#REUNI #AND #BUBAR #X-A #31072013 (di Marbella Hotel, Convention & Spa)
Exploring the Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり)
The city of Sapporo in northern Japan has hosted its weeklong snow festival every year since 1950. The first festival had only six participants––local high school students who built six modest snow statues in Odori Park. Now, millions of people visit the festival to view over 200 elaborate snow statues and ice sculptures. Often the statues depict notable events, places or people from the previous year. This year, there are replicas of Thailand’s Wat Bendamabophit Temple, Taipei’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Japan’s Kabuki-za Theater, as well as sculptures of anime characters Hatsune Miku, Kasane Teto and Sekka Yufu.
ScienceCasts: Pink Planet at Sunset (by ScienceAtNASA)
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The planet Mercury is about to make its best apparition of the year for backyard sky watchers. Look west at sunset for a piercing pink planet surrounded by twilight blue.
The 55th Grammy Awards on Instagram
Want to go backstage at tonight’s Grammy (@thegrammys) Awards? “Music’s Biggest Night” officially kicks off at 8 PM ET, but preparations are already underway. Be sure to follow these hosts and nominees for a first-hand experience of the awards:
- Taylor Swift, nominee — @taylorswift
- Gotye, nominee — @gotye
- Kelly Clarkson, nominee — @kellyclarkson
- Gotye, nominee — @gotye
- LL Cool J, Grammy’s host — @llcoolj
- Nancy O’Dell, red carpet host — @nancyodell
You can also browse photos from the Staples Center in Los Angeles where the show is held by visiting this location page.
On a clear night in Bavaria, ESO staff attended the filming of an ESOcast episode focusing on ESO’s new compact laser guide star unit, seen here in action at the Allgäu Public Observatory in Ottobeuren, Germany. Using the glow from their mobile phones, staff…
Panoramic Rainbow Walkway Illuminates ARoS Museum
Imagine what it would be like to live inside of a rainbow. That is exactly what Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created in his rooftop installation, “Your rainbow panorama.” Positioned atop ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, a 10-story art museum located in Århus, Denmark, the elevated walkway yields a spectacular 360-degree view of the city.
Made entirely out of glass with panels in every color of the spectrum, the rainbow installation’s walkway measures 150 meters (492 feet) around. It’s also visible from a great distance throughout the surrounding area, acting as a multicolored compass for those navigating Århus both during the day and at night when spotlights installed in the floor light it up from inside. The project, as Olafur Eliasson explains, inspires a rich dialogue between visual arts and architecture.
ok, not architecture. more clouds. some buildings in there, too, so i guess it’s tangentially architectural.
mainly it’s just a picture of some gigantic clouds bearing down on relatively tiny l.a.
more buildings to follow.