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    Post an interesting picture. Something that is beautiful, strange, odd, etc. The idea is not to post funny pictures, but interesting pictures. A picture that can spark some conversation.

    If possible, some background info/context would be nice.



    I'l start it off with a few:

    Flock of sheep moving through heavy snow
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    "At the end of the game, the King and the pawn go back into the same box." - Italian Proverb
    "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." - Ansel Adams

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    Southern Coast of Iceland. Photographer: Andrei Ermolayev

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    "Big Wind" - Hungarian Fire Fighter

    2 x MiG Engines on a Soviet tank used to fight oil-well fires. The Big Wind is one part T-34 tank and two parts MiG 21 jet engine. Specifically its a T-34 tank chassis with a pair of Mig 21 jet engines mounted to its roof. A pair of operators are responsible for maneuvering the tank chassis into position while a third, external operator controls the jet engines.

    Then the water is turned on, the six nozzles above the MiG engines unleashing an immense blast of water that mingles with the jet exhaust and becomes a ferocious spray of steam. The water is moving at a maximum rate of 220 gallons of water a second (800+ Litre per second).


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    The magic roundabout. Swindon, England.

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    The worlds earliest surviving camera photo titled View from the Window at Le Gras taken by Nicephore Niepce between 1826 and 1827.

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    Your post reminded me of this.....

    Historic photos, recreated in miniature:


    La cour du dumaine du Gras, Joseph Nicphore Nipce, 1826
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    Concorde, Toshihiko Sato, 2000
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    The Wright Brothers, John Thomas Daniels, 1903
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    Steam train boiler explosion.

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    Just water and lights.

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    New neighbourhood in Las Vegas.

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    Part of a nuclear reactor being forged.

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    OCD friendly cabling.

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    Stunning staircase.

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    Emerald Ice - Lake Baikal, Russia.

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    Spot the snake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    The magic roundabout. Swindon, England.

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    More info here.
    Driven around that many times when we lived there

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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    OCD friendly cabling.

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    Where does this guy work?? We need names. NOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    Spot the snake?

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    The camera was to slow?


    Kidding... It took a while...

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    I like this one but yes, not everybody will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    Steam train boiler explosion.

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    I love this. Must have been a scary moment for the driver. Or maybe a case of " hold my beer and check this move"
    Choose life

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    Albino Whale

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