Aerial Views: ‘Charlotte – North Carolina’ (Video)

Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films. 

Gallery Views: ‘Normandy’ – The Lockdown Paintings Of David Hockney In Paris

While museums in France are shut due to Covid-19 restrictions, private galleries are allowed to remain open and have become a haven for art enthusiasts. British artist David Hockney’s “Ma Normandie” (“My Normandy) show, which opened at a Paris gallery last year, has been the sensation of the season.

David Hockney, OM, CH, RA is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Views: ‘Austria – Lakes, Valleys & Mountains’

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and its largest city. 

Science: ‘Insane Biology Of Ant Colonies’ (4K Video)

Ants are social insects which form small to large colonies. A typical colony contains an egg-laying queen and many adult workers together with their brood (eggs, larvae and pupae). Workers are by far the most numerous individuals in the nest. They are responsible for nest construction and maintenance, foraging, tending the brood and queen, and nest defence.

While all workers are female, they are sterile and do not lay eggs. Winged queens and males are present in the nest for only a short period. Soon after emerging they leave the nest to mate and establish new nests. Queens are generally similar to the workers, differing primarily in having larger bodies. In some species, fully winged queens are lacking and egg-laying is undertaken either by typical workers or by individuals which are morphologically intermediate between typical queens and workers (these are called ergatoid queens). Males are generally about the same size as the workers or smaller, and have smaller heads with large ocelli, very short scapes and small mandibles. In many cases males look more like wasps than ants.

Aerial Views: Coastlines & Countryside Of France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Aerial Views: Ulaanbaatar – Capital Of Mongolia (4K)

Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia. It’s in the Tuul River valley, bordering the Bogd Khan Uul National Park. Originally a nomadic Buddhist center, it became a permanent site in the 18th century. Soviet control in the 20th century led to a religious purge. Soviet-era buildings, museums within surviving monasteries, and a vibrant conjunction of traditional and 21st-century lifestyles typify the modern city. 

Trail Hikes: ‘Fisher Towers’ – Southern Utah (Video)

The incredible Fisher Towers are located in southeastern Utah, near Moab and the National Parks of Arches and Canyonlands. We spend a half day there on 9/30/20. It was an amazing hike with the opportunity to legally fly the drone on BLM land

Fisher Towers are a series of towers made of Cutler sandstone capped with Moenkopi sandstone and caked with a stucco of red mud located near Moab, Utah. The Towers are named for a miner who lived near them in the 1880s. 

City-State Views: ‘One Day In Singapore’ (4K Video)

Singapore is the smallest state in Southeast Asia in terms of area and one of the smallest countries in the world. Along with Hong Kong, it is considered Asia’s most important business and financial centre. I rarely have experienced a more diverse place than Singapore. The people, the atmosphere and the multifaceted and varied cityscape – a wonderful mix of Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Arabic and English culture – thrilled me right away. Each district offers a world of its own, and all of them unfold an impressive charm that is impossible to resist.

Follow me into the unique world of Singapore. Part 1 takes you on a journey to the following places:

00:01​ – Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Skyline of Singapore 00:28​ – Merlion at Marina Bay 00:40​ – Downtown, Business District 00:43​ – Singapore River & Marina Bay 00.48 – Monument of Sir Thomas Raffles 00:52​ – Singapore River & Marina Bay 01:15​ – View from Marina Bay Sands Hotel 01:24​ – Marina Bay Sands Hotel 01:26​ – Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Museum of Art and Science, Shopping Center 01:33​ – Marina Bay Sands Hotel 01:58​ – Gardens By The Bay 02:02​ – Cloud Forest Dome 02:07​ – Supertrees at Gardens By The Bay 02:50​ – Marina Barrage (Pump House) 02:55​ – Circle of Wealth 03:04​ – Telok Ayer Park 03:12​ – Central Business District 03:24​ – Raffles Place 03:33​ – Central Business District 03:37​ – Colonial District 03:42​ – Mariott Hotel South Beach 03:36​ – Central Business District 04:09​ – Aerial of Singapore with Interlace Apartments 04:21​ – Merlion at Marina Bay 04:32​ – Raffles Place 04:36​ – Fullerton Hotel & Cavanagh Bridge at Singapore river 04:41​ – Asian Civilisations Museum at Marina Bay 04:45​ – Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay 04:50​ – Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Museum of Art and Science, Shopping Center 04:49​ – Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Skyline of Singapore 05:13​ – Shopping Centre at Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Short Films: ‘Wild Ireland – The Edge Of The World’

Emmy-award-winning nature cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes a long trip along Ireland’s coastline, one of the most beautiful in the world. As he travels he visits wild locations and happens across a variety of wildlife, which are all captured using the latest in filming techniques and technology, such as high-speed footage and Cineflex. Also in his journey Colin will visit a gannet colony, see humpback whales and basking sharks surface, and uncover some of the early Christian history of the island, amongst much more.

Saturday Podcast: The Latest News From Around The World (February 6)

Georgina Godwin covers the weekend’s biggest discussion topics. We flick through the weekend’s papers with Terry Stiastny, Andrew Mueller recaps the week’s biggest lessons and we hear editor in chief Andrew Tuck’s Saturday column.