[Just for fun] Are you dominantly right-brained or left-brained?

Which way is the girl in the picture below turning, clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Apparently depending on which side of your brain is more dominant you see her either turning clockwise or anti-clockwise. I guess for me both, since depending when I look at her I see her sometimes turning clockwise and other times anti-clockwise.  A test you can try if you only see her going in one direction is to cover up the top half of her body so that only her legs show and you can either see her standing on her right leg turning anti-clockwise or on her left leg turning clockwise.

Or is it all just BS and the animated GIF changes direction on it’s own? 😉

Cape Town mayor named World Mayor

Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille 


Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille

I don’t know where I’ve been but I somehow missed out that there was a competition going on amongst 280 nominated mayors from around the globe. According to the project, they have no affiliation with any city or organisation and run strictly in a non-commercial capacity. 

So what’s the reason for this post? Just as the title says, not only did our mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille, make the top 11 but she made number 1. But as she said on her interview on KFM this morning, it’s not an honour she can accept alone, as her job cannot be done by one person, it takes a team (her mayoral staff, her family, and us the residents of Cape Town).

London from above – Jason Hawkes

Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)

Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)

Last week, I posted about Yann-Arthus Bertrand who took some amazing photos of earth from above. This week I’ve been shown more photos in the same style by Jason Hawkes. Take a look at the post on Boston.com for 19 incredible photos (makes me feel a little nostalgic). Thanks to Babis for letting me know.

With the end of the Olympics in Beijing, all eyes turned for a moment to London, site of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics. While looking for good photographs of London, I was contacted by London photographer Jason Hawkes, who had some wonderful images of London, seen from above at night (from a helicopter, to be exact) – some of which which he’s agreed to let me share here. From Jason: “Shooting aerial photography during the daytime had its own difficulties, you are strapped tightly into a harness leaning out of the helicopter, shouting directions through the headsets to the pilot. If shooting in the day can be difficult, night and the lack of light causes its own set of problems, but overcoming them is half the fun and the results can be stunning. I shoot at night using the very latest digital cameras, mounted on either one or two gyro stablazied mounts, depending on the format of the camera and length of lens I’m having to use.”  – Source Boston.com