Here are some of the photos I took from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai last week, this is the view of Dubai from 826 metres above it- from the top of the Tallest Building in the World:
This is a music video that cost £9 to make. I think it is incredible.
This is Heart of Blue by Shannon Saunders
If there was a fountain of youth, would you drink it?
I’m sure that the answer to this question does primarily rely on the age you are when you answer. Elderly people would probably say no; they have lived a long, fulfilling life and it wouldn’t be the same if you lived it forever. Its meant to be once in a lifetime moments, and that concept of living every day to the fullest would be lost when aging wasn’t an issue.
However, at my age, 16, I would say no. I know that childhood is supposedly the time of your life, and I have extremely fond memories. But, I am excited not only for the prospects of my future, but for growing older, hopefully with that one special person. I want to experience all the ‘once in a lifetime’ moments that I mentioned before, and if I drank from this fountain of infinite youth, I would lose that whole concept of excitement.
People working at the University of Chicago are trying to figure out who sent a mysterious package containing a notebook used by Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The package was addressed to a ‘Henry Walton Jones Jr’ and was recieved by the admissions department at the University. However, nobody under that name works at the University of Chicago. Authorities did find the connection however, as it is the name of the fictional archaeologist and adventurers given name.
Found in the package was a replicate of the journal used by his mentor, University Professor Abner Ravenwood, but without an explanation.
The University said “the book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine. It has weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of (the character) Marion Ravenwood included”
The mystery carries on, as the University still hasn’t figured out who sent this strange package, and how they got hold of this elaborate item.
– The Avengers Assemble
The Avengers Assemble earned the biggest global gross profit of all films so far of 2012- almost $1.5 billion. This film had all the things I love in a film; suspense, action, amazing fighting scenes, incredible graphics and Iron Man. If you haven’t watched it, do.
I was actually quite apprehensive of this film, as I had previously believed Pixar were losing their edge. However, my views were changed when I was hit with the great storyline, the inclusive graphics and even the ending was amazing. I cried, which is unusual in an animated movie.
– Hunger Games
I was a huge fan of the books for about the year before the movie came out. This film did include all of the elements of the books that I fell in love with. The storyline was still there, and all the action and suspense was almost unbearable. However, they cut a lot of the story out of the movie, which actually really dissapointed me. But, I still believe this was one of the best movies of 2012 because if I hadn’t read the book beforehand I would have been seriously impressed.
– The Amazing Spider Man
The Amazing Spider Man was actually one of the very few movies which made me choke up. The actor, Andrew Garfield, was unbelievably true to the character and made the film so amazingly realistic. I thought that even though the graphics were almost unreal, the film still kept a strong sense of believability.
Skyfall, the most recent addition to the James Bond movie family, really lived up to the heavy expectations the media put on it. Daniel Craig was incredible, and the villain played by Javier Bardem was chillingly realistic. Judy Dench had a strange sense of nostalgia for me, as she kept all the original elements of Bond together. I thought this film was incredible.
– The Dark Knight Rises
This film was not only chilling, but jaw-droppingly enjoyable. They had all the elements you need for a strong action/thriller movie, and merged them together extremely successfully to form a breath-taking extension to the Batman storyline.
– The Hobbit
I was debating whether to put this on or not, as I haven’t actually seen it yet. But I do know that it is destined to be one of the highest grossing films of the year. It has already made something like $35 million on its release on Friday 14th, and is thought to make more this weekend. This film is meant to have the best graphic effects than any other films we have seen. The makers of the movie have a strong dedication to the original books, and so I think Lord of the Rings fans will not be disappointed.
– The Life of Pi
This is another film I haven’t actually watched yet, but I am extremely excited to see it soon. The book is incredible, and is on the list of ‘100 books you need to read before you die’. The graphics are meant to be competition to ‘The Hobbit’, and have already been described as breath-taking. The story itself is meant to be gripping, enticing and emotional, whilst still including many of the main elements of the original book.
I hope you enjoyed this, and if you haven’t seen these works of art, then please do.