What We Love This Week, Volume CXVII

Published April 10, 2015
Updated April 30, 2015

Stunning Photos Of A Camel Train Across Cable Beach, Australia

With picturesque views of the Indian Ocean and a virtually flat swath of white, sandy beach, Broome, Australia’s Cable Beach has attracted tourists for decades. Add a camel ride at sunset, where their silhouettes are reflected by the wet sand and bleed into the warm hues of a fading day, and it’s no surprise why most Australians consider this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Recently Lauren Bath made a trip out to Broome and documented this absolutely breathtaking event — her photos are so compelling that they almost make us feel as if we’re there. Check out more photos at My Modern Met.

International Pillow Fight Day Smacks Bucharest, Romania With Feathery Fun

Pillow Fight Day Blowing Feathers

Source: Bored Panda

For better or worse, modern communication technologies mean that flash mobs are only going to sew themselves further into our cultural fabric with the passing of time. Pending if you are a participant or the one responsible for cleaning it all up, International Pillow Fight Day is either one of the most exhilarating–or worst–flash mobs of them all. Romanian photographer Marius Tudor took to the streets of Bucharest to document what it looked like there, and man do we feel sorry for the street cleaners. See more shots at Bored Panda.

Pillow Fight Day Santa

Source: Bored Panda

Pillow Fight Day Hands Air

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How To Sell Flowers In Kolkata, India

Flower Salesmen Kolkata

Left: Sanju Joshi, Gainda flowers. Right: Dharmendra Singh, Devdar leaves. Source: Slate

Throngs of men and women peddle their flowers, garlands and wreaths each day in Kolkata’s Malik Ghat Flower Market, with visitors wading through a riot of colors, smells and culture just to get a bouquet of marigolds. Danish photographer Ken Hermann set out to capture a snippet of this sensory overload via the way male flower salesmen dress. The series, “Flower Man”, features dozens of vendors removed from the market and posed before the Hooghly River. The smog actually proved to be of benefit to Hermann, as it dilutes the backdrop and allows viewers to truly focus on the flowers’ saturated hues. Check out more at Slate.

Flower Salesmen Hat

Left: Odhir Gayen, Devdar leaves. Right: Sanjit Malik, Gettylade flowers. Source: Slate

Flower Salesmen Draped

Left: Kulwinder, Gainda flowers. Right: Ranjan Rai, Lotus. Source: Slate

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Cox, Savannah. "What We Love This Week, Volume CXVII." AllThatsInteresting.com, April 10, 2015, https://allthatsinteresting.com/what-we-love-this-week-volume-xcvii. Accessed June 13, 2024.