"The Gang Become Ghostbusters"
This is - the largest municipal building in the USA
The building was constructed from 1871 to 1901. City Hall is a masonry building whose weight is borne by granite and brick walls up to 22 ft (6.7 m) thick. There is no steel rebar support present. The principal materials are limestone, granite, and marble. The final construction cost was $24 million.
The building is topped by a 37 ft (11 m) bronze statue weighing 53,348 lb (24,198 kg) of city founder William Penn one of 250 sculptures that adorn the building inside and out. The statue was hoisted to the top of the tower in fourteen sections in 1894. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world. Despite its lofty perch, the city has mandated that the statue be cleaned about every ten years to remove corrosion and reduce deterioration due to weathering. Penn's statue is hollow, and a narrow access tunnel through it leads to a 22-inch-diameter (56 cm) hatch atop the hat.
City Hall was the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1986 when the construction of One Liberty Place surpassed it, ending the informal gentlemen's agreement that had limited the height of buildings in the city to no higher than the Penn statue.
Fun fact: this is the largest free mason building in the world. No wood or steel supports anywhere. I always stop and admire City Hall when I pass by.
The gang becoming ghostbusters should be in /sub/writingprompts
Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest Freemason building in the world.
Washington monument is the tallest masonry structure in the world and Philadelphia City Hall is the tallest load-bearing masonry structure in the world.
Reminds me of a Tesla coil from Command and Conquer.
I forgot to add the source:
Russian designer Vasily Klyukin has envisioned the "Asian Cobra Tower." Just as its name suggests, the gold-plated tower takes the shape of a snake, offering offices and apartments in its body and a restaurant, night club and terrace in its jaws.
"In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same," says Klyukin. "The symbol of wisdom and eternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city."
"Snakes and dragons are custodians of threshold, temples, treasure, esoteric knowledge and all lunar gods. If this skyscraper is built in a city this city will become eternal in its resurrections," adds Klyukin.
I would love to see this actually get built!
“In Japan telling someone he is a snake means a compliment”
I didn’t know all my friends were asian
“Tunnel Snakes rule!”
I can almost hear the evil cackle from the top floor
This looks like one of the hospitals from GTA San Andreas
Literal title FTW.
This photo makes it look like it's a set from some old, cheesy movie or TV show. Cheesy because the sign is so blatant.
Also, 10/10 title OP.
This ship is the "Den sorte dame" or "The Black Dame"
It's based on a design from a norwegian series called "Kaptein Sabeltann" "Captain Sabertooth". It can be found in Kristiansand, Norway.
/sub/evilboats has more!
He can't be evil, he has disco eyes!
Hiv og hoy snart er skatten vår!
I have in my possession a document verifying that I am a true pirate, signed by the old Captain Sabertooth from the 90s.
Not just an autograph, an actual document. The captain himself wrote it.
When I was a kid, I heard that captain Sabertooth was going to retire. I didn't understand that the actor was retiring, and thought the captain was not going to be the captain anymore. I send him a heartfelt letter, and a while later I got my response. A document verifying that I am an authentic pirate, and that I am welcome on the Black Dame at anytime.
It is one of my most priced possessions.
Traveling to Eichenwald
Looks like the setting of the first half of wolfenstein the old blood.
It very well could have been. Where do you think they came up with those settings?
I'm fully expecting someone to say, "yeah, <blah blah blah> was shot here."
The Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.
The bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards.
Looks like Yarnham from Bloodborne.
I went to Prague in April during Easter when all of festivals were going on. I noticed they were obsessed with eggs. Eggs here. Eggs there. Eggs everywhere. It was unbelievable. I asked somebody about this and they said eggs were critical for the history of Prague. That eggs were used in the construction of the bridge. Apparently they used a ton of egg yolks in the mortar to make the bridge even stronger. I swear, I love Prague and the Czech people, but they remind me of the Yokians from Jimmy Neutron.
Walks across bridge.
Evil choir starts singing.f u k -
That is the biggest thunder pounding I have ever seen! :O
Silence of the Trams
Silence of the Trans, on the other hand, was a big hit on /sub/holdthemoan
Charlie the Choo-Choo.
Train station in Aarhus, Denmark
This photo was mirrored. Here is the original photo. That high res image is available to purchase for $575! Here is the part I found strange - this high res doctored/mirrored image that I am posting today is also credited to the same photographer by Getty Images. So the original photographer produced this mirrored image as well.
Here is the . The resolution isn't as nice but this is what we're stuck with unless someone wants to shovel out $575 to Getty. Then we can all have that awesome picture in a higher resolution too!