The Umeda Sky Building is the seventh-tallest building in Osaka City, Japan, and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. The 173 m (568 ft) building was designed by Hiroshi Hara. It was constructed by Takenaka Corporation and was completed in 1993. Located in the Umeda district of Kita-ku, the building was originally conceived in 1988 as the “City of Air” project. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. The escalater ride is an event in itself as it feels like you are floating up into the sky.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
An Israeli health and beauty spa is offering a new service for its customers : A Snake Massage, located in Northern Israel. The treatment consists of six non-venomous snakes, massaging the client’s aching muscles and joints for about $70. Ada Barak’s spa uses California and Florida King snakes, Corn snakes and Milk snakes for the massage.
Daniel Tammet is a boy with extraordinary mental abilities and one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week. This documentary follows Daniel as he travels to America to meet the scientists who are convinced he may hold the key to unlocking similar abilities in everyone. He also meets the world’s most famous savant, the man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in the Oscar winning film ‘Rain Man’.
City Hall, New York City
Hollywood And Highland Station, Los Angeles
Kievskaya Station, Moscow, Russia
Formosa Buelevard, Kaohsiung
Art Et Metiers Subway Station
Waterloo Station, London
Malostranska, Prague, Czech Republic