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These Photos Have Incredible Stories to Tell.


This is one of the most amazing collection of photographs. Not because they are especially beautiful (although some are), but because of the meaning each of them has, and how each of them makes us think or feel something. These are worth more than a thousand words, and each tell a story about the world we live in.
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The Beauty Of The Sea In New Layered Glass Sculptures

Ben Young’s new collection will be featured at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. These pieces focus on lonesome objects framed by the sea – a lone fisherman or an isolated island flagged with a sole palm tree.
The artist doesn’t use any high-tech equipment. Instead, he hand-cuts and handcrafts all of the single glass panels himself, layering them one after the other to re-create the ocean’s subtle waves.

Lonesome Light

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The Entrance

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Deserted

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Fjord

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New Lands “II”

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What Happens When A Woman Tries To Pee By The Roadside

People urinating in public spaces is a frequent sight in India. But part of this open micturition is caused by a severe lack of public toilets.
Women face the worst of this problem. Not only do they have to encounter men relieving themselves openly, women also struggle to find toilets — clean toilets, especially — where they could do their business without risking their safety or health, sometimes from wild animals and snakes, sometimes from sexual predators.
In rural India, having toilets in one’s house is a bit of a luxury. Women relieve themselves in open fields, thus risking rape and murder. 
Bindeshwar Pathak, who founded Sulabh International, the NGO that has been building toilets all over India, says: “Absence of toilets in houses, particularly in rural areas, is behind such incidents of rapes and sexual assaults in villages.”
According to National Crime Records Bureau data, 93 women are raped in India everyday. Imagine the numbers that could have been avoided had some of those women access to toilets.
The crew at Video Daddy did a social experiment with their actor asking directions to the nearest toilet. Since there was none to be found, some people advised her to head to the beach.
The video raises a valid question: can we be truly proud of India’s recent trip to Mars when millions of Indian women can’t even access a toilet?
Watch what happens: 



The Most Beautiful Subway Stations!

When we think about subway station, we usually think of dark, dirty places, made of old concrete and old metal. But they don't have to be, some subway stations have been created not only to be functional but even beautiful in the visitor's eyes. Lets hope that in the future, all subway stations will be so well thought out!
Here are some of the most beautiful subway stations that defy the common conception of what is a subway station.
Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
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This transfer station was built for the 2009 World Games but opened in September 2008. It has the largest glass work in the world, designed by Narcissus Quagliata, covering an area of 23,465 sq ft (2180 sq m) with 4,500 glass panels. 
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T-Centralen Station, Stockholm, Sweden  
beautiful subway station
The only place where all three of Stockholm's metro lines meet has this really wonderful one platform station, opened in 1975.
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Stadium Station, Stockholm, Sweden (1973) 

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beautiful subway station



Westfriedhof Station, Munich, Germany

beautiful subway station
This station was opened in 1998, but the 11 large lamps (with red, blue, and yellow lights) were installed three years later.  
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Marienplatz Station, Munich, Germany

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Marienplatz Station is one of the most frequently used stations in Munich and was opened as part of the new S-Bahn network for the 1972 Summer Olympics. 
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beautiful subway station

St.-Quirin-Platz Station, Munich, Germany (1997)
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beautiful subway station


Olaias Station, Lisbon, Portugal 

beautiful subway station
Olaias Station was designed by Tomás Taveira and opened shortly before the Expo 1998. Walk through the station on 360cities. 
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beautiful subway station

Drassanes Station, Barcelona, Spain 
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This station was opened in 1968 but was completely renovated between 2007 and 2009 with GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) panels and interesting details designed by the Barcelona-based ON-A Architects.

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beautiful subway station
 

Budapest Metro Line 3, constructed in the 1970s and 1980s






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Avtovo Station, Saint Petersburg, Russia 

 beautiful subway station
This highly ornate white marble station was opened in 1955 and designed by Y. A. Levinson. 
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beautiful subway station


Elektrozavodskaya Station, Moscow, Russia  



beautiful subway station
Elektrozavodskaya Station was named after an electric light bulb factory nearby and opened in May 1944 during the WWII. It's famous for its decorations, designed by Vladimir Schuko, Vladimir Gelfreich and IgorRozhin.  


Komsomolskaya Station, Moscow, Russia

beautiful subway station
Opened in 1952 and designed by Alexey Shchusev and Viktor Kokorin, this station has some mosaics, red granite, marble and other artistic decorations. 
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beautiful subway station

Kiyevskaya Station - Koltsevaya Line Hall, Moscow, Russia
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beautiful subway station

beautiful subway station

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beautiful subway station


The station, designed by S. Volovich and opened in 2008, has green Cuban marble on the walls, and grey granite with darker (Gabbro granite) marble edges.

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beautiful subway station
 Harry T.