Stories about Photos from October, 2008
Oman: More Congestion
The Muscati from Oman writes about traffic congestion in his country concluding that traffic “is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.”
Bahrain: The Story of Shawarma
From Bahrain, Indonesian blogger Ian Hamzah posts a picture of a Shawarma plate, and explains the Middle Eastern style sandwich and its history.
Brazil: The country pays homage to the Samba master
If he was alive today, Cartola, one of the key figures in samba music, would be celebrating 100 years this October 11. Cartola composed over 500 songs, deeply loved by Brazilians, who today published their favorite song or poem, videos, photos and bits and pieces of the history of this legend.
Iran: Tehran's metro in photos
Thanks to Akhbari, an Iranian blogger, we can discover Tehran's metro in photos.
Kuwait: Blast from the Past
Kuwaiti Fernas links to an archive of photographs of a British family who lived in Kuwait in the 60s and 70s.
Bangladesh: Celebrating Durga Puja
Shahnaz at Dhaka Dweller posts pictures of Durga Puja, an annual Bengali festival that celebrates worship of Hindu goddess Durga. She also describes the festivities covering ten days.
Iran: Golshifteh Farahani, Iranian top actress in NewYork
Several Iranian bloggers such as Karaa reported [fa] about Iranian actress,Golshifte Farahani's interview for her new film, Ridley Scott's “Body of Lies” in New York. Watch her photos here. Many were surprised that she had no veil.
Syria: Artists’ Work Showcased
Imad Moustapha, Syria's envoy to the US, posts pictures of two of his favourite paintings by Syrian artists.
Japan: Newsgraphy and HatenarMaps
With ever-increasing amount of news information making its way onto the Internet every day, the question of how to parse and interpret this information is becoming more and more critical. One Japanese engineer and blogger has proposed two new services, HatenarMaps and Newsgraphy, as a way to overcome this problem through data visualization.
Brazil: 128 million vote on the anniversary of the Constitution
Over 128 million Brazilians are expected to go to the polls today and choose 5,563 mayors for cities and towns, and 52,137 city councilors. The date marks the 20th anniversary of the current Brazilian Constitution. See historic photos of that day in October 05, 1988 and some of today's voting.
Japan: Photos that evoke the senses
Have a look at Sinsoku VIP [神速VIP] for an amazing list of photos that evoke the senses [ja].
Japan: 1st Keitai Photo Awards
id:heimin posts pictures he's taken with his keitai [mobile phone] camera over the last year [ja], including: shots before and after he shaved his head, close-ups of cutting nostril hair, snapshots of meals he's eaten, cats and dogs, the Hanshin Tigers, manga and ice cream. The popularity of Keitai Shosetsu...
Japan: Heiankyo Alien
mojix at Zope Junky Nikki writes [ja] about Heiankyo Alien [平安京エイリアン], a video game developed by the University of Tokyo's Theoretical Science Group in 1979. mojix explains that the game, which consists of dropping aliens into holes in Heian-kyo (ancient Kyoto), can now be downloaded and played without even installing...
Japan: Jiyugaoka Street Exhibition 2008
Space Journal has pictures of an ongoing street exhibition in Jiyūgaoka (Tokyo) held today and tomorrow (Oct. 4-5), designed by architecture group g86 [ja]. The show, located on Shirakaba street next to Jiyūgaoka station, is a “virtual exhibition” featuring QR codes as a “window” to various works by artists and...
Japan: Pictures from Hatena Haiku
id:y_arim at Electric Lover Hinagiku collects together pictures he has posted over the past two months at Hatena Haiku [ja] and adds short comments to each. Pictures feature anime characters Asuka Langley Soryu and Rei Ayanami, and a figure reminiscent of anime Weiß Kreuz.
Japan: Robot Fair
Edo from Pink Tectacle blogs photos of old and new robots at the CEATEC 2008 home electronics trade show.
Brazil: “Abortion is a Right, not a Wrong”
Sapataria [Pt], a Brazilian blog about LGBT and women's rights, posts pictures of a recent protest promoted by gender-issues-related groups against the legal views on abortion in Brazil, and shares their two-cents on the issue: “In many countries, the criminalization of abortion afects directly the poor women, most of them...
Japan: Cirque du Soleil ZED
Blogger sky2525 posts photos of her night out [ja] at Cirque du Soleil ZED in Tokyo on Oct. 1st, as well as some pictures of cats doing a few circus tricks of their own.
Hong Kong: Banned Halloween Ads
Every year, the Ocean Park in Hong Kong would organize Halloween party for attracting visitors. However, its advertisements faced a lot of complaints from the public. This year, some of its clips were banned. But one of the the banned clip is now circulated via youtube and has attracted a...
Japan: Who can you call about Google Street View?
Blogger Hiromitsu Takagi [高木浩光] takes up the story [ja] of Google vice president Kent Walker's Q&A at a press conference in Tokyo on Sept. 29th, highlighting statements [ja] by Google Japan director Kōichirō Tsujino [辻野晃一郎] claiming that people who would like images from the company's Street View service to be...
Japan: Photos of Shizuoka's Secluded Omori Station
At The Wonderful World of Stations, blogger naka_premium showcases photos [ja] of Omori Station in Kawanehon, Shizuoka Prefecture (Japan). The blogger explains that people used to come to Omori Station to do construction work nearby, but that work has ended and the station, which has no houses or roads nearby,...