For the better part of three decades canadian artist Guy Laramee has published a new series of his amazing book landscapes which are made by carving old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. He calls his new project “Guan Yin” and dedicates it “to the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals”. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled “Biblios” and “The Great Wall”, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says:

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

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Artist Shaka (Marchal Mithouard) has explored a wide range of art techniques such as painting, sculpting, graffiti, photography, tattooing, and more. His work is so creative and ultramodern and thanks to his ability to combine two-dimensional imagery with three dimensional forms. The aggressive human figures formed from a multitude of intertwined objects are partially inspired by the works of Caravaggio, Arcimboldo, and Van Gogh, all of whom the artists cites as influences in his work.

Take a look at these amazing paintings which creates a fantasical 3D effect and tell us what do you think about it !

The winners of annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have been announced, with a group of ten photos coming out on top, plus one Viewer’s Choice winner. These eleven images were chosen from more than 12,000 entries submitted by 6,615 photographers from 152 countries.

All submitted photographs fit into one of four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments.

If these incredible photos chosen from more than 12,000 entries don’t inspire you to hit the road, nothing will.

This is a collection of the most amazing, gorgeous and magnificent bridges in the world. Sometimes it is unbelievable, how human could build these enormous constructions.  Check this out and tell us which one you would like to cross the first.

Akashi Kaikyo bridge (Japan)

The Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge or “Pearl Bridge”, has the longest centralspan of any suspension bridge,  at 1,991 metres (6,532 ft).

The two main supporting towers are 282.8 m (928 ft)  above sea level.  There are more than 300,000 kilometres (190,000 mi) of wire used in steal cables: each cable is 112 centimeters (44 in) in diam eter and contains 36,830 strands of wire.

This magnificent “Pearl Bridge” cost more than 500 billion yen and is being used by 23 000 cars per day.

Magdeburg water bridge (Germany)

The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittelland Canal, and allows ships to cross over the Elbe River. At 918 meters, it is the longest water bridge in the world.

Millau Viaduct (France)

The Millau Viaduct in France is the world’s tallest vehicular bridge. It is 2,460 m long, 32 m wide & 343 m high. In 2004, after 17 years of planning and work, it was finally completed and formed the missing link in the A75, connecting Paris and Perpignan. Construction cost was approximately €400 million

Oresund bridge (Sweden – Denmark)

Oresund Bridge linking Denmark with Sweden is the longest road and rail bridge-tunnel in Europe. The bridge runs nearly 8 km (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The remainder of the link is by tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager.

Royal Gorge bridge (USA, Colorado)

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction near Cañon City, Colorado. The bridge is 955 feet (291 m) above the Arkansas River,  and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2001, when it was surpassed by the Liuguanghe Bridge in China.

Lake Pontchartrain bridge (USA, Louisiana)

The Lake Pontchartrain bridge  consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. Since 1969 it was in Guinness World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world

Khaju bridge (Iran)

Khaju Bridg is the finest bridge in the province of Isfahan, Iran.  It was built in 1650 C.E. by the Persian Safavid king, Shah Abbas II , on the foundations of an older bridge. The existing inscriptions suggest that the bridge was repaired in 1873.

Henderson Waves bridge (Singapore)

Henderson Waves  is a 274-metre (899 ft) long pedestrian bridge.  It is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore raised at 36 metres (118 ft) above Henderson Road. It connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park.

“Chicks in Hats” is one of the photographs collections, which will definitely make you smile. This crazy project was started in 2011 by Julie Person and her 8 years old daughter. They designed various funny hats miniatures and putted them on  little chicks. It’s impossible not to smile as we see the chick in the top hat, the bonnet, or the recently married chick-couple.

I put hats on my chicks and then photograph them, this makes me happy. Life is short, put hats on your chicks if it makes you happy!

The artist has an Etsy shop where you can purchase the photographs as a greeting card set or as single magnets.