April 2, 2016

Miscellany 38

New Mexico "Musical Highway" Plays America the Beautiful

Winners of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

 Sonyphotog Winner Nature+Wildlife

My favorite contemporary artist Natural sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy.

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"Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy, records his work in superb color photographs."

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The Never-Ending Greatness of L.L. Bean's Boots

The L.L. Bean boot factory in Brunswick is a thrumming hippodrome the size of an airplane hangar, a place filled with the clatter and hum of machinery, the metallic music of cutting, fitting, skiving, stitching, and brushing. The scent of solvent and leather hangs thickly; light flows through a filmy window. It could be any factory, anywhere, except no: It's an American factory making an American product entirely out of American materials, a rare trifecta in this era of offshore, chockablock manufacturing. Even more remarkable, the product—a century-old hunting boot known by its odd hybrid of soft leather uppers married to waterproof rubber bottoms—is the cornerstone of a $1.6 billion mail-order empire with a hearty American legend of its own. Each boot takes about forty-five minutes to make—and, given the whimsies of demand and supply, customers seem to wait with the same bated breath, react with the same delight, when they finally get their hands on a pair.

US mother spends $7,000 on a trip to France so she can marry HERSELF - in a romantic ceremony under the Eiffel Tower

Beautiful Existence - who changed her name from Desiree Longabaugh - from Seattle, 42 years old, spent $7000 so she could go to Paris and marry herself under the Eiffel Tower

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The mother-of-two said, 'It was hugely emotional.  'Looking at myself on that screen as I Skyped the officiant, saying exactly what I wanted to say to myself was soul-shifting.

Photos of Babies That Got Over-Excited At Their Photo Shoot

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The Extraordinary Iridescent Details of Peacock Feathers Captured Under a Microscope

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