Archive | July, 2012

The Bridge to Nowhere

17 Jul

Every once in a while an architect decides to get crazy and build a bridge to nowhere-

This is actually an optical illusion, but it’s still pretty cool!  This bridge is in Norway and connects the mainland to an island.


If you view it from another angle, you can see it doesn’t just end abruptly-

 I bet people still slow down when approaching it head on though!

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Best Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

13 Jul

Tomorrow is Bastille Day or, as I like to think of it, the French Fourth of July.   That means it’s also an excuse to celebrate!  Here are some ideas to give your day a little je ne sais quoi…

Slice up a hot baguette, open a bottle of French red, and bust out the cheese board

AHeirloom's Wisconsin State Cutting Board

Daydream about a  trip to the Gardens of Marqueyssac-

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Watch Papillion, one of my favorite movies.  It’s about an innocent man sent to a brutal French penal colony on a remote island.  You can’t go wrong with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman!
 

And finally, find a French doggie to pet!

Have a great weekend!

The Real Starry Night

12 Jul

I feel like almost everyone is familiar with Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” right?

 
Have you ever wondered what inspired it?  Alex Ruiz has created a digital painting that imagines what Van Gogh might have seen when he was creating his iconic painting.   Isn’t it beautiful?

If you’re interested in buying a print, they’re available here.

Wanderlust

11 Jul

Happy hump day everyone! 

Some friends of mine are planning an amazing vacation to Scandinavia and hearing about it gave me a serious case of wanderlust.  How amazing would it be to go to one of these places:

Four Seasons in Bora Bora

The gardens at Marqueyssac in France

 Riomaggiore in Italy


Sky Lantern Festival in Taiwan


Mount Roraima in Venezuela

Preacher’s Rock in Norway


 Where would you most like to go?