Provided you aren’t nyctophobic, claustrophobic, acrophobic or simply can’t stand caves, it’s time to pack a bag and join us for another Geyser of Awesome Field Trip. This time we’re headed for Wales, specifically an abandoned slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, a mining town in North Wales. There we’ll be climbing, bouncing, jumping and sliding to our hearts’ content on an awesome network of huge trampolines and slides called Bounce Below.
"The tourist attraction features three giant trampolines suspended across the cave, ranging from 20 feet to 180 feet high. Ten foot net walls prevent people from climbing out, while walkways connect the trampolines, and slides offer an easy way to exit. As visitors jump around, the walls of the surrounding cavern are illuminated with glowing blue, green, pink, and purple lights."
We won Best Open Mic in the Triangle! Thanks so much to everyone for voting. We love all of the creative spirits who share themselves and their creations at the Pinhook on Monday nights. Remember, we have a producer’s station for local producers to bump their new tracks. Comedians, Poets, Musicians, all are welcome.
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Jeanloup Sieff (1933 Paris, France - 2000) - Triple Eye, 1972 Photography
These two beautifully bejeweled skulls are actually delicious cakes created by none other than British baking sorceress Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here). From the jewels, gold, teeth and bone to the pillows upon which they rest, both skull cakes are completely edible. They were made using cake, chocolate, buttercream, marzipan, sugar paste, hard candy and sugar balls.
Annabel based her cakes on photos taken by Dr. Paul Koudounaris of actual bejeweled skeletons of Saints, which can be found splendidly displayed in churches throughout Europe. One of the cakes was presented back in March at the opening party for the Encountering Corpses art exhibition at the Sacred Trinity Church in Salford, England - presented and then quickly devoured by over 100 visitors.
If you’re curious about the photos that inspired these wonderfully macabre cakes, we highly recommend checking out Dr. Paul Koudounaris’ latest book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs (available via Amazon). It’s as fascinating as it is beautiful.
[via Conjurer’s Kitchen]
Whoa! These are cakes. Amazing
Kate Zambrano - Melt, 2011 Drawings: Charcoal
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squarehustle do you or anybody have any suggestions for tutorials etc. for basic song structure?