Plywood paddler for the junior set. Funny how much the logo looks like Harley Davidson from a distance. Cute though.
1923 BMW factory floor. Lots more vintage in the Vintage Motorbikes Flickr pool but beware of bad captions, and wild ass guesses as to makes and models.
Scroll down once for hot girl in short skirt on a real rocket of a bike. And I love how the cape stays fully extended while she’s sitting still on the desk. Yeah — it’s a Japanese superhero toy. (SFW)
1937 Harley bobber. Another fab Danish builder, Customs from Jamesville.
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Science and Technology
A look at what’s under Niagara Falls. In 1969 the Army Corps of Engineers stopped the water flow over the falls in order to be able to inspect and buttress up, if necessary, the rock face. In the comments look for Blatanville he’s got more info. Bitchin’ pics.
If you’ve got a stream with decent flow (7.5 ft/sec) you can have 500 watts of electricity from a device that weights 25 pounds. Very useful. (7.5 ft/sec is about 8 miles/hour — which is pretty fast for a big river but not so fast for a creek or stream.)
Testing structures and new designs for resistance to earthquakes at UNC’s Constructed Facilities Lab. Cruise the gallery for a look at current reasearch and projects. Lots of big (red) machines.
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Art. Images, and Design
Creepy little hand-made character dolls. In that quaint Dickensian nightmare vein.
I’m claiming this is art. Scanning microscope images of the grooves in an LP. Images 2 and 3 look like the geography of memory.
These are hysterical. Old photos with modern goofy, think Cartoon Channel kid’s show, characters photoshopped in. Rellano de Mono from Chile. (His personal website is down. Not surprising. I hope he is safe.)
A friendly reminder that it’s not about the gear or the jargon or even the technical prowess, but the seeing. A mediation on what it means to be a professional (photographer) or an amateur. Applies to all artists.
that is all