Guardian.UK: Newly decked out Mary Rose reopens after £5m makeover.
Lots of good info in that short article.
c|net: The fabulous flying boats of the Solent Sky museum.
Bucket list. I built a plastic model of the Supermarine S6, once upon a time.
Economist: America’s airlines are introducing a class below economy.
“... some people suspect a more nefarious motive: Delta and its rivals are making basic economy so unpleasant that people will pay extra to “upgrade” to standard economy.” No joke, weren’t some contemplating standing room?
DYT: China Unveils Colossal 1,320-ton Sculpture Of Chinese God Of War “Guan Yu”.
Ya gotta admit, it’s cool.
BBC: China’s anger over South China Sea.
Watch, and check out that Philippines ship of war. They should get hazard pay for just being willing to pilot the damned thing to open water. I’d never leave my life preserver.
Colossal: A Giant Illuminated ‘Castle in the Sky’ Ship Built for the Studio Ghibli Exhib
Dissent: How the British Far Right Went Mainstream.
Saved for later reading; I can’t vouch for the opinions.
SF New Mexican: New Mexico announces 4th year of ‘record-breaking’ tourism.
“For tourism data, Longwoods International conducts surveys for New Mexico as well as states and cities worldwide. The estimated 33.4 million trips in New Mexico was based on a national survey of 337,164 trips and extrapolated from 2,860 of the trips that visitors said took place in New Mexico.” As you know, I have big doubts about the folks parsing the tourism data. I’d like to see competing, or triangulation of, separate firms.
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.