The Valpelline Bivouac – an alpine shelter on a rocky peak in Italy’s Morion ridge – prefabricated offsite and dropped into place by helicopter.
Made from composite wooden panels and steel, anchored to the rock by cables, it offers a base for climbers trekking over the ridge, with cooking facilities, storage and stunning views of Becca di Luseney, Monte Rosa, and the Matterhorn.
Scenes of daily life at the dog shelter of Weinan, Shaanxi Province in China where, for the last six years, five elderly women have been feeding and caring for more than 1,300 stray dogs they’ve saved from the pound (and certain death).
Every morning at 4am, the women, including 60-year-old founder Wang Yanfan, prepare 400 kg of dog food, funded by donations, bless ’em.
“Got this through our letterbox on Baggot Street this morning.”
Perhaps this means Dublin City Council is finally going to use the former hotel as a wet shelter for the homeless? It reportedly bought the property for almost €7million for that very purpose in 2007 but it has apparently been lying empty since.
Council’s €7million hotel lies dormant (Irish Mirror, Feb 28, 2013)