Geography

Photo: Grand Canyon Geography = the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. Planeta.com was the recipient of the first-ever Private Sector and Government Award (2000) from the Conference of Latin Americanist …

Reformation

Poster 2017 was the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That action started a chain of events which shaped the course of the church and the course of Western civilization, in a way that is still significant today. …

Vegas Vaquero

Photo Las Vegas – For those keen on public art – the sculptures, land art and ephemeral street art, one object deserving attention is located on the grounds of the McCarran Airport. Find the Vaquero (Cowboy) Statue by sculptor Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Jr on the xeriscaped hill close to where the old airport used to …

Oktoberfest in Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas and the German-American Social Club of Nevada present their 9th Annual Oktoberfest at the Historic Fifth Street School Saturday, October 7, 3-9pm.The outdoor event on Centennial Plaza is free and open to the public. The all-ages celebration features authentic German food. Beer and wine for sale to those 21+ with …

US-Mexico Border Art

Photo Artist creates massive portrait installation at US-Mexico border Twitter Moment Artist creates massive portrait installation at US-Mexico border More about the artist https://twitter.com/jrart http://www.jr-art.net Google Maps Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/arts/design/jr-artist-mexico-border-wall.html Planeta.com Mexico-USA Borderlands

Crawick Multiverse

Photo: Ronan Cantwell, Multiverse Scotland – Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular example of contemporary land art in Dumfries & Galloway. What used to be a former open cast coal mine has been transformed into an enjoyable outdoor space. Privately funded by the Duke of Buccleuch and designed by globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks, Crawick Multiverse is a …

Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw7

Poster: #ipw7 Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week took place August 7-13. 2017, the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing. Hashtag: #ipw7 Participation is free. Donations are welcome. The week focuses attention on August …

Land Art

Land art = a genre of sculpture that involves moving earth to create a large-scale immersive experience for viewers. Embedded Tweets Reading the Sandia report on structures designed to make future humans avoid nuclear waste sites & realizing that every single example, if built, would be a place my friends and I would go out …