Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "City" (191)  

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The beautiful world of fixed gear bikes and their owners, in a unique photo collection by Geoff Waugh.

Link: photo.mpora.com/other/collections/london-fixies/

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Some might assume it to be a mirage. Rising out of the desert in the South Arabian Peninsula, ancient high-rise apartment buildings made of mud meet the eye. Centuries before the modern age of skyscrapers dawned in Chicago and New York, the Middle East had its own skyscraper city – the oldest on earth. This is Shibam in Yemen, a place.....

Link: www.environmentalgraffiti.com/(…)17071…

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to outsource its e-mail system to Google Inc, a making it the largest city in the nation to have made such a move. Welcome to the cloud.

Link: latimesblogs.latimes.com/(…)city-council-votes-to-a…

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Los Angeles' proposed medical marijuana ordinance -- which would ban the sale of pot at dispensaries -- could cost the city $36 million to $74 million in lost sales tax, according to a marijuana advocacy group.

Link: blogs.sfweekly.com/(…)chronic_city_las_ill_conceive…

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Filmmaker George Romero’s flick “Dawn of the Dead” and others have catapulted zombies into cult-like status in Monroeville, Pa., where the movie was filmed.

Link: blogs.wsj.com/(…)zombie-city-usa…

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Urbanisation has long been at odds with wildlife.However, scientists have found a turtle that does better in a suburban habitat than it does in nature reserves.

Link: news.bbc.co.uk/(…)8315197.stm…

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Drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter during a gunbattle between rival gangs Saturday, killing two officers in a burst of violence just two weeks after the city was chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

Link: hosted.ap.org/(…)LT_BRAZIL_VIOLENCE…

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Some Mexico City cops are taking a bite out of more than crime. The Mexican capital is putting its 1,300 of its heaviest police officers on a diet, concerned about rapidly expanding waistlines in the force.

Link: www.kansascity.com/450/story/1510877.html

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Pick it up, weigh it, and bring it in—how hard can that be? Well, when the “it” is dog poop, that process may not sound too appealing. But the city of Taichung is willing to make it worth your while.

Link: www.weirdasianews.com/(…)taiwan-city-turns-doggiedo…

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Adam Young is Owl City: He uploaded self made songs to MySpace, with songs for sale on iTunes, and quickly developed a following.  Young recorded "Ocean Eyes" in the basement of his parents' house and used the Internet to promote the album. It has sold nearly 100,000 copies since its July 28 release and his songs are climbing the U.S. music charts.

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)us_music_owl_city…

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Market Garden: Very interesting dispatch by Michael Yon from the frontline in Afghanistan. Seven pages of photos (lots of images) taken by Michael's camera that was mostly kept down but occasionally lifted for quick shots. Kandahar City belies the fact that most Afghans will never have one minute of electricity, nor will they ever see a westerner.

Link: www.michaelyon-online.com/market-garden.htm

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Expats who took out loans to finance extravagances during Dubai's good times now flee or face jail.

Link: www.globalpost.com/(…)dubai-debt-city…

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"Just another day on Muni ... fuc**ng Muni," relents the cameraman shooting this video of a fight between two women on a Chinatown Muni bus. The women, who have an all-out brawl on the bus, should have been arrested. Or something. You don't do this on the bus. Or anywhere, for that matter.

Link: sfist.com/(…)fight_on_sf_muni_bus_in_chinatown.php…

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Each city is a collection of massive systems, all of which must interact seamlessly in order for the metropolis to function. This is a look at what makes up each of these systems.

Link: awesome.good.is/(…)flat.html…

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Photographs have surfaced showing some of the estimated 3,487 pit bull carcasses that have been carted away from a Denver shelter since the city ban was enacted.

Link: blogs.westword.com/(…)leaked_photos_of_dead_pit_bul…

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Swedish tourism bodies have been swamped with inquiries from millions of men captivated by a mythical town rumoured to be home to 25,000 sex-mad lesbians. The town of ‘Chako Paul City’ is said to have been founded in 1820 in the northern Swedish woods by a wealthy man-hating widow.

Link: www.dailytelegraph.com.au/(…)story-e6freuyi-1225784…

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