Sånt här tycker jag är så häftigt. En bro från 1904 där de skapat ett system att snurra på bron… Läckert!
(I wish I knew who took these photographs, please let me know if you know, so I can show credit, where credit is due!)
This beautiful and amazing series of pictures are from the making of the memorial to UTA Flight 772 – a large plane crash in the Sahara Desert. This is a memorial in the middle of the desert where the wreckage was found and therefore is one of the most isolated and least accessable memorial in the world.
On Tuesday, 19 September 1989 the UTA Flight 772 of the French airline Union des Transports Aériens took off from N’Djamena International Airport at 13:13. The flight was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the People’s Republic of Congo, via N’Djamena in Chad, to Paris CDG airport in France.
46 minutes later, at its cruising altitude of 10,700 metres (35,100 ft), a bomb explosion caused UTA Flight 772 to break up over the Sahara Desert near the towns of Bilma and Ténéré in Niger. All 155 passengers and 15 crew members died.
18 years later, the memorial was created by Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an association of the victims’ families along with the help of local inhabitants. The memorial was built mostly by hand and uses dark stones to create a 200-foot diameter circle shipped from 70 km away. 170 broken mirrors, representing each victim, were placed around the circumference of the memorial. The memorial was partly funded by the $170 million compensation package provided by the Libyan government. The memorial can be seen from Google Earth – 16.864882,11.953737.
The Red-lipped Batfish
This makes you think, no? I like the LotR series quite a bit, but unfortunetly I’m unable to read the books, they are just way to detailed and in the lack of a better word – boring. I’m sorry! I’d love to read them, since I love the story and the movies are brilliant. My favorite is the first one, The Fellowship of the Ring, but the rest of them are great too. And now that the Bilbo-story is out, I’m loving them even more…
While watching the movies, I’m always in awe of the scenery and yes, I do know that the movies are made in New Zeeland, and Oh My, would I love to go there! But these pictures below do make me think about where the ideas for some of the scenes came from. It sure is closer to Romania than New Zeeland. =)
I love soft serve ice cream – it’s one of my summer vices. It’s something that I think about and dream about, although I pretty much eat 1 cone a season. Why, I don’t really know… I guess I just need 1 cone… =)
But, I do love these lovely rose-shaped ice cream cones. They look marvelous.