Remembering Nelson Mandela
People around the world are gathering to remember and celebrate the life of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela who died late on Thursday. Mandela led the fight against apartheid in South Africa. In 1963, he was arrested and spent the next 27 years in prison. Local and international pressure for his release escalated in the late 1980s, and on February 11, 1990, he was released from prison. Mandela was elected President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first black South African to hold the office.
Crowds have grown outside Mandela’s house in Johannesburg as people all over the world remember and celebrate his life. To see more images and videos from the many vigils taking place today, visit these location pages:
Cosonno, Italy’s Abandoned Las Vegas
In 1962, Italian entrepreneur Mario Bagno bought all of the land in Consonno, a small village in northern Italy. He forced the town’s inhabitants to leave and started work on a Las Vegas-style destination complete with a Muslim minaret, Chinese pagodas and a medieval castle.
Delays in construction forced Bagno to open his “City of Toys” (Città dei Balocchi) before it was finished. The destination city was short-lived, however. In 1976, a landslide destroyed the only road into town and the project was abandoned. Today, the “City of Toys” still stands, covered in graffiti and forgotten by nearly everyone but a few adventurous Instagrammers.
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Sensor-based tech is increasingly giving parents a helping hand when it comes to monitoring and looking after their kids, as we’ve seen previously with the BleepBleeps kit. Now the Brazilian arm of diaper manufacturer Huggies has created the Tweet Pee, a device that connects to parents’ smartphones and lets them know when their baby’s diaper needs changing. READ MORE…
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Long Island City Says Goodbye to 5 Pointz
To view more photos and videos of 5 Pointz both before and after the whitewashing, be sure to visit the 5 Pointz location page.
For over 20 years, the 5 Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens, has been a hub for street artists from around the world to showcase their work. Many Instagrammers in New York have visited 5 Points to document the dynamic, vibrant graffiti on its exterior.
The building is privately owned by Long Island developer Jerry Wolkoff who has plans to raze 5 Pointz at the end of this year. Early Tuesday morning, the structure’s artwork was quietly painted over with white paint. In the wake of this news, locals and visitors alike are documenting the changes that herald the building’s final days.
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