Monthly Archives: March 2022
Previews: The New York Review Of Books – April 21
Views: Rocky Mountaineer Train – Colorado To Utah
Rocky Mountaineer from Denver in Colorado to Moab in Utah. During the train journey you will explore the Colorado Rockies, see landscapes that have been transformed over millennium, you’ll pass the Big 10 Curve, the Moffat Tunnel, Byers Canyon, Glenwood Springs, Debeque Canyon, Mount Garfield, Ruby Canyon before finishing in Moab.
New Architecture: BEEHA Headquarters In Sharjah, UAE By Zaha Hadid (2022)
BEEAH Group’s new headquarters in Sharjah, #UAE, was opened on Wednesday, March 30 by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.
Powered by its solar array and equipped with next-generation technologies for operations at LEED Platinum standards, the new headquarters has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to achieve net-zero emissions and will be the group’s management and administrative centre that sets a new benchmark for future workplaces…
Ocean Views: Dolphin ‘Gang Wars’ (BBC Earth)
There is a darker side to dolphin communication… Watch as two gangs of male dolphins face off against each other, using synchronised clicks and jaw-clapping to intimidate the other gang.
Preview: The Economist Magazine – April 2, 2022
Classic Design: Morgan Motors Company ‘Super 3’
The first in a series of design-related videos on the Morgan Super 3. Head of Design, Jonathan Wells, introduces the design intent for Super 3.
City Views: Prater Park In Vienna, East Austria (4K)
The Prater is a large public park in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria. The Wurstelprater, an amusement park that is often simply called “Prater”, lies in one corner of the Wiener Prater and includes the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel.
The area that makes up the modern Prater was first mentioned in 1162, when Emperor Friedrich I gave the land to a noble family called de Prato. The word “Prater” was first used in 1403, originally referring to a small island in the Danube north of Freudenau, but was gradually extended to mean the neighbouring areas as well. The land changed hands frequently until it was bought by Emperor Maximilian II in 1560 to be a hunting ground.
To deal with the problem of poachers, Emperor Rudolf II forbade entry to the Prater. On 7 April 1766, Emperor Joseph II declared the Prater to be free for public enjoyment, and allowed the establishment of coffee-houses and cafés, which led to the beginnings of the Wurstelprater. Throughout this time, hunting continued to take place in the Prater, ending only in 1920.
In 1873, a World Exhibition was held in the Prater, for which a large area of land was set aside, centered on the Rotunda, which burnt down in 1937. This land now houses the Messegelände (exhibition centre).
On the grounds of modern-day Kaiserwiese, an attraction called “Venice in Vienna” was established in 1895 by Gabor Steiner. The area included an artificial lagoon to simulate the canals of Venice, Italy.
Views: The Wilderness & Wildlife Of Wyoming (4K)
Wyoming is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. The 10th largest state by area, it is also the least populous and least densely populated state in the contiguous United States. Wikipedia
Morning News: Russia Regroups, China’s Zero-Covid Policy, Fake Profiles
The Russians are pulling some troops away from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. But what exactly does this mean? China places the city of Shanghai on lockdown due to a surge in Covid-19 infections. And Stanford researchers uncover fake LinkedIn profiles being used by the sales industry.