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Funny Licence Plates

19 Nov

I always thought it’d be fun to have a funny licence plate (mine is just a boring jumble of letters and numbers) so I enjoyed these vanity plates from around the country- and Canada!  They’re funny and creative (and some are a little non-PC)

This first one is a hearse-

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STOLEN license plate (via Philip Szczelina/Instagram http://bit.ly/TKt6Pd)

TIMMAY license plate (via Anthony Woods/Instagram http://bit.ly/TKftzJ)

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There are some more funny licence plates here.  Which one is your favorite?

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!

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?

Strangely Awesome Buildings

29 Jun

This post is courtesy of Montonsoup who sent me this link of 50 crazy buildings.  I really want to see some of these in person, I can’t believe they exist!

The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland
The Crooked House

The Ideal Palace in France- this reminds me of a sand castle for some reason.
Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)

Stone House in Portugal-  this reminds me of The Hobbit!
Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

Erwin Wurm: House Attack in Austria

Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
For more pictures and details on these buildings, check out this site.  There are 50 buildings total and they’re all strange but cool!

Europe According to Americans

19 Apr

I thought this was hilarious- and kind of true (lol Dracula)

There is also Europe according to the British:

And, of course, the French:

And finally, Europe according to the Swiss:

Which one is your favorite?  I think I like the French one the best, it’s so ridiculous!  Check out bigger pictures here.

Amazing Elevators

9 Feb

I know elevators don’t sound like the most glamorous topic, but I couldn’t believe how cool these ones are!  They were featured in BudgetTravel.  I’ve been in one of them (the one that goes up the St. Louis Arch!) but I really want to see some of these others…

This elevator in Germany goes THROUGH an aquarium!  Pretty sure I would never take the stairs again.

AquaDom

AquaDom

This is the sweet elevator pod you ride in to the top of the Arch.  They jam 5 people into this tiny space, so you really get to know your neighbor during the 4 minute ride!

St. Louis Arch

This 499 foot elevator in Switzerland is equal parts beautiful and terrifying!

Hammetschwand Lift

Hammetschwand Lift

You can get a good view of Stockholm by taking this little round elevator up the outside of a dome.  Reminds me of Epcot Center!

Skyview - Ericsson Globe

In China, this elevator takes you over 1,000 feet up a sheer cliff!  Then you can visit the Sky Walk which looks gorgeous but kind of scary (have you figured out I’m afraid of heights?)

Bailong Elevator

Bailong Elevator

Don’t these pictures make you want to travel?  Which elevator was your favorite?  If you want to see all of them, the article is here.

MBTA Personality Quiz

26 Jan

Happy Thursday!

I’m sure the burning question you all have today is: “if I were a T line, which one would I be?”  Am I right?  Well it’s your lucky day because this quiz will answer that for you!

I got the Green Line which evidently means I’m “fun and outgoing.”  Woo hoo!  The best part of the description is ” Even if you are usually running late, you are needed among your friends—you bring both eccentricity and entertainment to the group”  Anyone who has ridden the Green Line during rush hour knows just how eccentric it can be- and that’s putting it nicely!

 

Which T line are you?

Material World

2 Sep

I recently came across this really interesting art project by Peter Menzel.  Peter traveled around the world to a variety of different countries, and in each one photographed an average family with all their possessions.   The differences are striking to see. 

It really makes you reconsider all the stuff you own, and what’s really important.

Some highlights:

Tokyo

Mali

Western Samoa

India

Russia

Aren’t these pictures fascinating?  Check out more here:
http://flavorwire.com/205437/photos-from-around-the-world-of-families-and-their-possessions

Real Life House from “Up”

26 Jul

Have you seen the movie “Up”?  I thought it was very sweet (the beginning makes you cry!) and such an awesome adventure story. Definitely destined to be a Disney classic!

Some ambitious people in Utah have decided to build an exact life-size replica of the house from the movie.  It looks amazing!

They stayed true to every detail, even the interior decorations:

You can see more pictures here. The house will be open to the public July 29-August 14th for the Salt Lake Parade of Homes.  Afterwards, it’ll be up for sale.  Road trip to Utah anyone?

European Dreaming

15 Jul

Happy Friday!  It’s such a nice day out and though I’m stuck at work, I can’t help but daydream about traveling somewhere exciting.  Imagine…drinking red wine in a plaza in Barcelona.  Or nibbling on cheese in a cafe in Paris.  If only!

If your imagination needs help, check out these videos that were made for EF Language Schools.  Each one features a different city and encourages you to “live the language.”  I think they’re beautiful and really highlight the culture of each city.  The Paris one is my favorite:


Doesn’t it make you want to book a flight instantly?  I also really like the Beijing one.  Those Asian kids are adorable!

Check out the other two videos for Barcelona and London here.  I wish they would make one for Italy and Greece as well!

What’s your dream vacation destination?