapes that seem to unfold forever. Whether the figures are overlooking a plain of clouds from the peak of a mountain, stranded in the middle of a sea of roaring waves, or bidding farewell to a companion who’s chosen a different road, each person seems to embody an air of pensiveness as they contemplate their paths in…

 

Glowing Jellyfish Tank in Abandoned Building Surprises Liverpool Residents

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Artist team Walter Hugo &Zoniel recently surprised the city ofToxteth, Liverpool by installing this massive psychedelic aquarium tank behind a shutter in an old, abandoned building. Every night at 10pm, the shutter is raised and passing pedestrians are greeted with a large, glowing sea of jellyfish in quite the unexpected location!The piece, entitled The Physical Possibility Of Inspiring Imagination In The Mind Of Somebody Living, was developed with the support of the Gazelli Art House in London and as part of the Liverpool Biennial. The artists did not announce the magical piece to any press but, rather, they simply revealed the project anonymously on the evening of June 26, 2014. Since that time, the duo…

 

A 100 YEAR OLD VANISHING PARISIAN RAILWAY

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By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160-Year-Old Parisian Railway

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160 Year Old Parisian Railway trains Paris history

The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a 32 km railway that encirled Paris, connecting all the major railway stations within fortified walls during the Industrial Revolution. In service from 1852 to 1934, the line has now been completely abandoned for 80 years.

Several developers and local officials have recently set their sights on the vast swath of unused land, tunnels, and stations as an opportunity for new development. However, some railway enthusiasts and related organizations want the tracks and stations to be preserved indefinitely as part of the cities’ heritage. Others want to turn areas of de Petite Ceinture into parkways similar to the nearby Promenade plantée, a 4.7 km park built on an elevated train track in 1988 that later inspired New York’s famous High Line.

As part of his project “By the Silent Line,” photographer Pierre Folk has been working since 2011 to photograph the 160-year-old railway’s last remnants before any final decisions are made. He stalks the tracks at all times of the year, often returning to the same locations to document nature’s slow reclamation as rusted tracks and crumbling tunnels are swallowed by trees, vines, and grass. This is just a small selection of Folk’s work, you can see many more photos right here.

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love your kicks!

Doesn’t everything in the universe just fall down into one big question?

 

“Guuurl, where did you get those shoes?” 

AND SAVING THE WORST PAIR FOR THE LAST……………..ick…

 (thanks, Rea, for sharing your closet with us!)  :) 

THE BLUE TOWN IN MOROCCO

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This Old Town In Morocco Is Covered In Blue Paint

The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. Take a look!

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These Portraits Of Famous Celebrities Will Astound You With Their Accuracy And Creativity

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These Portraits Of Famous Celebrities Will Astound You With Their Accuracy And Creativity

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Scott Mitchell is an artist based in the UK with an incredible talent for capturing celebrities with photographic accuracy and his own brand of artistic style. From Neil Patrick Harris to the stars of Breaking Bad, Mitchell has captured their likenesses using acrylic paints, oil paints, or pencil. Each portrait is a testament to his incredible skill… though sometimes it feels like you could be looking at a photo, that’s how real they look!

Jesse Pinkman and Walter White / Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston

Jaime Lannister/Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

I think the Jon Hamm portrait is my favorite, but it’s really hard to decide. They’re all so incredible!

For more information about Scott Mitchell and his amazing, work, check out his website here.

Jaw-Dropping Splattered Ink Animal Portraits by Hua Tunan

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Jaw-Dropping Splattered Ink Animal Portraits by Hua Tunan

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Chinese artist Hua Tunan (featured previously) is back with more incredible splattered ink portraits. Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong, China, Tunan blends traditional Chinese art and Western graffiti into his own unique style.

The painter and graffiti artist has done both commercial work for global brands as well as ‘noncommissioned’ street artworks that can be seen around China. For more, be sure to check out Huan Tunan on Facebook and Tumblr.

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19-Year-Old Holds Nothing Back with Her Mysteriously Beautiful Portraits

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19-year-old photographer ArletteChiaraSivizaca Conde creates captivating portraits that are filled with a haunting beauty. Each scene radiates a sense of raw emotion and sparks a desire to know more about the passionate figures who often shield their faces behind masks of hair.Conde creates all kinds of narratives with her photographs and she blends reality with unusual elements that challenge our understanding of a concrete reality. Viewers will become captivated by the dramatic gestures, contemplative faces, and surreal qualities that emanate from the scenes.

“Most people only believe in what they see nowadays. They don’t make room for anything fantastic and are therefore only seeing one half of life. I am trying to show people the world from another perspective and I can only do that through my photography. You could say my love for photography exists because of my joy in life to inspire human-beings,” explains the artist.


















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Nightmare food – Artist creates shockingly colorful portraits out of junk food

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Nightmare food – Artist creates shockingly colorful portraits out of junk food

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British artist James Ostrer created a series of artwork titled Junk Food Portraits by layering amounts of all of our most familiar junk foods on models. The result is at once stunning yet unnerving. While these surreal images are indeed vidid, we have to admit they made us think: is this really thing kind of thing we ought to be putting into our bodies? No wonder these portraits caught the eye of so many Japanese net users!

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