18 November 2015

Pure Awesome



Footage courtesy of the U.S. Navy & the Blue Angels
Ever wonder what "Pure Awesome" looks like?  Wonder No More.   
This may be one of the best... Video runs 3:44.  For Sure Go Full Screen….        
Friends...this footage is of the "slot man" in the Diamond formation ...toughest flying due to wingtip vortices, etc...when he "smiles", he is pulling some serious positive/ negative "g" forces... WOW!  What a ride!  Notice the rest of the formation in the Pilot's reflective goggles!   
Sound up, open video link and click 'Play' arrow:


15 November 2015

On Top of the World



This is the only way most of us will see a panoramic view from Mount Everest: http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html
 
Note: After the tragic avalanche earlier this year, the site was no longer accessible. However, it has been updated with accident info and is again able to be viewed.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE ELEVATION, LEFT SIDE OF YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN, 
ONCE YOU REACH THE TOP MOVE THE MOUSE TO SEE A PANORAMIC VIEW.
*This is amazing . . . it's almost like being there and there's a 360 degree view from the top!
Click on the link: Mt. Everest Journey : Everest Avalanche Tragedy : Discovery Channel

13 November 2015

Fwd: Extremely clear photos early 20th Century....SUPERB !!!


Over the years, we've all rec'd photos from the past........ But these are amazing for their clarity....... Maybe the best I've seen..... Some are so clear they appear to have a 3-Dimensional Definition to them..... And some great scenes...... You'll look at it more than once......... Life in the US at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Clarity is exceptional. Seems overweight was not a factor in the early 1900s.
These photos of life in the US at the beginning of the 20th Century are truly a walk back in time. The first photo below looks the same today and many of you have entered it on the way to NY.
The second photo shows how trolley cars were air conditioned in the summer. The clarity of these photos is truly phenomenal.
 
 
 
 

 
020 | 1900| Chicago . "A walk in Lincoln Park "
 
 

 
021 | 1900| Buffalo, New York . " Labor Day parade, Main Street "
 
 

 
022 | 1900| "U.S.S. Oregon quarterdeck"| Edward H. Hart
 
 

 
023 | 1900| "U.S.S. Chicago. One of the crew"
 
 

 
024 | 1901| Buffalo, New York . "Unloading ore from whaleback carrier"
 
 

 
025 | 1901| "Hanging rock on the Susquehanna near Danville, Pennsylvania "
 
 

 
026 | 1901| Petoskey, Michigan . "Grand Rapids & Indiana R.R. Station"
 
 

 
027 | 1901| Detroit . "Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves"
 
 

 
028 | 1901 | Colorado . "Station and hotel, summit of Pike's Peak "
 
 

 
029 | 1902 | "A happy family"
 
 

 
030 | 1902| Iowa . " Chicago & North Western Railway ­ steel viaduct over Des Moines River " | William Henry Jackson
 
 

 
031 | 1903| New York . " Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge "
 
 

 
032 | 1903| "S.S. Proteus. High water at New Orleans levee"
 
 

 
033 | 1903| "Unloading bananas at New Orleans , Louisiana "
 
 

 
034 | 1904| The Jersey Shore . " Steeplechase Pier and bathers, Atlantic City "
 
 

 
035 | 1904 | " Michigan CentralRailroad. Oiling up before the start"
 
 

 
036 | 1904| New York . "The Ponies, Coney Island "
 
 

 
037 | 1905| St. Clair , Michigan . "Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker"
 
 

 
038 | 1905| St. Augustine , Florida . "They were on their honeymoon"
 
 

 
039 | 1905| Coney Island , New York . "Surf bathing"
 
 

 
040 | 1905>| The New Jersey shore. " Boardwalk and beach, Asbury Park "
 
 

 
041 | 1905| Cleveland , Ohio . " Cuyahoga River from the Viaduct"
 
 

 
042 | 1905 | Buffalo, New York . "Jack-Knife Bridge, City Ship Canal, foot of Michigan Street "
 
 

 
043 | 1905| The Detroit River . "Transfer steamer Detroit in the ice"
 
 

 
044 | 1905| Houghton, Michigan . "Loading copper on steamer Juniata "
 
 

 
045 | 1905 | Buffalo, New York . "Looking up Main Street . Steamer North Land at Long Wharf "
 
 

 
046 | 1905 | "A winter morning"
 
 

 
047 | 1905| Knoxville, Tennessee . " Gay Street looking north from Clinch Avenue "
 
 

 
048 | 1905 | Hot Springs, Arkansas . "Roadway through the pines"
 
 

 
049 | 1905| Chicago . "The bridge, Lincoln Park "
 
 

 
050 | 1906| " Mississippi River Landing"
 
 

 
051 | 1906| Birmingham, Alabama . " Second Avenue looking east"
 
 

 
052 | 1906| Gulfport, Mississippi . "Steamer loading resin"
 
 

 
053 | 1906| Wequetonsing, Michigan . "The birches and the bay"
 
 

 
054 | 1906| Circa. "Banana docks, New York "
 
 

 
055 | 1906| "Railroad station, Magnolia, Massachusetts "
 
 

 
056 | 1907| Detroit . "Band concert on Grand Canal, Belle Isle Park "
 
 

 
057 | 1907| "The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and Manhattan Terminal"
 
 

 
058 | 1907| Chicago, Illinois . " Jackknife Bridge , Chicago River " | Hans Behm
 
 

 
059 | 1907| Chicago, Illinois . " Jackknife Bridge , Chicago River " | Hans Behm
 
 

 
060 | 1907| Savannah, Georgia . "The whole black family at the Hermitage"
 
 

 
061 | 1908| New York . " Times Square " The old New York Times building, now encased in billboards, Hotel Astor and various theaters seen from Broadway.
 
 

 
062 | 1908| Detroit . "Waders at Belle Isle Park "
 
 

 
063 | 1908| Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . " Nixon Theatre, Sixth Avenue & Cherry Alley"
 
 

 
064 | 1908| "Suburban station, Petoskey, Michigan "
 
 

 
065 | 1908| New York . " Pompeiian Room ­ HotelSeneca"

 
 
 
 
 

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