Aerial Views: ‘Oklahoma City – Oklahoma’ (4k Video)

Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It’s known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. The reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial recall the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Survivor Tree, an American elm nearly destroyed in the attack, is also part of the memorial. 

Walks: ‘Leiden – The Netherlands’ (4K Video)

Leiden is a city in the Dutch province of South Holland. It’s known for its centuries-old architecture and for Leiden University, the country’s oldest, dating from 1575. The university houses the Hortus botanicus Leiden Botanical Garden, founded in 1590, where the tulip was introduced to Western Europe. The Museum de Lakenhal displays works by the Dutch Masters including Rembrandt, who was born in Leiden.

Analysis: The High Cost Of Public Universities (Video)

Tuition at America’s public universities has nearly tripled since 1990. With President Biden looking to ease the burden for some students, experts explain how federal financial aid programs can actually contribute to rising costs. Photo: Storyblocks

Artists: ‘The Vibrancy Of The Scottish Colourists’

The Scottish Colourists were some of the most important and avant-garde artists working during the early 20th century. Their art was bold and vibrant and unlike anything that had been produced in Britain before. Sotheby’s upcoming sale ‘The Way of Colour: Pictures from the Harrison Collection’ (10 – 17 March) offers Fauvist inspired paintings by George Leslie Hunter, stunning still-lifes by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell and Cezanne-like work by Samuel John Peploe.

Aerial Views: Quebec City, Canada (4K UHD Video)

Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques. 

Cinematic Timelapse Views: British Columbia, Canada

Filmed and Edited by: Sergii Bogomolov

The film was produced over 5 years and includes scenery of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

The short presents rarely photographed nature phenomena like temperature inversion aka ‘above the clouds’, Earth shadow, sunbeams / God rays, falling meteor, moonrise, evaporation fog and Milky Way.
The movie pairs urban backgrounds against landscape shots a lot. There is a whole section that involves city and architecture which is then superseded by shots of wilderness landscapes. A notable example in the end of the clip is a juxtaposition of a crescent moon against a mountain which then dissolves to a high-rise. Such comparison was done on purpose.

LOCATIONS
The footage was shot in British Columbia, Canada and includes notable locations in Vancouver (Kitsilano, Grouse Mountain, Ambleside Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Bowen Island, Lighthouse Park, YVR, Capitol Hill, Stanley Park), Whistler (Garibaldi Provincial Park, Spearhead Range), Squamish (Stawamus Chief, Mount Garibaldi) as well as Pemberton, Okanagan, Osoyoos and Vancouver Island.

Travel Guides: ‘Yanaka Sector In Tokyo, Japan’

Yanaka moves at a different pace from much of Tokyo. As the city has changed around it, Yanaka has retained its old-fashioned atmosphere. Vacant wooden buildings have been brought back to life as new businesses such as cafés, noodle shops and galleries give them a fresh purpose.

Yanaka is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, Japan and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods in Bunkyo ward, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt. Located north of Ueno, Yanaka includes the large Yanaka Cemetery, which takes up most of Yanaka 7-chome.

Morning News Podcast: Covid Vaccine Priorities, Capitol Riot Hearings

The Biden administration has prioritized vaccinating the country quickly and equitably. But making sure vaccines reach communities of color has been a challenge.

Also, the Senate holds the first hearing into the Capitol riot on January 6. And, we go to the recovery efforts in Houston, Texas in the wake of the disastrous winter storm and power outages that struck the state last week.