After the series of bans in Patreon it is time for Bitpatron

BitPatron come with a simple mission: provide a Bitcoin censorship-free Patreon alternative, and also to help Bitcoin achieve mass adoption. Similar to Lighthouse Crowdfunding platform which appeared 5 years ago, Bitpatron come to help many projects which were recently kicked out from Patreon.

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Urbanista #26 Sathorn Unique Tower and ICE Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Sathorn Unique Tower

Here is some information from the brochures you can find around the place:
Sathorn Unique Tower is our first residential project in downtown Bangkok. The tower is 49 floors with the total of 659 residential units and 54 retails, located only less than 200 meters from BTS : Taksin station. Sathorn Unique Tower is also located at the edge of old commercial town of Charernkrung meets the new international business zone of Silom-Sathorn roads. It sits on a horseshoe blend, which is considered as the best place for overlook at the Bangkok’s grand cityscape and the charm of the Chaopraya River.

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Urbanista #25 Exploring Abandoned Bokor Hill Station, Cambodia

One of the most interesting places for Urban Explorers in Cambodia is Bokor Hill Mountain Station. This is a group of French Colonial buildings, including – Hotel Casino, Gothic Church, Royal Residency and Post Office. The best way to reach it is by renting a scooter from Kampot in Southern Cambodia. Make sure you are up early. Reaching the complex from Kampot require more than 60-90 minutes.

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Urbanista #24 The Bunker in Ex Russian Embassy/Consulate in Barcelona, Spain

Russia General Consulate Sign

Salvador Andreu, better known as “Dr. Andreu,” was the wealthiest physician in Barcelona in the 1920s. He used the great fortune he accumulated by a pharmaceutical invention to purchase large plots of land, and catering to the growing wealthy Catalan bourgeoisie class, developed Tibidabo Avenue, an elegant avenue running along the city’s highest peak.

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Urbanista #23 Babe Drop-Off or “The Lathe” of the Orphans in Barcelona, Spain

At number 17 on calle Ramelleres, there is a circular window known as “El Torno” or “The Lathe” of the Orphans. Single mothers were frowned upon in these days and they left their children through this hole so that the nuns would take responsibility for them instead.

In the heart of El Raval in Barcelona thousands of people passing daily next to this small wooden inlet that was once attached to the House of Mercy. Next to it on the left you can find a metal plate with slot for coins, used to anonymously drop off donations for the church. Continue reading “Urbanista #23 Babe Drop-Off or “The Lathe” of the Orphans in Barcelona, Spain”

Urbanista #22 The Abandoned Amusement Theme Park-Game City in Yangon, Myanmar

Opened in 1997 by some of the most powerful men in Myanmar’s dictatorship the park was planned to be attraction part of the city Zoo of Yangon.

The opening ceremony was attended by several Burmese big-wigs including General Khin Nyunt, who was then Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. The military was proud of the park and hailed it as a “world-class” Continue reading “Urbanista #22 The Abandoned Amusement Theme Park-Game City in Yangon, Myanmar”

Urbanista #21 The Abandoned Castle Torre Salvana in Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain

Protagonista of this article is one abandoned castle at “Santa Coloma de Cervello” Cataluña, Spain. This place is famous with the paranormal activities witnessed by many visitors in the last 50 years. Many people reported that they encounter ghosts or they have heard strange sounds and voices.

Anyway our mission was to make some good photos and short video. The day was warm and the sky was clear. We didn’t come across any zombies or crazy phenomena, but the place is definitely Continue reading “Urbanista #21 The Abandoned Castle Torre Salvana in Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain”

Urbanista #20 La Modelo Prison-Barcelona, Spain

La Modelo prison was constructed and build between 1881 y 1904 by architects Salvador Viñals y José Doménech y Estapá and closed in June 2017 after 113 years of service.

The plan of the prison is following classical rules of Panopticon.

The scheme of the design is to allow all inmates of an institution to be observed by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell Continue reading “Urbanista #20 La Modelo Prison-Barcelona, Spain”

Urbanista #19 Exploring the Abandoned Thuy Tien Lake Aquapark, Vietnam

Thuy Tien is situated just 8 kilometers outside Huong Thuy town in Hue, by the Thuy Tien Lake. This abandoned water park is hidden in the jungle, but recently become very popular and many tourists heading daily there to visit its ghost structures.

Ho Thuy Tien, which cost nearly three million dollars to build, opened to the public outside of the Vietnamese city of Hue in 2004. It was only half-finished, but that didn’t matter. Continue reading “Urbanista #19 Exploring the Abandoned Thuy Tien Lake Aquapark, Vietnam”

Urbanista #18 The Abandoned Hotels of Kaunas, Lithuania

We met these unfinished concrete giants while visiting the city of Kaunas last summer in 2017 during our Baltic tour in parts of Latvia.

Soviet period has drastically changed the urban face of Kaunas and we can still find two unfinished objects from this period, referred by locals as „ghosts “and „monsters“.

These concrete buildings were supposed to become hotels, but the lack of funding halted the Continue reading “Urbanista #18 The Abandoned Hotels of Kaunas, Lithuania”

Urbanista #17 Abandoned Rural Farm #1 at El Prat, Barcelona-Spain

The abandoned farmhouse in this article is located in El Prat, Barcelona right near the bed of river El Prat. It was abandoned during the construction of Mandela Bridge, situated on 50 meters from the farm. We took a short bicycle trip to El Prat reserve and on the way we came across this hidden beauty.

You can see the house from the main road or from the Bridge and use the small pathway to reach it. Continue reading “Urbanista #17 Abandoned Rural Farm #1 at El Prat, Barcelona-Spain”

Urbanista #16 Abandoned Liepaja Battery No.3 Coastal Defense Fortification, Lithuania

The area with the abandoned fortifications in Liepaja Lithuania’s, was our final destination during Shanomag Baltic trip. After the dungeons of few nuclear rocket bases and few abandoned airports reaching the sea was great release. With color domination of grey, this place keep very special mood.

The bunker structures are one of the most visually expressive coastal defense lines in Latvia. The majority of the fortifications have been destroyed. Situated at Continue reading “Urbanista #16 Abandoned Liepaja Battery No.3 Coastal Defense Fortification, Lithuania”

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What Happen in Barcelona on 1 October 2017?

We follow voters to Bario Gotic’s voting station to see how the Referendum for Independence is happening right now. Peaceful and happy crowd waiting in the queue and applauding every voter who is going out.

After so many reports for Police violence in Tweeter we were happy to find island of pacifism, happy and smiling people celebrating Continue reading “What Happen in Barcelona on 1 October 2017?”

Urbanista #15 Exploring abandoned Thuy Tien sculpture creation camp, Hue, Vietnam

Hue held five international sculpture camps in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 producing 140 works. Most of the pieces were put on display at parks along Huong River.

Dozens of sculptures were installed at Thuy Tien Tourist Resort, but the resort stopped operations more than five years ago, so many of the works have been vandalised. Meanwhile, statues located at the Bavico Resort Continue reading “Urbanista #15 Exploring abandoned Thuy Tien sculpture creation camp, Hue, Vietnam”

Urbanista #14 Abandoned Old Terminal Luang Prabang, Laos

On the way to the airport of Louangphabang or Luang Prabang in Laos you can’t missed the silhouette of Asian pagoda style building of the old international terminal of the city on the left side of the road. It is situated 500-1000m from the new International Terminal. 

Luang Prabang got rid of its old terminal building in 2013. The old building was not enough to support the growing needs of faster service for all international and domestic flights.

Now it is left to decay and disappear silently into the jungle surroundings. At least for now…. Continue reading “Urbanista #14 Abandoned Old Terminal Luang Prabang, Laos”

Urbanista #13 Plokštinė Ballistic Missile Launch Base-Cold War Museum, Lithuania

With the help of European Structural Funds today the former underground missile base is newly opened after the reconstruction and hosts the Cold War Museum in Lithuania.

When the United States started building underground military bases, the Soviet Union felt it had to maintain its military advantage. For that reason in September 1960 in the village of Plokščiai the Soviets began to build rapidly an underground military base, one of the first in the S. U. The shore of the nearby Plateliai lake and the Plokštinė forests Continue reading “Urbanista #13 Plokštinė Ballistic Missile Launch Base-Cold War Museum, Lithuania”

Urbanista #12 Abandoned Nuclear Warhead Missiles Storage Lithuania

This is the first nuclear ballistic medium-range missile base of the Soviet Union. After twelve years of operations, the site was shut down.

This Storage bunker once kept the warheads for the secret missile launch base in Plokštinė in Lithuania.

The site appears to have been Continue reading “Urbanista #12 Abandoned Nuclear Warhead Missiles Storage Lithuania”

Under the Bridge-Graffiti art in Barcelona

We joined a group of artists on their mission to change the skin of the concrete city.

The lads were really friendly and explained many things about their views and art. With highly skilled hands and inspiration in the mind the final results were amazing.

A lot of techniques of shaping the spray stream in incredible ways were used. Continue reading “Under the Bridge-Graffiti art in Barcelona”

Urbanista #11 Abandoned Rucava’s Soviet Radio Communications Military Base

The first location I visited in Latvia was this abandoned air defense ex-soviet military base. As any other Military buildings this Radio division was built as economically as possible using standard design.

The Devision Complex is organized around 5 service buildings in the open are outside the Continue reading “Urbanista #11 Abandoned Rucava’s Soviet Radio Communications Military Base”

Urbanista #10 Abandoned Paper Mill / Abandonada Cartonera el Papiol

Today’s stalker trip is – an Abandoned Paper Mill near Barcelona. El Cartonera – El Papiol was build in 1793 and the mill was one of the most productive paper and carton mills in the area. In the beginning of 20 century diesel engines replaced the water mills. The building has 5 floors and 180 windows.

After massive flooding in 1983 some parts of the buildings collapsed and the Factory closed doors forever. Some parts of the three main buildings

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Urbanista #9 Cement Plant Conveyor

The upper part of the Cement Conveyor is build over 3 supporting concrete pylons. The belt line is from covered type and in very good condition. The line stopped production in 2012.

Some small trees plantation can be found inside the conveyor pipe – next to the connecting points. Strong winds hitting the structure most Continue reading “Urbanista #9 Cement Plant Conveyor”

Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor

The House of the signals is abandoned building from XIX century. Good choice for half day trip or picnic, because it is located inside reserve od Delta del Llobregat. You can combine it with visit to Caserna dels Carrabiners which is 150 meters away.Access is free and save because the building has been renovated into park Mirador(Watch Tower).

Build on massive 3 meters stone blocks to resist sea power it has been used for naval navigation and for early informing for contraband ships.

It used to communicate by flag signals with the Continue reading “Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor”

Urbanista #6 Dachau Concentration camp

1933-few weeks after Adolf Hitler were elected for Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau(German town of the same name – 10 miles Northwest of Munich).

The first prisoners arrived in Dachau on March 22, 1933, two days after the acting Munich Chief of Police and Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler announced the camp’s creation.

During the first year, the camp held about 4,800 prisoners and by 1937 the number had risen to 13,260. Initially the internees consisted primarily of German Communists, Continue reading “Urbanista #6 Dachau Concentration camp”

Game of Drones and Drone Party Mollerussa 2017

Drone competitions starts getting more popular in Spain in 2017. From Drone Shows in the beginning to full year tournaments in rounds spreads across the country.

We made it for the last one in Mollerussa in Catalunya.

A lot of teams, everyone dressed in their custom team jumpers and T-shirts. 3D drone frames printing. Here is the event score:

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Any Drone event is positive for this new sport hobby. Good place to exchange knowledge and ask for support. Large area for Drone track. Workshops and example of 3D DIY mini Continue reading “Game of Drones and Drone Party Mollerussa 2017”

Peruvian Mysteries #1 The Head of The Inca

sacred-valley_smallThere are thousands of secret structures, underground tunnels, temples and hidden paths in one of most visited and interesting place in Peru – The Sacred Valley. They still remain untouched and somehow resist of the vast amount of tourist crossing it every day. The Valley is also called Urubamba Valley because of the great river ofUrubamba. It is situated over the mountains North from Cuzco in the heart of the Inca’s Empire, and it connects Continue reading “Peruvian Mysteries #1 The Head of The Inca”

Urbanista #3 The Abandoned funicular at Palau Nacional de Montjuic-Barcelona

Funicular at palau nacional

Strange ruins can be found if you visit Montjuic hill in Barcelona, Spain. The one which attracted us is situated from the north stairways leading to National Palace in Barcelona. My searches in Internet weren’t leading to anything useful except links to galleries with photos from the abandoned amusement park in Montjuic from the 70’s.

And one day I saw old b&w photo of some crazy Disneyland like composition under the ancient  shade of the palace. When i googled again with adding Continue reading “Urbanista #3 The Abandoned funicular at Palau Nacional de Montjuic-Barcelona”

Surf-Art Exhibition Barcelona 2016 6th of April

20160406 Surf-Art Barcelona_DSC1168Even though Barcelona’s coast is rather lacking in suitable waves, surf culture has an ever-growing number of adepts here. And proof of that is the event we visited yesterday.

The exhibition show works of local photographers and artists who have captured incredible images from Barcelona Beaches.

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Weekend in Tenerife

Tenerife 201603023_6_2016, 1-14-27 PMHere are the photos from our visit to the Island of Tenerife in Atlantic Ocean.

Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands.Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and the seat of the island council. The city is capital of the autonomous community of Canary Islands (shared with Las Palmas), sharing governmental institutions such as Presidency and ministries. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain Continue reading “Weekend in Tenerife”

Kurt Cobain’s suicide gun photos released

In this June 2015 photo released by the Seattle Police on Thursday, March 17, 2016, Detective Michael Ciesynski holds the shotgun which rock legend Kurt Cobain used to kill himself on April 8, 1994. Police did not say why they took the photos last year or why they're releasing them to the public at this time. (Seattle Police via AP)
Detective Michael Ciesynski holds the shotgun which rock legend Kurt Cobain used to kill himself on April 8, 1994.

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle have released photos of the shotgun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to kill himself more than two decades ago.

Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain’s gun at different angles in five photos posted to the police department’s website Wednesday.

The photos were taken in June 2015, added to the city of Seattle’s computer system March 3 and since then have been added to the investigative file, according to police.

It’s unclear why they took the photos last year or why they’re releasing them to the public at this time.

 A message left with Seattle police wasn’t immediately returned.

Cobain’s body was found in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his large home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun. His death was ruled a suicide. Continue reading “Kurt Cobain’s suicide gun photos released”

We love beer. And we have completed our first 100 bottles

Super Bock - Mini-Porto _4988Enjoy our collection of World beers in bottles we drank in the last few years. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just a casual fan, you’ll find selection of good tasting brews and unique bottle design. You can find your favorite beverage or explore new favorites.

What, if any, difference does bottle design make? Surprisingly, it can be quite a significant factor. Bottle conditioning is an economical means for small-scale craft brewers to bottle ales without the need for costly pasteurization or filtration equipment. How long one cellars

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Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016

Min Maker FaireMaker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth Continue reading “Barcelona Mini Maker Fair 2016”

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Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world

_DSC0117Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading “Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world”

Early Twentieth Century Erotica from Spain

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Spanish popular erotica embraces foreign technology and its inventions to an extent rarely seen in high cultural art and literature. It “imports” modernity in the form of techno-erotic artifacts such as bicycles and typewriters. It also engages modernity and its commodities in an intense and often ambivalent dialogue with tradition and with the production of stereotypically Spanish cultural objects: Spanish majas wearing traditional peinetas made-in-Spain enhance their legs with imported French stockings; dark Continue reading “Early Twentieth Century Erotica from Spain”

“We, the People” 2016 Calendar from Survival International

survival-calendar2016-frontcover_gallery_largeDiscover a new tribal portrait each month with the Survival International “We, the People” 2016 calendar.

Now in its second year, the Survival photography competition once again showcases the extraordinary beauty and diversity of tribal peoples from around the world. Open to amateur and professional photographers alike, the competition celebrates the power of photography as a means of raising awareness about tribal peoples, their lives and their lands. Continue reading ““We, the People” 2016 Calendar from Survival International”

Remembering Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City remained one of the strangest places on Earth. Demolished twenty-one years ago (March 1993 – April 1994) city was empire of little houses stacked on top of each other, connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. A virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. After all, the Walled City was a kind of historical accident. A former Qing dynasty fortress, it never fully came under the regulation Continue reading “Remembering Kowloon Walled City”

Deep Dream processing of your photos

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The brain behind Deep Dreamer was developed at Google as a tool to try and understand how neural networks work. Google open sourced the code, allowing anyone with the know-how to create these images. However, setting up the code on a server is not a trivial task. We’ve become fascinated with how deepdream processes our photos, and wanted to make it easy for anyone to explore.

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