BarnFinds: Camper Plane - 1951 Grumman Albatross.
Archaeology News Network: Seven shipwrecks located off the shores of the Greek island of Delos.
Check the depth. You could wade some of that. Remember Teddy Tucker, in Bermuda? He started off with a pail with a piece of glass inserted.
Guardian.UK: Trump may have broken law by seeking foreign political donations.
Oy vey. What a nerk.
Thought Merchants: Kauai and the Nā Pali coast by helicopter.
One of my favorite things I’ve ever done. If you visit Kauai, you HAVE to do it. And spend the extra cash on the longer flight - worth every penny.
MessyNessyChic: Streamliner Trains that Oozed the Elegance of Old World Travel.
I believe there is an old El Capitan car down at Lamy. I’ll have to recheck my photos. And one of the art-deco dining cars (triangular tables).
HyperAllergic: World’s Oldest Operating Photo Studio Closes in India.
Too bad we can’t just add ‘fixative.’
Atlas Obscura: Scottish Birds Continue Stealing Large Amounts of Underwear.
Jury’s out on whether they’ll still steal domestically-manufactured skivvies.
Prospect.org: Who’s to Blame for Brexit? The Elites.
“If Europe responds to Brexit by consolidating more control, they’ll have learned nothing from the yearning for people to free themselves from the yoke of unaccountable external rule, and the UK won’t be the first to leave.” Great find from Kevin [GitM] on FB.
Discover: Antibiotic-Resistant Genes Hitch a Ride in Just Two Days.
So many of my acquaintances go overseas, bringing back hitchhikers (GI distress). Perhaps this is why.
Brexit. They actually did it.
Between Trump and this event, it feels like hordes of ignorance are taking over the world. Western Civilization is practically poised to fall, thanks to narrowminded pursuit of profit at any cost ...
Later: I’m being melodramatic, but my excuse is, ‘tis the season ...
ArtDaily: Detroit Institute of Arts - “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip”
I’d love to see this.
Guardian.UK: Alligator drags two-year-old boy into lagoon at Disney World resort in Florida.
You know, I spent a lot of time supporting sales meetings down in Disneyworld and environs. Every lake, every water feature seemed to have that long silhouette of an alligator or three in it. I wondered why they were allowed to remain, even close to well-trafficked areas. Understand, this was fifteen-twenty years ago now.
Guardian.UK: UK fracking firm plans to dump wastewater in the sea.
“Under EA regulations, the water must be treated on site or elsewhere at a designated treatment facility, before a permit is issued to discharge it. Ineos and the industry trade body said any fracking wastewater would be treated before being disposed of.” But what does ‘treating’ render? What’s left in the wastewater?
Hemmings: The 2016 Race of Gentlemen East: Two days of sand, sun and speed.
Would love to photograph this someday ...
Italian Ways: Rome from an airplane.
Roads & Kingdoms: A Forest Built By Hand.
YT: How to Fly the North American B-25 “Mitchell” Medium Bomber (1944).
Love old instructional videos. The accent’s even better.
WaPo: Why Americans are giving up citizenship in record numbers.
Not necessarily Trump. Read on.
BBC: Briton Leslie Binns abandons Everest peak to save fellow climber.
“Leslie Binns, 42, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, turned around to save Sunita Hazra, an Indian woman, who was scaling the summit ahead of him.” Not many do this ... good on you, sir.
Mr Porter: How To Be Parisian.
Ghost in the Machine: Catching Up - Books.
Busy guy, Kevin. On my reading list(s). For The Past and Future City, did you look at the [what I call] Disneyfication of Santa Fe after 1912? They stripped the Victorian clapboards, the brick buildings, and stuccoed them over to look like Spanish Revival/Pueblo style. The past was forsaken for an older, faux past. Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, cubed.
Italian Ways: Etruscan cities - a journey of discovery.
Oh, those mysterious Etruscans.
WaPo: WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ gunner, 94, revisits Britain. And dies quietly there.
Two from Atlas Obscura.
Italian Ways: San Giovanni alle Catacombe and Saint Paul’s preaching.
What a spectacular backdrop this would be for portraits, etc.