Sunday, October 13, 2002

Around the World

The Global Heritage Fund is a non-profit organization whose “mission is to enable successful long-term preservation of mankind’s most important Global Heritage cultural sites in developing countries with acute pressures and without resources for preservation and planned development.”

A couple of months ago, they asked for permission to use two photos from my site, which I granted. The photos were taken at the ruins of Gedi (or Gede) on my trip to Kenya in 1995 and can be found here.

lego ascending: Escher and Lego

Two of my favourite subjects in one… Remeber Andrew Lipson’s Lego scuptures? His newest projects, which he built with his friend Daniel Shiu, are a few sculptures built after M. C. Escher’s pictures: Balcony, Belvedere and Ascending and Descending (deutscher Titel: Treppauf und treppab). I’m especially impressed with the last one. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for explanations and photos that show how the impossible construction was built.

Link via Rushme und EGM.