If you are looking for a mini-getaway… for your mind… take the time to watch this video taken of Kuroshio Sea, the main tank at the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan. Touted as the second largest aquarium in the world, this tank holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters.
The video soundtrack is titled “Please don’t go” by Barcelona.
My third installment of All Things English…
I can’t wait to check out the East Beach Cafe in the small seaside town of Littlehampton. This extraordinary fish ‘n chips hut looks like nothing you have ever seen before… or have you?!?!
This restaurant was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, a British renaissance man who takes credit for designing loads of things including handbags, shop interiors, bridges, Japanese temples and 56-meter tall sculptures. Even more shocking than some of his designs is the fact that he has never had proper architectural training aside from that found on-the-job.
The East Beach Cafe is so extraordinary it was nominated for the Brit Insurance Design of the Year Awards which is the Design Museum of London’s annual exhibition and awards program.