..let’s take a li’l break from street candids..
..view from the front part of the ship..
..the ship’s calliope..
A calliope is a musical instrument that produces sound by sending a gas, originally steam or more recently compressed air, through large whistles, originally locomotive whistles. (wiki)
..more stuff from our recent trip to chattanooga.. this is where we stayed, it’s a retired steam boat..
The Delta Queen is an American sternwheel steamboat that is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Historically, she has been used for cruising the major rivers that constitute the drainage of the Mississippi River, particularly in the American South. As of June 2009, she is docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been converted into a hotel. It is possible that she will come back on the rivers.
The Delta Queen is 285 feet long (86.9 m), 58 feet (17.7m) wide, and draws 11.5 feet (3.5m). She weighs 1,650 tons (1,676 metric tons), with a capacity of 176 passengers. Her cross-compounded steam engines generate 2,000 indicated horsepower (1,500 kW), powering a stern-mounted paddlewheel.(wiki)
..moleman’s take on this post..
*oh, that blur on the right? that’s me.. i had the camera flat on it’s back to get this.. 🙂
..i finally ran out of titles..
..piss drunk, face down on the pavement..
..gotta love that view..
..same time and place where i got this..
..i still have a few of these..
..the bridge connecting the smaller balboa island to the larger one..
..a decked out halloween-themed house in balboa island..
..stalked the streets of Vegas yet again..
..so many of you thought that my previous post was taken in SoCal.. but i got it after shooting this one i have here now.. somewhere in marin county.. 🙂
..walked quite a bit to get this shot.. whew..
RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (then Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late 1920s and early 1930s. After their release from World War II troop transport duties, Queen Mary and her running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary’s retirement in 1967. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California serving as a museum ship and hotel. Queen Mary celebrated the 70th anniversary of her launch in both Clydebank and Long Beach during 2004, and the 70th anniversary of her maiden voyage in 2006. She was the flagship of the Cunard Line from 1936 until 1945 when she was replaced in this role by Queen Elizabeth. (wiki)
..same place where i got this..
..nothing new here, just processing photos from an auto show i went to yesterday, i think i’ll be posting them here for a week starting tomorrow.. 🙂
..i still have a few more from this place, here’s one of them..
..well, what can i say.. i’m running on empty.. just enjoy the scene.. and it’s a friday too..
..is this a replica of the arc de triomphe? i dunno, i guess so.. people of paris, watcha tink?
..well from what i remember that night when i took this was that it took ages for me to set up and take the shot because of some euro tweens posing & taking pics with this background.. i don’t speak french but how ironic it would be if they were french.. 🙂
..back to vegas..
..well whaddya know, it’s friday already.. reward yourselves with a lollipop.. you know you want to..
..it’s nice to see the patterns that come up after shooting these long exposure shots.. i think i just got lucky with last tuesday’s shot.. 🙂
..looking at monday’s post, if you do a 180 degree turn, this is what you’ll see..
..during the holidays, we went for a short drive to visit santa monica.. i was looking forward to shooting the ferris wheel at night and pretty much got a bunch of shots that i’ll be posting here and on flickr later.. this was actually the last shot i took with a tripod, after which i spent the remaining time walking around until i got stopped by someone who told me that shooting with tripods isn’t allowed.. well, too late for that, eh? 🙂
..round and round we go..
..back to vegas..
..you know those “looking up the eiffel tower” photos you see in travel photos? yeah.. those ones? well, i guess this photo trumps them all because you even have the palais garnier below it.. lol!..
..those two dark shadows at the end of this overpass are guys cleaning the glass at 3AM..
..in the Las Vegas CityCenter, there’s this mall called Crystals.. i guess it’s new, some shops are still under renovation.. it’s very angular and futuristic.. makes for a great photo subject.. a great place to practice composition..
..finally got time to process photos so i’ll post more on my flickr..
Taking a stroll through a park is one thing. Taking a stroll through a mall that feels like a park is another. (vegas.com)
..i think this’ll be as close as i could get to being in paris..
..okay, back to regular programming, i was in california for the holidays and was lucky enough to get to vegas..
..the structure on the left is the bellagio & the one on the right is the caesar’s palace, if you saw ocean’s eleven(?) you know that this is where the fountain is.. but there weren’t any fountains to capture because i was out strolling the strip at 2 AM in the morning.. 🙂
..quick post, time to hit the sack..
..same place where i got this..