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  • Blimpscape

    Posted by Jonathan on August 28th, 2012 (All posts by )

    A Goodyear blimp climbs in the late-afternoon sky behind the silhouettes of condominium buildings on Miami's Brickell Avenue. (© 2012 Jonathan Gewirtz / jonathan@gewirtz.net)

     

     

    3 Responses to “Blimpscape”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      An image in my mind that stuck with me was a passage in the opening of the book Unbroken about Louis Zamperini and his incredible story of survival first on a raft in the Pacific for 50 days then a Japanese POW camp. The scene describes his home in LA as the 800+ foot Hindenberg is flying over it – virtually like an eclipse as it is blocking the son for some time.

    2. Richard Cranium Says:

      Hindenburg? Over LA? I don’t think so.

      The Graf Zeppelin, I could believe.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      You could could be right – I think the Hindenburg flew the Atlantic route – I just remember from the passage it was big – 800+ feet – and German

      One wonders how air travel could have changed had not for that tragic explosion