Fantastic new art from James Ng! His description:"Chimera"To combat heavy snowfall from the winter season, the Imperial City’s Guild of Engineers constructed one dozen snow blowers to clear the streets to maintain regular trade and transport.The Greek mythological beast Chimera, a creature with a lion’s head and a snake’s tail, is the inspiration behind the design and the nickname given to these winter machines. The lion’s head devours the fallen snow as the snake’s head expels it to the side of the road. Though menacing in appearance, the snow blowers were constructed solely to ensure the welfare of the city.
Dave Crook’s Pistol
Reading is awesome, which means that libraries are already awesome places because they enable people to read books. However the Kansas City Public Library is super awesome because a portion of the library’s parking garage has been decorated with an enormous trompe l’oeil mural that makes the wall look like shelf full of gigantic books. It’s called the Community Bookshelf:
"It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees."
Thanks to Snopes we even have a list of all of the books on the Community Bookshelf:
- Kansas City Stories
- Children’s Stories
- Silent Spring
- O Pioneers!
- 100 Years of Solitude
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- Fahrenheit 451
- The Republic
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Tao Te Ching
- The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
- Black Elk Speaks
- Invisible Man
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Journals of the Expedition (Lewis and Clark)
- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
- Lord of the Rings
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Charlotte’s Web
- Romeo and Juliet
Playmobil Steampunk Doctor Who
Oh… *fans self* Oh my…
Excuse me while I nerdgasm.
Yes that is real smoke coming out of his backpack :) #steampunk #maker #wwwc3 #winner
Casa Baró de Quadras
This Art Nouveau house is placed in Avinguda Diagonal in Barcelona and was designed by the famous Catalan architect Puig i Cadafalch.
1940s Pennsylvania Railroad travel poster featuring the T1, the last steam locomotives built in the U.S.