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The Coldest City On Earth.

This is YAKUTSK in Siberia.  Is it really that cold, you ask?

“No other place on the planet experiences the temperature extreme found here: in winter, the temperatures regularly fall to minus 40° (the coldest temperature recorded was -64°C) and in summer often reaches temperatures above 30°C”

Yakutsk has a population of 270,000 people (!).

Photographs by Steve Iuncker

Read the rest of the story and pics at: TIME

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

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foto of the day. old snow.

This year has been a massively disappointing winter with only a scanty 1 or 2 days of proper snow to drive around in—–and all in a year when i searched months for the right wheels to put on brand new snow tires.

I am left to wonder what could have been……well here’s a nice photo from 1916 with white stuff filling up the street in Seattle, a place I will be later this week for a visit.

src: vintage seattle

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impulse buy of the day. gloves.

Never let me go near a Dunhill store without taking my wallet from me; that’s the moral of the story.

As of yet, I have never been able to walk into a Dunhill store and not walk out with a bag in my hand, in fact my impulsive buying at that shop in particular is a bit scary.

The damage today wasn’t that bad….err, relatively speaking.  I’d been looking for a new pair of winter gloves for the past week or two, having even dismissed a pair i liked somewhere last week because they were “too expensive” ($100)…..fast forward to today, I was invited to the Audi Forum in Manhattan for some free drinks, a look around the cars they had, and a general social gathering.  The gathering was quite boring, so i swigged down 2 Amstels and decided to walk 9 blocks to go to the Dunhill store.

The damage?  Well the winter “Shearling” gloves i bought were $225.  But OH how they feel when i put them on……the inside is lined with mink fur, and the outside trimmed in leather and suede.  I drove home in the TT, and the gloves just felt EPIC.  Surely the fact that i’d just spent $225 on them made them just that much more beautiful.

 

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foto of the day. alfa-porsche-audi.

One of my favourite photos of recent memory…..FANTASTIC!

Foto taken by Thomas1978 (QW)

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foto of the day. Lambo snow.

Not sure where this photo originates from, but it was taken this week in IEDEI’s hometown of NYC! Fantastic. Lamborghini Murcielago.

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