Versailles 3D – Interactive Animation

Versailles, the largest Palace in Europe, is in the center of a beautiful, entertaining and educational online 3D project called Chaos To Perfection.

The interactive online project has been created by the French Agency Les84, in collaboration with the teams at the Google Cultural Institute and the Versailles Palace. An experience that is truly immersive, poetic and dreamlike. You can discover the history of the Palace through 3D models in Google Earth, in educational videos or you can enjoy an interactive stroll around the palace in a Chrome Browser Experiment Chaos to Perfection. Read more


Driving a Car in Russia

Life in Russia is extreme. Driving a car in Russia is just crazy. In recent years more and more drivers install cameras in their cars to have some proof in case of an accidents. Some of these videos find their way to the internet. Master compiler TwisterNederland just published a 13 minutes round-up of Russian traffic incidents and accidents. It’s the wild east at its best. When I was living in Saint Petersburg and Moscow some years ago I really learned to fear cars. As a pedestrian one has to be prepared to die at every corner of a street. And when you take a taxi by night you can never be sure that the driver isn’t drunk. So you better fasten your seat belts before you watch this video!

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Saint Petersburg Roof Tour by Serg D

Saint-Petersburg is an amazing city, not only during its White Nights from May to June, but also in winter, when the city slows down and falls asleep. The colorful sky and the clouds are always breathtaking. Sergey Degtyarev, a photographer and roofer from Saint-Petersburg, has done a rooftop tour around the city and captured the magic of its architecture, sky and lights in some stunning images. His pictures recalled some very dear memories of my year in Russia, when we walked and picknicked on the roofs of Saint Petersburg with friends. That was certainly not the safest way to do a tour around the city. But no matter what people say, the risk of roofing seems to be justified. Just have a look!

All images (c) Serg D