Didn’t even know there was already a shrine to MJ there?
“Bubblesplatz is a shrine to Bubbles the chimpanzee outside the Bayerischer Hof Hotel on the Promenadeplatz in Munich. The shrine is on the base of the monument to Maximilian Emanuel and is similar in style to the shrine to Michael Jackson which is on the base of the statue of Orlando Di Lasso, a few metres away. The Michael Jackson shrine has no relationship to the monument that accommodates it and neither does Bubbles’ shrine. The relevance of the Michael Jackson shrine to its site is that MJ stayed at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel at some point. It is also likely that Bubbles stayed there, having accompanied Jackson on his 1986 visit to Munich.”
These images are from Belgian street artist / naturalist ROA’s recently closed show Stop Over at Bodson-Emelinckx Gallery. Photographed by Colin M Day, they are accompanied by images from ROA’s zoo, as well as a great video by Colin tying the whole journey to Belgium together. As an added bonus, you’ll also find a segment from Brussels TV about Colin documenting ROA. Enjoy!
Keith Haring did some animations for Sesame Street. Keith Haring’s estate licensed out his artwork to Sesame Street in 1992.
Apex Predator by Brian Lam
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Out in the Great Alone by Brian Phillips
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pushes participants to the brink on an unforgiving trek to the end of the world. And, as one writer who tracked the race by air discovers, that is exactly the point.
“Feral Bacon” would sound more appetizing rebranded as “Wild Bacon,” but we’d eat it nonetheless. “Kentucky Tuna” sounds good too. Malicious but Delicious.
There Are No Pythons Here by Caty Enders
When the Florida Wildlife Commission offered $1,500 for the most Burmese Pythons caught in the Everglades in a month, they had no idea that almost 1,600 would-be wranglers and a cabal of journalists would flock to the cypress swamps for what turned out to be more of a reality-TV audition than a good ole-fashioned bounty hunt. Now that the dust has settled, what was the point of it all?