WWII Nazi Bunkers Stand the Tests of Time, Vandalism and Livestock
Hitler knew the Allied invasion on the Atlantic coast would come eventually, so all along the western edge of Europe — from Spain to Scandanavia — he built a series of fortifications called the Atlantic Wall. In addition to minefields, workers were ordered to build a series of massive concrete bunkers designed to house troops and guns. Decades later, a group of those structures still exist.
Creativity Wins Over Photoshop in Clever Kid-Created Scenes
Growing up, kids are taught to pose and smile when they’re in front of a camera. We want them to look cute. Problem is, kids aren’t always cute. Photographer Jan von Holleben knows that and avoids this photographic trap by letting his young subjects be their creative and sometimes obnoxious selves.
Blogger's Guilt and Learning to Focus on the Awesome
At the Maker Faire, my eight-year-old daughter was into everything. It took us nearly an hour to get past the first two large tents: bubble-wand-making, MaKey MaKey instruments, spinner painting ... Then we saw the Trackers Earth folks with their archery camp, the swordmanship school Academia Duellatoria (next to a blacksmith), laser-cutters, print-making, trebuchets, bike-hacking, yarn-spinning, chocolate molding ... She wanted to do it all.
The Hobbit Production Video #8 Is Live
For those of you keeping track at home, here's the eighth in Peter Jackson's series of production videos from The Hobbit, giving us crazy sneak peeks of his time at Comic-Con, sets and shooting, as well as other goodies. This time around, we learn less about how the movie is made; the video is more of a hurried tour of a zillion elements. We first see what PJ was up to in San Diego, arriving at Comic-Con and seeing him behind the stage as he and the major stars (including Elijah Wood) make their entrance at The Hobbit panel. We see a snippet of the final footage that was screened there (Trolls!).