The 40 Best Examples Of Street Art In 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 Serpent

With each brush stroke or streak of spray paint that hits the concrete, street artists turn the notion that creativity and artistic ingenue can only be found within the stuffy halls of self-important museums entirely on its head. 2013 was no exception to this thinking, as can be seen in the following 40 images.

Turtle Tijuana

Street Pushers

Man Falling

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One Fantastic Drumming Experiment

December 26, 2013

Abandoned parking lots. Long stretches of open road. Empty sports fields. The hollows underneath a busy bridge. All are great areas to experience natural reverb, but what happens when a drummer performs the same rhythmic set in each of those spaces, and those natural reverbs are condensed into one single video? Well, this. And it’s absolutely incredible.

Phillip K Smith’s Mesmerizing Lucid Stead

December 22, 2013

From the author: “Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a preexisting structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape. Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience. Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized.”

Italy’s Amazing Blue Grotto

December 19, 2013
Blue Grotto Italy

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While the Playboy mansion’s infamous grotto might get the most attention in the pop cultural realm, natural grottos off the coast of Italy (and around the world) are a source of wonder for millions and a major tourist hotspot. Italy’s Blue Grotto and Emerald Grotto are natural sea caves that illuminate seawater with a mystical glow with either bright blue or deep green hues, respectively. This natural light filtration creates otherworldly tones that look anything but ordinary.

Blue Grotto Opening View

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A Stunning Time Lapse Of The Grand Canyon

December 18, 2013

At the end of November, something particularly strange transpired within the cavernous depths of the Grand Canyon. Cool air rose from the canyon bottom, met warm air a ways up, and created a thick layer of fog from top to bottom. The process is known as inversion, and it’s absolutely mind blowing to watch.

The 30 Most Important Photos Of 2013

December 18, 2013

Over the last year, our world has been rocked by dramatic events and peculiar pop culture and landmark moments, all of which have been immortalized in photographic form. Reuters, the worldwide news organization, has captured a trove of images over the last year, and here are 30 of the most essential moments that gave shape to 2013.

Photos Of 2013 Tidal Waves

Source: Reuters

Every year in the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the Qiantang River in the Zhejiang province of China reaches breaking point and erupts into a surge of tidal waves. But this year, instead of fleeing from the waves, thousands of tourists turned up to take photos.

Photos Of 2013 G8 Meeting

Source: Reuters

Tensions were high between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama during this year’s G8 summit. Taking drastically different sides on the Syrian conflict, the two world leaders were captured looking rather ill at ease with each other.

Photos Of 2013 Mars Officer

Source: Reuters

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