From the original competition spec: “Simple in design and suitable for a holiday resort in the south of England.” Perfect!
Food Revolution Day 2014 on Instagram
Today marks the third annual Food Revolution Day, a day of global action to get kids excited about healthy food, learn cooking skills and raise awareness of the importance of better food education.
"I won’t ever stop demanding positive change that gives the next generation a brighter future," says UK chef Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver), who started the campaign in 2012. “It’s a sad fact that our children are getting unhealthier and they’re expected to live shorter lives than their parents. This is morally, socially and financially unacceptable, which is exactly why this record will carry on playing.”
From the UK to the Netherlands to Zambia, more than 100 countries are taking part this year. Jamie and his Food Revolution team are hoping to beat last year’s record of 1,260 events, with an aim of 1 million young people cooking on Friday. Schools and football clubs will be cooking alongside world-renowned chefs, and you can join in the fun by finding an activity in your area, going to a farmers’ market or just cooking a healthy meal at home and sharing your creation on Instagram with the #FDR14 hashtag.
Exploring Dublin’s Long Room
To view more photos and videos from Dublin’s Trinity College Library, explore the Long Room location page.
Measuring 65 meters (213 feet) in length and housing more than 200,000 of Ireland’s oldest books, the Long Room at Trinity College Library in Dublin stands as a historical and cultural masterpiece.
The library is the largest in Ireland and dates back to the establishment of the university college in 1592. It holds more than 6 million printed works spanning 400 years.
The Long Room was originally built with a flat ceiling, but it was expanded to accommodate upper shelves and a gallery in the 1850s after the library was given legal deposit status in 1801, meaning it receives free copies of all material published in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In addition to the numerous written works housed within the library, the Long Room also boasts marble busts of great philosophers, writers and artists as well as Ireland’s oldest harp.
"Met vereende krachten is De Wits "Apollo omringd door de negen muzen" terug naar het Mauritshuis gebracht. Weer een stapje dichterbij de opening!" (Mauritshuis)
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsilhouetted
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 post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
Today marks the one year anniversary of Photos of You, the ability to tag people in your photos on Instagram! To celebrate, we’re bringing back one of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project themes: silhouettes. The goal this weekend is to take creative silhouette photos. Some tips to get you started:
- Silhouettes are all about light. Make sure your subject is positioned right in front of your light source, whether it be the setting sun, a bright window or a backlit screen.
- Once you’ve framed your photo, tap the brightest part of your phone’s screen to set your exposure and get the silhouette just right.
- Finally, don’t forget to tag the people silhouetted in your photo!
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPsilhouetted hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!
Photo by Willard R. Culver.
From “U. S. Capitol, Citadel of Democracy,” National Geographic, August, 1952.
An Artist Sitting on the Platform-supported Canvas Cleans a Rotunda Painting
Marie Kalnoky freshens “The Surrender of General Burgoyne,” one of four documentary pictures made by John Trumbull especially for the Capitol. Trumbull (1756-1843), who drew on his own Revolutionary experiences, had the additional advantage of painting his heroes in the flesh.
WhoIFollow: Kenya’s @asayf
In the #WhoIFollow series, we ask Instagrammers to share their favorite people to follow. For more photos and videos from Asif and his favorites, follow @asayf, @jnsilva, @anthonyn1cholas and @umarali on Instagram.
"I like photographers who capture humans interacting with their environment and thus follow accounts that inspire me to look at life from a new perspective," says traveling Instagrammer Asif Khan (@asayf), who lives in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Asif recently started the #AbandonedNairobi hashtag series with other Instagrammers to document some of the human stories behind derelict places in his home city. “They all have such interesting stories behind them,” he says. “The first place we picked was originally a hospital. In a country that is desperately short of such facilities, having an abandoned hospital just doesn’t make sense.” Asif often looks for the human element in photos: “We are not separate from our surroundings,” he explains, “We leave our mark wherever we go.”
He regularly goes out shooting with fellow photography enthusiasts Samir Dave (@samdave69) and Ahmed Salim (@ahmedsalims). Some of his favorite Instagrammers to follow from Africa also include Steven Chikosi (@stevenchikosi) and Roy Potterill (@roywrench). Asif says he met some of the most important people in his life through Instagram and recently traveled to New York to meet some of them in person. Here’s his list of favorite people to follow:
- J.N. Silva (@jnsilva) – “He’s one prime example of a guy who’s taken it on himself to grow the Instagram community in New York City and who gets more and more people shooting. Of course, his photography is brilliant. I learnt a lot from him.”
- Anthony Nicholas (@anthonyn1cholas) – “His photography from New York and New Jersey is phenomenal, and he’s so humble! Always a good quality to have.”
- Umar Ali (@umarali) – “His photographs documenting life in the Pakistani city of Lahore are mesmerizing. His photos take what seems like small moments and make it so much more.”