Every year, more than three million Muslims make a pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca. This pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, known as the Hajj (حج), takes place between the 8th and 12th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah (ذو الحجة), falling this year between October 14-18. The Hajj is a mandatory lifetime event for all able-bodied Muslims who are able to afford the journey, and it constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The Hajj itself consists of many rites, the most iconic of which is known as Tawaf (طواف). For Tawaf, pilgrims enter al-Masjid al-Haram Mosque, at the center of which stands the sacred Kaaba: a cubic structure believed to be the first site of worship in the Islam faith. Pilgrims circle the Kaaba seven times counterclockwise in harmony, praying as they go.
Os Gêmeos are graffiti artist from São Paulo, Brazil. Os Gêmeos is Portuguese for The Twins, the real names are Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo. Their work often features yellow characters that can be seen all over the world.
Below is Os Gêmeos official Instagram account:
Checkout all the Os Gêmeos photos by following these hashtags:
↑ Os Gêmeos collaboration with Banksy
↑ Graffiti art in San Francisco
↑ Os Gêmeos graffiti artwork in Boston
↑ Graffiti art in Lisbon, Portugal and Lodz, Poland
↑ Os Gêmeos castle artwork in Scotland
Check out more Os Gêmeos art work here: @osgemeos
British street artist Banksy is in New York for the month of October with a project called "Better Out Than In". Banksy is taking over the streets of New York this month with a surprise new painting every day. Sadly his artworks are being vandalized within a day after its creation. Below are pictures showing his work before and after. (Keep checking for updates on this post)
Below are Banksy official Instagram accounts, one specific to New York
Checkout all the Banksy photos by following these hashtags:
October 31, 2013 ↓
Banksy inflatable being stolen…
October 30, 2013 ↓
Someone putting up ads below Banksy art
October 29, 2013 ↓
Banksy art on auction
October 28, 2013 ↓
Installing gate over Banksy robot
October 27, 2013 ↓
October 25, 2013 ↓
Spooky Grim Reaper on Bumper Car.
October 24, 2013 ↓
Managers of the Hustler club where Banksy’s art was done cutting down the rolling shutter door to collect the artwork.
October 22, 2013 ↓
Banksy’s replica of Sphinx in Queens, NY was stolen by some people, a guy was able to take a video of it being loaded on to a truck
October 21, 2013 ↓
People have started to protect the artwork by covering with plexiglass immedietly so that it does not get vandalized…
October 20, 2013 ↓
The original artwork is protected by plexiglass, but still you can see it sprayed painted over.
October 19, 2013 ↓
Banksy post a video of a crack in concrete with an anthill that becomes part of a woman’s anatomy, it appears that no one was able to find actual the location of this work, Instagram post by anyone else other than banksy’s not been sighted yet. Staten Island
October 18, 2013 ↓
Finally security in place for today’s Banksy art in collaboration with Brazilian artist Os Gemeos (@osgemeos)
October 17, 2013 ↓
A guy defaced banksy art and got a eventually got taken down and pounded
October 16, 2013 ↓
A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week.South Bronx
October 15, 2013 ↓
October 14, 2013 ↓
October 13, 2013 ↓
Stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases, for $60 each. Central Park
October 12, 2013 ↓
October 11, 2013 ↓
The Sirens of the Lambs. A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.
October 10, 2013 ↓
October 9, 2013 ↓
October 8, 2013 ↓
Workers from the company that owns the door covering up the new Greenpoint Banksy with a metal sheet
October 7, 2013 ↓
October 5, 2013 ↓
October 4, 2013 ↓
A New York delivery truck converted into a mobile garden (includes rainbow, waterfall and butterflies)
October 3, 2013 ↓
October 2, 2013 ↓
October 1, 2013 ↓
The 8 days of runway fashion shows started in Paris on September 24th and goes on till October 2nd, Paris Fashion Week will showcase Spring 2014 designs.
Checkout all the pictures and videos posted at Paris Fashion Week by following these hashtags on Instagram:
↑ Photo by @florenceoia
↑ Photo by @oliviacfunk
↑ Photo by @dailyelle
↑ Photo by @brittalovesfashion
The 34th America’s Cup was a series of boat races held on San Francisco Bay between the defender Oracle Team USA representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the challenger Emirates Team New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
Checkout all the pictures and videos posted at America’s Cup by following these hashtags on Instagram:
Below is location page for America’s Cup:
↑ Photo by @anastocio
↑ Photo by @lnphotos
↑ Photo by @kljoyce23
↑ Photo by @quesoguapo
Oktoberfest started this week in Munich and around the world, the 16 day festival attracts 6 million people.
Checkout all the pictures and videos posted at Oktoberfest by following these hashtags on Instagram:
Below is location page for oktoberfest in Munich:
↑ Photo by @sportsgoddess
↑ Photo by @franmacq
↑ Photo by @cristinaboydell
↑ Photo by @balabanovm
One of the key features of gramfeed was the map view feature. Gramfeed focused on displaying a map view on all pages whether you are viewing the followers feed, user profiles, liked photos or hashtag searches. As and when you scrolled and displayed more photos the map view on top would update the map with a pin of the photos loaded on the map and clustered the photo pins.
With the increase in traffic on gramfeed and the introduction of usage rates for google maps, we have to reduce the amount of map loads on gramfeed to keep the costs low. We have been analyzing the map usage analytics and decided to disable map view by default on pages so that we can reduce the amount of google map loads. You will still be able to enable the map view on all pages but it will not be enabled by default.
The static map view on photo views will also be disabled by default and an option to open this map will be provided.
These changes will be rolled out in the next week. We would love to hear your feedback.
New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 collection started on September 5th and goes on till September 12th. Is it also branded as Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek. Be sure to checkout all the photos and videos from the event.
Checkout all the pictures and videos posted at New York Fashion Week by following these hashtags on Instagram:
Below is location page for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week:
↑ Photo by @marina_lange1
↑ Photo by @lmeyer7
↑ Photo by @cgfirstlook
↑ Photo by @jennikayne