“There was a couple of times it got too close, I tried to give him a poke with the GoPro and couldn't budge him at all so yeah, very heavy, very strong,” Lee said. … [Read more...] about Great white shark attacks boat taking chunks off engine in nail-biting encounter
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“There’s no cushion over my hip joint anymore so I can only lay on my side for so long, sit for so long, stand for so long. But I thank God that I didn’t lose my leg, or my life.” … [Read more...] about Great white shark attack survivor dragged 30ft underwater before punching it in the eye
“The city is a great mix of medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modern architecture, making it very interesting for those who take to the streets on foot,” he says. “It is impossible to walk around this city without noticing the vast diversity of its beautiful doors and windows.” … [Read more...] about A city framed: the doors and windows of Transylvania’s Cluj-Napoca – in pictures
Such contrasts reflect the overwhelming diversity of inhabitants of a city in the process of creating its first political constitution – a reform which, initially at least, was received with deep scepticism. The most important challenge will be to include this kaleidoscopic population in an initiative that aims to reshape the political, economic and social structures of one of the biggest and most chaotic cities in the world – where the average commute is one hour and 21 minutes. … [Read more...] about Mexico City is ‘crowdsourcing’ a new constitution. But will it change anything?
The spirit of the Damnificados The Solidarity Plaza in Mexico City’s El Centro is a simple monument. Three large copper hands reach up from a cement block to grip a flagpole. A few feet forward, the date “Septiembre 19 de 1985” is inscribed in the cement, a commemoration of the earthquake that demolished the Regis Hotel that once stood there. It is intended to remind passersby of the courage of the damnificados, and the progress that has been made as a result of their fight. Trees line the perimeter and, on most days, it is a blurry bustle of tourists and office workers. … [Read more...] about The Mexico City earthquake, 30 years on: have the lessons been forgotten?