a j a n i photography: The Forbidden City

China's Forbidden City is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places that I have ever visited and I hope to explore it again in the near future.

Located in the centre of Beijing and quite accessible by public transportation, the Forbidden City now houses the Palace Museum and served as home to Chinese emperors and their households for about 500 years.

When I first visited the city almost three years ago, I did my best to detach myself from my preconceived notions of its scale and appearance.

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Short Film: “Jetman Dubai: Young Feathers 4K" By XDubai

A professional pilot, Yves Rossy sought to move out of the cockpit in the continuous pursuit of flight through innovation and ingenuity to achieve mankind’s dream of engine-powered flight for humans.

Drawn initially to the world of free fall, he experimented with ways to increase his flight time and enhance his ability to select his trajectory, which introduced him to sky surfing and wing suit base jumping.

Still not satisfied, he developed his first real wing comprised of a rigid harness integrated into inflatable wing panels that he strapped to his back. The next step was towards maintaining and gaining altitude by improving efficiency with a rigid wing and adding propulsion. And thus, Jetman was born.

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Short Film: "Retrowave" By Florian Renner

Germany's Florian Renner directed an animated a cool 80s-inspired short animation entitled "Retrowave".

The project basically combines the worlds of "Back To The Future" and "Tron" by turning a DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid (as per the fictional world of "Tron").

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a j a n i photography: The Atomium

I first photographed the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium at the age of 15 using film and my first SLR camera -- the Canon EOS Elan II. With that said, I have been meaning to post my pictures of the structure online since the early 2000s.

I have traveled all over Belgium (and Western Europe), I miss Belgian culture  quite a bit and I hope to visit Brussels and the rest of the country again soon.

To this day, the Atomium is still one of the most unique structures that I have photographed and it was first constructed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.

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a j a n i photography: The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu temple is quite easily one of the coolest, most beautiful and most intricately built structures that I have been to in North America.

The temple doesn't look or feel like anything else in Toronto, it's truly a hidden gem and stepping onto the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir property made me feel as if I was in India for a couple of hours (albeit a cold part of India).

What struck me the most was the high level of craftsmanship within each part of the temple and the fact that the structure's exterior was no more or less detailed than its interior.

Furthermore, I found the temple's prayer area to be incredibly calming and sacred (due to its design and lighting).

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Illustrations By Stavros Damos

Stavros Damos is an amazing Greek artist that creates highly-stylized illustrations with a unique style.

The majority of his work features rough textures and masterful shading that are used to accentuate the facial structures of some of pop's most celebrated icons.

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Video: "Realistic Mario: Mushrooms" By Pete Holmes

Check out a video about what would realistically happen to Mario after eating any one of the many magical mushrooms that appear throughout the iconic Mario Brothers video game series.

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Illustrations By Sergiy Maidukov

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Known for his commercial work for a variety of publications, Sergiy Maidukov is an amazing artist with a unique style that places a great deal of emphasis on negative space.

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Illustrations By Olimpia Zagnoli

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Olimpia Zagnoli is an impressive illustrator that resides in Milan and who specializes in editorial-based work.

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Illustration Series: "Animals In Moiré" By Andrea Minini

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This beautiful series of animal illustrations byMilan-based designer Andrea Minini began as a design experiment to obtain complex shapes and depth starting with just a few lines. Using Adobe Illustrator, Minini created textured moiré patterns that give each illustration a surprising intensity.

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