Category Archives: Amazing

Dizzying Photos of Ukrainian Daredevil Hanging from Tall Buildings

Eastern Europeans must have altered adrenaline glands! It hasn’t been long since we shared heart-stopping photos of Russian skywalkers, and this time it’s a former legal adviser Pavel from Ukraine that stops traffic and leaves people in awe. A 26-year-old rooftopper from Kiev, better known as Mustang Wanted, has shocked the world with the pictures of him holding on to various high-rise building with just one hand. It’s hard to believe, but Pavel doesn’t use any safety gear nor ropes.

Even though his pictures and videos might make some heads spin, Mustang Wanted himself claims that he never feels any fear: “Sometimes I think that I’m a robot. I do not feel anything,” he says. Which does seem to be quite true, seeing how Pavel manages to make all these tricks look effortless in the pictures.

It appears that most of the appreciation for the hobby comes from knowing that he is able to do just anything he wants: “Death is not the worst thing that can happen. Everyone dies – but not everyone lives the way they want. If you are afraid of everything – you must live in a sterile laboratory.” Take note, however, that he does not advice anyone to try doing it themselves!

Defrosting a Frozen Building

This cold storage facility in Chicago may not draw your attention from the outside, but had you entered the building a few months ago, you’d be surprised to see what was inside. After nine decades of cold storage and lack of proper maintenance, the whole interior was full of cave-like stalagmites and stalactites. Once the Fulton Market Cold Storage Company, which was renting the premises, decided to move out, it was sold to a bike component manufacturer SRAM. However, in order to use their new space, SRAM had to defrost the building first.

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture were hired do the work, however, such sight couldn’t go unarchived. This is why photographer Gary Jensen was asked to photograph this indoor ice age phenomena. The video at the end of the article shows the defrosting process, where you see the team using propane heaters to dissolve the ice crystals.

Low Familia Style

Low Familia Style

Yahoo! Corporate Office from Hong Kong

Yahoo! Corporate Office from Hong Kong

World’s Biggest Roman-Catholic Cathedral – Ivory Coast

World’s Biggest Roman-Catholic Cathedral – Ivory Coast

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro (French: Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The basilica was constructed between 1985 and 1989 at a cost of $300 million. The design of the dome and encircled plaza are clearly inspired by those of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican City, although it is not an outright replica. The cornerstone was laid on August 10, 1985, and it was consecrated on September 10, 1990, by Pope John Paul II.