Until flying cars are invented and give us total freedom of movement, we’re stuck using more conventional methods of getting around, such as roads, railways, and rivers. However, if merely hearing the word “infrastructure” makes you yawn, today we have something that will make you realize that it’s actually an art form of its own.
There’s a whole subreddit entirely dedicated to the most stunning examples of infrastructure out there, and the images shared there are absolutely breathtaking. From ingenious Dutch aqueducts to bridges hanging hundreds of meters above deep ravines, check out a collection of engineering masterpieces in the gallery below!
One of the most prominent features of architecture is the aesthetics of a building. An architect has to keep various things in consideration before creating a building, including the shapes, sizes, alignments, and patterns as well as the cultures and contexts in which they are being made.
Some architects have mastered the skill of creating magnificent establishments through sheer talent and hard work. We have collected 30 finest examples constructed by the best architects all around the world. Scroll below to dive into the beauty of these artistic structures.
We’ve all got that one person in our lives who is a total dad You know what I mean—they keep making puns and dad jokes and doing whatever they can to brighten everyone’s day in their own unique way. Father of two Kenny Deuss, from Antwerp in Belgium, is a total dadin the best possible way and I for one relate to him quite a bit (I make everyone groan with my dad jokes and I used to live in Belgium).
Whenever Kenny used to look after his firstborn and his girlfriend would be out, she’d ask him if little Alix was doing all right. That’s when humor-loving Kenny had a brilliant idea. He began photoshopping replies to the love of his life’s queries in the form of pictures. In them, he and the toddler would be in various dangerous, adventurous, and comic situations.
Since the very first photoshop, Kenny has amassed a following of over 157k fans on Instagram who eagerly await his latest photo-edited masterpiece. What’s more, the dad’s also started photoshopping pictures with his second child, Aster, who was born just this year, in 2021, as well.
Check out some of Kenny’s best new images below, upvote your faves, and when you’re done, have a look at our previous feature of his work right over here.
I had an absolutely lovely chat with Kenny about the process behind taking and editing each image, where he draws his inspiration from, how the last half-year has been amazing for him and his family, and what those of you Pandas who want to follow in the Photoshop wizard’s footsteps ought to do.
“Most pictures take a lot of time to make. To make the pictures as realistic as possible, I have to make sure the situation is as realistic as possible. This means we have to go to the location of the picture and also use the objects I need for the idea to work. Sometimes, I can add an artificial background or object, but this will make the result look a bit fake,” Kenny told Bored Panda. You’ll find my full interview with him below.
According to Kenny, the easiest photos to edit are the ones that he can make at home. “But even this is a challenge because my daughters are a bit too young to understand the concept. They are always in a playful mood so they sometimes don’t want to cooperate,” he told Bored Panda. “But when all photos are made, another challenge lies ahead. Editing the photos can take some time as well. When the photos work out how I intended it can be a easy job, but this is not always the case so I have to be creative to make the idea work.”
Kenny reavealed that he gets his inspiration from daily life. “At this point, I don’t have the feeling I’m running out of ideas. I have a lot of new ideas, so we can keep this going for a while,” he said that he’s motivated to keep going!#4
Even though the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t gone anywhere, the last half-year has been “amazing” for Kenny and his family. “The past half-year has been amazing. We got so many positive messages from people who appreciate what we do and this gives me a lot of motivation. At the same time, we got to welcome our second daughter, Aster, who was born 4 months ago. So it’s a blessing we can do this while welcoming a new member to the family,” Kenny shared his joy with Bored Panda.
“Since my first images went viral, I also began making additional content for my followers on Instagram. I regularly make a fun little game to interact with our followers, and I make sure people can follow our daily adventures as well. It has become an amazing new journey and I really love this interaction with my followers,” the Photoshop wizard said that he enjoys connecting with his followers.#7
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“I want to thank everyone for the positive comments. It’s such an honor to see how people can start their day with a positive note with just an image or a positive message. There can never be too much positivity in this world!” he said, adding that he uploads a new picture on his Instagram every single Tuesday. “There are a lot of good ones yet to be published!”
Kenny also gave some advice for any of you readers who might want to be as good at Photoshop as he is. “There are a lot of tools to make funny images. Photoshop for instance is my favorite and I would definitely recommend giving it a try. There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube to help you out, so be creative! Everything is possible!”#10
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In an earlier interview with my colleague, Kenny spoke about how he and his girlfriend both have a really great sense of humor. She totally gets his jokes and embraces the dangerously funny photos.
“My girlfriend had to look twice when she received the first photo [to understand what was really going on], but it didn’t take long before she and her colleagues started looking forward to new pictures,” Kenny told Bored Panda.
“That being said, she always makes sure that the pictures were safely made. She’s always happy with the result.”#13
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Taking and editing these photos has helped deepen the bond between the dad and his firstborn daughter. “Alix is an easy going, happy child. She is always smiling with a funny character, trying to make us laugh mixed with a hint of stubbornness,” he said.
Kenny is a jack of all trades. When he’s not busy showing off his Photoshop wizarding skills, he’s either working at Kavka, a concert hall, or making music with The Compleat Angler, an electronic post-rock band.
Do you know the stereotype that some dads know a bit about everything? In Kenny’s case, that’s completely true! And it just goes to show that finding time for your hobbies is possible even with a growing family.#16
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Jonas is a Bored Panda writer who previously worked as a world news journalist elsewhere. After getting his bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester, he returned home and graduated from Vilnius University with a master’s degree in Comparative Politics. Jonas enjoys writing articles ranging from serious topics like politics and social issues to more lighthearted things like art, pop culture, and nature. In his spare time, Jonas writes books and short stories and likes to draw lighthearted illustrations. A huge fan of literature, films, philosophy, and tabletop games, he also has a special place in his heart for anything related to fantasy or science fiction. Read more »
With real-life facts often being far stranger than fiction, there’s nothing like a good history book to get your noggin’ joggin’ and make you appreciate life from a whole different perspective. I might have started my love affair with history as a subject with the amazing Horrible History book series, but I’ve since then graduated to thick and dusty tomes.
However, I still have a yearning for the more fun and unusual aspects of history that first drew me in. And that’s where the Weird History Twitter page comes into play. A page with 172k followers that’s been active since September 2011, Weird History is the brainchild of Andrew Rader who does, well, pretty much everything: from book-writing to cool space stuff.
Anyone can design a concrete box with some windows and call it a building – but it takes a skilled and talented architect to design something that everyone would appreciate even decades after it was built. However, it takes an equally terrible architect to design something that would be universally hated by everyone. And no, today’s post is not about the good ones.
People are sharing photos of the most terrible architecture they’ve come across to the That’s It, I’m Architecture Shaming Facebook group, and you’ll be surprised how badly some architects managed to mess up. From bizarrely placed windows to buildings that look like they’re watching you, check out some of the weirdest examples of architecture shared to this Facebook group in the gallery below!
One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!
Hello there! My name is Xan, and I’m the author of the Promptlypaneled series. It’s anything from “typical four-panel hashtag-relatable webcomics” to “the everyday struggles of the common girl.” It’s all not incredibly different from most four-panel webcomics people seem to like, though all in all, it’s a lot more feminist-oriented than most. To me, a feminist point of view is essential to what makes these comics “Promptlypaneled.” Which I’m well aware is an easy target to generate some pretty hateful comments.
Everyone loves a nicely designed building – looking at one feels like looking at a nice piece of art. And with more and more generic buildings popping up everywhere, spotting a nice piece of architecture is becoming increasingly rare. Lucky for us, there still are beautiful buildings being built – take embassies for example. These uniquely designed buildings that house diplomats usually stand out from the rest and look like giant pieces of art you can enter – check them out in the gallery below!
Architecture is meant to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. When you look at a structure, you can distinguish these two ends but they cannot be separated, and the relative weight each of them carry can vary widely. Plus, every society has its own, unique relationship to the natural world and its architecture usually reflects that as well, allowing people from other places to learn about their environment, as well as history, ceremonies, artistic sensibility, and many aspects of daily life.
However, architecture is better seen, not described. So, let me introduce you to “the beautiful impossibilities that we want to live in“, a subreddit dedicated to high-quality images of some of the most impressive (concept) buildings out there. This online community already has over 617K members, and the pictures they share are absolutely gorgeous. Continue scrolling and take a look!
If you’re looking for inspiration on how to redecorate or are a sucker for good interior design, you’re going to love this subreddit. Hell, you’ll probably enjoy it even if you’re just bored and randomly scrolling through the Internet.