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Japanese People Battling the Air

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 03:12 PM PDT


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Japanese People Battling the Air

Totally mesmerizing video, put to Nujabes beats, featuring just what it says: Japanese people running, swimming through air (I am surprised that they don't altogether take flight). Funny and weird at once:



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Today's pictures & links:

The Mushroom Cloud

Not so much scary, as simply jaw-dropping - photo taken in Novosibirsk area in Russia, near village Kolyvan:


(image credit: Svetlana Sajfetova)


(original unknown)

Similarly epic, even if HDR-enhanced on computer is this thunderstorm image:


(original unknown, via)

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Dubai, through the lens of a Retrofuturistic camera

The architecture of Dubai on these pictures does look like illustrations from the 1930s science fiction pulps... There is a reason for that: the images were made using Gustave Le Gray's waxed paper negative process on an 1857 camera:


(images credit: Martin Becka)

See more at photographer Martin Becka's site; - via Retronaut

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You've been sayin'?


(original unknown)

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"Light From Within", by Marc Adamus


(image credit: Marc Adamus, via)

"Very rarely, when the lowest of tides falls at sunset on just the right week or two each year when the sun sets at the end of this enormous sea cave on the Oregon coast can one witness this event of light and wonder, as huge waves rip down the 20 meter wide tunnel and explode onto the shore at your feet, illuminated in the glow from the mist in the opening beyond."

Make sure to see other incredible landscape photography by Marc Adamus here.

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Space Shuttle Era Ends: Great Pictures - [epic stuff]
Incredible "Spacelander" Electric Bicycle - [retro]
The Secret Race to the Moon - [interesting]
Awesome Moscow Skyscraper Concept - [mega-structure]
The Super-Zoom Rose Art - [Norway events]
Fascinating Story on Scamming the Slots - [crime]
Recycled: NY Icons into Furniture, Camouflage - [design]
The world's Biggest Locks - [gadgets]
You Are What You Eat: People's Fridges - [photo art]
Beautiful China Photography: A Must-See - [travel]
"Porcelain Unicorn": Great Short Film - [wow video]
Simulation of the US Air flight that landed in the Hudson - [wow video]
Wonderful "Hugo" Trailer - [cool video]
Preventing Toplessness Since 2004: Funny t-Shirts - [funny]
Fairy Tale Landscapes That Actually Exist - [nature]

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Martian Dust Devil Trails


(image via)

Another awesome space image (that looks like a oil painting) is the "Clouds & Vortices on Jupiter":


(image via)

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Captain America Era Emergency Mobile Patrol!

Very Gotham-City-like and "Comics Golden Age"-looking car for mobile patrols - the real thing in City of Cleveland, from 1939!


(image credit: LIFE Magazine, 1939)

Now, if traffic cope did this...



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Surface Tension, or the "Attack of the Swimming Pool Jell-O"?


(original unknown)

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Spyker 15-22 HP Claxon (1907)

Honk this! Spotted in Louwman Museum, Nederlands:


(image credit: Mark Uwland)

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"Ashes, Ashes, We all fall down"


(original unknown)

Surreal. Word.

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The House on the Borderland

Even if you did not read William Hope Hodgson's masterpiece of the surreal and fantastic "The House on the Borderland", you would appreciate the mystery and singular uniqueness of the location (the Island of Elliðaey, near Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland):


(image via)

Here is an image with a similar feel: you can't build a house on this iceberg, but you can enjoy solitude inside a helicopter -


(original unknown)

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"Tempus / Time" Graphic from 1593: Could it be Wikipedia logo in the background?

Or is it the first 3-D sphere jigsaw puzzle? Well, in any case, this is a fantastic example of the "Emblem Books" (info) that were very popular in the Medieval times - perhaps the predecessors of comic books and graphic novels of our time.


(part of Cesare Ripa "Iconologia", 1593)

See the whole book with many emblems like the one above - click here.

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Here is how it's done. Now go and do it!



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Effort. (with a capital "E")


(original unknown)

"Faces of the Olympic Diving" - Part of this collection:


(image via)

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It's Summer! Here is some feel-good imagery:




(top & bottom: ads from 1950s American magazines, middle images: art by Vladimir Wolegow, Russia)

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Self-Indulged & Well Traveled

"Travel Photography Blog on Steroids" - SelfIndulged has put together another issue of their colorful travel reports:




READ THE PREVIOUS ISSUE ->

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