Saturday, April 27, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Paris firemen


A salute to the firefighters that tackled the horrendous fire at Notre Dame this week.  While on a trip to Paris some years ago I found these brothers engaged in more routine activities and they were kind enough to pose for a group picture.

Showing chickens some love


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bail out

Test pilot George Aird was flying one of the pre-production English Electric Lighting F1 aircraft on final approach to Hatfield air base on September 13,1962.  The tailplane control system failed due to a fire.  Aird was forced to eject at 100 feet.  He survived with injuries including broken legs.  The photographer was Jim Meads.  He was a professional photographer who lived near the airfield.  Read more here.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Giant Pacific Octopus

As this individual matures it could weigh in at 110 lbs. (50kg) and have a radial span of 20 ft. (6 m).  The record for this species is 156 lbs (71 kg).  Additional information available on Wikipedia.

I am not aware of what species octopus is featured in this video clip:


1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe concept car- body by Ghia

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Roulotte Assomption

A French maker of motor homes, caravans, and trailers.  Apparently partial to a red and green color scheme.  The motor home is from the '50's.

HiViz traffic signals

Wednesday, April 3, 2019