Rainforest destruction threatens Sumatran Tiger.

A Sumatran tiger. New analysis has found that rainforest destruction caused by rampant palm oil plantations damage threatens more than 190 threatened species, including orangutans and tigers like the sumatran tiger. Image Credit: Photograph by Bernard Spragg/IUC Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia (via Wikimedia) Cambodia is the closest you can get, today, to your own real life Indiana Jones movie. There, the temples of Angkor seem built into the fabric of the forest itself, bats flap their leathery wings in the vaults, and incense drifts down the empty colonnades. The god-kings of Angkor […]

Jersey Fresh Jam Art, New York.

by Bridget Clerkin/The Times of Trenton TRENTON — It might be called Jersey Fresh, but it came out of a can — a spray can. Graffiti artists from around the country flocked to Trenton Saturday for the ninth annual Jersey Fresh Jam, a festival highlighting graffiti, street art, music and community held at the Terracycle […]

History of the Old Guv, 1849-1974.

Explanation: I have been asked what was the structure on the right hand side of the Old Guv, in the above picture (the one with the curved roof). After consulting Grant Hofmeyer, I have been told it was a railway shed and was termed Commodius Freight Accommodation by the Railways. Which means in plain English […]

Corsets & the Evolving Shape of Women 1900-1920s.

by Sheryl Jaeger The objective of corsets was to improve on the body type of every woman. Emphasis was on the waist. By the 1880s the corset had become an elegant and desirable object in a woman’s wardrobe with much attention paid to its design and execution. Corset makers and manufacturers took great pride in […]

Colla and De Young’s Street Creations.

Eddie Colla. Thailand. 2014. (photo © Eddie Colla) In the descriptive text accompanying these images about their year-end excursion and touristing, they paint an apocalyptic scene – references to sex and prostitution and corruption and citywide celebrations at temples as they say they spread their large format wheat-pastes across Bangkok, Pattaya and Koh Samet. Here […]

Legends Friday Luncheon.

OLD GUV LEGENDS LUNCHEON to be held at Westies Function Centre 57 Milner Road Richmond on Friday 27 November 2020 in the Bistro from 11.30 am At present the Bistro can seat 40 guests only, but this figure could change according to Covid-19 regulations. There may be a Masked Mystery Singing Guest If you wish […]

Hawaii was thought to be a Utopia in the1900s.

In the public consciousness at least, Hawaii has probably not changed too much in the past 100 years. By this I mean an island chain of magnificent tropical beauty, mystery, and earthly delights with a strong emphasis on the natural world being the preferred vision for this place for many of us; with the realities […]

Cloud City out of Paper.

The Makerie Studio worked in collaboration with photographer Luke Kirwan to create “Cloud City,” an alluring landscape inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan architecture. Three egg-shaped palaces seemingly float in mid-air—connected only by ladders—and give the viewer a bird’s-eye-view into the opulent locales. Gilded rails, tiered fountains, and gold lattices are fashioned entirely out […]

Classical Art meets the Street in Kiev.

In line with when classical paintings meet street art, here are the creations of the Ukrainian art director Alexey Kondakov, who inserts the characters from the masterpieces of classical painting in the streets of Kiev, from Caravaggio to Nicolas Regnier through Francesco Furini… See more Images via The characters of classical painting invite themselves in […]