Karvansaray Restaurant in Baku
The first photo made the rounds on Tumblr last year, with the rumour that ‘the hole’ was originally caused by a rooftop bomb attack. False. The restaurant is housed inside a 14th century caravasai, a Persian word combining kārvān (caravan) with sara (palace), essentially a traveler’s inn.
1. 53.0066°N 7.1920°E. Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. The star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th-century state in 1960 and is currently used as an open-air museum.
2. 40°46’56”N; 73°57’55”W. Central Park in New York City spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan.
3. 41°23′27″N 2°09′47″E. Barcelona, Spain.
4. 5°26′15″N 12°20′9″E. Venice, Italy
5. 31.079844, -97.80145. In 2013, there were 923,400 home construction projects in the United States. Killeen, Texas.
6. 36.211001, -115.266914. The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes. Las Vegas, Nevada
7. 25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015. Bahrain.
8. 5°40′S 52°44′W. Clearcutting operations in the Amazon Rainforest of Para, Brazil branch out from one of the state’s central roads. Pará, Brazil.
9. 32.170890°N 110.855184°W. Tucson, Arizona.
10. 36.78234°N 2.74315°W. Plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. This is visible in the plains and valleys of Almeria, Spain where nearly 20,000 hectares are covered by these greenhouse structures. Almeria, Spain
In 1968, American artist Donald Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, a five-story cast-iron building in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood designed by Nicholas Whyte for $68,000. The artist lived there with his family for many years and used the space as a studio. The building is considered to be the birthplace of ‘permanent installation’ as well as an inspiration for much of his work. Judd believed the placement of an artwork was as vital to its understanding as the work itself. His first applications of this idea were realised in his installation of works throughout 101 Spring Street as he renovated the expansive property.
As you know, the situation in Serbia is bad. Water is rising very fast but we are organized and ready to help. Yesterday 3000 volunteers went to Obrenovac to build the dam and 1500 went to Sremska Mitrovica. One of the volunteers said: “I don’t care if i get hurt or die, it is my duty to help my people”. Many more volunteers wait to be send in flooded areas to work. Serbian army and firefighters are risking their lives to save as many as they can.
Help centers are full of food and clothes that people donated. Russia, Republika Srpska, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia sent their helicopters, boats and trained man to help. We are grateful for that.
I am so proud of my people and people all around the world that helped in this awful times. Together we can get through this.
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