Every time someone implies that the concept of “Spaceship Earth” is original to Disney, Buckminister Fuller cries geosphere-shaped tears.
Blue Arch of a Mosque in Isfahan
Photo by Tandis Khodadadian (Woodland Hills, CA); Isfahan, Iran
iran is beautiful
I love the whole architectural concept of the muquarnas, it looks so natural, like a beehive or insect scales.
While road-tripping throughout central Florida this past Sunday (23 March, 2014), I encountered a unique and totally retro neon starburst sign in the parking lot of a Mercury car dealership.
Doing some research, I found that the Rotosphere, or “Sputnik” sign, was installed in the early 1960’s. Of the 230 manufactured, only a dozen were left standing by 2007, and of those, only three had remained operational.
For more operation on the roto-sphere signs, along with some photos of other surviving signs, visit here.
For an article of when Lakeland’s roto-sphere was reinstalled, go here.
Both photos by me!
Space Mountain - Disneyland and Magic Kingdom versions. Photos taken by me, of course,
A still from Frank Capra’s underrated 1937 epic, Lost Horizon, at the time the most expensive set ever built.