Posts tagged culture

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Nov 14

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France 48º52’35″N 2º15’48″E

Frank Gehry has designed a building that, through its strength and singularity, represents the first artistic step on the part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This large vessel covered in twelve glass sails, set on a water garden created for the occasion,

Frank Gehry has designed a building that, through its strength and singularity, represents the first artistic step on the part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This large vessel covered in twelve glass sails, set on a water garden created for the occasion, blends into the natural environment, amidst the wood and the garden, playing with light and mirror effects.

http://www.lvmh.com

 

27
May 13

Kalifornia

San Francisco to Los Angeles road trip, California, United States of America

Road trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaAmerica has always been linked with the car and this drive, in the Golden State, links two of the US’s best loved cities. Highway 1 stretches along the Californian coast, and the section between San Francisco and Los Angeles is a decidedly cool trip.

19
Oct 10

Barceloneta

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 41º22’14″N 2º11’88″E

La Barceloneta is a neighborhood in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Muelle de España of Port Vell and the El Born neighborhood.

06
Mar 10

Surf Boat

Manly, New South Wales, Australia 33º47’80″S 151º17’41″E

A surfboat is an oar-driven boat designed to enter the ocean from the beach in heavy surf or severe waves. It is often used in life saving or rescue missions where the most expedient access to victims is directly from the beach. 

03
Mar 10

Paddle Board

New South Wales, Australia 33º47’63″S 151º17’86″E

Paddle Board training at Manly Beach.

26
Feb 10

SLAM

Global

29
Jan 10

18 foot skiff – Gotta Love It 7

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 33º52’27″S 151º14’76″E

The 18 feet skiff Australian Champion 2010 Gotta Love It 7 sailed by Seve Javin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout and trained by Andrew Palfrey. The 18ft Skiff is considered the fastest class of sailing skiffs. The class has a long history beginning with races on Sydney Harbour, Australia in 1892. It is the fastest conventional non-foiling monohull on the yardstick rating.

08
Sep 09

Vanuatu

Port Vila, Efate island, Vanuatu 17º44’38″S 168º18’73″E

PARADISE #10

Port Vila local market at night, Vanuatu.
Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu. Situated on the south coast of the island of Efate, in Shefa Province.Port Vila is the economic and commercial centre of Vanuatu .The population is around 38,000; predominately Melanesian, with small Polynesian, Asian, Australian and European populations, namely French and British.
Bislama is spoken by everyone as the day-to-day language. In addition, English and French are also widespread. Other Indigenous languages are also spoken in the city.

18
Jul 09

Japanese Zero

Deboyne Island, louisiade Archipalego, Papua New Guinea 10º43’69″S 152º23’70″E

On May 8, 1942 one A6M2 Zero piloted by PO2c Okura Shigeru from the 14th Shotai from the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku ditched at Deboyne islands. Japanese A6M2 Zero, the main fighter plane of the Imperial Japanese Navy,this Japanese fighter plane, once a master of the air in the South Pacific arena, now lies on the sandy bottom.  This is an example of the very last zero model ever manufactured.  Virtually intact, divers can sit in the cockpit and pilot themselves back into the past… I did it!

11
Jul 09

Panasia Island

Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea 11º08’10″S 152º20’84″E

PARADISE #9

Panasia is a spectacular island of uplifted coral reef making jagged limestone cliffs in the Louisiade Archipelago.
The Louisiade Archipelago is a string of ten larger volcanic islands frequently fringed by coral reefs, and 90 smaller coral islands located 200 km southeast of New Guinea, stretching over more than 160 km and spread over an ocean area of 26,000 km between the Solomon Sea to the north and the Coral Sea to the south.

Local elderly woman with a stick in a fishermen village at Panasia Island.