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This Bridge In Japan Looks Like A Rollercoaster

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If you’re looking for a rollercoaster that you can take in the safety of your own vehicle, then the 44m-tall Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan might be your ticket – though it doesn’t have any spins or loops, it has an extraordinarily steep incline that can seem quite fun (or terrifying) when approaching it head-on.

The bridge was designed to let ships pass underneath, which is why the steep, abrupt inclines from the banks of Lake Nakaumi are necessary. Drivers descending into Matsue or Sakaiminato (the two cities linked by the bridge) are treated with panoramic views of their destinations. Eshima Ohashi is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third-largest in the world.

The rollercoaster-like effect seems all the stronger when the bridge is photographed from the front with a telephoto lens, which makes the climb seem even more abrupt. In reality, the inclines on each side are only 6.1% and 5.1%.

(h/t: dailymail)

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Image credits: Asahi Shimbun

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Image credits: japan.holidaythai.com

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Image credits: Ys Waiz 

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Image credits: ulegrerohhi09.wordpress.com

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4-Month-Old Baby Trapped For 22 Hours In Nepal Earthquake Rubble Finally Rescued

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On April 25th, a series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks rocked Nepal, inflicting untold devastation upon cities, villages, and the people living in them. The victim count continues to grow, but the story of one 4-month-old baby boy’s rescue 22 hours after he was trapped by the earthquake is a ray of hope for rescue professionals and volunteers working in the area.

Nepalese soldiers worked until midnight to free little Sonit Awal from the rubble of his family’s home, eventually promising to return the next day. His father, Shyam Awal, almost gave up hope – until he heard his son cry out. Read on for more of their gripping story.

More info: kathmandutoday.com

4-month-old Sonit Awal was trapped by the devastating earthquake in Nepal

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Rescuers searched until midnight without results, and his father almost gave up hope…

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…until he heard his son cry out from beneath the rubble

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22 hours after he had been trapped, baby Sonit was rescued – alive and healthy

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Unfortunately, thousands of other people were not as fortunate as baby Sonit

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To donate to the relief effort in Nepal, click here for a list of charities working in the area

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Delightfully Unsettling Portrait Photos Inspired by Renaissance Portraiture

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Creepy Renaissance Portraits by Christian Tagliavini

In his photo series 1503, photographer Christian Tagliavini recreates 16th century Renaissance portraits in eerie stylized images. Tagliavini spent six months painstakingly handcrafting all the costumes (including the rather elaborate hats). The models’ curiously long necks were achieved through deft photo manipulation. Tagliavini created the series back in 2010. We previously posted about the photographer’s cardboard fashion photos. Tagliavini’s photos will be on display at Bienal Internacional Fotograficá Bogotá 2015 in Colombia, May 2 to June 15.

Creepy Renaissance Portraits by Christian Tagliavini

Creepy Renaissance Portraits by Christian Tagliavini

Creepy Renaissance Portraits by Christian Tagliavini

Creepy Renaissance Portraits by Christian Tagliavini

photos by Christian Tagliavini
via designboom

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Daily Inspiration #2063

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Daily Inspiration #2063
Daily Inspiration #2063

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo’s writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don’t forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo

AoiroStudio

Digital art selected for the Daily Inspiration #2063

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Freedom Cove, An Off-the-Grid House Boat and Farm Located on 12 Floating Platforms Near Vancouver Island in Canada

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Super House Boat in Canada
photo via Vanguard Diving and Exploration

Since 1992, Canadian artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have been residing at Freedom Cove, an off-the-grid floating home distributed across 12 floating platforms. Located in a cove on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the super house boat includes five greenhouses, a studio, art gallery, and a guest lighthouse. The couple subsists on vegetables from their half acre of floating garden space as well as fresh fish caught by Adams. The house can be toured via charter boat in the the summer months.

Super House Boat in Canada
photo by Catherine King

Super House Boat in Canada
photo via Browning Pass Charters

Super House Boat in Canada
photo via Browning Pass Charters

Super House Boat in Canada
photo via Browning Pass Charters

via The Huffington Post, Bored Panda