Walking around towns and taking photos of their places of interest you may not see the whole picture: the view from the ground doesn't permit you to fully appreciate the scale and geometry if architectural memorials.
If you dream of travelling the world and seeing it all from a bird’s-eye view, these sweeping, epic panoramic photos by AirPano might be one of the best ways to do it. This team of Russian photographers and specialists travels the world to take stunning aerial photos of the world’s most beautiful locations.
“Although we usually photograph from a helicopter, we also like to shoot from an airplane, a dirigible, a hot air balloon, and a radio-controlled helicopter,” they write.
The Russian AirPano team of photographers rises to the sky to show you different places of our planet from above. https://www.boredpanda.com/aerial-photography-panorama-air-pano/
CREATIVE THINKING SKILL: UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE
Russian AirPano decided to give us a view we never see as we walk around a city. They let us see what a bird sees.
Paris, France --The Arch deTriumph
New York City - Central Park
Moscow, Russia - St. Basil's
PARTHENON OF BOOKS
In the 1930s and 1940s, the Nazis banned books that were written by authors who were of Jewish descent, or had pacifist or Communist sympathies. The list included such luminaries as Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway, and Jack London. Now, some eight decades later, a monument is being constructed in honor of those censored books.
Argentine artist Marta Minujín has created a full-scale replica of one of the world’s most famous structures, the Parthenon in Athens, constructed entirely from censored books. The symbolism is striking, as the Parthenon is the very antithesis of political repression. Indeed, the artist went on to add in a statement that the original Parthenon is "the aesthetic and political ideals of the world’s first democracy."
The display is part of the Documenta 14 art festival in Kassel, Germany. Now in its 14th iteration, the Documenta was first established in 1955 an attempt to bring Germany up to speed with modern art, after the horrific years of Nazism. For the current exhibition, Minujín created the structure by sourcing 100,000 donated books from around the world. The novels were then secured to the steel structure with plastic sheeting, protecting them from the natural elements while allowing sunlight to filter through the building. The site of the exhibition is noteworthy as well, as the city of Kassel (located in central Germany) was where several thousand books were burned during the Nazi-led campaign to rid the country of books deemed un-German. (https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/banned-books-have-been-formed-into-parthenon-of-books)
Creative Thinking Skill: Associate - pair up; relate one thing to another; form a mental connection between things. This gets ideas flowing and sparks new ideas that help us get past a creative block.
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