Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Beautiful Floor Mosaics of Venice

Sightseeing around Venice generally involves sticking your nose up in the air marveling at historic buildings and sprawling vistas, but that’s only half the show. The other half lies underneath your feet. Few tourists and even Venetians have paid any attention to the city’s amazing mosaic floors despite walking over them every day. So when German photographer Sebastian Erras was in Venice, he turned his camera down and captured these beautiful yet unappreciated work of art.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Syrian Refugees Build Miniature Replicas of Country’s Destroyed Monuments

As war rages on in Syria, it’s only the people that refugee camps could provide protection to. The homes, the cities, the culture and the historical monuments that Syrians left behind are being systematically destroyed by Islamist militants. In August last year, the entire world watched in disbelief as militants demolished iconic landmarks in the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The destruction of the rich cultural heritage has been an additional blow for the millions of refugees in exile who have already lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.

Outraged yet powerless to prevent the devastation of their homeland, a group of Syrian artists living in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp have got together to pool their skills and resources and build models of their country’s historical landmarks that have been lost to the war. Using scant materials available at the refugee camp, such as discarded pieces of wood, clay, rocks, polystyrene and even kebab skewers, these artists are working to make sure that their history won’t disappear for good.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Killer Recipe of Onion Rings Wrapped in Smoked Bacon (7 pics)

This recipe is a must! Every bacon lover should try this.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tiny Kitten Gets Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place (5 pics)

At only two weeks old, they were shocked he managed to hang in for so long without food or water.
He was in so tight that they had to call the fire department.

They brought out the jaws of life...a first for their rescue team.

Finally free, they named him Stunner and brought him to the safety of an emergency foster home.

The best news? He already has a forever home lined up once his health is stable!