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TED: Magnus Larsson

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Posted: December 20th, 2009
at 3:30am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,architecture,walk the earf

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500 Places to See (before they disappear)

Yeah, people, it’s been a slow week (and month) around this dojo, but we’re getting set to kick into high gear for February and March. In that vein, we apologize for the general lack of postage that you might be perceiving. Anyway, the picture above is of Hill of Tara, a site described in the new Frommer’s guide bearing the title of this post that offers readers suggestions for visits to places whose existences are seen as being threatened in some way. This is sort of an older shoutout, given that the book was published last year. However, it’s new to me, and so shall it be to you, too, conceivably.

Arthur Frommer usually writes guide books about where to eat and visit in Paris, but even this super-enthusiastic traveller is getting worried about the state of the world’s environment. To explain the rationale behind the latest guide book, called "500 Places to See Before They Disappear", the author says: "The devastation wrought by climate change and direct man-made interference is familiar to all of us. But this book is a carefully chosen list of last-chance destinations that eco-conscious travellers can enjoy - if they move sharpish - for possibly the last time."

Read the rest via -> Treehugger

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Posted: January 30th, 2009
at 9:59am by Black Ock


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Yves Rossy (Jet Man)

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Posted: November 25th, 2008
at 4:50am by Koookiecrumbles


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IceHotel - Sweden


"Ice Hotel 2008 - Absolut Icebar"

Some dumb movie (ha! take that!) had a dead old baseball player that told a winsome (I mean, for ’89) Kevin Costner that if he built it, they would come. Well, in the lil’ town of JukkasjA¤rvi (ask a Swedish ninja) every year, they build it… they come…. and then it melts. Okay, I suppose I should clarify.Every year the company, Jukkas, has their people (artists and engineers) dig up in the frozen Torne river for ice to build the beautiful behemoth ice hotel, part of which is pictured above. The ice hotel is built in sections, vetted, and opened in sections throughout the winter season. You can read the story of how it started on their web page, albeit a little babel-fished out. I’ll paraphrase.


"Snow Aurora Borealis"

It all started because this company was an active tourism agency in the area - about 200 miles into the arctic circle - during the popular summer season. When the winter came, however, it was almost like the town (and the entire region, I imagine) became a ghost of its former self. That’s partially because of how gottdamn cold it gets up there - but, it’s inside the arctic circle, so I guess it’s always cold - and how dark it gets in the winter too. I actually don’t know exactly how the seasons work but I know they have a problem with the sun rising and setting at the correct hours, or at all.Anyway, a few ninjas wanted to change that… so they built an igloo.* Okay, maybe the igloo came first, God knows, but, the point is that a few people came along one day and slept in the igloo and it was a wrap from there on out. So, they kept rebuilding the igloo and I guess eventually it turned in to the ice hotel that it is now, full of ice sculptures, sweet architecture, sleeping arrangements and a unique experience. Personally, I think the illest part is that it actually looks different every single year.


"The Forest Suite"

If you’re into this sort of thing, definitely check out the page, which is linked below. The rest of you will undoubtedly be interested by the ABSOLUT icebar.

.::Visit -> ICEHOTEL

*The village, it seems, commissioned a French artist to spice the place up, and he decided to build and igloo. How decidedly French.

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Posted: September 16th, 2008
at 10:26am by Black Ock


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Africa in Perspective

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Posted: September 2nd, 2008
at 6:59am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: fo' real?,walk the earf,travel

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Mazes

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Posted: August 20th, 2008
at 5:11am by Koookiecrumbles


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Ginger Ninjas : Pleasant Revolution Tour

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look out for the ginger ninjas in ’09

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Posted: August 6th, 2008
at 5:55am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,youtube,music,weaponry,fo' real?,real life news,walk the earf

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Check it Twice

Everybody loves syndicated content, right?AA I do, anyway, so it doesn’t much matter what you think.AA In that same sentiment we would like to welcome Amara into the MNP family, unofficially of course.AA Amara is a friend of the MNP fam whose content we will be syndicating across all of our blogs from time to time - so get used to it.AA If you want to check out her food/variety blog (Daily Bread) you can do so at amaraeats.wordpress.com.AA Enjoy!

A wise man once said that ita€™s never too early to start your Christmas list. AMEN.

a€oeThe Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research-based educational organization that produces public programs about the built landscape of the United States from its sites in Los Angeles, Utah and the Mojave desert, with an upstate New York location opening in 2006. The Centera€™s aim is to increase and diffuse information about how the nationa€™s lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived. Recent examples of their work include a two-day Tour of the Monuments of the Great American Void by bus and the exhibit Immersed Remains: Towns Submerged in America. This book takes readers on a tour through the strangely unfamiliar land that Americans live in, demonstrating that we can understand ourselves and the nation by examining the clues on display all around us, often clearly visible but ignored. Each chapter explores a different topic, from an in-depth look at Ohio (a€oethe most all-American statea€A); through scale shifts in model landscapes, exemplified in the three largest hydraulic models in the world; and law-enforcement training environments that simulate public space. Readers can dive into the hidden and enchanting world of show caves, where America is on display underground; and come up into the Great Basin, a zone covering most of Nevada, and portions of Utah, California, Oregon, Idaho and Mexico, whose network of watersheds has no outlet to the ocean. Following lines and edges, through cities, suburbs, small towns and wide-open spaces, the Center guides us upstream, toward the heart of another Americaa€"the same, but different.a€A

[From: Daily Bread]

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Posted: July 7th, 2008
at 8:54am by Black Ock


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MY NINJA PLEASE! 7.3.08 : WorldsNest :: Habitat Universe

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I’ll say it once, and I’ll say it again. DO NOT SLEEP ::: via WorldsNest

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