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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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ukimalefu posted:
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DEyncourt posted:
A look at abandoned cave monastery complexes in India "as startling as Petra but completely overlooked by tourists":



Maybe because Indiana Jones didn't go there?
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DEyncourt posted:
A look at abandoned cave monastery complexes in India "as startling as Petra but completely overlooked by tourists":



Maybe because Indiana Jones didn't go there?

Those shots in "IJ and the Last Crusade" were probably the ONLY time that most people around the world had ever seen Petra--"Alexandretta" in the movie--in any way. Some people are incurious.
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DEyncourt posted:
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DEyncourt posted:
A look at abandoned cave monastery complexes in India "as startling as Petra but completely overlooked by tourists":



Maybe because Indiana Jones didn't go there?

Those shots in "IJ and the Last Crusade" were probably the ONLY time that most people around the world had ever seen Petra--"Alexandretta" in the movie--in any way. Some people are incurious.


The thing about the Indy movie is that I only learned that was a real place after watching the movie, so that made me want to go, but probably won't. I don't think the "leap of faith" bridge is open to tourists.
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personally i have little interest in visiting india
ukimalefu posted:
DEyncourt posted:
ukimalefu posted:
DEyncourt posted:
A look at abandoned cave monastery complexes in India "as startling as Petra but completely overlooked by tourists":



Maybe because Indiana Jones didn't go there?

Those shots in "IJ and the Last Crusade" were probably the ONLY time that most people around the world had ever seen Petra--"Alexandretta" in the movie--in any way. Some people are incurious.


The thing about the Indy movie is that I only learned that was a real place after watching the movie, so that made me want to go, but probably won't. I don't think the "leap of faith" bridge is open to tourists.

Heh. Well, the ONLY things that Spielberg used of Petra was the façade of the Petra treasury:

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and part of the Siq (the "Shaft") leading to the treasury:

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Every thing else of "Alexandretta" was in a sound studio or was CGI.

Most of Petra is more like this:

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Still damned interesting and <sigh> another place I am unlikely to visit. :(
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personally i have little interest in visiting india

B-b-but think of the headlines! :)
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as far as ancient sites go it's hard to beat pompeii and herculaneum ... it really is like going back in time
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you know, there are more places to find pics than imgur.com
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TOS posted:
you know, there are more places to find pics than imgur.com


Yup, but imgur can reliably host pictures without going under at the first sign of trouble.
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radarman posted:
[pic of elevated "bike path"]

You do have to wonder about those missing chunks of concrete along the edge....

ADD: on taking another look, it does appear that this is a bridge over a river or canal (the dark green bit in "front" of the bike path symbol), so maybe people haven't generally noticed?

Last edited by DEyncourt on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:59 pm.

radarman posted:
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That one gives me a pucker. Throw the breaker and check with a Volt meter before removing those contacts.
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Wear shoes and use a pair of pliers with an insulated handle.

Man up!!

(looks like they were actually using it that way)
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DEyncourt posted:
ukimalefu posted:
DEyncourt posted:
ukimalefu posted:
DEyncourt posted:
A look at abandoned cave monastery complexes in India "as startling as Petra but completely overlooked by tourists":



Maybe because Indiana Jones didn't go there?

Those shots in "IJ and the Last Crusade" were probably the ONLY time that most people around the world had ever seen Petra--"Alexandretta" in the movie--in any way. Some people are incurious.


The thing about the Indy movie is that I only learned that was a real place after watching the movie, so that made me want to go, but probably won't. I don't think the "leap of faith" bridge is open to tourists.

Heh. Well, the ONLY things that Spielberg used of Petra was the façade of the Petra treasury:

Image

and part of the Siq (the "Shaft") leading to the treasury:

Image

Every thing else of "Alexandretta" was in a sound studio or was CGI.

Most of Petra is more like this:

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Still damned interesting and <sigh> another place I am unlikely to visit. :(


I was a day out from visiting and then boom, terrorist attack. :(
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DEyncourt posted:
radarman posted:
[pic of elevated "bike path"]

You do have to wonder about those missing chunks of concrete along the edge....

ADD: on taking another look, it does appear that this is a bridge over a river or canal (the dark green bit in "front" of the bike path symbol), so maybe people haven't generally noticed?


methinks they added the railing to narrow (or close) an existing path due to unsafe edges
TOS posted:
DEyncourt posted:
radarman posted:
[pic of elevated "bike path"]

You do have to wonder about those missing chunks of concrete along the edge....

ADD: on taking another look, it does appear that this is a bridge over a river or canal (the dark green bit in "front" of the bike path symbol), so maybe people haven't generally noticed?


methinks they added the railing to narrow (or close) an existing path due to unsafe edges

I think you are right.

My guess is that the yellow-white parts along the edge were where the railing was originally socketed, and the powers-that-be did the cheap thing by uprooting the railing and drilling new holes to place the railing where it is now and filling in the old sockets with cement/concrete that discolored to yellow-white. This would mean that this REALLY was a labelled bike path until the railing was moved.
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user posted:
Wear shoes and use a pair of pliers with an insulated handle.

Man up!!

(looks like they were actually using it that way)


hey.. if it's still working…. leave it alone and keep using it.
if functionality ain't broke……...
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Tell the kid to stick his tongue on it.
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macnuke posted:
user posted:
Wear shoes and use a pair of pliers with an insulated handle.

Man up!!

(looks like they were actually using it that way)


hey.. if it's still working…. leave it alone and keep using it.
if functionality ain't broke……...

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heh heh. good one :up:
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A new meaning for "going Dutch".
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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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I see that pic a lot, had to google it to find out she's a real astronaut.
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