The Art of Reading

Outdoor Library

track, Massimo Bartolini, Sint-Pietersabdij (wijngaard)

Massimo Bartolini’s impressive green outdoor library titled Bookyard was constructed by the artist in the idyllic vineyard of St. Peter’s Abbey in the Belgian town of Ghent. It is part of the Track art festival, and visitors are invited to take a book along in exchange for a small donation.

Photos from debeeldenplukker, Ivan Deboom, and janberckmans.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Words to Shoot By


Brought into being by Flickr member steph parke, every other week this group of avid photographers comes together for the Words to Shoot By project to take three photos of their interpretations of a single word.

Having been around for a few years now, the collaboration is currently overlooked by daveotuttle who tells us that new participants are welcome; an open call for submissions from interested photographers is done two to three times a year. So follow the blog and stay tuned for the next public challenge.

Photos from daveotuttle.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Photo Hack Day 3 is coming!

Photo Hack Day 2 - Come and join us!

The third Photo Hack Day is upon us! Come hang with Flickr and our lil’ API at DropboxHQ this weekend (July 14 and 15) in sometimes-sunny San Francisco, and hack up a photo project with your fellow geeky brethren! Need a shot of inspiration? Check out hacks from the first two events:

Photo Hack Day 1
Photo Hack Day 2

See you there!

Photo from spierisf.

Posted by Daniel Bogan


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Hutong Back Alley

Above photos from Lekke, Keigo T., hiropiroz, pc1986, and TAT_hase!; all taken yesterday.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

L is for Longhorn

Texas Longhorn Steer

Texas Longhorn Steer [03.04.12]

Lazy Longhorn

Highland Cow

Curbar Cow

South of England Show


A tongue is a cow's main investigating tool

Number 12 in our ongoing series of letters and the animals that go with them! In this case we’re including both Texas Longhorn and Highland Longhorn cattle. Known for their diverse coloring, the Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to 7 feet (2.1 m) tip to tip for steers and exceptional cows, and 36 to 80 inches (0.91 to 2.0 m) tip to tip for bulls. Their horns often have a slight upward turn at their tips or even a twist. Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are colored black, brindled, red, or yellow. You can read more about the various varieties of longhorn cattle over at wikipedia.

Photos by Denise, AHWagner Photography, C.Rat, Visualist Images, andy_AHG, atomicShed, MilkaWay, and publicenergy.

Posted by Phil King

Vessels and Blooms

small vessel_large bloom

Spring Rose_3250

Water Lilly

"I created the liquid Vase in the autumn of 2011. I worked on creating the floral forms and leaves through the winter and put it all together Spring 2012. All of my images, unless otherwise noted are single capture events."

You can discover more of oldschooljack, Jack Long‘s impressive high-speed "liquid plants in his complete set Vessels and Blooms.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Happy 4th of July

Eliisa & Ashley at Clawson 4th of July Parade 186/365 Independence Day Teaching the kids to celebrate our independence just like our forefathers did.   With flag waffles!

Happy Independence Day!

20120704_083545 Yes, that's a #potato holding those #americanflags. Happy #fourthofjuly everyone. #independence day.

To all our members in the USA: Enjoy the celebrations!

Photos from Kevin Mark Strand, david.travis, joeyinteractive, nmbb, bullcreek, and karenmburton.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Cliff-hanging Architecture

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Xuankong Si, Hanging Monastery near Datong, China

Bhutan- Tigers Nest - Taktshang Monestery  ~ between heaven & earth ~ 10  Sumela Monastery, Trabzon

DaTong - XuanKong Si For your eyes only - Meteora - Agia Triada (2005)

Paro, Bhutan

Having been constructed at vertiginous heights on the sides of mountains, the famous Xuánkong Sì, Paro Taktsang, and the monasteries of Meteora and Sümela were only accessible by secluded, secret paths. Their hardly accessible locations ensured peace and quiet to those who sought uninterrupted spiritual awakening.

Photos from chuha, sgluskoter, Abra K. [soulsister], -YATCHUNG-, tjeerdoo, brien h, and Waldemar Halka.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Photos of colonial-era Canada

CO 1069-286-89

CO 1069-280-8

CO 1069-270-16

CO 1069-293-98

For Canada Day 2012, The National Archives UK shared hundreds of colonial canada photos from their collection. Each set in the collection has it’s own description and they invite you to comment and add to the stories. So, Happy Canada Day! and check out the entire collection.

Photos From: The National Archives UK

Posted by Eric Gelinas