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Arggghhh no!!!

 

Can't believe you posted an image of that horrible monstrosity from our city.

 

That edifice to money laundering.

 

That pick-pocket of average mans' wages.

 

That shrine to schlocky pseudo kulture.

 

Ptui!! I vent my mucus filled nostrils at it.

 

Tuffie,sorry if it's offensive to you,to the engineering world it's a marvel....Not only is it a helix,but it's a double helix.

 

The other engineering marvels as well....have quickly become some of the most popular photographed structures in the world.

 

Oh, no, don't get me wrong Boomer. I love the double helix...its that horrible evil empire behind it that gives me the shits.

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"Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition..." It was a catchy tune back in the day.

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Guy behind Kennedy and to his right, sunglasses and cigarette; auditioning for the Peter Sellers role as Dr. Strangelove?

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Private showing of Deep Throat.

 

why the parascope ??

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Private showing of I am curious yellow.

 

Fixed, DT came after.

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Why is the flag removable?

 

Laundry - and the patch locations can be pre-sewn w/velcro at the factory, making it easier/cheaper to issue uniforms than requiring each individual to deal w/sewing on patches.

Very clever, Thanks!

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Had a job on Whidbey Island,eh?

 

If I could, I'd find a way to make it work living there.

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Checking my boats with an old Meyer Optik Pentacon 500/5.6

 

How's that Mac26 workin' out for ya :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

 

(joking aside, very nice shots.....)

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Bora Bora Presidential Suite

 

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Nothing says 'tropical paradise' like multi-level grass huts!

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Ah Yes the WalkAbout Glass wink.gif

 

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The Church of the Redeemer in Bad Homburg, Germany. Finished in 1908, the building is outwardly of a heavy, romanesque revival appearance, while its interior is held in a neo-Byzantine style, with rich marble wall decorations and gold mosaics covering the domed ceiling, leading to the church sometimes being called 'Bad Homburg's Hagia Sophia'.

 

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The church was built to serve Bad Homburg's Evangelical Christians which around the start of the 20th Century suffered from lack of a sufficient congregation space. Its construction was paid for and the design supervised by Wilhelm II, the German Emperor, who had by then made Bad Homburg a summer residence town, and later often came to worship in the church, sitting in his own imperial box with a private entrance. Empress Auguste-Viktoria also provided the jewel-studded altar which was originally intended for the Church of the Redeemer in the Augusta Victoria complex in Jerusalem.

 

Two large church organs were installed, with it having a turn-of-the-20th-century Sauer organ and a new Bach organ based on a 1742 Thuringian model.

 

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The Cize-Bolozon viaduct is a road-rail bridge crossing the Ain gorge in France.

 

The viaduct was originally constructed in 1875; it was destroyed in World War 2,and then reconstructed as an urgent post-war project due to its position on a main line to Paris. The viaduct reopened in May 1950.

 

The bridge carries road and rail traffic at very different levels. The railway forms part of the Ligne du Haut-Bugey which was closed for reconstruction in 2005 and reopened in December 2010.The local road from Poncin to Thoirette uses the lower level.

 

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