Former Yugoslavia’s brutalist beauty a photo essay

Socialist Yugoslavia reconstructed a land destroyed by fighting with concrete to show the power of a state between eastern and western power Genex Tower is unmissable on the highway from Belgrade airport to the centre of the city. Its two soaring blocks, connected by an aerial bridge and topped with a long-closed rotating restaurant resembling a space capsule, are such an unusual sight, the 1977-build tower has become a magnet for tourists despite years of neglect. The tower is one of the most significant examples of brutalism an architectural style popular in the 1950s and 1960s, based on crude, block-like forms cast from concrete. Serbia. Brutalism was popular throughout the eastern bloc but the former Yugoslavia made it its own …

My 28 Images That Will Challenge Your Eyes (New Pics)

I’ve always been fascinated by art that is challenging for the eyes, so over the years I have developed a passion for creating surreal images that ‘make you look twice’! My artistic motto is simple: to make the ordinary extraordinary! I believe that if you shift your way of looking at ordinary things, they can acquire a new potential: clothes, people, food, architecture, nature, animals – anything has the power to inspire… here, here.  #1 Architectural Symphony 8 reply #3 The Eye-Cing On The Cake 7 reply #5 Matri-Arch 11 reply #7 Lip Glass 6 reply #9 Street Dog 5 reply #11 Saucy Lips 7 reply #13 D-Eye-Ving Into Summer 14 reply View More Replies… #15 A Dessert To D-Eye …

During My Trip Around Asia, I Looked For The Most Beautiful And Craziest Temples And This Is What I Found (9 Pics)

During my trip around Asia, I looked for the most beautiful and craziest temples and I used a drone to photograph them from above. From Thailand to Taiwan, from China to Japan – this is the result of what I found. #1 Dragon Temple, Thailand 4 reply View More Replies… #3 China 3 reply #5 Spring And Autumn Pavilions, Taiwan #6 Confucian Temple, Taiwan 0 reply #8 Batu Caves, Malaysia -4 See Also on Bored Panda

30 Hilariously Unsuccessful Travel Photos

We celebrate amazing travel photography and rightly so, but what about the times when it all goes wrong? Those hilarious occasions when people have traveled across the world and completely failed to share its beauty in a photograph, times when they would’ve found more culture in their local supermarket than that blurry pic of the pyramids. This list of disappointing travel photos is funny for its self-awareness; these people understand the irony of traveling thousands of miles to see something that just happens to be cloaked in fog or undergoing repairs. #2 Traveled Thousands Of Miles To See The Big Ben #3 Not Mount Rushmore, But I Woke Up At 3am And Hiked Up Machu Picchu To Be There At …

This Is How 8 Different Locations Around The World Look Across The Four Seasons

Nature’s extraordinary ability to change shows it’s alive and always ready to surprise. Each season is painted with fascinating contrasts, vivid colors and magical atmospheres, and although there are four official seasons, none of them look the same in different corners of the world. If you don’t have to change wardrobe every quarter of the year, you can only recognize two – wet and dry – seasons or your surroundings look a bit monochromatic, this is a perfect opportunity to experience, explore and compare the four seasons across the world! #1 Bethesda Terrace (New York, USA) You may think of New York as back-to-back buildings and hustle, and that’s certainly part of the appeal for New Yorkers and visitors alike. …

What’s the best compact camera for travelling?

Dave wants a point-and-shoot camera, but should he just buy a top-end smartphone instead? Im looking for a compact travel camera. I presently have a Canon S100 and realise it is old and out of date. In its price range to maybe double its value ($1,000 Canadian or 570), what would you recommend for a simple but good point-and-shoot that also takes top-quality video? On the other hand, Canon S100 was announced in November 2011, and it was one of the best digital compacts of its day. Enthusiasts liked its ability to shoot RAW images, its full manual controls and its 5x zoom lens. It also offered HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, in-camera GPS, auto-focus tracking with face detection, and …

Beauty in ruins: the wonder of abandoned buildings a photo essay

From a derelict Sydney power station to an elegantly decaying Japanese hotel, Brett Patman shares a selection of his Lost Collective images It was like hell on earth; everything coated in red dust and rust. The noise was immense, with steam and chemicals belching from all over at one point I walked into a cloud of ammonia without a respirator. It was a massive nickel refinery and I was there to help shut it down. Id started my career as an apprentice fitter and turner in a hot and dirty workshop in the north Queensland city of Townsville. It was such a shit job every day was stinking hot and we were working on heavy machinery smeared with grease, chemicals …