“Silver Beggars” Rule the Streets of Indonesia


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Over the past year, silver-coloured beggars have been spotted on the streets and highways of many Indonesian cities, and have become the focus of local and media attention due to their shapely appearance. Locals call they ‘manusia silver’. The beggars in Indonesia have become increasingly popular.

Most beggars simply spray-paint themselves with the metallic pigment, grab a cardboard box and walk among cars on busy roads, hoping that someone spares some change. For many, it’s like a job, one that puts food on the table.

Ever since ‘silver men’ started showing up at busy street intersections in Jakarta and other big cities, they have been getting a lot of attention booth from the press and on social media, prompting many regular beggars to adopt the shiny, metallic look. However, their numbers have been soaring lately, and they have become a nuisance. In Indonesia, as in many other countries, begging is a crime, and in recent months the police have been cracking down on silver beggars in particular. This has definitely reduced the number of ‘monosia silver’ but it is not gone.



















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/silver-beggars-rule-the-streets-of-indonesia/

A Real-Life Yellow Submarine for Rent

Ticked off your bucket list, but still need more?

1960’s: All aboard for the magical mystery tour with the Beatles and their Yellow Submarine, powered by love; because that’s what makes the world go round.

Cold War superpower scenario: “Hunt for Red October”puts you in charge of nuclear mutually assured destructionn..will soviet or US flinch first? 1943 North Atlantic: you are unterseeboot commander happy hunting stricken conveys with torpedo’s, then oops, claustrophobia grips..

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The space:

– your diesel/electric metal coffin emergency dives to crush depth to wriggle free from depth charges pounding against the hull,classic “Das Boot” stuff.

-1850’s captain Nemo of the steam powered steampunk Nautilus must fend off monsters of the deep.

– so welcome aboard the departure lounge of the stargate travel machine to dial up your symbiotic electromagnetic fusion containment propulsion

It really is BIG inside.. .The Yellow Submarine floats in a sea of green suspended among redwood trees, you can’t miss it!
The submarine is yours to relax and play in… Enter via ramp/jetty to the front bulkhead door to a victorian steam punk lounge & galley, then up periscope to control/bridge, or midships to U Boat sleeping quarters/torpedos and then beatles themed bathroom at rear

…thankyou for stepping out…. you may just revert to your childhood…and if you have children on board,remember they will need 100% supervision…. but you will be rewarded with an overnight experience you won’t stop talking about… so let’s get started!

Captain Nemo runs a tight and tidy ship…crew making a mess will be confined to the mess,won’t see the surface or shore leave this side of eternity!















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/a-real-life-yellow-submarine-for-rent/

21 Watercolors That Show How The Sun And Shadows Change Cities

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Maja Wrońska is an architect, watercolorist, and freelance illustrator based in Poland. She creates mostly watercolors that focus on architecture and cities. Among others, he works were exhibited at the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, on the set of several TV shows. She is also an author of the Grönby motif for IKEA.

According to Maja: “I created several watercolors of cities that show how the sun shines and how it changes the atmosphere of these places.”

More: Maja Wrońska, Instagram, Behance h/t: boredpanda

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Rome Buildings

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Havana Building Facade

Restaurant In Rome

Sign In Amsterdam

Casa Consistorial De Sevilla, Seville

Restaurant In Toledo

Havana Sun

Calcada Do Ferragial Lisbon, Portugal

Rome Gelateria Near The Pantheon

Via Urbana, Rome

Lisbon

Rome Pizzeria Entrance

Chiesa Di Santa Maria Dela Presentazione In Venezia

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Cassis, France

Piazza Di Pietra, Rome

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/21-watercolors-that-show-how-the-sun-and-shadows-change-cities/

Breiðamerkursandur – Iceland’s Stunning Diamond Beach


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A black sand beach littered with huge chunks of glistening ice has become one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and for good reason, it looks like something out of a fantasy movie.

Known as Breiðamerkursandur in Icelandic, Diamond Beach takes its name from the chunks of pristine ice scattered across the black volcanic sand and glistening like giant, uncut diamonds. It is located next to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland, about six hours away from the country’s capital, Reykjavik. Although it’s not part of the popular Golden Circle Tour, Diamond Beach has become one of the country’s top tourist attractions in recent years, and looking at photos of it, it’s easy to see why.

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Diamond Beach is located by the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, which is filled with huge pieces of ice that constantly break off from Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest icecap in Europe. Bits and pieces of these chunks of ice end up on the black sand and create a stunning visual effect.


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Apart from the diamond-like chunks of ice, Diamond Beach is famous for never looking the same on two different days. As the ice melts and new chunks are washed ashore, this place can look completely different from one day to the next.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/breidamerkursandur-icelands-stunning-diamond-beach/

“Vulnerable”: Photography Book’s Beautiful Portraits of Indigenous Peoples from Ethiopia to Remote Russia and Myanmar

It’s not easy to experience other cultures right now, but through a stunning new photography book you can get a beguiling insight into the world’s most colourful communities from the comfort of your own home.

‘Vulnerable’ by Olga Michi features hundreds of striking photographs of indigenous people taken everywhere from Ethiopia to extreme north-east Russia.

More: Olga Michi, Instagram, Book h/t: dailymail

Set against powerful black backdrops, the portraits capture both the historical and contemporary elements of indigenous life around the globe in order to portray ‘cultures and individuals in flux’.

In her introduction to the book, Michi says: ‘Some are dressed exclusively in the traditional garb of their ancestors, while others hold guns or sit astride motorcycles; here we have traditional jewelry and textiles cohabiting with boomboxes, AK-47s, iPhones and keyrings. I have lived among and learned from the way of life of indigenous peoples from the Kalahari to the Arctic tundra. Few people, I think, have been given more opportunities to be humbled by the awe-inspiring variety of the world and its inhabitants, nor to become aware of the wisdom, capacities and value of cultures on which we have historically looked down.’

The title of the book, meanwhile, is intended to be a question as much as a statement.

Michi explains: ‘There’s no denying that in any number of ways the world’s indigenous peoples are acutely vulnerable. But those peoples are not undifferentiated, anonymous masses, mere statistics: they are groups of individuals, and the individuals that appear in these pages are very far from helpless.’









































































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/vulnerable-photography-books-beautiful-portraits-of-indigenous-peoples-from-ethiopia-to-remote-russia-and-myanmar/

2020 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners

From lockdown to landscapes and everything in-between… the winners of the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards have been revealed.

Overall Winner – the Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Vladimir Alekseev, Russia

Location: Svalbard
Artist Statement: Once on my expedition to Spitsbergen, there was a blizzard. Everything around was equally white. And suddenly I spotted this Arctic fox. He almost merged with the environment. Only his eyes and nose betrayed him.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 60-600mm lens, F9, 1/320 sec, ISO 640

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Winner: Young Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Indigo Larmour, Ireland (age 12)

Location: Old city, Lahore, Pakistan
Artist Statement: The Delhi Gate served as the main entrance to Lahore during the Mughal period. Today it still functions as a busy gateway to the historic old city. It’s not uncommon to see horses and carts passing through the gateway to make deliveries to the people and businesses there.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D600, 24-85mm lens, F5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800

Young Travel Photographer of The Year 15-18 Winner: Ben Skaar, Usa (age 17)

Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
Artist Statement: I slept in my car for two nights to get this shot. I drove up to the White Mountains hoping to capture the vibrant autumn colors of New Hampshire. I woke up at 4:30 that Sunday morning and, as the sun rose over the mountains, the colors seemed to be set ablaze.
Gear and Specs: DJI Mavic 2 Pro, 28mm lens, F2.8, 1/120 sec, ISO 100

Landscapes and Earth Elements Portfolio Runner-Up: Scott Portelli, Australia

Location: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, South Australia
Artist Statement: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is Australia’s largest salt-lake yet it is only covered with water every eight years on average. The vast salt plain dominates the landscape with patterns left behind by the receding water. Natural bore springs emerge across the plains, creating enormous patterns of pastel-blues, yellows and reds as water pushed up through the salt crust creates visual anomalies.
Gear and Specs: Olympus E-M1 Mark II, 40-150mm lens, F7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO 500

Winner, Best Single Image in A Landscape & Earth Elements Portfolio: James Smart, Australia

Location: Simla, Colorado, USA
Artist Statement: This ‘drill bit’ type of tornado is a rare anti-cyclonic tornado, which happens in around 2% of tornadoes. It touched down in open farmland, narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado as it tore up the ground, gathering the soil giving it its brown color.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark II 70-200mm lens, F4, 1/90 sec, ISO 100

People of The World Portfolio Highly Commended: Alain Schroeder, Belgium

Location: Talas, Taldy-Bulak, Kyrgyzstan
Artist Statement: Trying to outrun your opponents with a decapitated goat wedged between your leg and your horse, might not be your idea of a fun game, but in Kyrgyzstan, Kok Boru is the national sport. Dead goat polo feels more to me like cavalier rugby. Organized in two teams of five, but sometimes many more, riders race from one end of the field to the other chasing the rider with the goat whose sole intention is to score a point by heaving the 20 kilo body into the Tai Kazan (goal) on either end.
Gear and Specs: Fujifilm X-Pro2, 10mm lens, F8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 1000

People of The World Portfolio Commended: Piper Mackay, Usa

Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Artist Statement: Pilgrims gathering at St George; one of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela Ethiopia.
Gear and Specs: Nikon Z7 Infrared, 14-30mm lens, F4, 1/320 sec, ISO 160

People of The World Portfolio Single Images Special Mention: Mouneb Taim (syria)

Location: Saraqib, Syria
Artist Statement: March 27, 2019: On the occasion of the International Day of Theater, puppeteer Walid Rashed performs his puppet acts for children. Since 2013, theatre artist Walid has been touring refugee camps and devastated neighbourhoods to perform puppet acts and shadow play for Syrian children.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm lens, F2, 1/4000 sec, ISO 100

Travel Portfolio Winner: Jordi Cohen, Spain

Location: Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel
Artist Statement: Women and girls separated by a net at the Lag Baomer celebration in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish quarter of Mea Shearim.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35mm lens, F2.8, 1/320 sec, ISO 3200

Travel Portfolio Winner: Jordi Cohen, Spain

Location: Bassin Saint Jacques, Plain du Nord (near Cap Haitien), Haiti
Artist Statement: Girl going into ecstasy at Bassin Saint Jacques. Even though it’s a neighboring country of the much-visited Dominican Republic, few tourists venture to cross the Haitian border. Haiti is a country of zombies, voodoo and magic.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm lens, F6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

Travel Portfolio Runner-Up: Richard Li, Hong Kong

Location: Lake Magadi, Kenya
Artist Statement: When I travel to Kenya, I like to take a helicopter to Lake Magadi. The aerial views of flamingos and the patterns on the surface of the lake always amaze me.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D850, 70-200mm lens, F11, 1/2000 sec, ISO 1800

One Shot – Close to Home Winner: Pier Luigi Dodi, Italy

Location: Fidenza, Italy
Artist Statement: It was the beginning of autumn and one of the last days on which to take the advantage of being out in the park for some hours. My friend Giulia and her son were playing with soap bubbles.
Gear and Specs: iPhone 11 Pro Max, F2, 1/22s, ISO 32/3072

One Shot – Colours of Life, Commended: Sanghamitra Sarkar, India

Location: Vrindavan, India
Artist Statement: During Holi, little children, dressed like lord Krishna, play with powdered colour.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D750, 24-120mm lens, F4, 1/400 sec, ISO 250

One Shot – Islands Runner-Up: Dana Allen, Usa

Location: Taha’a Island, Tahiti
Artist Statement: A school of Pacific Double-saddle Butterfly Fish (chaetodon ulietensis) along with many other aquatic species rush by in a flurry of activity in Le Taha’a’s amazing lagoon.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D4, 14-24mm lens, F16, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800

iTravelled – Phone/tablet Single Image Category Winner: Azim Khan Ronnie, Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Artist Statement: Thousands of people come together to pray over several floors of one of the biggest mosques in the world. Around 40,000 people were visiting the mosque – decorated in beautiful teal and gold – for weekly prayers. The National Mosque of Bangladesh, known as Baitul Mukarram, is one of the 10 biggest mosques in the world and can hold up to 100,000 people, including in the outside courtyards.
Gear and Specs: Huawei P30 Pro, F2.2, 1.25 sec, ISO 400

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/2020-travel-photographer-of-the-year-awards-winners/

Beautiful Photographs of Cheap Motels in 1970s America

“Working on the Baseball Photographer Trading Cards, traveling throughout the country, my girlfriend at the time, Alison Woolpert, and I would stay at some, shall we say, “economy” motels,” writes photographer Mike Mandel.

“We pulled into one in Texas on a wintry night and upon waking in the morning we realized that the sheets had not been changed after the visit of the previous motel guest. When we indignantly complained to the owner he shot us back a dirty look, “What do you expect for five dollars?” What we did expect was that no matter how shabby, beaten down or forgotten a motel might have become, there was always a motel postcard to be had: a memento of a one night stop, a promotional calling card, a free mailable note card to report back on the progress of a vacation to those back home.”

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“We would often take the back roads, sometimes follow old Route 66, and we would find those sad, forsaken motels that had been sucked almost out of existence by the newer corporate chains situated just off an exit ramp on the newer highways. We bypassed Motel 6, Travelodge and Howard Johnson’s. After all, their postcards were usually just the same design with a different address. But we’d go out of our way to stop at every independent motel we could find in hopes of finding a postcard that would be even more banal than the one we had just found down the road.”

“This led, inevitably, to my photographing the motels themselves: interiors, pool sides and architecture. The project was always there whenever there was an opportunity to travel. The postcards kept piling up. My only problem with the photographs was that I was usually shooting black and white film, which just didn’t capture the true flavor of the place.”


















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/beautiful-photographs-of-cheap-motels-in-1970s-america/

Dubai’s Love Lake: Two Hearts in the Middle of the Desert


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Love Lake, a heart-shaped, man-made lake located in the desert near Dubai, is probably one of the most impressive attractions for romantic couples visiting the Middle-East.

From its iconic palm-shaped island, to skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai has no shortage of world-renowned attractions, but there is a lot more to discover in the desert around the most populated city in the UAE. One such hidden gems is the man-made Love Lake, technically two intertwined heart-shaped lakes situated near the Al Qudra Oasis. Measuring a whopping 550,000 square meters, this stunning tourist attraction is even visible from space.

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Located at a considerable distance away from any urban areas, Love Lake is a true oasis, surrounded by desert as far as the eye can see. One can only imagine the time and effort and money that went into making this place a reality, especially considering that apart from the heart-shaped lake itself, it consists of hundreds of thousands of shrub varieties, over 16,000 trees, and thousands of colorful flowers, including red begonia, either arranged in heart shapes, or to spell out the word “Love”.


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Unveiled on November of 2018, Dubai’s Love Lake started attracting attention after Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, shared an aerial photo of it on his popular Instagram account, with the caption “To all of you”.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/dubais-love-lake-two-hearts-in-the-middle-of-the-desert/

The Mysterious and Melancholic Photo Works of Tobi Schnorpeil

German filmmaker and art director Tobi Schnorpeil posts on Instagram melancholic triptychs. By scrolling through his account, we dive into a mysterious world – a theatrical stage from where anonymous silhouettes and fantastic stories emerge.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/the-mysterious-and-melancholic-photo-works-of-tobi-schnorpeil/

Street Scenes of the U.S. From the 1960s Through 30 Wonderful Color Real Photo Postcards

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Postcards are always of great historical and social interest. In 1903 Kodak introduced the No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak. The camera, designed for postcard-size film, allowed the general public to take photographs and have them printed on postcard backs, usually in the same dimensions as standard vintage postcards. Many other cameras were used, some of which used glass photographic plates that produced images that had to be cropped in order to fit the postcard format.

In 1907, Kodak introduced a service called “real photo postcards,” which enabled customers to make a postcard from any picture they took.

While Kodak was the major promoter of photo postcard production, the company used the term “real photo” less frequently than photographers and others in the marketplace from 1903 to ca. 1930.

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Bennettsville, South Carolina

Miles City, Montana

Yuma, Arizona

Livingston, Montana

Redding, California

Carson City, Nevada

Scottsdale, Arizona

Bellingham, Washington

Everett, Washington

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Sandpoint, Idaho

Lewiston, Idaho

Central City, Colorado

Elgin, Illinois

Madras, Oregon

Williston, North Dakota

Santa Monica, California

West Palm Beach, Florida

Filmore, Utah

Kingsport, Tennessee

Blaine, Washington

Fairhope, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Port Angeles, Washington

Roseburg, Oregon

Everett, Washington

Eugene, Oregon

Indio, California

Seal Beach, California

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/street-scenes-of-the-u-s-from-the-1960s-through-30-wonderful-color-real-photo-postcards/