Formula One race car tackles the world's highest motorable road in the Northern India's Kashmir mountains. You will see the sort of steep road this car has to navigate, all the way to 18,380 feet summit.
From our readers' response on Facebook:
"...that's the equivalent of towing the Chicago Sears tower on it's side and out to sea"
Kevin Williams comments: "Yes, it is very real. They built it right next to the barge channel there in Ingleside, then they slipped it laterally onto the barge, then towed it out to sea. It was installed in 1989 out in the Green Canyon in the Gulf - in 1353ft of water. The installation was done by Herema, Dutch heavylift specialists. They were a great client of my firm back then!"
He also comments on the current state of this program: "It was a huge program, but that was 12 yrs ago. Today, some platforms are built in shipyards in the far east & shipped over. And now that drilling is in deeper waters, this style isn't used (it was the largest of it's kind). New platforms are floating & anchored to the ocean bottom by cables & tendons (not resting solid on a fixed platform like this one)."
These are rarely seen images of the Tajikistan's gold treasury, worth untold millions:
(the bottom image is the generic "Gold Powder", see more here)
"The Smith Mansion is located in Wapiti Valley, Wyoming. It sits approximately 15 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. Construction started in 1973. The creator/builder, Francis Lee Smith, was an Architect/Engineer. He spent nearly three decades building his mansion, his life's work. Smith died while working on the mansion in April of 1992.
The mansion is built primarily by hand tools, handmade pulley systems, and a lot of hard work. It stands high, over 75 feet tall. The mansion is built in the direct center of the valley. All the timbers used in its construction were hand picked from Rattlesnake Mountain, in Cody. Five to seven logs were hauled out at a time, using a small half-ton pick up."
More Strange Insects!
From the photographer Dennis Totin, more of the weird insect shapes:
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