Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex | Via
A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it’s just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly architectural structures that the civilian world only rarely sees.
The Library of Congress has an extraordinary set of images documenting the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex in Cavalier County, North Dakota, showing it in various states of construction and completion.
Taken for the U.S. government by photographer Benjamin Halpern, the particular images seen here show the central pyramid—pyramid, obelisk, monument, megastructure: whatever you want to call it—that served as the site’s missile control building. Like the eye of Sauron crossed with Giza, it looks in all directions, its all-seeing white circles staring endlessly at invisible airborne objects across the horizon.
German shock troops lie in wait for the signal to begin the Russo-German war in 1941.
The MI-24P, armed with two 30mm autocannons and it’s intended purpose was similar to that of the A-10, just in a more versatile package with the capability of transporting infantry.
Guardian of the Kingdoms of God.
This is just spectacular.
From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”. 1500s.
il bello del birrificio
oltre ai soliti avventori, ormai ci conosciamo da ettolitri, il bello del birrificio è poter incontrare gente nuova.
tipo oggi un ragazzo danese, da queste parti per il design credo, e passare qualche ora a discutere del magnifico, pure troppo a dir suo, welfare danese. che lo pagano per studiare e, ovviamente, della birra.
"se passi da Copenhagen dimmelo", ovvio, solite promesse che non costano nulla!