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Cultural Prep: Soda Stereo & the World Cup Final

So we’re down to Argentina and Germany in this year’s World Cup final match. I’ll save the postulation about football for another time and place. This post is about one of my favorite bands, who hail from Argentina. Seems like a good opportunity to write about their music, and for you to have a listen! …

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Hundreds of Tourist Photos Woven into One

This is brilliant art–visually arresting while intellectually stimulating. Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world’s most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. After conducting an online keyword search and sifting …

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Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In 2010

According to the NPR blog: a report released by the FAA says that there were 2,836 reported cases in 2010, almost double the 2009 number and the most since the report was first published in 2005. And the airport with the worst number of offenses? LAX. >> Link: Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In …

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The Hottest Act in Vegas: Vdara Death Ray

This is like magnifying glasses and ants, only a mega casino is the magnifying glass and tourists are the ants. Somewhere in that analogy there’s poetry… Check out how the hot Las Vegas sun gets intensified to fry sunbathers at the pool: >> Link: BLDGBLOG: Las Vegas Death Ray

Heading back

Needless to say, a lot has happened since my last post. For the rest of my Turkey trip, I didn’t get much computer time. It was nice to not attend to the computer all the time, though I barely had time for a few emails. After a great time in Rome, I head home. More …

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The whirlwind that is Istanbul

Having traveled to a bunch of different places in my life (and I am thankful for that), I must say that Istanbul is like no other. It is a city that sucks you in. You cannot observe it from a distance. I feel like my photos don’t capture any of what I feel being here. …

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