Astronaut Tim Korpa took this fantastic image of Athens from his post on the International Space Station when it passed over Greece last night.
One of the great early civilizations collapsed in a mere fifty years, with 75% of the population disappearing a century later. What the hell happened to ancient Greece?
It’s a classic trope of fashion magazines: What’s in your bag? But that question, posed by a photographer with the International Rescue Committee to refugees arriving in Greece from Syria and Afghanistan, takes on a very different tone.
Imagine trying to buy a song on iTunes, but finding your credit card payment blocked. You can’t pay your cloud storage subscription, either, even though you have the money. Apple just won’t accept your card, and you’re about to lose most of your files.
Cliffs are beautiful, terrifying, and exhilarating all at the same time. Can you imagine living inside of a glass house that was built inside of the edge of a cliff? This is what a couple of Greek architects are proposing.
What’s the top hit for a Google search of “Greek bailout”? Depressingly, it’s not a thorough economic analysis of how to get Greece out of debt. It’s a goofy Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund €1.6 billion. And the campaign is fast approaching €1 million.
Builder Lasse Vestergård was inspired by his holiday in Athens and built this awesome Ancient Greek themed diorama. Dubbed Legopolis, it measures 7.5 x 9 feet and is full of some really intricate details including a theater, some slaves and even an animal sacrifice!
This incredible infinity pool belongs to the Mirage house, which will be built on the Greek island of Tinos, exactly the place I want to be right now. The pool and the house and the place and the entire concept are really amazing.
Two thousand ago, the Thomas Edison of the ancient world lived in Alexandria, Egypt where he tinkered, built and wrote about some of the most amazing and whimsical machines the pre-industrial world had ever seen.
With Photoshop's ubiquity, it's actually surprising that scenes like this don't happen more often: Greek police may soon be under investigation for attempting to airbrush out evidence of police brutality in the mug shots of four young men. And they did a horrible job of it, at that.
With its exposed particle board, bare floors and an almost treehouse-like interior this Athens-based bike shop appears half-done, but that's by design. "Nature" is one of the main themes, as it is "nature" where you'll be doing your riding.
If you're willing to spend $45 buying someone's unseen photos snapped on a disposable camera, then maybe you should stop being such a cheapskate and just buy a flight to Athens anyway. Unless you're buying them purely for voyeuristic purposes only—in which case, buy away!
This spherical panorama was made over the course of 24 hours by Chris Kotsiopoulos, showing an entire Athenian day in one single picture, with 500 star trails, 35 Sun images and 25 landscapes. Here's how he did it:
Marriage, huh? Maybe some day. In the mean time I'll just sit here and chuckle about the manner in which Chris Trivizas chose to deliver his wedding invitations:
Fringe right wing conspiracy theorists are aren't delusional! Obama is planning to take over the nation, starting with a December appearance on Mythbusters, asking the team to ready Archimedes' solar ray. He's bummed he won't get to shoot it, though.
The Times' Bits blog has an interesting little item on how the iPad is already making its way around the globe, courtesy of gadget travel agency eBay. Here are the countries who are paying top dollar.