Wanderings & Stuff...

Hammer’s 1958 Dracula is about to start on BBC4. Get it watched for some Christopher Lee shaped fang action…

ldmcphee:

I understand.  That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

The Isle of Skye looking pretty as a picture…

Firth of Clyde from Irvine

Firth of Clyde from Irvine

The Thing at the GFT could be a good shout for Halloween shenanigans!

mymodernmet:

Photographer Fred Lyon captured spectacular, black-and-white photos of San Francisco in the 1940s and ’50s. 

Old colonial statues, Glasgow

Old colonial statues, Glasgow

urbangeographies:

432 PARK AVENUE:  NYC’s tallest residential building

New York’s newest highrise apartment building, 432 Park Avenue, has just reached its full height of 1,396 feet. It opens next year and the penthouse views, in all directions, are spectacular. So are the prices:  apartments cost as much as $95 million!

At 96 stories, it may arguably be the tallest building in the city. One World Trade Center, without its spire, is 28 feet shorter than 432 Park. The new building beats the venerable Empire State Building by nearly 150 feet.

New Yorkers give the building mixed reviews. Some are awed by the slender, towering obelisk, while others are offended by its overwhelming dimensions, both physical and financial. Is 432 Park a worthwhile addition to the skyline, or a crass status symbol? 

“For people who watch the skyline and love it, I think there’s a real struggle,” said Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society, in the New York Times. “There’s a handsomeness about the building you can’t deny, but it’s so out of context and so imposing, it’s hard to know what to make of it.”

Source:  New York Times, OCT. 13, 2014. Photos taken from the Internet as public domain.

transylvanialand:

Hazy Day at The National William Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland by Fragga on Flickr.