Archive for July 12, 2011

Shiver me timbers

 Sully Island – 14-acre pirate island off Welsh coast slashed to £95,000 from original price of £1.25m

The 14.5 acre island – which takes just 20 minutes to walk across – is just 400 metres off the Welsh Glamorgan coastline and two miles south of Cardiff.

There are no roads, and access is by boat or on foot. A rocky causeway is uncovered for about three hours either side of low tide.

St. Basil’s Cathedral – Google doodle

Russian Orthodox church erected by Ivan IV in Moscow’s Red Square in 1555–61,  Built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. Google doodle celebrates 450 years since it was build.

“Volkswagen Drive Carefully”

Here is the latest campaign “Volkswagen Drive Carefully“.

Created by DDB Argentina, it encourages safe driving through a series of photographs showing the falls fun of everyday life by adding a speed calculation.

Leica Lenses – Making Of

Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians.

This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.