Saturday, June 17, 2017

Pictures You Don’t See Very Often


I usually try to intersperse word items with visual items and, for the most part, leave the longer reading posts for the weekend. Time constraints also often affect the choice of postings.

Whilst pondering what I would post this time, I received Leo’s email of a collection of interesting photographs, entitled Pictures You Don’t See Very Often.

The pics appear below and meet the title description.

Thanks Leo.

The lava lake of the continuously active volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia

A FedEx Boeing 757, without any cargo.

The clearest photograph of Mercury that has ever been taken.

Octopus eggs

The Northern Lights from space

Bavarian town of Nordlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater

An illustrated grocery list Michelangelo would create for his illiterate servants.

A view from Mars

Inside one of Googles data centres

A look at Hitler’s Office

These are the teeth of George Washington

A very large statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia

Additional comment:

The statue is known as the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, and is 40 metres (130 ft) tall. It depicts Genghis Khan on horseback and it is located on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (33 ft) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. Another nearby statue showing Genghis Khan in the midst of battle is titled The Wrath of Khan. Nahh, that’s not true, I made that up. Here is another view of the real statue to show size and scale:

A comparison showing fat vs muscle

The desk of Albert Einstein just a shortly after his death

Daytona Beach in 1957

Mountain Climbers ascending Mount Everest in 2013

Cancer cells under microscope

Bagger 288, the largest land vehicle in the world

An aerial view of a tyre dump

A watch belonging to Akito Kawagoe which stopped at 8:15, the exact time of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945

A 360 rainbow, which was captured from an airplane

A close up view of the human tongue

A huge dust storm just before it hit Australia in 2013

A geyser in early stages of eruption

Where the Great Wall of China ends

A cross-section of an undersea cable

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