We played mile high tennis and have the photos to prove it

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Tennis game, aircraft wing

There’s playing tennis, and then there’s playing tennis on the top wing of a biplane, at an altitude of one kilometre or thereabouts. I wonder how long a rally might last on such a narrow… court?

Via Historical Pics.

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Ho Fan’s photos of Hong Kong from the 1950s

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

The way Hong Kong just to be… a collection of photos of the city taken by renown Hong Kong based photographer Ho Fan, as a teenager.

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The original “Star Trek” in the widescreen

Friday, 19 September, 2014

Star Trek widescreen by Nick Acosta

San Francisco based illustrator and concept artist Nick Acosta has created a series of images depicting scenes from the orginal “Star Trek” television show, that, by the way, first went to air forty-eight years ago, in widescreen format. This I could get into I think…

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The photo dairy of a ghost hunter

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

San Francisco based artist and photographer Elizabeth Moran has put together a collection of images depicting the work of her uncle, who after retiring, became a paranormal investigator. There’s not much of the supernatural to see, but the photos are intriguing nonetheless.

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If life’s a beach then this is life most ordered

Monday, 15 September, 2014

If you’re spending time on certain of the beaches along Italy’s Adriatic coast, I think it’s fair to say there’ll be a place on the sand just for you, so organised do these beaches – as photographed by Bernhard Lang – appear to be.

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The shadows cast by clouds… as seen from space

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Photo by Alexander Gerst

German astronaut Alexander Gerst, currently stationed on the International Space Station, has amassed an amazing collection of photos of shadows cast by Earth’s clouds… that in some cases stretch for thousands of kilometres.

Via Colossal.

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The cabins of long haul cabin crew

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

Aircraft crew compartment

Aircraft cabin stewards on long haul flights don’t try to steal an hour or two’s sleep from their own fold away crew issue seats, rather they withdraw to small, crawling room only compartments, that are usually located directly above the passenger cabin, on some aeroplanes at least.

This I had not known. Is it possible to score a slot in one these compartments… I’m sure I’d sleep far better on a long haul flight if I could.

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A photo collection of all my “could have been” lives

Monday, 8 September, 2014

Czech photographer Dita Pepe is one person who in a way substituted the word could for should, as in, who could I have been, when, for her Self-Portraits with Men & Woman photo series, she imagined her life with numerous partners and families.

Via MetaFilter.

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Photos of a hospital, a doll’s hospital

Thursday, 4 September, 2014

I didn’t know Sydney had such a facility, a doll hospital that is, but go to Bexley, in the city’s south, there you’ll find it. If travelling to Bexley, or Sydney for that matter, is not an option though, check out this In Focus photo collection instead.

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Paris, as seen through the lens of a Pentax 67

Wednesday, 3 September, 2014

Just to ramp up the wanderlust a little… Paris as seen through the lens of a Pentax 67 camera.

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