Beekman, un beach-bar à New York Assis sur un canapé blanc, les mains près du feu, avec une vue imprenable sur le pont de Brooklyn…cadre idyllique qui est celui du Beekman Beer Garden de New York. Situé à la pointe sud-est de Manhattan, ce bar n’a pas d’équivalent dans la Grosse Pomme. Un lieu étonnant à découvrir à la tombée de la nuit, lorsque le soleil se couche sur le Brooklyn Bridge. Dès 18h, tous les soirs, les financiers de Wall Street et les locaux se précipitent au Beer Garden pour trouver une place dans les confortables canapés et se détendre après une longue journée de travail. Avec son sol couvert de sable, l’odeur de l’océan, et le bruit des vagues qui heurtent le récif de rochers, l’endroit est idéal pour oublier, un instant, le bruit incessant et stressant de la ville. Plus d’informations sur www.beekmanbeergarden.com Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club89 South St New York, NY 10038 Métro : Wall St (2,3)
pixgood.com - good pix galleries Without borders... The 100 most beautiful places in the world The 100 most beautiful places in the world (click a screenshot to enlarge it) - 1 - The inca city of Machu Picchu country : Peru place : near Cuzco - 2 - The Iguazu waterfalls country : Argentina - Brazil place : borders between the two countries - 3 - The Tadj Mahall country : India place : Agra, south-west of Delhi - 4 - The pyramids and the sphinx country : Egypt place : Giseh, south-west of Cairo - 5 - The great canyon of Colorado country : United States of America place : south-west of the country, Arizona state - 6 - Migrating animals in the Serengeti park country : Tanzania place : north of the country, east of Victoria lake - 7 - The Nabatean city of Petra country : Jordania place : south-west of the country, near Israel - 8 - The big wall of China country : China place : north-east of the country, along Inner Mongolia - 9 - The Victoria waterfalls country : Zimbabwe - Zambia place : border between the two countries - 26 - Bali island country : Indonesia place : east of Java island
Dashboard? More Like Bookshelf: Your Guide to Literary Tumblrs By Nick Moran posted at 6:00 am on February 3, 2012 96 [Ed Note: Don't miss Part Two and Part Three!] About two months ago, The Millions joined the Tumblr community. So far, the going has been great. The platform is perfectly suited for dynamic storytelling, and as a direct result, it is home to some of the friendliest book lovers around. However, the site’s SEO (or lack thereof) is regrettably unkind to Tumblr outsiders, and this leads to two things. For convenience, I’ve broken this list up among several categories, but I haven’t put these in any preferential order. 1. Awesome People Reading: Where to see what famous people read.Cover Spy: Where to see what MTA passengers read.Lisa Simpson Book Club: Where to see what Lisa Simpson reads.Bookshelf Porn: The SFW (despite its title) spot to ogle bookshelves.Slaughterhouse 90210: The middle of the television/literature Venn diagram.The Art of Google Books: Who’s scanning those books? 2. 3. 4. 5. A. 6. W. 7. 8.
Reinier Gerritsen photographs readers on the subway in his series, The Last Book. Reinier Gerritsen, courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York Reinier Gerritsen doesn’t think books will be around much longer. That’s why you see them everywhere you look in his series, “The Last Book,” which is on display at New York City’s Julie Saul Gallery through Feb. 7. Like a scientist cataloging the last of an endangered species, the Dutch photographer wandered the New York City subway system for weeks, snapping pictures of readers of printed books among an increasingly dominant population of iPhone and Kindle readers. “This is how it goes. Reinier Gerritsen, courtesy Julie Saul Gallery,New York Determined to capture unguarded moments, Gerritsen never asked his subjects permission to photograph them. “I’m 60. For those who were suspicious, Gerritsen carried around a short text explaining his project to help ease tensions. Gerritsen worked for 13 weeks over the course of three years on the project. He mostly rode the newer trains, like the 4, 5 and 6, because of their superior light.
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Picasa Web Albums One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Picasa Web Albums Find my account Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google 12 of the World’s Most Mysterious Monuments & Ruins 12 of the World’s Most Mysterious Monuments & Ruins Article by Steph, filed under Abandoned Places in the Architecture category. Around the world, in places as diverse as Homestead, Florida and Yonaguni, Japan stand monuments and ruins whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse (images via: Wired) On a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia stands one of the world’s most bizarre and mysterious monuments. Lake Michigan Stonehenge (image via: io9) A group of researchers using sonar to look for shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Michigan got quite a surprise when they found what appears to be an ancient Stonehenge-like structure 40 feet beneath the surface of the water. Underwater Ruins in Japan (images via: Hottnez) On the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, lie submerged ruins estimated to be around 8,000 years old.
DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet This piece first appeared in the News Review section of The Sunday Times on August 29th 1999. A couple of years or so ago I was a guest on Start The Week, and I was authoritatively informed by a very distinguished journalist that the whole Internet thing was just a silly fad like ham radio in the fifties, and that if I thought any different I was really a bit naïve. It is a very British trait – natural, perhaps, for a country which has lost an empire and found Mr Blobby – to be so suspicious of change. But the change is real. Then there’s the peculiar way in which certain BBC presenters and journalists (yes, Humphrys Snr., I’m looking at you) pronounce internet addresses. I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this: ‘Yes, child, that’s why they all went mad.
What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t Screenshot/High Tech High The term “project-based learning” gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they’re learning. Teachers might add projects meant to illustrate what students have learned, but may not realize what they’re doing is actually called “project-oriented learning.” And it’s quite different from project-based learning, according to eighth grade Humanities teacher Azul Terronez. Terronez, who teaches at High Tech Middle, a public charter school in San Diego, Calif says that when an educator teaches a unit of study, then assigns a project, that is not project-based learning because the discovery didn’t arise from the project itself. And kids can see through the idea of a so-called “fun project” for what it often is – busy work. “If you inspire them to care about it and draw parallels with their world, then they care and remember.” For Terronez, the goal is to always connect classroom learning to its applications in the outside world.