Monthly Archives: August 2015

Month: August 2015 26 Dunbar Rd., Toronto – Victorian Semi in Rosedale Sells Quickly

  26 Dunbar Rd., Toronto ASKING PRICE $2,095,000 SELLING PRICE $2,075,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $1,400,000 (2002) TAXES $14,451 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven LISTING AGENTS Sue Mills and Sarah O’Neill, Royal LePage Signature Realty The Action: During the slow summer season, Rosedale homes can take a month or two to move, putting several homes in competition with each other. But this semi-detached house spurred a dozen buyers to book showings and another 20 to attend the open house within the first week, which concluded with an offer the sellers accepted. What They Got: This heritage designed Victorian not only

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Month: August 2015 Imagine Looking Up At The Sky And Seeing This Coming At You. That’s What Happened To These People.

Check out these amazing (and somewhat scary) photos of storms from all over the world. I don’t know about you, but if I were to experience some of those lightening storms first hand I’d be cowering under a desk while sobbing like a baby, thinking the apocalypse had arrived. Storm rains over Brighton, Colorado. Storm approaching in Cape York, Australia. Stunning lightning storm over Texas. Storm appears to be filling a bowl at the National Congress of Brazil. Thousands of orange helium balloons released in celebration at the start of the new NFL season before a Broncos game. Denver, Colorado.

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Month: August 2015 24 Reasons You Should Never Visit Mexico

Just don’t. 1. Some people seem to think Mexico is the perfect vacation getaway. View this image › Lyza / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: lyza Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico 2. Those people are obviously SO wrong. View this image › Esparta Palma / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: esparta Pie de la Cuesta, Guerrero, Mexico 3. The beaches are basically a dump. View this image › Kurt Bauschardt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: kurt-b Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico 4. …and they’re littered with people both day and night. View this image › Javarman3 / Getty Images Playa

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Month: August 2015 This Pianist Plays Beautiful Beethoven Melodies For Elderly Elephants in Thailand.

The mountains of Kanchanaburi were alive with the sound of classical music thanks to pianist Paul Barton. The talented musician lugged his instrument up the steep climb for a very special audience: old, injured, and handicapped elephants. Barton chose the soothing sounds of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata and made sure to note that it wasn’t ivories he was tickling. In fact, as an anti-ivory advocate, he explains that the brutally obtained material hasn’t been used to manufacture piano keys in years. Barton had a particular bond to the blind elephant named Plara, who you can see directly behind the piano. The gentle giant seems to ignore his

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Month: August 2015 The Sculptures In This Exhibit Are Amazing, But So Are The Walls. Just Look…

Milanese artist Matteo Pugliese draws on the artistic tradition Italy has to offer in the form of sculptures. Pugliese creates massive bronze figures that are both classical and modern. The figures certainly owe a lot to the works of the old masters, but the way they were created is a purely modern approach. Il Segreto (The Secret) Matteo Pugliese Pan Matteo Pugliese Tra Due Mondi (Between Two Worlds) Matteo Pugliese Pugliese’s rough-hewn, muscular male figures are not created as single, complete human forms. Rather, they’re a collection of heads, hands, feet, and limbs carefully arranged on a surface. The resulting illusion is

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