The Road to Fairy Meadows
The Road to Fairy Meadows
Pakistan’s Fairy Meadows must be really worth the trip… and a few heart-stopping moments along the way.
Here’s another video, going from the other direction – click here.
Today’s pictures & links:
Created by Stanislav Odyagailo from Ukraine, this is a pure joy to behold:
See the color version here. Here is another piece, “Leaving Doubts”:
A Rose Made from Galaxies
Something mind-blowingly immense and beautiful – courtesy Hubble telescope:
These are Arp 273 and UGC 1810 galaxies. See the high-resolution image here.
What is this? Why is she wearing this?
UPDATE: Apparently, this is a smog helmet, featured in the Popular Science issue from 1949 – see here
Hanging On (More Extreme Sports)
Continuing our Extreme Sports theme, we need to mention the running series on National Geographic Extreme Photos of the Week. Here is one of them – “no rope”, free daredevil climbing at Yosemite… see more here:
Mixed fresh links for today:
Longest Sentence in English, Longest Novel – [cool info]
The Giant Destroyer of the Future
Back from the pages of Popular Science (December, 1916) is this intimidating humongous machine. See our “Strange Tanks” series for more such mechanical atrocities:
According to our readers, this machine is similar to Tzar-Tank of Lebedenko (Russia, 1916) – see here.
This is perhaps one occasion when Photoshopping a whole planet, or two, into a landscape seems appropriate… Prairie skies are immense enough to warrant an extra planet hidden in the sunset:
Index typewriter “GUNDKA”, Germany 1924
Remember we ran the article about Weird Antique Typewriters? Well, we seem to have missed this kind:
More info about this fascinating product can be found here.
North Korea Finally Finishes its Grandiose Skyscraper
The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, was long a favorite of urban explorers: a haunted, abandoned skyscraper, full of apocalyptic interiors and zombie-like exterior… well, no more. North Korea has finished the project and even clad the exterior in shiny glass. Futuristic? Certainly!
See more recent photographs from North Korea here, some of them are still pretty other-worldly.
Renault “Frendzy” Concept Car
Finally a concept car that promises to be practical, flexible (combining mobile office and a family van) and really… different looking? – more info & video
Emperor Tamarin: Mother & Child -
Another surreal beauty created by Tebe Interesno artist from Russia (scroll down):
Anyone wants a rocket?
…only you will have to transport it (push it) yourself:
Ladies! The Ultimate Empowerment: