Oct 10, 2011 Photograph by Gebruiker:Bourtange Bourtange (53.0066°N 7.1920°E) is a star fort and village in the Westerwolde region of the Dutch province of Groningen.
It is a part of the municipality of Vlagtwedde, and lies about 32 km northeast of Emmen. The fortifications were initially built during the Eighty Years’ War (c. 1568–1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen which was controlled by the Spaniards. In 1851 the star fort was given up and Bourtange became a normal village. Via Wikimedia Commons. The 10 Greatest Low Pass Flybys of All Time. Mar 4, 2010 As if the world of crazy Fighter Jets and Dogfights were not enough, pilots periodically get the urge to take it even further.
Enter the ‘low pass flyby’, which takes ‘cutting it close’ to the extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeme! Check out the YouTube video I made below of the Top 10: Greatest Low Flybys of All Time, ALL TIME! If you enjoyed this article, the Sifter highly recommends: Concealed Enemy Got You Down? There’s a Weapon for that. TwistedSifter. Apr 9, 2014 Standing on the Bulbous Bow of the World’s Largest Ocean Liner Photograph by James Morgan / Cunard Line Cunard recently captured dramatic photographs of Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship’s bulbous bow a mile off the coast of Bali during the ship’s World Cruise in her 10th anniversary year.
A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow… Read More » The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. Read More » Apr 8, 2014 This Gigantic Two-Story Camera is Actually a Coffee Shop Photograph by The Dreamy Camera Cafe Facebook | Blog About 60 miles (97 km) east of Seoul, South Korea, you will find a gigantic two-story building in the shape of a Rolleiflex, a popular line of medium format twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras. Read More » Apr 7, 2014 Picture of the Day: The Odd Couple Read More » Apr 5, 2014 Picture of the Day: Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto.
This Day In History – October 12th. Artwork by Dioscoro Teofilo Puebla Tolin Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday.
The event is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Dia de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Dia de la Hispanidad, Fiesta Nacional in Spain, Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina and as Dia de las Americas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various areas since the early 20th century. A lookout on the Pinta, Rodrigo de Triana (also known as Juan Rodriguez Bermeo), spotted land about 2 a.m. on the morning of October 12, 1492. Columbus called the island (in what is now The Bahamas) San Salvador; the natives called it Guanahani. Photograph by Reuters/Michael Dalder. 20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs.
Oct 6, 2011 The world lost a visionary yesterday.
The outpouring of support and admiration has been remarkable. In the words of Seth Godin, ‘there’s too much to say, too many capable of saying it better than I ever could.’ So instead, the Sifter will remember these words of wisdom from Steve Jobs himself. Below are the 20 most inspirational quotes from a hungry and foolish man. “Here’s to the crazy ones. Fun with pics.