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This one is looks like on your image. http://alex-brab.livejournal.com/149623.html The name of this building is Kamenez (Wikipedia: Kamianets-Podilskyi). Photo of our days
It is a hanger, you can hang your jacket or anything similar there. The same exact ones typically available in lavatories for passengers and in galleys for crew members. In the passengers cabin, they are usually available in first or business classes' seats and it comes with a sign: I guess they forgot to add the sign, making it harder for passenger to ...
My guess would be the Mohonk Mountain House, "Around the last bend, a Victorian castle rises above Lake Mohonk, surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens and pristine wilderness. Inside you discover a warm interior that is reminiscent of the beauty outside – extensive woodwork, fireplaces constructed from Shawangunk stone, and expansive windows that frame ...
This category of equipment is known as "Ground Support Equipment" (see Wikipedia article). This includes a variety of utility vehicles, including refuelers, dollies, chocks, buses and more. However, the one you're after is the Belt loader: Belt loaders are vehicles with conveyor belts for unloading and loading of baggage and cargo on aircraft. A belt ...
I just found it in Ground support equipment: It is called "Belt loader".
It is an apartment complex built on the waterfront of Aarhus in Denmark. Isbjerget was created in a collaboration between four architectural firms: JDS, CEBRA, SeARCH, and Louis Paillard. It took 5 years for the project to be completed, and is one of the first projects to be completed within De Bynære Havnearealer, the new docklands quarter of ...
I think it is a part of the Brighton royal pavilion in Brighton, England.
They are almost certainly Buddhist monks - the shaved head and gray clothes (apparently called "gasa") are a mark of their ascetic style of living. The gray robes worn by a monastic declare that one is a practitioner, and represent the spirit of no belongings, letting go of all worldly desires.
He is Buddist. Buddists in Korea wear grey and red robes, despite of the most asian countries where the popular color is yellow and orange.
Those machines seem to have been quite common. Here is a photo of one: There were even patented, but unfortunately the patent does not reveal the financial background. From this court case however, you can read about the process of making such a purchase: The policy set out across the top the following specifications: "Do Not Purchase More Than a ...
It would appear to be the ones put up in San Mateo, Rizal, The Philippines. The largest ten commandments tablet was presented to Guinness World Records at HalleluYAH Prayer Mountain For All Nations in San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines on April 11, 2009. The tablet measured 65.04 square meters (700.08 square ft), organized by Sister Grace ...
From diamond geezer's blogspot: At the Goresbrook interchange, the most iconic of Artscape's installations. The two exit roundabouts each rise to a sharp elevated point, curved and conical, created from a skin of black tarmac. Officially they're named Scylla and Charybdis, but their shape has earned the nickname Madonna's Bra, or (sssh) Madonna's Tits. ...
Signs like this are an artefact of earlier postcode assignment schemes that recall when the sign was manufactured. They may or may not sync up with the current postcode, or may indicate only a portion of the current postcode. There is no effort I'm aware of to make the older signs to synch up (presumably because of the cost). The discrepancies are not, to ...
There is an answer in the site that Mark linked in the comments. It is Salem, Massachusetts, and the building is Essex County Juvenile Court. Google Street View
Yes, these were for the Indian festival 'Holi', the festival of colours. It is the one of the most important festival in India and is celebrated by playing with colours (people put variuos colours on each other, it is fun). Coincidently, March 17, 2014, your travel day was the day Holi fell in 2014 (The Indian festivals are mostly dependent on lunar ...
He's a buddhist monk. If he speaks english, say hello and offer to buy him his dinner (don't worry, its not demeaning, buddhist monks live on the kindness of strangers by vow) and you'll get a fascinating conversation, and maybe even a bit of enlightenment!
I'd be more confident if you'd got the tail in the picture, but is it this: An article in the Daily Mail says it's a British Airways Olympic themed plane. British Airways has unveiled its first of nine Olympic-themed jets, revealing a striking white plane painted with gold feathers that will go into service [03 April 2012]. The Airbus A319 has been ...
Wikimedia Commons has a picture where the contents of the plate can be discerned. They are there to help you identify landmarks in the vicinity. These sorts of things are called “orientation tables” in several European languages (French, Dutch…). I have also come across the phrase “viewpoint indicator”.
Going out on a limb here I would say that it represents a play-on-words. Placing a Witches' Hat on a roundabout recalls the homonym carousel game. A witches' hat roundabout, is according to Wikipedia: A cone shaped playground roundabout that is mounted in such a way that the axis of rotation is free to tilt. In the old days, these roundabouts looked ...
By the looks of things and the comments posted on the photo below it is a North Korean Whiskey. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremyfox/7070619751/ This is confirmed by another blogger, which apparently is available from a shop at the DMZ. Additional Info Found another blog with the trip to DMZ with a picture of the alcohol from North Korea but the ...
Old undiscovered islands is possible, but unlikely, given we have satellite imagery of the earth down to very high resolution detail. However, there are plenty of examples of mistakes being made, and some islands that we 'know about' may not even exist. As recently as 2012, an island was found not to exist despite being on historical maps for 150 years, and ...
"Was"? Travel insurance vending machines are alive and well in that wonderland of vending machines, Japan! Ryokouhoken-jidouhanbaiki (旅行保険自動販売機) can be found to this day at most larger Japanese airports. For example, JII has machines at 8 airports, and here's a row at Kansai Int'l: (courtesy this guy) As for how they work etc, it's really no different ...
I remember that sometime in the 90ties I saw something like this at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Of course different design - looked much more like a ticket vending machine of the time. But it sold insurances for a single flight. Was even tempted to buy one as it was rather cheap. Too bad I don't remember details, and no photo. But I think part of ...
Yes, that's it. I just checked my passport, where mine is still in from three years ago, and can confirm mine looks like that too. They check it at the entrance to the area, a few hours out of Dushanbe, and then at many, many checkpoints along the way - at least to Khorog, which is as far as I got unfortunately, before needing to turn back. Enjoy the many ...
The background is called 'Temple' by Jason Absolom. It was one of the announced wallpapers chosen in a competition for the selection of them. I believe it is a composite image and not a real place, which is why I'm putting this as an answer, but if I'm proven wrong I'm happy to remove it.
The city is Salem in Massachusetts. The building that looks like a greek temple is maybe Registry of Deeds and Probate Court located at 36 Federal street.
Inpung sul is brandy. It's made from grapes. It says so right on the bottle. 인풍술 Inpungsul is 강계포도술공장 which is Kanggye Grape Liquor Factory.
I'm not certain, but it sounds like Paekrosul. According to the description on lonely planet forums. Paekrosul: A "well-known liquor," this is a Kanggye specialty from the D.P.R.K. (aka North Korea). Shoddy packaging, with a bottle full of defects (at least no holes beyond the necessary one) and a cap that guarantees it will leak in your ...
It does look like animals (including wild animals) are grazing on this field. It's also possible that some animals were brought there especially to maintain the landscape (“conservation grazing”). In that case, you wouldn't expect to see animals most of the time and, since feeding is not the main purpose of the land, it does not exhibit some features typical ...
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