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Love. Song. Italy...

Gianni Morandi sings from the heart (about love that hopes all and endures all)... from the movie "Chimera" (1968, composed by GianFranco Reverberi) -


If you liked this, then here is even more romantic episode from another movie, where Gianni sings "In Ginocchio Da Te " (composed by the maestro Ennio Morricone in 1964) - Click Here

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Fantastic Step-Well Structures in India

Stepwell consists of a myriad of narrow steps (3500 in this case) that you have to descend into order to reach water:

This one is called Chand Baori - located in a village near Jaipur in India. Build in the 9th century, it's 100 feet deep. You have to be really motivated to get water out of there.


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(image credit: Dr_Odio)


Spaceport ot the Future

Good addition to our futuristic graphics series

(image credit: Plan 59)


Greatest Urban Art

Düsseldorf, Germany: something's climbing the walls -

The above intrepid climbers (called "Flossis" by the artist Rosalie) are made from resin, and are actually quite popular - you can even order some from online catalog!

This we still need to identify and find out where it takes place:

UPDATE: These are "The Cubes of Memory", created by Agustin Ibarrola and located in Llanes, Asturias province of Spain:
(thank you, David)

(photo by Miguel A. de Arriba)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The rise and fall of the American shopping mall - [fascinating]
Fast Food in Bejing, in pictures - [can be gross]
The Fiercest Russian Military Vehicles - [cool list]
Blanket-covered gas station - [urban art]
Rat Fink Monsters - [flickr set]
Entertaining talk on how to buy a new car - [fun video]
Meet New Lara Croft - [cool video]
Nothing can disturb this pedestrian - [wow video]
A very long snake (watch carefully) - [fun video]


When General Motors Was Dreaming

Glamorous vintage concept cars slideshow over at New York Times online. A real visual treat.

Nothing like Pininfarina Studio concepts from the 60s, though - read our article about "Beautiful Alfa Romeos" here:

(image credit: Carstyling.ru)


Most Bizarre Head Devices You Ever Going to See

Even if you're not likely to wear them, we still fear for the sanity of those who did:

(images credit: dr_odio)


You are going to get a LOT of photos from Olympics

Pretty good picture page from Stern magazine:

(image credit: Stern.de)

Don't miss our "funny photographers" compilations "Anything for the Perfect Shot" and its follow-up!


Pulp Art Action

Something awesome is happening here - it's for you to decipher the action:

(art by Norm Eastman for "Cycle Bastards")

Must be from some B-Movie -

(image credit: Dr_Odio)




"Don't swim with the fish you don't know!"

Yes, that's what this sign says -


Something tells me she's going to get help pretty quick:

(photo of the actress Nathalie Wood)


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Blogger alvarhillo said...

The painted cubes is a work of Agustín Ibarrola, a basque artist.It called "Los cubos de la memória" (The memory cubes)and is placed at the village of Llanes (Asturias)

Anonymous pimento said...

If you're wondering, the Pininfarina concept pictured is a Ferrari 206 S Dino Berlinetta Competizione. It's based on a prototype racer chassis. More info here (as well as a comment from the current owner): http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/3713/Ferrari-206-S-Dino-Berlinetta-Competizione.html

Blogger William Rejault Cybershot said...

Alvarhillo, are you 100% sure ? I would also say it's in the Basque Country but in the north, in France, in Socoa.

Maybe it's two different works by the same people.

Blogger alvarhillo said...

Yes I´m sure. You can look here.


Blogger Espadrilla said...

@ alvarhillo

Yes, I confirm : it is the rompeolas from the small puerto de Llanes, a very very nice place to visit.
"Esto ye Asturies" !!!

Anonymous Gabriele said...

The picture "from some B-Movie" is from Gog (1954)


I saw it a long time ago, it really is a prototype for 50s b-movies: robots, russian spies and silly science.

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Great info, thank you... page updated!

Anonymous reizen naar italie said...

hee thanks for the info, really great help


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