About Me

I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

07 January 2012

Inside a Missile Factory

Gizmodo has a link to a Russian blogger, who "broke" into a working Russian missile factory and took a whole lot of pictures. Apparently there was no real security, and although it is a working factory, next to no workers. The photography of the decaying, mostly rusted plant is amazing ... wonder how long it will remain live ...

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06 January 2012

Mr Magic's Chameleon

On New Year's eve, the City of Johannesburg, holds a carnival on the streets of the CBD. Even though it is 8 years old, it does not seem to be very well supported. In fact, I would guess that UCT's RAG float procession gets more support than this carnival.

This year's theme was on the environment, and of the lot, Region B's Chameleon stood out. Designed by "Mr Magic", a magician by trade. The chameleon was built with simple materials - cloth, a few shopping trolleys and some bamboo - but like all magic tricks; the effect was brilliant. And the rationale was profound - the earth is changing, and we need to change our ways to halt the destructive effects of the change. The chameleon represents the change, and the fact that we can and must adapt to the change.

Incidentally, there seems to be quite a few "Mr Magic"s in Johannesburg ... leave a comment, and I will send his contact details to you ...