Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Karman Vortices, Selkerk island

Each of these swirling clouds is a result of a meteorological phenomenon known as a Karman vortex. These vortices appeared over Alexander Selkirk Island in the southern Pacific Ocean. Rising precipitously from the surrounding waters, the island's highest point is nearly a mile (1.6 km) above sea level. As wind-driven clouds encounter this obstacle, they flow around it to form these large, spinning eddies.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Sanjhih is a small town on the north coast of Taiwan. It's near Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

In late 70's, a keeper of a rubber company worked out the prototype of the UFO house using his own factory. He want to build a contemporary style holiday resort. However, the rubber company closed down in the energy crisis in 1980. The UFO houses that was just begining was sealed up by the bank. In that time, there was only foundation and FPR compoments.

In 1989, a development company bought the unfinished UFO houses. It costed 7~8 hundred million new Taiwan dollors. They planed to make it 5 stars resort hotel with the first yacht dock in the north coast of Taiwan. According their plan, the FPR UFO structure will be white, and there will be swimming pool and rockery in the garden

In the winter of 1989, almost a year after they were reactivate, they decided to shutdown because of the dissension of the investors. The development company has inversted more then 1.5 hundred million in building it, but they didn't finished it. Then the buildings was abandoned untile in jan of 2009 they were all pulled down

There are many rumors about this place, the main rumour why it was pulled down and was halted so many times is that it is haunted. There were also some serious on site accidents which were also blamed on ghosts.....

Maunsell Army Sea Forts
River Thames/River Mersey
Original Caption:

London -- Actress Katharine Hepburn grits her teeth and bares her claws in the direction of screen queen Elizabeth Taylor, as actor Montgomery Clift and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz become locked in apparent mortal combat during what seems to be a free-for-all at London's Shepperton studios. The battle, which was impromptu, took place on the set of Columbia's 'Suddenly, Last Summer,' the recently completed Tennessee Williams screenplay. (1959)


Sunday, 17 May 2009