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DEyncourt wrote: 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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ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: 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 wrote:
ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: 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
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ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote:
ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: 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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TOS wrote: personally i have little interest in visiting india

B-b-but think of the headlines! :)
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hah
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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 wrote: 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 wrote: [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?
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radarman wrote: Image

That one gives me a pucker. Throw the breaker and check with a Volt meter before removing those contacts.
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DEyncourt wrote:
ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote:
ukimalefu wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: 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 wrote:
radarman wrote: [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
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TOS wrote:
DEyncourt wrote:
radarman wrote: [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 wrote: 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.
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Tell the kid to stick his tongue on it.
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macnuke wrote:
user wrote: 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.
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heh heh. good one :up:

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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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