Hobbit Inspired Houses — io9

This one is from io9‘s post “Real-life House That Look Like They Belong in the Shire.” The picture above is of one of my favorite houses in the post. Apparently, it is a low-impact Hobbit house in West Wales. I think it’s the best of all the houses in capturing what the Hobbit house should look like. The inside is great as well and it seems very cozy. Click here to visit i09 to see more Hobbit inspired houses.

Sharing My Instagram Pics: Transportation and Travel

pirate ship, train, horse...
pirate ship, train, horse…

I saw these wrought iron sculptures while travelling yesterday. I’ve never paid them much attention before, thinking they were just some iron bars that were supporting the beams at the bus stop. But since I had some time, my eyes drifted around and stared at them until I realized that they were sculptures. They portray different modes of transportation and travel.

See them individually on my Instagram.

Sharing My Instagram Pics: At the Capitol, Washington, DC

"Peering between the lamp posts at the beauty across the way."Washington, DC
“Peering between the lamp posts at the beauty across the way.”
Washington, DC

As I sit in my room shivering slightly due to the random drop in temperature, I reflect on my summer excursions with my cousin. We acted like tourists for a day and toured the city. One of the places we visited was the Capitol, where I took this picture. Though I know nothing about architecture, I do admire the craft and design of buildings. This one is beautiful.

“10 Celebrities’ Surprisingly Bizarre Homes” — Flavorwire

Visit Flavorwire to see pics of the other bizarre homes.

Here is a cool post that I found on Flavorwire. The homes featured are truly bizarre, for example, Betsey Johnson’s “Betseyville” located in Mexico. It’s very colorful but totally matches her style; I quite like it.

My favorite is above — Julian Schnabel’s pink palazzo, located in New York. My second favorite is Christina Aguilera’s macabre mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Click here to see pictures of the other bizarre homes.

“15 Spectacular Libraries in Europe” — Mental Floss

This article is filled with pictures of the most beautiful architecture that I’ve ever seen. I found the article on the Mental Floss magazine website.

I could not study or read in any of the libraries on this list. I would instead spend my time walking around the building and admiring the work, the design, of the architecture. I would feel as if I couldn’t touch anything because a graze of my finger might leave a smudge that would disturb the perfection of the building.

Click here to read the article and see the pictures.