An Average American Family’s Finances

August 1, 2013

Finances Of Average American Family

Add to these sobering statistics the fact that median incomes keep falling even as more individuals find jobs, and you’ve certainly got a dismal picture of the American Dream.

The Beautiful Bora Bora

July 31, 2013

Bora Bora

While the name Bora Bora certainly sounds exotic, it’s actually the product of misunderstanding on behalf of the island’s Western explorers. As the Tahitian language does not recognize the “b” sound, the bountiful island’s original name was more likely Pora Pora, however upon its 18th century discovery by the West, it was “Bora Bora” that stuck.

Amsterdam From Above

July 30, 2013

Aerial View Of Amsterdam

Besides forming an aesthetically appealing design, Amsterdam’s canals served a more functional purpose as they provided an apt means of defense, transportation and water development. Crafted at the height of immigration in the 17th century, city planners developed a canal-based organizational system comprising four concentric half-circles, three of which were used solely for residential development. Unfortunately, the original plans have been lost so historians are left to speculate the original drafters’ intentions.

When Fear Meets The Line

July 29, 2013

When most think of how to get from A to B, grabbing a one-inch-thick cable, making a loose bridge and crossing it isn’t what normally comes to mind first. That is, of course, unless you’re like the men traversing Welsh terrains in this video. Unlike Nik Wallenda’s stunts, slack liners don’t have the benefit of a sturdy, unwavering rope while crossing.

The Magnificence Of Big Sur

July 29, 2013

Big Sur Photograph

Besides its spectacular views, the “Big South” offers astounding heights. Ascending nearly a mile above sea level, Big Sur’s Cone Peak is also the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states.

One Amazing Abandoned Air-Raid Shelter

July 28, 2013
Abandoned Air Raid Shelter Light Art

Source: Flickr

Found in England, the air-raid shelter seen above is the result of Victorian design and 1930s governmental officials; the incredible lighting you see, though, comes from one photographer’s long exposure image capturing.