Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dub13, Oct 9, 2012.
Amazing photo of sky-divers on the West Coast of Ireland.
Van gal didn't watch our game tonight
This incredible photo doesn't even look like Ireland...
Connemara, Co Galway
Could have been Africa but too green.
Not sure if it was mentioned here before but the FB page 'History in Pictures' is excellent.
I just found it the other day and with over 2000 pics it will take me a while to get through them all but here's a sample...
"Ernest Hemingway boxing while on a big game hunt in Kenya, 1952."
"Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Thought to be the earliest born individual captured on film."
"The Hell of Serra Pelada mines, a large gold mine in Brazil, circa 1986. Photograph by Sebastião Salgado."
"A black policeman protects a KKK member as protesters were closing in on them in at a rally in Austin, Texas, 1983."
"Young girl barely makes it across the border between East and West Berlin, 1955."
"Poor children of Dublin collecting firewood from the ruined buildings damaged in the Easter Rising."
"Top of the world, ma! Top of the world!"
Brazilian gold mine.
Incredibly, this photo wasn't taken 100-150 years ago, but in 1986.
I remember flying to LA from dublin thinking why we went over Greenland, there's the answer so.
Some colourised photos:
Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin
Lee Harvey Oswald
Union Soldiers from American Civil War
Great pics @vodkacolly
What type of aquaculture is that? What is being farmed? It's a cool photo but from where?
Don't leave me hanging.
Sorry, I should put a bit more info..
A boat pulls a group of solar panels to be connected to a large floating solar farm project under construction by the Sungrow Power Supply Company on a lake created by a collapsed and flooded coal mine on June 14, 2017 in Huainan, Anhui province, China. The floating solar field, billed as the largest in the world, is built on a part of the collapsed Panji No.1 coal mine that flooded over a decade ago due to over-mining, a common occurence in deep-well mining in China's coal heartland. When finished, the solar farm will be made up of more than 166,000 solar panels that could potentially produce enough energy to power a city in Anhui province, regarded as one of the country's coal centers. Local officials say they are planning more projects like it, marking a significant shift in an area where long-term intensive coal mining has led to large areas of subsidence and environmental degradation. However, the energy transition has its challenges, primarily competitive pressure from the deeply-established coal industry that has at times led to delays in connecting solar projects to the state grid.
Thanks Paul, for the extra info. I never would have guessed that they were solar panels. Amazing idea.