Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This is St. George's Anglican Church in Brigus, NL. The church was built between 1876 and 1877 and is a landmark in the community of Brigus. Likely one of the most recognizable structures in the town, St. George's stands as a testament to the importance of the church in Newfoundland during the Victorian era. It is also a worthy example of the implementation of imported architectural styles into rural Newfoundland.
This building is one of the few remaining examples of a large outport church built at the height of Newfoundland Anglicanism. Of elaborate design, the layout is in contrast to many of the more simply designed churches built in Newfoundland at this time. Its original features include the Gothic stained glass windows, dry stone foundation and timber framing. It is a good example of the craftsmanship of the period, particularly that of local builder George C. Jerrett.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
These are photos I took last evening of the explorer David Hempleman-Adams who is piloting a small gas balloon from
Here are some facts I copied from the Toshiba website on the journey. You can visit the Toshiba website and find out more about the transatlantic flight by clicking on this link: http://www.toshibachallenge.com/?act=Home
This will be a new FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) world record in distance. The 3425 km journey could take four days, depending on the weather.
This is unique compared to other transatlantic flights because it is solo and in an open wicker basket open to the elements. No one has ever flown the
David will be flying between 6000 ft to 15,000 ft depending on the weather track. As David is flying in an open wicker basket at this altitude he will be more susceptible to bad weather such as rain, ice and cold. The temperatures could go as low as minus 30 c.
In the photos above I show the balloon as it is being filled with helium, a picture of David being photographed in his survival suit, then in the basket of the balloon and finally the fourth picture shows him going over his check list just before lift off. It was dark when liftoff occurred and I couldn’t get a decent picture to share with you because of darkness.