Scientists say, the iceberg is unstable, and could be a threat to the village nearby.
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The photograph is a tunning: a giant mountain of ice towers over a tiny village, with colorful homes reminiscent of little doll houses against the stark, blue-gray landscape.
But for the people living in those houses – that beauty could be life-threatening.”It’s kind of like, if you lived in the suburbs, and you woke up one morning and looked out, and there was a skyscraper next to your house,” says David Holland, an oceanographer at New York University who does research in Greenland during the summer months.
“I’d be the first to get out of there.”He says that’s why authorities have taken action to evacuate those living closest to the water from the village of Innaarsuit, where the iceberg has parked itself just off the coast.
According to the BBC, the village has just 169 residents.”In these shallow bays, these icebergs may drift in and become stuck, grounded on the sea floor,” Holland says. “So that’s what happened to one of these bergs.”Holland says it can be quite alarming for residents.
“These are small villages with little houses located right at the shoreline, and all of a sudden icebergs show up, and they look like New York skyscrapers, they’re just towering,” he says. “They’re very unstable, and they can break up.”
Photographer Elsa Bleda captures hazy moments that linger on the outskirts of the cities she visits in Eastern Europe and South Africa.
Bleda is drawn to nighttime scenes bathed in colored light, such as a flock of seagulls illuminated by pink neon, or a lone gas station emitting an eerie blue glow.
The images she chooses to shoot also have a limited human presence, which gives a dystopian feeling to the work’s empty streets and snow-covered buildings.
Previously, Bleda has presented exhibitions showcasing images she has taken in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Her upcoming solo exhibition with Red Bull will take a look at Durban, South Africa. You can view a preview of her exhibition alongside a list of songs the photographer chose to fit the mood of each work on Redbull’s website.
More of her night-based images of South Africa and Istanbul can be found on her Facebook, Instagram, and Behance. (via This Isn’t Happiness)
Idyllic rural thrift-store paintings, while perhaps pretty, might not be the most interesting paintings in the world. David Irvine, however, has set out to change all of that by collecting thrift-store paintings and “re-directing” them by adding various pop-culture book, movie and TV characters.
Some of the characters that Irvine (behind the “Gnarled Branch” website and store) has added to his “Re-Directed Paintings” seem to clash with and invade their surroundings, but others seem to fit right in.
Impressively, he works in a variety of media, and does a great job of copying the original artist’s style in almost every painting he “visits.”
To see more of the multi-talented Irvine’s work, or to buy his prints, check out his website!