Giant Camera: This is no hoax—it's real. The Dreaming Camera Café is a coffee shop built by two retired South Korean Army Aviation pilots next to the bungalow where they live with their daughter in the YangPyung countryside east of Seoul.
The photographic theme is continued inside, where the telephone is also modeled on a red Rolleiflex and the toilet paper dispensers look like film cannisters!
We like, we like. Here's the Café's Facebook page.
It's supposedly a big tourist attraction and popular with the locals. Anybody been there?
Giant Photograph: On a much more somber note, this art installation in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan is part of an effort called #NotABugSplat. The area has been heavily bombed by U.S. predator drones, where activists claim that 380 drone strikes have killed 3,500 adults and more than 200 children. A "bug splat" is allegedly military slang for a drone casualty, derived from the fact that people look like insects to drone cameras.
The girl pictured is not identified, but according to the Foundation for Fundamental Rights (FFR), one of the organizations that helped create the giant poster, the child lost both her parents and two young siblings in a drone attack.
The purpose of the giant photograph is to give a face to possible victims, from the air. More here.
(Thanks to Andrew and Stan B.)
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Mandeno Moments: "The Dreaming Camera Café is what every wife fears when her husband develops GAS. :-) "