BEEPS AND BLIPS FROM OUTERSPACE
THE BROODING SOLDIER
This monument is called "The Brooding Soldier" and is one of my favorite designs. The lines and size of the pillar/obelisk is imposing for the viewer and the soldier emerging from the stone is just as... indefatigable.Even though the memorial is for Canadian soldiers, it's still worth mentioning on Veteran's Day since we should thank our allies that died along side our soldiers.Also, the story behind the memorial is just as interesting... the Canadians stood strong during the first gas attack by the Germans and filled the line where the French soldiers broke ranks.from wikipedia
POSTED 2011-11-11 09:30:34 CATEGORY HISTORY TAGS WWI
PERSPECTIVE: BATTLESHIPS ARE AWESOME AND STUPID AT THE SAME TIME.
Battleships, the bling of the seas... "Guns that squirted out bullets as heavy as a Volkswagon; 14″, 16″, 18.1″ in diameter! Armor a foot and a half thick! Giant coal and oil burning steam engines creating 150,000 horsepower and belching out enormous clouds of smoke! 60,000 ton craft at 30 knot speeds! Sweet baby Jesus, that’s damn cool."More at Locklin on Science
POSTED 2011-06-06 15:21:42 CATEGORY HISTORY NEAT TAGS none
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