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Border crossings no more
Photos of the closed border checkpoints of Schengen-ised Europe
Interesting  Europe  EU  border-checks  geography  photos  photography  architecture  history 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Slides plan for Newcastle's St James Park
'Football fans exiting Newcastle's St James' Park could be speeded on their way if plans to install slides outside the ground are approved.'
via-#maelfroth  posttofacebook  awesome  amusing  UK  Newcastle  architecture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How King’s Cross Concourse Was Designed 12,000 Years Ago* | Londonist
'The concourse’s circular form was quite possibly dictated by the melting of a glacier 12,000 years ago…at least if you want to believe the historical thought experiment that follows.'

Reminds me of how the size of US space shuttles is partially determined by the width of a Roman horse's arse.
posttofacebook  geography  design  London  architecture  awesome  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Architect looking for investors and/or victims for his giant see-through maze
'within its clear laminated polymer walls are nine floors of dead ends, staircases, and psychological torment for those willing to broach its premises.'
architecture  art  psychology  weird  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
25 of the Most Creative Staircase Designs
Via SpuriousLogic's posting of the Floating Stairs, and TinEye.
home  architecture  design  photos  clever  pretty  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Dawkins Opposed to Temple for Atheists Planned for London | Christian News.
There does seem a pattern of the humanist atheists replicating aspects of religion, and often it feels like they're going "Look! This means we're alright people, really!"
posttofacebook  image  culture  UK  London  architecture  religion  belief  Richard-Dawkins  atheism  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Big Ben develops a northward slant
'Beneath it, governments have veered from left to right, but the tower of Big Ben has always seemed resolutely straight — until now.Surveyors have found that it has developed a tilt, which is getting worse every year.'

It's actually leaning towards the left. If you're looking at it from Parliament Green or the Bridge, anyway.
amusing  architecture  interesting  London  politics 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The New York City that Never Was: Part III Roadways and Railways
Cities are like creatures, dependent on the intricate systems providing them with life. A city’s buildings are therefore like organs where its life forces are housed.  But absent the ability to interact with one another, these organs would be guaranteed to fail. Their success is predicated upon a series of connections, which become more complex the more that is required of them. New York City is known for its buildings, but without its labyrinth of roads and tracks those buildings could never have been built.
history  USA  interesting  architecture  culture 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Eartscraper - Architecture stories - io9
'concept art for BNKR Arquitectura's Earthscraper, an inverted skyscraper shoved deep under the surface of Mexico City. '
interesting  awesome  architecture  SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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