Author Archives | Caspar Schlickum

Lucky Miss for the Lego Man!

Of course I feel lucky that Earth did not get hit by the near-miss asteroid recently. But frankly, I’m also glad that the Canadian lego man with the flag didn’t get wiped out!

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Twin Towers

Someone showed me this years ago, and it really is quite scary. If you take a 5, 10, 20 and 50 dollar bill, and fold them in exactly the same way, you get frightening representations of iconic U.S. Government buildings and the trees that surround them, being turned into images of the attack on the […]

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Old Market, Siem Reap

These photos were taken on an end-of-rainy season trip to a local market for local people this year in Siem Reap in Cambodia. The Old Market is a great mixture of colourful stalls, merchandise and characters. All images are subject to copyright.

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Typewriter Nostalgia

Recently on a trip to New York, we had a chance to swing across the bridge to Brooklyn and check out the Brooklyn Flea. Wow am I glad we did. We discovered a whole world of people who are casting aside the trappings of the digital age, and returning to a time when things worked […]

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Run, little green man, RUN

The design of everyday objects that surround us on our streets and therefore in our lives make such a huge difference to my mood when I visit a new city. Something that we all spend a lot of time looking at are of course the indicators for when we can and should not, cross the […]

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What Happened on my Blog in 2011

Actually quite cool, and following on from my much clumsier effort in 2010 where I tried to summarise my year in review. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 60,000 […]

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Magic from Space

Wonderful time-lapse footage from the International Space Station. There is so much to see here, my favourite at about the 1:20 mark, where you can see the top of thunderstorms, with hundreds of little mini lightening strikes dotting the skies.

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Walk of Shame

This is either genius or failure. The new Harvey Nicks christmas viral ad is all about the walk of shame. OK, so all girls of have done it. Guys generally have too, although not as conspicuously (given that we lack the imagination and need to wear significantly different outfits in the day or in the evening (Jeans? Tick. […]

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The New 747 – A Legend Reborn

Among all the hype of the Airbus A380 and the smaller Boeing Dreamliner, that Boeing had pretty much changed strategy and ceded the idea of long range, large capacity travel to its rival. Not so. Today marks the day that the 747-8 received its wings (so to speak) by being given its certification by the […]

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Bunker 1/2

A picture tells the story of a thousand words. This one is incredibly poignant.  It was taken and sent around on twitter by an al Jazeera reporter  called Gregg Carlstrom (who is well worth following on twitter by the way). The VIP rows, waiting for the arriving VIPs are in front of the US army […]

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