The new Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios

D’OH!! Sideshow Bob is loose from prison to get revenge on Krusty and the Simpson family at the new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood opened on May 19, 2008. Brady MacDonald of the Los Angeles Times described the ride as “visually stunning” and said it “truly delivers – with loads of in-jokes and satire for serious fanatics and tons of thrills and fun for casual fans.” At least 24 regular characters from the series make an appearance, all voiced by their original actors. The ride uses state of the art technology, including a new projection system, new hydraulics and cuts down on its energy consumption. I haven’t been to Universal Studios in ages, but I know there are lots of Simpsons’ fans just like me that would be interested in checking this out! Cowabunga Dude! Universal Studios Hollywood



January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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