On technological progress, perhaps. I visited a true automobile production line for the first time my life last week, seeing real robots doing welding and lifting and rotating and spraying and sticking and stamping. And it was just incredible. Like being in a movie, if the analogy didnít seem trite and simplistic. After all, the only robots Iíd ever seen were film ones, or documentary ones, doing incredible things for the benefit of the camera
(of course, thereís always the possibility of entertainment being a robotís fundamental reason for being
). There's something extraordinary about an industrial robot at work - mainly because of their truly balletic sense of movement, full of precision and elegance.
Vaguely related. Top thrills at the Top Thrill
rollercoaster. Defunct amusement parks
, who often seems to have a tatty Coney Island
feel to his images). The coaster database
There is some beautiful photography over at Daniel Blaufuks
, including still lives
, the Saarinen TWA Terminal
and more. We also like the elegiac images in 'Rejected
', people 'refused an entry visa into Portugal during WWII'
photography // The Solipsistic Gazette
, formerly Speckled Paint // Bug photos
// 70s/Air style graphic splashes
// A palace for pets
, complete with 'a pet acupuncture and massage room, two large outdoor doggie play yards and a luxury wing complete with televisions.'
The Daily Jive
points you to American steam trains that survive
. We show you the ones that didnít make it
(e.g. this A.H.Smith #5