Posts Tagged ‘wonder’

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Wonder Wednesday

November 7, 2018

The astounding beauty of the Faroe Islands…

photo by Karl ‘Shakur’ Ndieli

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Wonder Wednesday

October 31, 2018

Some mighty fine old school animation, coupled with the absolutely powerful, marvelous, and moving score by Jerry Goldsmith…

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Wonder Wednesday

October 24, 2018

A journey; to where?

Sometimes, it matters not.

The fantastical always awaits.

art by Matt Rhodes

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Wonder Wednesday

October 17, 2018

This picture of my beloved CN Tower:

Amusing not only for its odd look in its unfinished state (looks like they just reached the top out point for the Sky Pod), but also how bare and barren the skyline (or lack thereof) around it feels, with nary a tall building in site.  These were early days in what would become the big TO….

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Wonder Wednesday

October 10, 2018

A diary of math and wonderous (and amusing!) drawings:

… and it all culminates in this:

An 18th century chicken in trousers.

See the whole hilarious thread on twitter here from the Museum of English Rural Life

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Wonder Wednesday

October 3, 2018

Ah!  Check out this old map of the Ontario Science Centre.  I remember it well!  Many great memories of visiting and all the exhibits within… Lasers!  The giant And/Or logic circuit gate ball drop!  The miniature lift locks!  Shadow freezing!  Parabolic disk whispering!  And one of my ever-favs, this amazing 2-story contraption that required four people on bicycles to pump water to the top through a series of pipes that could then be released down more transparent pipes to run turbines that would power lights, fans, and a model train.  Great stuff, and a great axonometric map that shows it all.

Hilarious story:  In earlier versions, the map didn’t include the word “Exploring” before the word “Space”, and so for many years I never visited that tower, as my young mind translated that to “Empty Space”, like it must be some sort of strange store room ready for future expansion or something…  ah, silly me.  Especially given how much I loves me my space program and the wonders of outer space!

Bonus postscript:  The OSC building itself is quite nifty, a brutalist gem nestled within a lush forest heading down a steep incline.  The double bridge leading from the reception building to the tower building was amazingly serene and a nice transition from the everyday world behind that built excitement.  Traveling down the massive escalators to the valley building meant passing seemingly hundreds of trees.  The grand hall was indeed grand, and the towers suitably impressive areas for exhibits.  The mezzanines looking down on exhibits below let the eyes wander from wonder to wonder.  Visiting the building was as exciting for me as was what was in it.

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Wonder Wednesday

September 26, 2018

 

Tunnel of light by MAD Architects