The Flame Towers are the tallest skyscrapers in Baku, Azerbaijan with a height of 190 m (620 ft). The buildings consist of apartments, a hotel and office blocks. The estimated cost of The Flame Towers is around US$350 million. Construction began in 2007, with completion in 2012.
The Flame Towers consist of three buildings; south, east and west. The facades of the three towers are turned into gigantic display screens with the use of more than 10,000 high-power LED luminaires
Here's a of it in action at night
Here's a gif
They kinda resemble snails in the daytime
If you decide to visit, stay away from the public transportation and "London Taxis". Just ask someone who knows the local language to order you a taxi over the phone or simply just use Uber.
P.S: local food is de-fucking-licous
The subway is old, has no air conditioning and is packed all the time because it costs $0.20 to ride. Buses are also very crowded and cheap to ride. Locals tend to overdress so the buses and subway cars smell terrible on warm days.
The purple London taxis (known as bademjan or eggplants) are more expensive than local taxis.
I prefer the eggplant taxis because they use a standard taxi meter to calculate the fare whereas other taxi companies seem to quote random fares for tourists.
The tallest non-flame tower in the back looks like it has evil eyes too.
This is the Guan Yu Statue Complex | Jingzhou, China
It’s 58 metres (190ft) tall, weighs over 1,320 tonnes, and it contains over 4,000 strips of bronze. The monument is so big that there’s even an 8,000sqm museum inside of it. Guan Yu lived during China’s turbulent Three Kingdoms period. He carried an axe-like weapon called a Green Dragon Crescent Blade, which has been immortalised with him as part of the statue. The only difference is that the weapon now weighs 136 tonnes!
here's a when it was still under construction
Dynasty Warriors taught me who this man was.
Thats cool as fuck.
This is the Washington Monument surrounded by scaffolding under a harvest moon
I see a bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today
There's a bathroom on the right.
Don't go around tonight.. it's bound to take your life.
Fear the old blood.
This Oakland California Temple is the 15th constructed temple of The Church of Latter-day Saints.
Non Mormons aren't allowed inside these temples
The blood moon rises once again! Please be careful Link...
They basically LARP as Adam and Eve, wear goofy robes, do some chanting and give secret handshakes to each other that they will have to give God before they can get into heaven. It's not super out there, but I think the fact that they keep it secret makes it more interesting than anything else. Up until the 1990s the ritual included suicide pacts that they would kill themselves via disembowling if they ever revealed what went on in the temple, but now those are gone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_(Mormonism). There also used to be mostly naked touching.
Here's two videos showing what goes on inside them.
How are they any weirder than any other religious rituals? Catholics literally eat the body of a guy that's been dead for 2000 years? Edit: fair enough guys, my blatantly obvious attempt at a joke was misread. Here's your /s and yes I know the difference between literally and figuratively, that's the point
This is the largest, most concentrated slum on the planet. Dharavi has an estimated population of 1,000,000 people. It is said to be the heart of Mumbai, India.
The smell has gotta be unbelievable too.
The fart of Mumbai.
I visited Dharavi a couple years ago. We got a "tour" through the slum on our first day. I will never forget the smell that pierced my nostrils as we walked over the bridge that led to the entrance. Burning plastic and raw sewage. I'd never experienced anything like it. I didn't know smells like that existed. I breathed through my mouth the majority of the time but when the taste in the alleys became too overwhelming, I would try the nose again. Nope. Gag. Repeat.
Piss, shit, the blood of butchered animals, and stagnant water covered the streets. If you ever want to feel like the ultimate spoiled piece of garbage, visit this place.
Speaking of garbage, the primary trade here is recycling all kinds of trash. I was wearing an air cast at the time and actually had multiple children ask me if they could have it to recycle. Of all the places I've visited around the globe, this left the strongest impression. Very kind, happy, hardworking, family-oriented people who just happened to be born on the wrong patch of dirt.
The Copan Building is a 118.44 meter (459 ft.) tall, 38-story residential building in downtown São Paulo, Brazil. It has 1,160 apartments and is one of the largest buildings in Brazil, even obtaining its own postal code.
The original design contained a park outside the building, a second park in an open area of the first floor, and a roof-deck. The park outside is now used by a bank building; the first floor park and roof-deck are closed.
. There's actually three of these fuckers!
It's like the tower block in Dredd.
I get anxiety just looking at that thing.
It would take a fire to get me on that thing. Or a crazed gunman or something. Yikes that's scary!
Obsessed with Mao
Henan province’s “mega Mao”, was built in a rural corner of Tongxu county at a cost of 3m yuan (about $600,000)
This picture shows that The hands, legs and feet appeared to have been hacked off, and a black cloth draped over his head. This statue was actually never authorized from the government and ordered to be torn down.
Apparently, It was built by an industrial capitalist obsessed with Mao:
According to villagers and reports on online chat sites, the statue was the idea of a local businessman, Sun Qingxin, the head of the Lixing Group, a conglomerate that manufactures machinery and owns food-processing facilities, hospitals and schools. Mr. Sun paid for the statue, they said.
Mr. Sun is also the deputy chairman of the County People’s Congress Standing Committee, a powerful local position.
“He is crazy about Mao,” said a villager who identified himself as Mr. Wang, a potato farmer. “His factory is full of Maos.”
don't try to understand his reasons, just accept it, the guy is crazy
Not nearly fat enough. This is only about half of Kim Jong Un.
OP this is the glorious eternal president Kim Il-Sung!
That's because it's not Kim Jong Un, it's Kim Il Sung.
Still evil though.
Hello u/NachoCheeseRito and thank you for this glorious submission.You are now banned from /sub/pyongyang
The air quality in Kazakhstan is #1
Here's an actual as to how it happens
Inversions are what cause the smog layer in Los Angeles as well. LA isn't necessarily a dirtier city than anywhere else in the US, they just frequently have an inversion that keeps the smog above the city rather than dispersing it into the atmosphere.
I just figured this was Denver
And in Salt Lake City as well
How many jigawatts do they need to reanimate perfectly preserved Saints?
I thought about this subreddit when I saw the original post lol.
So did I! Lol
Beautiful building. Looks like a cross on top, would be cool to put a lightning rod inside a cross.