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.
This is part of The Beijing Capital International Airport
It's spectacular. But the title of your post makes me uncomfortable.
It is a fucking massive airport, but it is very badly organized. Arriving there is already a nightmare, took me like 4 hours to get out if the airport (bad organization + bad luck). But once I had a layover there and oh boy. My flight was a little late, and I only had a one hour layover. So I really was in a hurry. I had to run around in this giant airport, and when I finally got to international transfers, it was a fucking nightmare. Around 1000 passengers who were almost all late for their flights wanted to go through the security &passport check as fast as possible. They only had two security checks, which they conveniently set up right at the bottom of an escalator. There was like three security guys who did absolutely nothing. Basically, everybody was pushing down, you literally couldn’t move, everybody was yelling, air con didn’t work (34+ degrees), and nobody knew how long it would take. it’s a miracle noone died that day.
I dont even find the resemblance? Help
Why does the diagram looks like it's from club penguin
Edit: woah my first top comment for something I said when I was high that's cool
That diagram is awful. It certainly doesn't seem accurate, from what I can see of the actual hotel parts, it doesn't make sense. Also it's very hard to follow.
Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known under the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly H. H. Holmes, was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term. While he confessed to 27 murders, of which nine were confirmed, he may have killed as many as 200 people. He brought an unknown number of his victims to his World's Fair Hotel, located about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the fair, which was held in Jackson Park. Besides being a serial killer, H. H. Holmes was also a successful con artist and a bigamist.
There's a book - The Devil in the White City if you want some more information on this topic.
It's currently being made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese
It's not because no one is really sure the full layout of the hotel. He kept hiring and firing contractors and keeping them in the dark of the work done beforehand to obfuscate the internal maze that was the hotel.
There's rough blueprints of what it looked like before they knocked it down but nothing is definitive.