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This Photo from the Summit of Everest is Insane

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Check out this shocking photo of a ‘traffic jam’ on Everest where approximately 320 people were making their way to/from the summit on May 22nd, 2019.

The photo was shared by Nirmal Purja of Project Possible 14/7, who is attempting to “climb all 14 of the 8,000m Himalayan peaks in a single 7 month season, breaking the previous record of 7 years, 11 months and 14 days.”

The viral photo has been used in recent days to raise awareness about the overcrowding concerns on Everest as earlier this week another mountaineer died after summiting Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people. You can read more about the overcrowding issues in this CNN article.

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The Eiffel Empire

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In this creative composite from Noel Poage, photos of New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and Paris’ Eiffel Tower get the ‘tiny planet’ treatment.

The image was recently shared by Poage on reddit where he remarks that the ‘Paris to NYC’ shot from season 2 of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel was an inspiration for the image.

If you are interested in prints, they are available through Pixiest.

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Banksy Crashes the Venice Biennale

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The Venice Biennale is recognized as one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. “For some reason I’ve never been invited,” Banksy laments, as he decided this year to set up his own stall anyway, at the famous Piazza San Marco.

“Venice in Oi” is an original work by Banksy that features Venice’s famous Gondolas dwarfed by a giant cruise ship. The painting spans over 9 framed canvasses and the video posted on Instagram (embedded below) includes a perfect cut to an actual cruise ship looming behind.

 

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Airbnb Is Offering an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Trip of a Lifetime

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Airbnb is offering an incredible ‘Around the World in 80 Days‘ trip of a lifetime to a very lucky select few. During the 12-week trip, travellers will circumnavigate the globe, visiting 18 countries on 6 continents.

Inspired by the famous French novel by Jules Verne, the journey starts on September 1st in London, England and ends on November 19th, 2019.

While the trip is not free, it’s great value for what you get and 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Malala Fund, which works to give every girl 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

There are now only 4 spots left, all of which will now be available for booking on:

Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
7:00 PM Central European Summer Time
1:00 AM China Standard Time (Saturday, June 29)

For more information click here.

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