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2D Hollywood Sign Redesigned as a Huge 3D Hillside Hotel. The Hollywood Sign is an icon of modern times – but perhaps one of the flimsiest of famous world landmarks, with a long and storied history (that might even make a good film) of being destroyed and rebuilt over time.

2D Hollywood Sign Redesigned as a Huge 3D Hillside Hotel

One design idea proposes a way not only to preserve the character of this unique California movie monument, but to make it profitable (and inhabitable!) As well. Bayarch is a Danish architectural design firm with an unusual idea for transforming the sign into a livable structure, converting each letter into a component of a larger construction project: a set of luxury condos and hotel rooms built into behind and spanning the whole word. Just think of the views from this incredible hillside vantage point for visitors who want to get close to the Hollywood stars (in the sky and on the ground) within a (literally) ‘behind the scenes’ perspective on the back end of the Hollywood Sign itself.

10 craziest hotels in the world. Hôtel de Glace, Canada – an ice hotel opened only during winter Made entirely of ice and snow, this unique one-story structure has been rebuilt each year since 2000.

10 craziest hotels in the world.

The 9th season of the Ice Hotel lasted from January 4th through March 29th 2009. The Ice Hotel has become an unparalleled and world-famous winter experience. It takes 5 weeks, 500 tons of ice, and 15,000 tons of snow to craft the Ice Hotel with its ceilings as high as 18 feet, walls covered with original artwork and furniture carved from ice blocks. Waterworld Hotel, China – an amazing aquatic themed hotel Atkin's Architecture Group won first prize for an international design competition with this stunning entry.

Sala Silvergruva, Sweden: a single room hotel inside a silver mine Picture this A single suite, 155m underground in historic Sala Silvermine, one of the world's best preserved mine settings. Das Park Hotel, Austria: a hotel where rooms are made of concrete pipes Jumbo Hostel ( Stockholm ): World's First Aircraft Inn. Verb conjugation in 100s of languages. Free on-line verb conjugator. Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and studying games. Language Learning Software. Learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese. World’s weirdest hotels.

Hipmunk: Better Flight and Hotel Search. 5 Steps To Ordering a Meal in Japan. I live in Japan, but barely speak Japanese. I can’t help you with verb conjugation or passing the JLPT. But I have managed to eat! Restaurants in Japan are a culinary and cultural adventure. Knowing how to act is crucial to speaking the language. They’re also great places to practice many facets of conversational Japanese! So, here are 5 steps to ordering food in Japan. Find a Place to Eat Most foreigners know about sushi and ramen.

Yakitori Udon (うどん), a noodle usually served in soupSoba (そば), a thin buckwheat noodle (which is sometimes served cold)Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a vegetable-meat-and-egg pancake with a sweet brown sauceYakitori (やきとり), a kebab usually on a stickYakiniku (焼き肉), where you grill your own meat at your tableYakisoba (焼きそば), a stir-fried noodle dish with barbecue sauce and pork You’ll see plastic replicas of the food outside of most restaurants, so even if you can’t read Japanese, you’ll have some idea of what to expect. Get A Table Back Street Japanese Restaurant. S 2011 Top 10 Dirtiest Hotels. Tokyo From Roppongi at Night. Ueno Park, Sakura. Picture perfect for this picnic.

Ueno Park, Sakura

Wish I could have sat down and joined in. Beautiful Sakura. So many people enjoying themselves, whether they were sitting down and drinking or just walking on by. Japanese life under the Sakura wave The empty bottles are lined up, the drawings left behind. Cameras out in force to document the great scene for many. Lots of happy hanami revelers. Plenty of blue tarpaulin laid out for the lucky ones who have reserved their spot. Rilakkuma slippers waiting for their owners to claim the space. Somebody get that dog a beer ! So many different groups of people coming together to watch the sakura. The sakura trees seem to come together to form a sea of cherry blossoms. The crowds always come to Ueno Park to see the sakura at this time of year. Local Shrine with some nice red color. As at any good matsuri, there is always plenty to eat. A mixture of many things.

Tasty corn ready to go. These looked really tasty. Lots of heads bobbing along the road. Pretty in pink. Japanese Characters for Nana. What do these mean? they're in japanese. Ordering Food (2)/Japanese Phrases for Travelers. Japanese Verbs - Lesson 31.