Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPumbrellas
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
This weekend’s tag was #WHPumbrellas, which asked participants to capture photographs of parasols or umbrellas. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.
Blizzard Nemo Covers Eastern Seaboard in Snow
A snowstorm hit the northeastern United States and parts of Canada this past weekend. Cities along the eastern seaboard saw hurricane-force winds and up to three feet of snow, resulting in power outages and traffic bans throughout the region. Though blizzards don’t normally receive names, The Weather Channel decided to highlight this one with a name—Nemo—to mark its significance.
The World Celebrates Carnival
Instagrammers around the world are sharing scenes from this week’s Carnival festivities. In cities across Brazil, samba schools spend the four days leading up to Ash Wednesday competing in parades that can last for hours. In Trinidad and Tobago, Carnival’s extravagant street parades, calypso music, and limbo competitions make it the country’s biggest event of the year; it’s said that if the islanders are not celebrating Carnival, then they are preparing for it! In Venice, masked baroque revelers march through historic streets and dance at the Gran Ballo delle Maschere.
To see Carnival celebrations from around the globe, check out the photos Instagrammers are sharing at these location pages:
Panoramic Rainbow Walkway Illuminates ARoS Museum
Imagine what it would be like to live inside of a rainbow. That is exactly what Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created in his rooftop installation, “Your rainbow panorama.” Positioned atop ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, a 10-story art museum located in Århus, Denmark, the elevated walkway yields a spectacular 360-degree view of the city.
Made entirely out of glass with panels in every color of the spectrum, the rainbow installation’s walkway measures 150 meters (492 feet) around. It’s also visible from a great distance throughout the surrounding area, acting as a multicolored compass for those navigating Århus both during the day and at night when spotlights installed in the floor light it up from inside. The project, as Olafur Eliasson explains, inspires a rich dialogue between visual arts and architecture.
A Visit to India’s Amer Fort (आमेर क़िला)
In northwest India, seven miles outside the city of Jaipur, the stunning Amer Fort sits atop a forested hill overlooking Maota Lake. Visitors to the 400-year-old fort can ride elephants up a zigzagging path to reach the entrance. Inside, there are four main courtyards, one of which contains an elaborate room of mirrors known as the Sheesh Mahal.
To explore all the details of the Amer Fort, be sure to visit this location page.
Felix Baumgartner’s Historic Jump
Want to see more photos of the jump? Take a look at the Red Bull Stratos Mission Control location page, the @redbullstratos, @redbull, @joergmitter, and @limeximages accounts, as well as the hashtags #felixbaumgartner and #stratos
Earlier today, Felix Baumgartner took a stratospheric balloon flight to 127,000 feet (37,000 meters) and then, he jumped. The freefall jump was an attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound (690 miles or 1,110 kilometers per hour). It lasted 4 minutes and 22 seconds and according to indicators provided by the @redbullstratos team, Baumgartner surpassed Mach 1. His jump came exactly 65 years to the day after Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier in an airplane.
Staircase to heaven ……..
“Portrait of a King” by Klaus Wiese :)
The first time I heard about Blue Frog was on the eve of my 16th birthday. Since I had no special party planned for my sweet 16 (deprived I tell ya) , my mum decided to book us a pod at the Frog. Best decision she ever made. Still remember the date- 10th April 2008. Pentagram played and I’d…