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      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:

      ("To Catch a Wind", art by
        Stanislav Odyagailo)

      See the color version
      here. Here is another piece, "Leaving Doubts":

      (image credit:
        Stanislav Odyagailo)


      A Rose Made from Galaxies

      Something mind-blowingly immense and beautiful - courtesy Hubble

      (image via HubbleSite)

      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


      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

      (image credit:
        Dean Potter)

      ------------ Mixed fresh links for today:

      Longest Sentence in English,
      Longest Novel
      - [cool info]
      Really Beautiful Interior of the Berliner Dom
      - [wow photo]
      Impressive Abandoned Soviet-style Monuments
      - [gallery]
      Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench
      - [infographic]
      Awesome Concept Skyscrapers in China
      - [architecture]
      Steampunk USB Drive Done Right
      - [gadgets]
      Recycled! Star Wars Vehicles,
      Alien Blobs
      - [wow design]
      This Machine is for... Wait for it!
      - [wow video]
      Bohemian Rhapsody Sung by: Robots,
      Four Finnish Guys
      - [fun video]
      Luckiest Squirrel Ever
      - [wow video]
      Trolling Saruman
      - [fun video]
      Fantastic Animation by Pierre Bertrand
      - [cool videos]
      Find Your Perfect Patio
      - [summer fun]


      The Giant Destroyer of the Future

      Back from the pages of Popular Science (December, 1916) is this
      intimidating humongous machine. See our "Strange Tanks"
      for more such mechanical atrocities:

      (images credit: Popular Science, December 1916)

      According to our readers, this machine is similar to Tzar-Tank of
      Lebedenko (Russia, 1916) - see

      Prairie Surrealism

      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:

        original unknown)


      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!

      (image credit:

      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 -

      (image via)


      All Aboard!

      Another surreal beauty created by
      Tebe Interesno
      artist from Russia (scroll down):

      (image via Tebe
        Interesno, see


      Anyone wants a rocket?

      (original unknown)

      ...only you will have to transport it (push it) yourself:



      Ladies! The Ultimate Empowerment:




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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pyongyang Hotel certainly amazes me, but there's something even more impressive: the emptyness of the sreets even around such a key architectural point of NK.

Blogger Smokes said...

"Anyone wants a rocket?" A couple of bombs on the cart, not rockets. The rockets I've seen have exhaust nozzles at the back for propulsion, these don't.

I love that 1916 monster trike, nasty nasty.


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