Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals are striking and attention-grabbing, it is heartbreaking to compare the happy people wandering the streets of Kiev in the sunshine, with the fires, barricades, and barren desolation of the streets today.

Although the Ukrainian revolution recently ended with the downfall of the former President Viktor Yanukovych, the impact of the brutal violence, anger, and destruction will be remembered for a long time. The stark contrast between the “before” and “after” scenes shows just how much the course of history in Ukraine has been changed by the recent events. To see the changes that rapidly swept over Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the central square in Kiev, check out the gif below.

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January 21, 2017

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped mountains, tall grasslands, and dense forests. Through stunning train photos, photographers pay homage to these journeys. Their awe-inspiring portraits capture the hard-working locomotives among grandiose settings.

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January 20, 2017

Rainbow Labyrinth Light Installation Immerses Visitors in a Technicolor World

Architecture and design firm Brut Deluxe has designed a dazzling light installation for the Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in China. This rainbow labyrinth titled Yǔzhòu is an immersive experience that brings visitors inside a technicolor world. Brut Deluxe, which is headed by Ben Busche, focuses their work on everything from ephemeral art installations to industrial design, with an eye toward social and aesthetic qualities.

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