Monday, January 14, 2013

Costa Concordia

The anniversary of the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia was a couple of days ago and recently there was a story on the recovery effort on 60 Minutes. That made me think that there had to be some pictures of the wreck on Flickr.

Beautiful shot by Christian Lupi
Costa Concordia

The view from an aeroplane by "Toledo."
Costa concordia picture....

A view from shore by Simona Fuso
Scarpe dei naufraghi.Simona Fuso

An elevated view from the island by Harald Thiele
Costa Concordia

A head on shot by Mike Boyd
Bow view of the Costa Concordia

You can see a larger gallery I put together here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

New David Bowie Song

It's called Where are we Now? I like it. A lot.

Holy shitballs, AND a new Tom Waits song is released. What an amazing day!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Battle Scarred

During our trip to Tybee Island Melanie and I visited Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski was the site of an artillery battle during the Civil War. Union troops forced the Confederates inside to surrender after using superior artillery weapons. A portion of the fort's wall collapsed and the commander was afraid the Union weapons were eventually going to ignite the fort's stores of gun powder. The panorama below shows the portion of the wall that collapsed and battle damage to the right and left of the rebuilt portion of the wall. The brighter red bricks are from the rebuilding done by Union troops once they took over the fort. The damage done to the surrounding wall can easily be seen. Actual leftover damage from the Civil War! That is the coolest historical thing I've seen since Jeff and I went to the Ford Theater Museum and saw the coat Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated.

An article on the Battle for Fort Pulaski can be found here.

Pulaski outside wall panorama