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Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city.<p>With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...<p>As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises.<p>Industrial structures can be …

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Gorgeous Turquoise Thermal Pools Glisten in Pamukkale, Turkey

If you seek surreal, out-of-this-world sites, you'll love this turquoise travel destination.<p>Pamukkale (“cotton castle” in Turkish) is a tiny town and UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwestern Turkey that boasts 17 of the most spectacular water terraces in the world. For thousands of years, people …

Optical Illusion Paintings Distort Ideas of Reality

In a continuation of his intriguing <i>Millenium</i> series, Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan developed a number of oil paintings that will force your eyes to make sense of the distortions. The artist painted stunning portraits along the most unexpected surface, creating a surreal illusion of …

Banksy’s Street Art Comes to Life in Clever Animated GIFs

From the Upper West Side to Staten Island, Banksy has certainly been making the rounds along the streets of New York with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project. In reaction to the British street artist's handiwork, fans have been flocking to see the art in person, taking photographs and interacting with …

Paintings Explore the Bond Between a Girl and Her Giant Dog

Korean artist Jeong Woo Jae paints with such realistic details that, upon quick glance, these oil paintings could be mistaken for photographs. However, the painterly qualities quickly reveal themselves in the form of clean brushstrokes, incredibly vivid color and light, and a disproportionately …

Screw Innovation, Part 1: Spax Screws

I am that common breed of DIY jerk that uses sheetrock screws for everything; I'm more handyman than craftsman. Were I the latter, I'd probably have …

World’s Largest Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff

The <i>Leshan Giant Buddha</i> is the world's largest stone Buddha statue located in the Sichuan province of China, near the city of Leshan. The monumental structure was first carved out of a cliff where the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) and continues to stand …

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Grinning Self Portraits – The Art of Yue Minjun

Crazy Grinning Faces.<p>Yue Minjun is a Chinese artist based in Beijing, China. The contemporary artist is well known for his oil paintings of his own …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Everyday People Wearing Cosplay Costumes in Their Homes

In light of the recent Halloween celebrations, one might assume that these portraits are the result of an extended costume rental or an elaborate photo shoot due to a massive sugar high. In reality, the series is a long-term project created by photographer Klaus Pichler. Entitled <i>Just the Two of Us</i>, …

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A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device, the whole genre is born anew.<p>The phantasmic exposures behind light painting feel a bit like magic on earth. In reality, the technique is just a clever hack: You take a photo with a long exposure, and by waving a bright …