Snowlandia – World’s Largest Snow Labyrinth Opens In Poland

In Poland, the Snowlandia Zakopane park invites you to discover the largest snow labyrinth in the world, which covers 2500 square meters!

Installed for the first time two years ago in the Zakopane resort, this amazing snow maze offers its visitors a chance to lose themselves in a gigantic labyrinth made of ice and snow, surrounded by walls over 2m high! An awesome ephemeral attraction open to adults and children.

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Snowlandia – World’s Largest Snow Labyrinth Opens In Poland

In Poland, the Snowlandia Zakopane park invites you to discover the largest snow labyrinth in the world, which covers 2500 square meters!

Installed for the first time two years ago in the Zakopane resort, this amazing snow maze offers its visitors a chance to lose themselves in a gigantic labyrinth made of ice and snow, surrounded by walls over 2m high! An awesome ephemeral attraction open to adults and children.

h/t: ufunk









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This Guy Bought A Giant Plastic Godzilla, And Now They Travel Everywhere Together

According to photographer Kieran Murray: “You’ve heard of the travelling gnome, now I present a travelling Godzilla figurine that I have photoshopped to look life sized. His name is Ryan and we travel all around, getting into all sorts of shenanigans.

Travelling on your own is awesome, but it can be frustrating to have a stranger take a photo of you in front of that landmark only to see that its framed awfully or out of focus. I came across this plastic souvenir in Chicago and decided that it was easier to take photos of it in front of landmarks instead. Since then it organically evolved into the Ryan character and was a way for me to develop my photoshop skills.”

More info: Behance, Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)














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These Ads From Haiti Hope To Use Trump’s Words Against Him


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson

President Trump’s comments referring to certain nations, including Haiti, as “shitholes” provoked widespread anger and outrage. But one agency creative in the Caribbean nation is working on a more lighthearted response—raising money to run out-of-home and print ads in Washington, D.C., that aim to use Trump’s words against him to boost the image of Haiti.

Fabien Dodard, a creative director at Parkour Studio, has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise cash to run “shithole” themed ads for Haiti in the American capital. He has set a $40,000 goal, and raised a little over $2,000 so far. The more money he raises, the more ads he’ll be able to run.

More info: GoFundMe (h/t: adweek)


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson

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Fascinating Photos Of A Frozen Niagara Falls Taken This Year


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As winter descends upon North America, the tourist crowds at Niagara Falls thin and the landscape transforms.

3,000 tons of still flow over the edge during every minute that passes, but in winter, some of that water ends up hardening into ice. Little by little, if the temperature stays low enough, the waterfall will eventually grow a thin shell of ice.

Though the falls will likely never freeze into a solid mass of stationary ice, it’s not uncommon for the area below the falls to grow a sturdy “ice bridge” due to accumulated spray from the falls. According to history, the bridge used to freeze so solidly that visitors could walk between the US and Canada and vendors would even set up stalls on it.

h/t: sobadsogood

Icy mist at dusk

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Happy New Year, my friends!Wishing you love, peace and happiness in 2018.

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Have you visited the frozen NiagaraFalls yet #niagaraparks #niagarafalls

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A Frozen Paradise

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Spectacular #FrozenFalls shot courtesy of @evologist! #NiagaraParks

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Another amazing frozen falls shot! This time courtesy of @mindz.eye #NiagaraParks

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One of the best views in Niagara Parks Photo: @elsa.maret #NiagaraParks

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Travel Times To Cities Around The World

From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting.


China. The dataset used for China was unique as it relied solely on Open Street Map, due to restrictions on accessing Google data. The population is densely concentrated in the east and accessibility is increased, whereas rural provinces in the west remain remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Great Britain and Ireland. Due to a high density of urban centres in Britain and Ireland, accessibility is largely unimpeded – shown by light colours. Only in the highlands of Scotland are travel times increased, as indicated by dark colours. For their article in the journal Nature, Daniel Weiss and his colleagues used Open Street Map and Google to collate travel times to cities in 2015. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


India. Nearly 91% of people in high-income countries live within one hour of a city, compared to almost 51% of people in low-income countries. India’s high population and large number of cities complicates this picture. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Central African Republic. The map for the Central African Republic shows a more typical correlation between low income and inaccessibility. With only two urban centres located on southwestern side of the country, the east remains largely remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Australia. With urban centres located along the coastline, Australia displays what Weiss calls a ‘vast, dark middle’ through the outback. For a high-income nation, accessibility to all areas of the country is limited; however, routes to the busiest cities are numerous. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


USA. Despite the lack of large urban centres in areas like Nebraska, the US has “remarkable infrastructure”, says Weiss. Unlike Australia, both rural areas and cities are well connected. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Brazil. The large roads carving through the borders of the Amazon display the correlation between infrastructure and deforestation in Brazil. Proximity to urban centres has a protective effect on forests, as the majority of deforestation occurs one to five hours travel time from cities. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Saudi Arabia. With an overwhelmingly urban population – one of the highest of the countries analysed – Saudi Arabia has some of the longest travel times to city centres. It’s an exception to the relationship between high income and accessibility. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Egypt. Urban centres are located along the banks of the Nile in Egypt, forming a virtual map of the river itself, with the desert in the west of the country remaining especially remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Mali. Much like the Central African Republic, accessibility in Mali is limited to a handful of urban centres, with the desert in the country’s north a vast swathe of inaccessibility. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Perhaps the most well-connected of the European nations, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg provide a stark contrast to countries such as Mali. Virtually all urban centres in these three high-income countries can be reached within one hour. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Sweden and Norway. Among western European countries, Scandinavian nations are some of the least accessible. In Sweden and Norway, woodlands in the north have limited infrastructure. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)

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No Pants Subway Ride 2018


Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters

On Sunday, January 7th, 2018 thousands of people took off their pants on subways in cities around the world. In New York, our 17th Annual No Pants Subway Ride took place in frigid 17F degree weather and was spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines.


London, Britain. Photo by Simon Dawson/Reuters


Berlin, Germany. Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters


Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters


Berlin, Germany. Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters


New York City. Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters


New York City. Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters


London, Britain. Photo by Simon Dawson/Reuters


New York City. Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters


New York City. Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters


Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by Martin Divisek/EPA/EFE


London, Britain. Photo by Simon Dawson/Reuters


London, Britain. Photo by Simon Dawson/Reuters


New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP Photo


New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP Photo


New York City. Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images


Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo


Warsaw. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/AFP Photo


London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP Photo


New York. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP Photo


New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP Photo


New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP Photo


London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP Photo


London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP Photo


London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP Photo


Munich, Germany. Photo by Andreas Gebert/DPA


Berlin, Germany. Photo by Joerg Carstensen/DPA via AP Photo


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE


Berlin, Germany. Photo by Hayoung Jeon/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock


Munich, Germany. Photo by Joerg Koch/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock


London. Photo by Tolga Akmen/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock


New York City. Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters

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Vietjet Uses Its Provocative “Bikini Girls” To Buck International Trends To Get Attention In Vietnam

The hot and sexy models have always been the favorite of many Vietjet passengers, also becoming the media focus every year. Not only displaying their gorgeous looks, the models posed in different cabin crew and staff roles to showcase the airline’s high-quality friendly staff.

Vietjet uses its provocative “bikini girls” to buck international trends to get attention in Vietnam. The airline has issued this statement and video:

“Vietjet Bikini Calendar Girls are arriving to celebrate Christmas and the New Year!”

With the airport, aircraft and cabin as backgrounds, the bikini models pose as pilots, technicians, maintenance staff, flight attendants, ground staff, air traffic controllers, presenting a very interesting perspective to the airline’s excellent services and modern fleet.

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Let’s Discover Sweden’s Icehotel Incredible Bedrooms Made Of Ice And Snow

Founded in 1989, the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is built from the snow up each year, using ice from the local river. The rooms are designed by international artists and this year feature spacemen and an ice queen. The hotel has 35 suites, featuring ice carvings designed by 36 different artists from 17 countries. This room, King Kong, was created by Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

A total of 30,000 cubic metres of snow and ice were used to construct the hotel, while the artwork was cut from 500 tons of crystal clear natural ice. This suite, Follow the White Rabbit, was created by artists AnnaSofia Mååg and Niklas Byman. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

The Icehotel reopens each year in a new form. In this room, Ground Rules, created by Carl Wellander and Ulrika Tallving, icy snails take centre stage. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Two sculptures of astronauts feature in the Space Room, designed by Adrian Bois Pablo Lopez. As well as creating artworks from it, ice is used to make an ice bar and even the glasses used for drinks. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Impressions of leaves are silhouetted behind the bed in this room, Monstera, designed by Nina Kauppi and Johan Kauppi. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Queen of the North (created by Emilie Steele and Sebastian Dell’Uva) is one of the more intense rooms, with the bed surrounded by the head and hands of an icy goddess. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Shards of ice cut through the cold air in the White Desert suite, by Timsam Harding and Fabián Jacquet Casado. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

A view all guests will be hoping for: the northern lights glowing in the sky behind the Ice Hotel entrance. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

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Famous Album Covers Brought Onto Their Original New York City Locations Where They Were Shot

The Ramones at Inscope Arch. (cover to a 45-single)

(photo by David Gahr)

Bob Egan’s hobby is really interesting. He brings classic albums to the present. He finds the actual location, where each cover was shot and alternates the angle and distance, so as the photo can match the current version of the venue.

At his website, PopSpots, Egan chronicles the detective work he does to find these places, providing multiple photos and maps that both show his process and help readers place the image within the city. While most of the covers (and other famous rock ‘n’ roll pictures) are from New York City, where Egan is a real estate agent, he’s also tracked Bob Dylan and The Who to London. See a few of our favorite PopShots photos below, and visit the site for a whole lot more.

More info: PopSpots (h/t: vintag.es)

Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright – 59th/Fifth.

(cover photo by Francis Wolfe; cover design by Reid Miles)

Tom Rush on a rock with carved-out steps near Cop Cot – “Take a Little Walk With Me” – (59th and Sixth Entrance)

(cover photo and design by William S. Harvey)

Chad Mitchell (folksinger, formerly of the Chad Mitchell Trio) on Gapstow Bridge – “Chad Mitchell Himself”

(album cover photo by Sherman Weisburd)

James Last next to the Pond. (This is the back cover of “Goodtimes,” one of his 65 albums, which have sold millions. He is an orchestra leader based in Germany.)

(photo by Joel Brodsky)

Bob Dylan – cover for the album MODERN TIMES (2006). The shot is from the street next to the large silver globe on the north side of Columbus Circle where Central Park West hits the roundabout at 59th Street. The cover uses a Ted Kroner photo from 1947 entitled, “Taxi, New York, Night.”

(photo by Ted Kroner)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono walking out of the Dakota (72nd and Central Park West) from the cover of the single, “Watching the Wheels.”

(photo by Paul Goresh)

Little Steven (aka Miami Steve Van Zandt) and the Disciples of Soul (1982) – The album cover.

Randy Ingram, jazz pianist & composer and his album, The Wandering (2017, Sunnyside Records), in front of the Arcade near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

The Rascals on top of the Bethesda Arcade steps.

Donald Byrd’s album Byrd in Flight – Bethesda Fountain Steps

(photo by Francis Wolff)

Harry Belafonte at Bethesda Terrace.

The Beau Brummels in the Arcade next to Bethesda Terrace

Herman Hermits next to the Naumberg Bandshell.

(cover by Rama)

Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan (72nd Street and Fifth Avenue).

(cover photo by Raeanne Rubinstein)

The Horace Silver Quintet – album cover of the album: 6 Pieces of Silver – 77th and Central Park West.

(cover photo by Francis Wolff)

New Dimensions in Banjo & Bluegrass (1963) by Eric Weissberg (“Deliverance”), Marshall Brickman (co-wrote Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Manhattan Murder Mystery with Woody Allen), and Various Musicians. That’s Judy Collins’ son in the picture with them, as she wrote in one of her books.)

(photo by George Pickow /3 Lions)

The Boomtown Rats “Ratrospective” (1983 EP) on the MET Steps.

(design by John Berg / Peter A. Alfieri)

Simon and Garfunkel on the east side of The Reservoir, from the back of “Greatest Hits”

(photo by Bill Silano)

SANDANISTA! – THE CLASH (1980) – ALBUM COVER LOCATION – Camley Street (under the railroad tracks from St. Pancras Station), London. Photo by Pennie Smith.

(cover photo by Pennie Smith)

Here’s the cover of ‘West Side Story’, the 1957 Leonard Bernstein musical, superimposed on the street as it looks tonight, tonight. It’s taken in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York.

The location for the cover of The Who’s soundtack to the 1979 documentary ‘The Kids Are Alright’ is 116th Street and Morningside Drive, Morningside Heights, New York City. The site is part of the Carl Schurz Monument.

Van Morrison fans can go for some backyard chicken at the site where the cover of ‘Too Long In Exile’ was shot outside 246 Pearl Street between Fulton Street and John Street.

The Velvet Underground’s ‘Live At Max’s Kansas City’ (1972) was shot at 213 Park Avenue South, east side between 17th and 18th Street, New York.

Bob Dylan was photographed on the front steps of 4 Gramercy Park West, New York City for the cover of ‘Highway 61 Revisted’ (1965).

The full story behind our sleuth’s discovery of the exact spot where the cover for Neil Young’s ‘After The Gold Rush’ was taken is well worth reading. If you’re in a rush: it’s the corner of Sullivan Street and West 3rd Street, Greenwich Village, New York.

This cover for ‘The New York Dolls’ (1973) by The New York Dolls was taken outside the Gem Spa at the southwest corner of St. Mark’s Place and 2nd Avenue.

You might have been to the location of the cover of Ramones’ ‘Rocket To Russia’ (1977) without knowing it. It was taken outside the back door of popular nocturnal haunt CBGB’S at the end of Extra Place, a small alley running north from East 1st Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.

KISS shot the cover to their 1975 album ‘Dressed To Kill’ on the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue, looking north, New York.

This is another account worth reading in full. Egan found the exact site (at the Central Park entrance called Miners’ Gate) where the legendary pretzel vendor worked and starred on the front cover of Steely Dan’s ‘Pretzel Logic’.

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