Exploring the beauty of Gunpowder Falls State Park
Patrick Dougherty constructs a sculptural installation “The Wild Rumpus,” from branches and sticks on the grounds of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass.
Roller derbies have been making a comeback in the U.S. and worldwide since the early 2000s. But few realize that the sport dates back to the 1930s, and that early iterations were a bit like WWE — as much about theatrics as they were about skating.
More than 100 were killed and hundreds more injured in a magnitude 6 earthquake before dawn in central Italy. In the mountainside villages around the epicenter, scores of buildings were reduced to rubble. “The town isn’t here anymore,” said Sergio Pirozzi, the mayor of Amatrice. Swaying could be felt some 60 miles away in Rome.
Hardened lava rock from Kilauea, an active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, is shown in Volcanoes National Park near Kalapana, Hawaii. The current lava flow erupted from a vent on the volcano in May and made its way to the sea in late July. Visitors can hike about 10 miles round trip to see the lava, or take a boat or helicopter tour to see the flow.
Indian participants await the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of “Janmashtami”, which mark the birth of Lord Krishna. India’s top court on August 17 banned children from taking part in a popular but potentially dangerous religious festival in the country’s west that sees young boys scale human pyramids. The Supreme Court barred children aged under 18 from scaling the pyramids and restricted their height to 20 feet following a string of accidents in recent years.
The Rio 2016 Olympics know how to make an exit. Crowds gathered for the epic closing ceremony Sunday said a final, spectacular “tchau” to the games — and got a sneak peek at what’s to come in Tokyo for 2020. (Hint: Japan’s Prime Minister dressed up as Super Mario.)
The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge crosses a valley in Zhangjiajie in China’s Hunan Province.
What’s a 19th-century blacksmith shop doing in the middle of Baltimore? That’s the question on the mind of many visitors who wander into G. Krug & Son, a blacksmith shop on Saratoga Street near Lexington Market. The owner once boasted that there can hardly be a building in Baltimore that doesn’t contain something from his shop, even if it was only a nail.