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Thorsten Mowes has a more intimate knowledge of the worlds most famous monuments than perhaps anyone else on the planet – because hes spent his entire career cleaning them. As a cultural cleaning expert with nearly 25 years experience, he has been commissioned to make wonders all over the world shine like new - from the London Eye to Christ the Redeemer. The places he has been to, stood on top of, or even hung halfway down include Mount Rushmore and the Space Needle in America, the London Eye, the Statue of Christ in Brazil and the Forbidden City in China. Here: A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency)

Thorsten Mowes has a more intimate knowledge of the worlds most famous monuments than perhaps anyone else on the planet – because hes spent his entire career cleaning them. As a cultural cleaning expert with nearly 25 years experience, he has been commissioned to make wonders all over the world shine like new – from the London Eye to Christ the Redeemer. The places he has been to, stood on top of, or even hung halfway down include Mount Rushmore and the Space Needle in America, the London Eye, the Statue of Christ in Brazil and the Forbidden City in China. Here: A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency)
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29 Jul 2016 12:24:00
Street Art By El Mac

Born in Los Angeles in 1980 to an engineer and an artist, Mac has been creating and studying art independently since childhood. He was inspired at a young age by classic European painters such as Caravaggio, and Vermeer and Art Nouveau symbolists such as Klimt and Mucha. This was mixed with the more contemporary influences of graffiti and photorealism, as well as as the Chicano & Mexican culture he grew up around.
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16 May 2013 10:42:00


Window washers from the American National Skyline company (from left to right in the image below: Jordan Emerson, Steve Oszaniec and Danny Oszaniec) suit up as Marvel Comics superheroes to pleasantly surprise the children (who are patients) and their families inside as the dressed up crew cleans the outside of the windows at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis
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08 Sep 2013 09:02:00
An installation entitled “Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder” by British artist Alex Chinneck stands in Covent Garden on October 2, 2014 in London, England.  The installation is intended to cast the illusion that a 40-foot section of the Covent Garden's 184-year old market building is floating. “Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder” will be on display from 2nd to 24th October 2014. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

An installation entitled “Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder” by British artist Alex Chinneck stands in Covent Garden on October 2, 2014 in London, England. The installation is intended to cast the illusion that a 40-foot section of the Covent Garden's 184-year old market building is floating. “Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder” will be on display from 2nd to 24th October 2014. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
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03 Oct 2014 11:40:00
A sculpture of a fish made from waste products collected from the sea is displayed during the exhibition Keep The Oceans Clean by art collective Skeleton Sea, at the Torre Madariaga Biodiversity Centre in Busturia, Spain, May 17, 2015. (Photo by Vincent West/Reuters)

A sculpture of a fish made from waste products collected from the sea is displayed during the exhibition Keep The Oceans Clean by art collective Skeleton Sea, at the Torre Madariaga Biodiversity Centre in Busturia, Spain, May 17, 2015. Skeleton Sea, a group of surfers and artists, recycle waste collected from the world's oceans to create artworks and draw attention to the dangers faced from overfishing, pollution and oil spills. (Photo by Vincent West/Reuters)
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19 May 2015 11:16:00
Todeng died in 2009. A young relative of his, Sam, lights him a cigarette and changes his glasses. (Photo by Claudio Sieber Photography/The Guardian)

For the Torajan people of Indonesia, death is part of a spiritual journey: families keep the mummified remains of their deceased relatives in their homes for years – and traditionally invite them to join for lunch on a daily basis – before they are eventually buried. Here: Todeng died in 2009. A young relative of his, Sam, lights him a cigarette and changes his glasses. (Photo by Claudio Sieber Photography/The Guardian)
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14 Oct 2017 09:34:00
Tuna Melts My Heart

Tuna is an adorable and charming 3 year-old Chiweenie who was born with an aggressive overbite and a lower recessed jawline. He also has 5 moles surrounding his mouth, a crumbled chin and a neck that looks like he has been soaking in a bathtub for days! Those who can see past his irregularities will also adore him for them. They have eyes see his true beauty, because true beauty captivates our hearts and not just our eyes.
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10 Nov 2013 09:26:00


A Sydney Aquarium diver uses a vacuum to clean the gravel in the Great Barrier Reef tank as a Ray Shark swims by September 26, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. The Aquarium is undergoing its annual spring clean to prepare for the school holidays using vacuums, along with sea creatures like Sea Cucumbers, Sea Urchins, Cleaner Wrasse Fish and Sea Stars to help complete the job. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
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22 Apr 2011 10:57:00