Archive for January, 2010
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, just became home to the world’s largest LED project.
The Yas Hotel looks like something out of a science fiction movie or, in the words of the hotel, “a giant fishing net tossed over the sea.” The eye-catching hotel is wrapped in 5,000 LED lights that can change colors and even display video. It’s certainly eye-catching, and likely to attract a huge number of visitors. Many guests are unlikely to have stayed anywhere like this, and it is sure to offer a truly unique experience. Even a stay at a theme park hotel (www.britanniahotels.com/special-offers/alton-towers), with accommodation overlooking the bright lights of the rides, isn’t quite the same as actually staying inside a magnificent building like hotel. That said, the LED project is far from the only reason to stay in this stunning accommodation. The hotel has several restaurants, a spa, two rooftop swimming pools and access to an 18-hole golf course on Yas Island.
World’s Biggest Stuff slideshow
Related: World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things by Erika Nelson.
This photo is from the Seattle 1962 World’s Fair, located in an area called “Show Street”.
Show Street was the “adult entertainment” section of the fair, tucked into the northeastern part of the fairgrounds. Here, cultural aficionados could take in Gracie Hansen’s Paradise International, a Las Vegas-style floor show, or Sid and Marty Krofft’s “Les Poupees de Paris,” an adults-only puppet show. For the less cultured, there was “Girls of the Galaxy,” where young women posed naked for visitors with cameras. One had to be fast to catch this show — fair officials shut it down almost immediately.
My brother Den David sent me a link to the new 7-8-9 from n2a. No 2 Alike. He recalls correctly that my first car was a 1959 Chevy, saphire blue and white like the tail end of this hybrid with the Chevy styling of a ’57 front, ’58 sides, and ’59 tail comprising the body, all on a C6 Corvette 440 – 1000 hp powerhouse, touting a top speed of 180 mph. Yes please!!!