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Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism

Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism
 The ‘eastern block’ or ‘blok wschodni’ collection by zupagrafika recreates modernist buildings dating from the era of communist rule in the form of paper cut-out models.  the series is comprised of iconic examples of functionalist architecture, including the rotunda PKO as well as other less notable examples of the periods characteristic styling such as: za zalazna, brama, smolna 8 and mokotow and wielka plyta.
Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism
model of the za zelazna brama with the real life version in the background
Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism
assembling the rotunda PKO
Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism
a fully assembled rotunda PKO, notice the detailed roofwork
Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism
model of the smolna 8 mid assembly
Warsaw Cutout Models Recreate Eastern Block Modernism
the entire ‘eastern bloc’ collection viewed from a street perspect…

Meet the Incredible Woman:She is Rowing 6,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco without any support

Meet the Incredible Woman:She is Rowing 6,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco without any support

28-year-old Sonya Baumstein plans on being the first woman to complete an extraordinary journey. With no sail and no motor, Sonya will be rowing 6,000 nautical miles by herself from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, California because she likes a good challenge. Using a 770-pound, 24 foot boat, this adventurous young woman will not only be taking on an incredible quest, she is also going to be working as a citizen scientist for NASA's Earth and Space Research program Aquarius. With special technology attached to her boat, the explorer will be collecting data on water temperatures, salinity levels, and currents as she rows along her path.

Meet the Incredible Woman:She is Rowing 6,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco without any support
Meet the Incredible Woman:She is Rowing 6,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco without any supportMeet the Incredible Woman:She is Rowing 6,000 Miles fro…

Incredible Glass-Bottomed Bridge Opens in China

Incredible Glass-Bottomed Bridge Opens in China

China’s latest attraction is a glass-bottomed suspension bridge that straddles two rocky peaks, 300 meters apart, in Pingjiang county, in the province of Hunan, southern China. The bridge hangs 180 meters above ground, and actually sways with the wind, as if the glass bottom wasn’t terrifying enough. If anyone becomes paralyzed with fear, specially trained staff is available who will encourage and coax fear-stricken tourist to make the journey across.