It’s hard to explain why, but there’s something so addicting about the perfect shapes of the spiral stairs that it’s hard to take your eyes off them. Interestingly, spiral staircases were introduced relatively late into the architecture due to their complex helical structure. Although first examples date back to 5th century BC, it wasn’t until the Trajan’s Column, erected in Rome in 113 AD, that this space-saving element won itself a place in Roman architecture. Because of their elegant round shape, spiral staircases give a more romantic touch to the building than the regular stairs would. The photogenic side of the spiral stairs has been widely exploited by photographers and movie-makers alike. The stair shots have developed many symbolic meanings that help to strengthen the message of the movie when used appropriately. The symbolism didn’t go unnoticed even by Dr. Sigmund Freud, who, unsurprisingly, considered walking up and down the stairs as a representation of the sexual act. As the architectural styles get more diverse, so do the examples of spiral stairs. Read the rest of this entry →
FreeYork предлагает посмотреть фотографии удивительного кольцевого солнечного затмения, которое хорошо могли видеть на небе в ночь на 21 мая жители Азии и западных Соединенных Штатов. Read the rest of this entry →
Travelling in a crowded subway – event is not a pleasant. This series of photos of the German photographer Michael Wolf is an intriguing and even a bit frightening. It’s called Tokyo Compression. Michael lives and works in Hong Kong, while exploring the culture of Tokyo. Read the rest of this entry →
This fantastic view on the photo below – great snowy wall height 20 meters high. Corridor “Yukina-Otani” in Japan, cut through a thick snow, and that its axis coincides with the axis of the road, on the side of the carriageway special truck can towers with fire-chambers of radio transmitters. Dig out the highway begin in April — may. This happens every year. Read the rest of this entry →
Many tourists arrive in the U.S. capital to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the appearance of a blooming garden on the banks of the Potomac River.
With fragrant flowers Washingtonians are obliged to the mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki. In 1912 year as a sign of friendship he has given a city 3000 sakura seedlings. They are planted along the Tidal Basin, adjacent to the Washington channel. Over time, this corner of the city has become not only one of the attractions, but also became a venue for the annual festival of cherry blossoms. Read the rest of this entry →
Shinichi Maruyama родился в 1968 году в Нагано, Япония. В 1991 году окончил Университет Чиба. С 2003 года живет в Нью-Йорке. Из воды и краски создает “скульптуры”, которые запечатлевает на фотографиях. Read the rest of this entry →
Японский мастер по фарфору Harumi Nakashima, создает необычные керамические фигуры. Родившийся в Японии в 1950 году, и в 1973 году закончил Osaka Art College. После его окончания, он занялся исследованием новых форм керамики. Read the rest of this entry →
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