This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky

Take a Look at Japan’s Largest Wisteria Plant

Posted on August 22, 2014

For nature lovers, this large Wisteria plant in Japan is definitely a reason to visit.

Take a Look at Japans Largest Wisteria Plant picture

These photographs show the large plant, which covers 1,990 square meters of Ashikaga Flower Park. It dates back to around 1870.

Wisteria plants are actually not trees; they are vines.

These vines have a tendency to get heavy, so steel bars were placed to hold up the vines.

It is also best to see it at night because it looks like pink and purple Christmas lights adorning the whole flower park.

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Claude Monet / Nymphéas / c 1915

Claude Monet / Nymphéas / c 1915

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This Abandoned Shopping Mall In Bangkok Has Been Taken Over By Fish

Abandoned Mall in Bangkok Turned into Large Aquarium

Posted on August 14, 2014

The mall closed in 1997, and a fire in 1999 left it roofless. A huge amount of water accumulated inside after countless rainy seasons, making it a cesspool for mosquitoes.

To avoid an outbreak in the area, locals decided to breed freshwater catfish and koi fish in the small “pool” inside the mall building. These fish would eat the insects, and they multiply in great numbers as well.

Abandoned Mall in Bangkok Turned into Large Aquarium picture

Abandoned Mall in Bangkok Turned into Large Aquarium picture

Now this mall is one of largest natural aquariums in the world.

“Without good knowledge of Bangkok geography, one would be hard-pressed to believe anything interesting lies behind this gate,” a blogger wrote. “At some point in the early 2000s, an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic koi and catfish species. The small population of fish began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained and amazingly populated urban aquarium,” he added.

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Behold the sweet, sticky, deep-fried awesomeness that is the Double Hundred Dozen, for those days when a single dozen doughnuts simply won’t suffice. It’s the the biggest box of doughnuts we’ve ever seen and it was just unveiled in London by Krispy Kreme UK for their new Occasions offering.

The 3.5 m (~11.5 ft) long box contains 2,400 Original Glazed doughnuts. It took eight staff members worked together to fill the box and load it onto the delivery truck. The company is currently holding a contest to celebrate the launch of their large-scale delivery service. One lucky business will win a Double Hundred Dozen. We hope the winners aren’t messy eaters, because that’s how you get ants.

And please, should you dare to order a Double Hundred Dozen doughnuts, please make sure you brush and floss after feasting on all that sugary fried dough.

[via The Telegraph, the Daily Star and Krispy Kreme UK]

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Indian sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattinaik and 30 of his students created a massive installation depicting 500 Santas or ‘Sand-tas’ on the beach behind Panthanivas hotel in Puri, Odisha, India. Created in December 2012, the piece required nearly 5000 tons of sand and took about 4 days to complete. Intended to raise awareness about global warming, the displaced Santas were sculpted along with one large sand sculpture of Jesus and the message “Go green, save Earth.”

“I always try to give some awareness messages through my sculpture to the world, so I chose the awareness about global warming through Santas as the subject at the year end,” Pattnaik told the India Education Diary.

[via Inhabitat and Design Taxi]

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Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously featured here) continues to develop and perfect his ability to create awesomely photorealistic sculptures using stainless steel wire mesh. Numerous layers of wire appear to form a holographic shadow world from which hauntingly beautiful faces and figures emerge.

"If you gaze at Park’s work for long enough, it almost seems as though he has dialed into some special channel caught between realities. A slight turn to the right and maybe his subject will become a real boy once and for all. A slight turn to the left and these ghostly figures might be subsumed forever."

Park’s sculptures appear so lifelike that it feels like it would only be mildly startling to see one of his faces or figures suddenly move, their eyes locking with our own, perhaps about to speak. We love how the wire mesh frays around the edges of some of the pieces, as though that’s where Park’s shadow world gives way to our own.

Visit Beautiful/Decay to view more of Seung Mo Park’s recent work.

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former wine cellar: stroblkeller, austria/march gut

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pick a staircase: s-house, tokyo/yuusuka karasawa architects

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i would love to see this home with its furniture…

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glebe, sydney/nobbs radford architects

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n.b.k. residence (2), beiruit, lebanon/bernard khoury

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