Party goers enjoyed the atmosphere of Ladies Day at the Grand National Festival meeting in Liverpool, England. Though the day is supposed to be about steeplechase horse racing, equally important is the high fashion and having a good time.
Protests in Belgium, an imploding Scottish apartment building and a remembrance of Rwandan genocide are among the contents of Friday’s daily photo brief.
In his pale gray waistcoat, charcoal corduroys, and crisp white dress shirt buttoned to the neck, a burgundy ribbon tied around the collar, Amadeus Guchhait looks like he’s from another era.
So does his art.
Guchhait, a junior at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and an Ellicott City native, has spent the semester creating a collection of clothing that unites disparate time periods and cultures as a commentary on western notions of identity and cultural appropriation. Read more here
Ceremonial Sumo Tournament or Honozumo took place at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. Sumo is a full contact form of wrestling in which the purpose is to force your opponent out a circular ring. Sumo is considered a form of martial arts in Japan. Sumo is a professional sports in Japan.
By the turn of the 20th century, a “little Eden” had sprouted three miles north of downtown on Harford Road, The Baltimore Sun reported. Years later, the paper noted that “a hamlet set in the wilderness” had sprung to the south. In those early days, the neighborhoods of Hamilton and Lauraville were sprawling, suburban communities that stood in contrast to city life.
Earthquake wreaks havoc on Chile roads, Obama speaks on Ft. Hood, struggle for survival in the Amazon | April 3
An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has wreaked havoc on roads in Chile, Obama speaks on the recent Ft. Hood shooting, documenting the struggle for survival in the Amazon and more.
The Sith Lord, or at least an unnamed protester dressed up as him who has often been seen on Kiev’s Independence Square during the winter protests flanked by his loyal Stormtroopers, announced he was running for president as the official candidate of the Ukrainian Internet Party (UIP). Ukraine is holding a snap presidential election on May 25, 2014 after parliament ousted pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych following months of protests.
The “Tower of David” skyscraper boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues. Yet the 45-story skyscraper in the center of Venezuela’s capital Caracas is no five-star hotel or swanky apartment block: it is a slum, probably the highest in the world. Dubbed the “Tower of David”, the building was intended to be a shining new financial center but was abandoned around 1994 after the death of its developer – banker and horse-breeder David Brillembourg – and the collapse of the financial sector. Squatters invaded the huge concrete skeleton in 2007, then-president Hugo Chavez’s socialist government turned a blind eye, and now about 3,000 people call the tower their home.
A sample of raw (uncropped, unedited) images from the Marriotts Ridge vs. Atholton baseball game at Atholton High School in Columbia on Wednesday, April 2.