Photographer Explores The Artefacts of Abandoned Former USSR Sites

A fountain at the former technical university in Gyumri, Armenia.

Relics of the Soviet conquest of space, Moscow Pioneer camps, remnants of propaganda along a journey sparsely dotted with statues of Stalin or Lenin, from traditional Moldovan houses to ghosts of the Caucasian wars, by way of petro-chemical factories in the Donbass…

This report invites the reader to relive, through its striking pictures, more than a hundred years of history, from the beginnings of the Soviet period to the legacy of a communist era now fast fading from memory.

Photographer Terence Abela has spent nine years travelling across the former USSR unearthing fragments from its past. His love of history, of photographing relics of the past and discovering the unknown, have combined to create this work. Driven by a desire to preserve the heritage abandoned by states that lurch between the threat of nationalism, dictatorship, wars and the will to invent a new history for themselves, he appeals to us through his pictures to protect these mementos which are at risk of disappearing in the not too distant future.

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Prototype of a Tesla coil installed at the end of the 1970s in a research centre that was secret at the time.


The coil was used to test insulators for the protection of vehicles, aeroplanes and electronic equipment against lightning.


The last station in the country with any Soviet trains. It is the end of the line for this Armenian locomotive. Towering behind it are the Iranian mountains, which long marked out a clear border between the USSR and the rest of the world.


A school gym. Mishka, the mascot of the Soviet Union carrying the Olympic flag, takes centre stage.


122 hotel.


Pictures in an Armenian university basement of Missak Manouchian, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx.


A disused marine school in Riga.


The school was due to be demolished shortly after the photographer’s visit.


This spa, built in 1838, was for a long time a popular haunt of Russians. A railway line was built to establish a link with Moscow. The complex is on the verge of collapse.


In the ghost town of Pripyat, a few miles from Chernobyl, silence prevails.


Pripyat swimming pool, near Chernobyl.


Dodgem cars in the recreation area in Pripyat town centre.


A grand country house in Ukraine.


Built in the middle of the 19th century, the house pleasingly blends the neo-classical style with Russian baroque. To the rear there is a large botanical garden.


A theatre belonging to a sanatorium. The two medallions on either side of the stage show Lenin and Stalin in profile. In Ukraine, depictions of Stalin became increasingly rare because he was responsible for the terrible famine that decimated the country between 1931 and 1933. Most memorials bearing his image have been destroyed.


A textile factory.


A room in the textile factory.


A grand country house dating from the 18th century, built by Italian architects. After the Bolshevik revolution, the house was brought into state ownership in 1918.


Salyut Pioneer camp, reserved for children of Kiev radio factory employees.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/photographer-explores-the-artefacts-of-abandoned-former-ussr-sites/

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初!太陽光発電の新宇宙探査機とは!

本日は最新宇宙ニュース!

NASA、太陽光発電で推進する初の深宇宙探査機を打ち上げへ


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Poch4N’s Seductive Anime Girls

Poch4N is an artist from the Philippines who draws seductive anime girls. One might think that Poch4N only draws NSFW content, but that’s not true – an artist makes some pretty decent art, too.

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Artist Recreates Her Favorite Spooky Characters Using Paper Art

The Book of Life

According to Kristy Edgar: “I have been making paper art for some time now and October is always my favorite month because I make teeny tiny paper homages to some of my favorite horror or Halloween-related movies.

This year, I decided to only make the ladies – scream queens, final girls, and ladies of the night. I’m really proud of how they turned out!”

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Bewitched

Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Craft

Hocus Pocus

Squid Game

Alien

Wanda (Witches Count!)

Black Swan

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hex Girls!

Little Shop of Horrors

Corpse Bride

The Mummy

Coraline

Sleepy Hallow

Nightmare Before Christmas

Beetlejuice

Jennifer’s Body

Ready or Not

Death Becomes Her

Shape of Water

The Ring

Scream

Carrie

Psycho

Psycho

Dracula

Crimson Peak

What We Do in the Shadows

Little Mermaid

Twilight & True Blood

From Dusk Till Dawn

The Exorcist

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Ghoul School

Midsommar

Teen Witch!

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-recreates-her-favorite-spooky-characters-using-paper-art/

Artist Sorted Famous Characters By Species And It Looks Like They Are Taking A Big Family Photo

According to Linda Bouderbala: “Here comes the second part of my series, in which I classify all these characters with their fellow creatures of the same species as if we were doing a big family photo.

Of course, I couldn’t do this series without doing the dogs and cats! I expected them to be numerous… But not that many! So many, that I even had to arrange them by color.

There are at least 170 cats and 230 dogs, and of course, some are still missing, but I think the most important ones are there. Between the research of characters, the setting up, and the illustration itself, it took me about 50 hours to draw the cat team and 70 hours for the dogs.

Let me introduce you to my hippo, fox, wolf, tiger, cat, and dog teams! Also, you can find my previous post featuring more pop-culture characters by clicking here!”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/artist-sorted-famous-characters-by-species-and-it-looks-like-they-are-taking-a-big-family-photo/

Finally, The 2022 Cats On Catnip Calendar Is Here!

Forget dignified and aloof: These cats are goofy, spaced-out, and probably suffering from the munchies. There’s Tim, a Persian with eyes like orange saucers. Poseidon, a tiger who’s decided to bed down in his stash. And Haroun, who seems to have lost track of which way’s up. Each adorable full-color photograph is expressive and richly detailed.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/finally-the-2022-cats-on-catnip-calendar-is-here/

The Science Fiction Gallery 2021-12-07 19:00:34

Roland Spohn

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GIFTS FOR EVERYDAY CARRY 2021



EDC (Everyday Carry) or every day carry refers to a small collection of tools, equipment and supplies that are carried on a daily basis to assist in tackling situations ranging from the mundane to the disastrous. On today?s Holiday Gift Guide roundup we have gathered a list of some great and essential everyday carry gifts.

Check out the full product list here

SOURCE: https://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/wear/acessories/gifts-for-everyday-carry-2021/

RESONATE MEDITATION HEADSET



The benefits of mediation are immense, meditating can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Resonate is a new American start-up that promises to help you meditate like a pro, and offers a tech-infused meditation headset that is more important and relevant than ever before. The Resonate LightVision headset incorporates a LED light matrix that project a sequence of biomorphic patterns that are visible through closed eyes, and with the combination of vibration, sound, and light, will make it easier to switch off and slow down. The headset is part of a meditating system that comes with a chair and matching ottoman, headphones and 6 month free subscription of Resonate proprietary content library.

SOURCE: https://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/technology/misc-gadgets/resonate-meditation-headset/

ADVENTUREMOBILE GIVEAWAY



Our good friends over at Huckberry have teamed up with automotive auction site Bring A Trailer to find an epic Adventuremobile that they will be giving away to one lucky customer. This is Huckberry?s biggest giveaway ever, giving you the chance to win the holy grail of adventure vehicles, the legendary 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 with with more than $5,000 worth of adventure, outdoor, and overlanding gear. watch the video below

Place an order worth $75+ on Huckberry by Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 at 11:59pm PT for a chance to win this unique prize. One entry per customer.

SOURCE: https://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff/vehicles/cars/adventuremobile-giveaway/

The Science Fiction Gallery 2021-12-07 17:01:00

Natan - La Guerre des mondes d'après H.G. Wells, 1950s.

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