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#521 SJS

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

We honeymooned in Banff and also took a brief trip up to Lake Louise.  Awesome scenery.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:38 PM

Once went skiing in Lake Louise.
Couldn't see a thing for cloud for a fotnit, and we were only there eleven nights...

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:34 AM

Were you hang gliding to get that shot?

 

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:55 AM

Wisconsin's biggest mountain. :)

 

Rib Mountain - Elevation 1,942 ft 

 

Local legend states that the "ribs" in Rib Mountain denote that it is the burial site of Paul Bunyan. The nearby Mosinee Hill is said to be the grave of Babe the Blue Ox.

 

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Mount Everest - Elevation 29,029 ft 

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:35 AM

Monument Valley at the Arizona-Utah Border

 

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:52 PM

Wayag Islands in the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia

 

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Raja Ampat Islands

 

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:44 PM

Volcano eruption in Colima, Mexico. January 26th, 2017. Photo taken from Carrizalillos

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

Kallur lighthouse on Kalsoy Island, Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark. Kalsoy means Man Island.

 

The town of Mikladalur (pop. 38 in 2009) is situated on the east coast of the island.

 

Click for hugeness.

 

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Parallel to Kalsoy Island is Kanoy (Woman Island)

 

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Legend of the Selkie

 
Mikladalur has a legend of a selkie/sealwoman. Seals were believed to be former humans who voluntarily sought death in the ocean. Once a year, on Twelfth Night, they were allowed to come on land, strip off their skins and amuse themselves as human beings, dancing and enjoying themselves.
 
A young farmer from Mikladalur once went to the beach to watch the selkies dance. There he sees a beautiful selkie maiden shedding her seal skin, and he is hit by an intense desire for her. He hides the skin, so that she cannot go back to sea at the end of the night, and confronts her, and forces her to marry him. The man kept her skin in a chest, and kept the key with him both day and night. Like this they lived for several years, having several children together. One day when out fishing, he discovers that he has forgotten to bring his key, and rows back home with his power. When he returns home, his wife has escaped back to sea, leaving their children behind, but has put out the fire and hid away any sharp objects, so that they wouldn't be harmed.
 
Then one day it happened that the Mikladalur men planned to go deep into one of the caverns along the far coast to hunt the seals that lived there. The night before they were due to go, the man’s seal wife appeared to him in a dream and said that if he went on the seal hunt in the cavern, he should make sure he didn’t kill the great bull seal that would be lying at the entrance, for that was her husband. Nor should he harm the two seal pups deep inside the cave, for they were her two young sons, and she described their skins so he would know them. But the farmer didn’t heed the dream message. He joined the others on the hunt, and they killed all the seals they could lay their hands on. When they got back home, the catch was divided up, and for his share the farmer received the large bull seal and both the front and the hind flippers of the two young pups.
 
In the evening, when the head of the large seal and the limbs of the small ones had been cooked for dinner, there was a great crash in the smoke-room, and the seal woman appeared in the form of a terrifying troll; she sniffed at the food in the troughs and cried the curse: ‘Here lie the head of my husband with his broad nostrils, the hand of Hárek and the foot of Fredrik! Now there shall be revenge, revenge on the men of Mikladalur, and some will die at sea and others fall from the mountain tops, until there be as many dead as can link hands all round the shores of the isle of Kalsoy!’
 
When she had pronounced these words, she vanished with a great crash of thunder and was never seen again. But still today, alas, it so happens from time to time that men from the village of Mikladalur get drowned at sea or fall from the tops of cliffs; it must therefore be feared that the number of victims is not yet great enough for all the dead to link hands around the whole island of Kalsoy.
 
There stands a statue of the selkie, down at the shore amidst the crashing surf in Mikladalur.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:32 PM

Another angle of Kalsoy

 

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More ridiculous dreamscapes of these islands

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:12 PM

Gorgeous.  Looks like it could be scenes taken from the old video 'game' MYST.  

 

(never could figure that damn game out)



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:56 PM

My thoughts too.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

An interesting read here about life on the Faroe Islands.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

An interesting read here about life on the Faroe Islands.

https://www.bbc.co.u..._postal_service

 

I keep thinking what a great setting for a murder mystery.  :2  thumbs up:

 

Has Hollywood defouled these islands yet?


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:23 AM

Yan'an Interchange, Shanghai China

 

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 02:04 AM

Yan'an Interchange, Shanghai China

 

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This picture needs a synthwave soundtrack. The retro '80s future has arrived.

 


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

Hubbard Glacier Explodes, Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, 1986
Chris Johns
 
"Ice," National Geographic magazine, January 1987, pp. 110-111.
 

 

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:39 AM

^ You know nothing, Jon Snow



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:23 PM

Yosemite's Half Dome

 

"There is a great disturbance in the Force." 

 

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^^^ What the fuck is going on in this picture???!!! lol.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 06:34 AM

This bridge is beautiful but it might be annoying to walk across it.
 
 
The Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋 Kintai-kyō) is a historical wooden arch bridge, in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
 
The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches. The bridge is located on the foot of Mt.Yokoyama, at the top of which lies Iwakuni Castle.
 

 

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Iwakuni Castle

 

This castle was constructed by Kikkawa Hiroie from 1601 to 1608 as his own castle. Kikkawa was a retainer of a vassal of the Shogun under the Mōri clan. However, this castle was dismantled as per the Ikkoku-ichijo (一国一城, literally, "One Castle Per Province") order established by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1615. The famous Kintai Bridge was originally a bridge to the main gate of the castle. After the destruction of the castle, Kikkawa used a part of the old castle as his residential office. The Kikkawa clan held this castle and Iwakuni Han, which was assessed at 30,000 (later 60,000) koku.
 
A replica of the castle tower stands high on a hill above the Nishiki River and the Kintai Bridge in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Iwakuni Castle was selected to be one of the 100 Great Castles of Japan by the Japan Castle Foundation in 2006.

 

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The Japanese conception of a castle differs from the West's apparently.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

I wanna rock.

 

Malachite

 

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Fire Opal

 

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Galaxy Opal

 

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The pick Alex used for 2112

 

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Prehistoric jelly donut

 

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The innards of the iPhone 10

 

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