The Once & Mighty American Imperial Empire at the Peak of Human Civilization

linxspiration:

Rivers of Fire by Aurimas

linxspiration:

Rivers of Fire by Aurimas

for-all-mankind:

Of the hundreds of times I have seen the Saturn V rocket, at all the locations it is on display in the world, never has it ever been as beautiful or commanding as it was this time.

The five J-2 engines on the second stage attracted my eye the most. The countless wires, chambers, and fuel pumps of the engines contrasted with lack of aerodynamic protection gave the business end of the S-II a mechanical sense that I have never really appreciated before. Sure, the five F-1 engines on the S-IC or the single J-2 on the S-IVB are equally as complex and exposed, but for some reason, the cluster of them on the second stage is appealing.

A surprising lack of people in the building gave me great opportunities for pictures I normally avoid taking due to crowds, and I was able to see the rocket in a totally different perspective.

(Source: hulietta)

nubbsgalore:

autumn reflections by david clapp in england’s lake district national park; maurizio biancarelli of proscansko lake in croatia’s plitvice national park; and agustin rafael reyes of onuma pond in japan’s towada hachimantai national park

(Source: the-disney-elite)

llbwwb:


(via Thirsty by Prabu dennaga / 500px)

(Source: miserydesigns)