Monday, 23 August 2010

Bus drama!

Cor!

Nasty bus action in Manila this afternoon with an enraged police officer (who had been removed from his post) holding a load of hostages. Loads of dead Chinese tourists as a result, and a bungled attempt to break the siege.

The bus was held up on a road that was right under my brother's apartment building in the city. He is UK side for a while now but he has a pal in the same building who could see the whole thing from his window.

More than they bargained for on that bus trip :-(

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Steaming!

videoCaught this at York today. Very exciting!

A steam train in half.

videoThe National Rail Museum welcomed me for five and a half hours of total train dram in York this week. You can wander about to see, touch and explore about twenty steam trains and hundreds of other exhibits. This steam train is dissected and a knowledgeable chap explains the principles of steam locomotion each afternoon.

Pooooop poop!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

More train action!

Through this train station today on the way to a store visit near Exeter!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Jesus in a piece of toast!


You know how you see crazy people who have had a vision of JC in the toast, or the Devil in the bubbles at bathtime?


Well I caught this still from Star Trek, the movie from last year. Check it out for spooky time line stuff!


I reckon if you just look at it a bit strangely, up and left of James T Kirk on his motorbike, there is a Borg face in the image of the Shipyard between the two tall piers or cranes! You can see the white of his skin, two eyes, a nose and a bit of a mouth with a microphone across it.


All spooky and indicative of the timeline to come!


And yes, I watched the trailer a load of times then took a snap when it was paused on my Iphone.


I'll get my coat....

Monday, 2 August 2010

May I have a single to....

Looked in at this railway stop on my holidays in Wales last week. It's just over the bridge into Anglesey and has a handy phonetic guide for those whose Welsh is not up to the task (myself included).