Gorgeous photographs of Tibet
, thousands of them by Jan Reurink
with excellent, informative captions. Exceptionally detailed, clear photographs of a huge
variety of Tibetan landscapes
of all kinds
, cool details
, monastic cities
. Of course, all kinds of Tibetan people, from a high plains cowboy in a dusty town
. [more inside]
Flickr user ElectroSpark
collects and shares “random bits of vintage ephemera from mid-century vacationers,” with many in the form of charming round-cornered Kodachromes. In particular, his Fairs & Expos set
with its collection of holiday snapshots from Brussels ’58, New York ’64 and Expo ’67 in Montreal, are all from a by-gone era. The collection includes both vintage graphics
Jørn Utzon, the architect who designed Sydney Opera House
despite the project being plagued by controversy and scandal, died today.
While the rest of us are posting photographs of our drunken friends or the poetry of a plastic bag caught in the wind, one Flickr user
is busy with pithy, insightful, considered and often witty architectural commentary supplementing exquisite architectural photography. This obituary
for Utzon captures the cost of that project to the man himself and to the world. [more inside]
Hugh Ferriss: Delineator of Gotham.
Through his charcoal renderings of dramatic, imaginary skyscrapers
in early 1900s New York City, Ferriss influenced the aesthetics of numerous architects
with his bold compositions.
A miniature of Scrooge McDuck's money bin.
(in the words of the model maker) This is a set of images documenting a model of the world's richest duck's money bin
, built by me, using blueprints created by the great Don Rosa
and Dan Shane
.And remember Carl Barks
- the mind behind the idea of a man storing all his money in a giant concrete bin