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Sensational Skate Park & Urban Climbing Wall in Spain PDF Print E-mail
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It’s not just a skate park, it’s an architectural landmark. Factoria Joven (“youth factory”) is a skate park and climbing wall in Merida, Spain, which opened in  March 2011. Its bright, modern geometric design was inspired by the construction methods used to create Chinese dragons.

 

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One Day, One World: 11 International 9/11 Memorials PDF Print E-mail
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Though there are literally hundreds of monuments to the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, memorial sculptures are much harder to find beyond our shores. These 11 internationalmemorials to 9/11 are, for the most part, smaller in scale and more personal in design, reflecting the subtly different ways 9/11 is interpreted and commemorated by the world at large.

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Bountiful Books: 13 Incredibly Intricate Historic Libraries PDF Print E-mail
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Dark wood, dazzling details, leaded glass windows and tier after towering tier of books – classic historic libraries are a bibliophile’s dream. These 13 (more) libraries, dating from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, represent some of the most astonishingly beautiful book repositories ever built.

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Shhh!!! ‘Hush Pod’ Brings Blissful Silence to Public Seating PDF Print E-mail
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Ever feel like wrapping yourself in a warm woolen sweater and hiding from the world? Now apply that idea to a crowded library, bustling airport, open-plan office or CCTV-filled civic structure and you have yourself the core concept of a Hush Pod.

 

 

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LOVE HOTELS: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan as seen by Misty Keasler PDF Print E-mail
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'Love Hotels' are short-stay hotels that cater to the lovers of the world, allowing them to live out some of their more kinkier fantasies. The history of Japan's 'Love Hotel' begins with a hotel built in 1968 in Osaka called "Hotel Love." Also known as "romance hotel", "fashion hotel", "leisure hotel", "couples hotel", or "amusement hotel". Photographer Misty Keasler decided to invade Japan's culture of the 'Love Hotel' with her camera and highlight their newest, more creative love hotels.

 

 

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Public Domaine Exhibit @ La Gaite Lyrique France PDF Print E-mail
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June 18th through August 7th, 2011, Parisian gallery La Gaite Lyrique will have it's first major summer event. The theme is centered on skateboard culture. Music, photography, film, fashion, gaming and other aspects that influence skate culture will be explored.

 

 

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Brawn’s Age: Cornwall’s Scenic Abandoned Mines PDF Print E-mail
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Nearly 4,000 years ago, Cornish miners singlehandedly jump-started the Bronze Age by digging, scratching and clawing copper and tin ores from mines hacked deep beneath Cornwall’s fertile soil. Though the mines have now all closed, dozens of abandoned stone engine houses mark the spots where Cornish metal, mines and miners transformed a landscape and a nation.

 

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20 Beautiful Libraries From Around The World PDF Print E-mail
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Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland


For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers, for others it’s abandoned factories or lost cities. But for those who enjoy reading, a huge beautiful library is a place of endless pleasure. Meet 20 of the biggest and most beautiful libraries around the globe, as presented byCurious ExpeditionsYou can find this and more fascinating pictures on Candida Hofer's Libraries book. 


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