Monday, September 17, 2012

How Did They Do That?

Adidas Commercial

"How did they make it"?

September 2011

So you think YOU can drive a boat?

What they don’t think of to make a sport out of . . . . 
This is some serious driving!
January 2011

It's a fun ride 
this is one ride you need to know how to drive!

Swimming Lessons . . .

Did you know otter babies need to learn to swim?

This is so cool they got this on video  . . . . 

October 2010


The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland . 

The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end. Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety -

For all of the men & women that have died for you to have the freedom you have in America . 

Amazingly beautiful Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.  
Here is Taps played in its entirety. 

The Original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801.     

It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, 
so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps.  

Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle. 


August 2010

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ten Most Strange Looking Buildings

1. Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic
The ‘Dancing Building’ is a nickname given to Nationale-Nederlanden building 
that is located in Prague’s downtown. Designed by Croatian-Czech architect 
Vlado Milunić in collaboration with Canadian Frank Gehry
 the building was completed in 1996. 
The building was built instead of the one that was destroyed 
during Bombing of Prague in 1945.  

2. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)
Those crazy Americans! What will they think of next? 
Next you’ll be telling me they’ve designed a building in the shape of a wicker basket! 
What? They have? It’s the home of the Longaberger Basket Company, 
stands at 180,000-square-feet, cost $30 million and took two years to complete? 
Wow, now I’ve seen everything!

3. Forest Spiral Hundertwasser Building, Darmstadt, Germany
Forest Spiral Hundertwasser was built in 2000. 
Designed by Austrian architect and painter, 
Friedensreich Hundertwasser the building has 105 apartments 
and features colorful and organic design.

4. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Built by Nervion River Guggenheim Museum of modern 
and contemporary art was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. 
The building’s silhouette resembles the ship while the design was random, 
which helped it, according, to architect catch the light.

5. The Ufo House, Sanjhih, Taiwan
The Ufo House in Sanjhih, Taiwan is actually an deserted resort project. 
It earned this nickname from Taiwanese for its strange futuristic design.

6. Nautilus House (Mexico City, Mexico)
This amazing house was build in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica. 
A young couple with two children from Mexico City.
who after living in a conventional home.
wanted to change to one integrated to nature. 
The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant of a snail, 
like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, 
like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.

7. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, United States)
WonderWorks is a family attraction focused on science exhibits 
with four locations in the United States. 
Each WonderWorks location features over 100 interactive exhibits 
covering space, physics, math, presented in a fun way. 
Educational programs are also available at all locations 
and some locations also offer a dinner magic show. 
The attraction is housed in a themed building designed to look as it it were picked 
up by severe weather and dropped upside down on an existing building.  
All locations feature laser tag and a multi-story ropes course. 
The attraction's slogan is "Let Your Imagination Run Wild".

WonderWorks locations include International Drive in Orlando, Florida; 
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Panama City Beach, Florida; 
and Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 
The Myrtle Beach location also added Soar and Explore, 
an outdoor ropes course and zip-line attraction.

8. Kansas City Public Library, Missouri, United-States
As an incentive to visit library the design in the downtown of 
Kansas city was made in shape of books that, 
according to people of Kansas city, represent Kansas.

9. Sagrada Família (Barcelona, Spain)
Designed by the legendary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, 
the Roman Catholic church is still incomplete despite work beginning in 1882.
Regarded by many as Gaudi’s masterpiece, 
the architect sadly has not lived to see its progress 
having passed away in 1926. 
So much intricate gothic detail has been lavished on the exterior and interior, 
with the amazing high-rise towers reaching up to 170 metres. 
The Sagrada Família is not expected to be finished until 2026.

10. Stone Age home in Portugal
The Krzywy Domek is an irregularly-shaped building in Sopot, Poland. 
Its name translates in to English as the Crooked House. 
The Krzywy Domek was built in 2004. 
It is approximately 4,000 square meters in size 
and is part of the Rezydent shopping center. 
It was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski who were inspired by the fairytale 
illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. 
It can be entered from either Monte Cassino or Morska Streets.

Check out the original site HERE

Tuesday, September 11, 2012