Capturing Carnevale di Ivrea (Battle of the Oranges) on Instagram
Ivrea, a town in northern Italy, plays host to one of the biggest food fights in Europe every year. Attendees in traditional dress from the middle ages flood the streets and are encouraged to pelt each other with oranges.
The Carnevale di Ivrea (Battle of the Oranges) is the fabled recreation of a medieval battle between townspeople and guards—the origins of which are a mixture of legend and history about driving an evil tyrant out of the city. With horse-drawn carts and helmets, organized teams gather in the town’s square for the battle, leaving only a trail of pulp and peel as evidence of destruction.
Exploring the Nelson Mandela Statue in Pretoria
To see more photos and videos of the new Nelson Mandela statue, explore the Union Buildings location page.
In Pretoria, South Africa, a statue of the former president Nelson Mandela stands out across the skyline. The statue was unveiled on South Africa’s Day of Reconciliation, a public holiday which marks the end of racial conflict in South Africa, shortly after Mandela passed away at the age of 95.
Standing nine meters (30 feet) tall in front of the Union Buildings at the government headquarters, the bronze statue shows Mandela’s hands outstretched to show how he embraced the whole nation. Sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren also hid a bronze rabbit in Mandela’s ear, symbolizing the haste with which they took to finish the statue.
These billboards by creative agency Ogilvy & Mather can be used as street furniture. Designed for IBM’s Smarter Cities campaign, they fuse advertising with helpful additions to the street such as benches, shelters and ramps. So one billboard curves over at the top to form a rain shelter and another peels up from the wall to create a seat. A ramp covering steps assists those wheeling bicycles or suitcases through the streets. A simle idea making the urban landscape a little smarter.