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Elephant designed by Architect Charles Ribart for the Champs Elysees, Paris in 1758. This design lost out to the Arc De Triomphe.

Elephant designed by Architect Charles Ribart for the Champs Elysees, Paris in 1758. This design lost out to the Arc De Triomphe.

book sculpture.  look the building ate too many books!  had to vom!

book sculpture. look the building ate too many books! had to vom!

Yvon, photographic postcards of Paris (Palais Trocadero) from the 1920s

Yvon, photographic postcards of Paris (Palais Trocadero) from the 1920s

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée Artist Guy Laramee  has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words “the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals.”

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée Artist Guy Laramee has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words “the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals.”

The Coney Island Elephant was a hotel and brothel built in the shape of an elephant, and located on Coney Island. In 1885, the Elephant Hotel, also known as the Elephantine Colossus, was built by James V. Lafferty and was 122 feet high with seven floors and had 31 rooms. The hotel became associated with prostitution. This lead to the phrase “going to see the elephant” being created, to mean going to see a prostitute.

The Coney Island Elephant was a hotel and brothel built in the shape of an elephant, and located on Coney Island. In 1885, the Elephant Hotel, also known as the Elephantine Colossus, was built by James V. Lafferty and was 122 feet high with seven floors and had 31 rooms. The hotel became associated with prostitution. This lead to the phrase “going to see the elephant” being created, to mean going to see a prostitute.

Street market in Granada, Spain. Our tips on 25 Things to Do in Spain: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2012/02/09/what-to-do-in-spain/

Street market in Granada, Spain. Our tips on 25 Things to Do in Spain: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2012/02/09/what-to-do-in-spain/

Gothic Window Example Designs

Gothic Window Example Designs

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