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Home Of The Movie Stars
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The Home of the Movie Stars

"R.E. Griffith’s Hotel El Rancho was built in 1937 as a haven for Hollywood’s famous. His well-known brother, D.W. Griffith (director of such classics as "Birth of a Nation"), encouraged using El Rancho as a base for crews and stars on location because of its access to western landscapes and the rustic elegance of the hotel.

El Rancho’s elegance included superior service and food of Fred Harvey-trained personnel, accommodations for roughing it in comfort and gaming tables and liquid refreshments in the tradition of the Old West.

Stars arrived in Gallup in the insulated atmosphere of Sante Fe Railway trains. But soon they learned about the frontier in a journey to the El Rancho by wagon, carriage or buggy that met every Santa Fe passenger train. Chauffeur driven limousines arrived from Hollywood on Route 66 for use in the daily trips to the filming locations.

Although Gallup citizens mirrored the nationwide awe of Hollywood idols, direct contact in a hometown setting created a more natural relationship. The local population worked as stand-ins, extras, location employees, delivery boys, guides, stock suppliers and interpreters. Retailers sold everything from toothpaste to Indian jewelry, including, of course, proper cowboy hats. And Gallup become a working holiday away from the Hollywood image. And the distance from radio’s Walter Winchell meant no gossip of their lapses from idolized stardom.

Rumors abounded in Gallup about the quantity of alcohol that flowed night and day when some actors were residents of the hotel. According to El Rancho night employees, Errol Flynn worked all day and drank all night. John Wayne usually headed straight for Monument Valley, so the only rumors about his actions circulated the reservation in the Navajo language.

Howard Wilson could have translated those observations, but he didn’t. Howard Wilson and Bert Cresto were indispensable in attracting Hollywood studios to Gallup and El Rancho. Not only did they provide general transportation, extras, location and housing arrangements, and interpret the Navajo language, they provided equipment, advice, and filled in as actors on occasion. When Leone Rollie, stand-in for Marilyn Maxwell in "New Mexico" (1950), was assigned to ride a stagecoach in a chase scene along the base of the red rocks, Bert Cresto offered to ride with her. The hair-raising ride at breakneck speed, with Navajos in pursuit, still appears in film and on TV. That stage-coach careening along the edge of the Rio Puerco has become the classic western pursuit. It was shot in one take.

El Rancho was linked to Hollywood and the movie industry from 1940 through 1964. By 1964, the lure of the western hero was fading. Brilliant technicolor vistas were relpacing dramatic, stark images in black and white. The mysterious west by that time was readily available by automobile along Route 66 and the almost completed Interstate 40.

Hollywood’s interest in western drama is like the title of the 1989 film shot in Gallup, "Enid is Sleeping." However, Armand Ortega’s restored Hotel El Rancho is once again duplicating the star studded years. But this time the stars are travelers along Route 66.

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Ana
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"I never understood why my mother stayed with my father, why she still stays with him. When I began my abusive relationship my mother tried to persuade me to leave, I just told her you are not one to give me advice," said Ana, daughter of Monica.

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Annette Peacock – I’m The One
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What an album cover. I’ve had two copies of this – an early one picked up in Glasgow that I stupidly traded, and then this copy that I picked up in Sheffield record store where it was hanging on the wall, much to the chagrin of my beat-diggin friend in the store with me, who had been after it for years.

Annette Peacock is an avant-garde jazz artist who experimented a lot with early synthesizers and vocal modulation in her work. She still gigs and records, and is vastly under-rated, maybe because her work is rarely as receptive to the mainstream as other slept-on female artists like Vashti Bunyan and Judie Sill.

I’m The One is a monster of an album, mixing free-jazz workouts with sleazy synth funk. ‘Pony’ is the stand out track, a filthy 6 minutes of sex-chat and moaning over a lazy, looping bass riff, skittering drums and sci-fi synths. Last.fm has an excerpt here:

www.last.fm/music/Annette+Peacock/_/Pony

gorgeous

Shiva postcard ~
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picked this up in Vashisht ,Himachal by i am told a Russian artist ,the name on the art is apparently the artists guru ji.

If anyone knows more info. about this artist please tell me ! ~:-)

kanye west japanese edition.
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cover work was done by the japanese artist murakami, so gotta pick up the japanese version cd.

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Sign if you’re glad to be gay
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SING IF YOU’RE GLAD TO BE GAY (1978)
The British Police are the best in the world
I don’t believe one of these stories I’ve heard
‘Bout them raiding our pubs for no reason at all
Lining the customers up by the wall
Picking out people and knocking them down
Resisting arrest as they’re kicked on the ground
Searching their houses and calling them queer
I don’t believe that sort of thing happens here

Sing if you’re glad to be gay
Sing if you’re happy that way

Pictures of naked young women are fun
In Titbits and Playboy, page three of The Sun
There’s no nudes in Gay News our last magazine
But they still find excuses to call it obscene
Read how disgusting we are in the press
The News of The World and the Sunday Express
Molesters of children, corruptors of youth
It’s there in the paper, it must be the truth

Sing if you’re glad to be gay
Sing if you’re happy that way

Don’t try to kid us that if you’re discreet
You’re perfectly safe as you walk down the street
You don’t have to mince or make bitchy remarks
To get beaten unconscious and left in the dark
I had a friend who was gentle and short
Got lonely one evening and went for a walk
Queerbashers caught him and kicked in his teeth
He was only hospitalised for a week

Sing if you’re glad to be gay
Sing if you’re happy that way

So sit back and watch as they close all our clubs
Arrest us for meeting and raid all our pubs
Make sure your boyfriend’s at least 21
So only your friends and your brothers get done
Lie to your workmates, lie to your folks
Put down the queens and tell anti-queer jokes
Gay Lib’s ridiculous, join their laughter
"The buggers are legal now,
what more are they after ?"

Sing if you’re glad to be gay
Sing if you’re happy that way, hey
Sing if you’re glad to be gay
Sing if you’re happy that way, hey

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PMcC album Memory Almost Full
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Artist: Paul McCartney
Title: Memory Almost Full
Orignal Release: June 5, 2007

Label: Hear Music
Catalog #: 30348
Producer: David Kahne

1 Dance Tonight (Paul McCartney) 2:56
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:56
Release: 2007

2 Ever Present Past (Paul McCartney) 2:59
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:59
Release: 2007

3 See Your Sunshine (Paul McCartney) 3:22
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:22
Release: 2007

4 Only Mama Knows (Paul McCartney) 4:19
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 4:19
Release: 2007

5 You Tell Me (Paul McCartney) 3:17
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:17
Release: 2007

6 Mister Bellamy (Paul McCartney) 3:41
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:41
Release: 2007

7 Gratitude (Paul McCartney) 3:21
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:21
Release: 2007

8 Vintage Clothes (Paul McCartney) 2:24
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:24
Release: 2007

9 That Was Me (Paul McCartney) 2:16
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:16
Release: 2007

10 Feet In The Clouds (Paul McCartney) 3:26
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 3:26
Release: 2007

11 House Of Wax (Paul McCartney) 5:01
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 5:01
Release: 2007

12 End Of The End (Paul McCartney) 2:59
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:59
Release: 2007

13 Nod Your Head (Paul McCartney) 1:58
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
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Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 1:58
Release: 2007

14 * Why So Blue (Paul McCartney) 1:58
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
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Track Time: 1:58
Release: 2007

14 * 222 (Paul McCartney) 1:58
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
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Track Time: 1:58
Release: 2007

14 * In Private (Paul McCartney) 1:58
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
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Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 1:58
Release: 2007

17 Paul Talks About the Music of Memory Almost Full (Paul McCartney) bonus track
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Release: 2007

Dance Tonight (Paul McCartney) CD single:Dance Tonight 2:56
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Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:56
Release: 2007

Dance Tonight (Paul McCartney) vinyl single:Dance Tonight 2:56
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:56
Release: 2007

Nod Your Head (new mix) (Paul McCartney) CD single:Dance Tonight 1:58
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Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 1:58
Release: 2007

Ever Present Past (Paul McCartney) single:Ever Present Past 2:59
© 2007 MPL Communications Ltd.
Album: Memory Almost Full
Composer: Paul McCartney
Track Time: 2:59
Release: 2007

* – Bonus tracks not on original album but on reissue
Artist: Paul McCartney
Title: Memory Almost Full
Orignal Release: June 5, 2007

Label: Hear Music
Catalog #: 30348
Producer: David Kahne

Musicians:

All tracks written and composed by Paul McCartney
Produced and programmed by David Kahne

Paul McCartney played all instruments except:
Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens – keyboards;
Rusty Anderson – guitar;
Brian Ray – bass guitar;
Abe Laboriel Jnr. – drums;
Played on Only Mamma Knows, You Tell Me, Vintage Clothes, That Was Me, Feet In The Clouds, and House of Wax

Recorded at Hog Hill Mill Studios, Abbey Road Studios, Henson Recording Studios, Air Studios, RAK Studios
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering

Credits:

Recorded at Hog Hill Mill Studios, Abbey Road Studios, Henson Recording Studios, Air Studios, RAK Studios
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering

Memory Almost Full will be released on Friday 1st June This release will be the first ever Paul McCartney album
available digitally Memory Almost Full is Paul McCartney’s 21st solo album since leaving The Beatles

Tuesday, June 5th 2007

By Paul McCartney

I actually started this album, Memory Almost Full, before my last album Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (released September 2005). The first recording session was back in the autumn of 2003 at Abbey Road with my touring band and producer David Kahne. I was right in the middle of it when I began talking with Nigel Godrich about a brand new project (which became Chaos And Creation In The Backyard).

When I was just finishing up everything concerned with Chaos and had just got the Grammy nominations (2006) I realised I had this album to go back to and finish off. So I got it out to listen to it again, wondering if I would enjoy it, but actually I really loved it. All I did at first was just listen to a couple of things and then I began to think, ‘OK, I like that track – now, what is wrong with it?’ And it might be something like a drum sound, so then I would re-drum and see where we would get to.

I took it from there and built it up. I went through, track by track, making changes as I went along. I fixed things I wasn’t too keen on and it just evolved from there. Without me knowing, or really trying, it started to get its own theme, a sort of thread that holds it all together. So I suppose it’s about half new stuff and half old stuff from 2003.

In places it’s a very personal record and a lot of it is retrospective, drawing from memory, like memories from being a kid, from Liverpool and from summers gone. The album is evocative, emotional, rocking, but I can’t really sum it up in one sentence.

There is a medley of 5 songs towards the end and that was purposefully retrospective. I thought this might be because I’m at this point in my life, but then I think about the times I was writing with John and a lot of that was also looking back. It’s like me with ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – I’m still up to the same tricks!

I know people are going to look at some of the songs and interpret them in different ways but this has always been the case. The thing is that I love writing songs, so I just write and write. I never really get to a point where I start thinking I’m going to write about specific subjects. Inevitably though, what I am thinking is going to find its way into what I’m doing

The opening track of the album is ‘Dance Tonight’. I recently got myself a mandolin and I was just playing about with it and came up with the basis of this track. A couple of weeks ago we made the video, which was great fun. It’s directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) and stars Natalie Portman and Mackenzie Crook. I’m not going to give the plot away. You’ll have to go and watch it for yourself, but we had a good time doing it.

The album title came after I had finished everything. For me, that’s when they normally come, with the exception of maybe Sgt. Peppers, otherwise I don’t think I have ever made an album with The Beatles, Wings or solo where I have thought of a title and a concept. I was thinking about what would sum the whole thing up and ‘Memory Almost Full’ sprung to mind. It’s a phrase that seemed to embrace modern life; in modern life our brains can get a bit overloaded. I realised I had also seen it come up on my phone a few times. When I started bouncing the idea round with some friends they nearly all got different meanings out of it, but they all said they loved it. So the feedback helped solidify the title.

After completing the album I then started thinking about the album artwork and how I’d want it to look. I really wanted to make the CD a desirable object. Something that I know I’d want to pick up from the shelf, something that would make people curious. I hope our final concept has done that. The album sleeve itself includes an etching by a friend of mine, Humphrey Ocean. As with the album lyrics, I’m looking forward to seeing how people might interpret the artwork.

Currently I’m just starting out on the promo trail and beginning to get the first bits of feedback about the album and so far so good! It’s interesting now as I’m getting to hear what other people are making of the songs and what their feelings are. I’m also talking about the album myself and I’m really enjoying the discovery process.

I really enjoyed making this album with David Kahne and I’m proud of all the songs. We had a great time. I hope that the fun we had will communicate itself to the people who are going to listen to it.

All the best,
Paul McCartney, April 2007

Madam, At Ascot, I’m Adam
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I’ve written before about Adam Hughes, and his wife and partner, Allie. He’s one of the top cover artists in the whole biz. She’s a wonderful artist herself. Together, their table is a must-visit destination.

If you’re there at the very start of the show, you can get on his sketch list. No pushing, no shoving, no rushing. Just get there in the first fifteen minutes or so and tell Adam what character you’d like him to draw. Instead of "first come, first serve" Adam simply picks and chooses subjects that happen to strike his fancy and he knocks himself out to completes as many as he can, while still making time to meet fans and sign books.

Adam and Allie are great folks, and they’re quite generous with their time. It’s clear that at any con, their first priority is meeting with fans, their second priority is completing whatever obligations they’ve made to the show (such as appearing on panels), Priority Three is keeping their con-stress down to a humanitarian level, and then Priority Four is completing sketches. Which is exactly right.

I continue to be impressed by how well they manage things. Only a few people got sketches, of course. But every last person who wanted to get a book signed or to pick up a print or a sketchbook got that opportunity over the course of the show.

As with the New York Comic-Con, I got into the hall early but I didn’t approach their table until the doors had opened to the general public and a line of civilians had already formed. Their rules are fair and unambiguous. And as with NYCC, I didn’t get a sketch, and I wasn’t disappointed. Getting an Adam Hughes con sketch should be considered a sign that on this day and at this place, you counted among Fortune’s beloved. If you consider it a Constitutional Right, then you’re clearly among of the one percent of the one percent of the one percent of the population that can never be satisfied.

Whoever asked Adam for "Audrey Hepburn" — that’s all Adam went from, just the name — is probably still dancing and jumping around. Adam’s amazingly inventive and creative. Who else would take that basic subject and come up with a poster for "My Fair Lady 2: Force 10 From Lisson Grove," featuring Liza in full Ascot finery and hefting a SAW gun?

(They posted a photo of the finished sketch here. Spiffy!)

It makes me wonder if a magazine entitled "Guns And Millinery" could have found some success before print publishing imploded. If they had Adam do the covers they were in with a chance, for sure.

[Update: well, BostonCon will be the last show in which Adam accepts sketch requests, thanks to some assclown who begged and pleaded and pestered and made a nuisance out of himself until Adam stressed himelf out and did a lovely Wonder Woman sketch for the guy at the end of the last day. Annnnnd the piece landed on eBay before the couple's plane home landed in Atlanta...with the bidding already at something like three to five times what this clown among asses, this ass of clowns, paid for it.

It certainly wasn't the first time someone professed to be a fan when in reality, they just saw Adam as a gifted ATM machine. It was merely the last straw.

(The full story is here.)

I'm disappointed that I'll never get one of his marker sketches but I'm glad that two of the nicest people on the con circuit have made a change that will let them keep attending these shows and keep meeting their fans while actually maintaining their sanity.

I will only say in closing: thanks, eBay assclown, on behalf of every true fan.]

Debilz Duo
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Also picked up two of the new Debilz Series, designed by Mist (the same artist that designed Rouge le Fou).

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Fotografo sua festa, confraternização, aniversário, de qualquer estilo, particular ou não, EM TODO O BRASIL.

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Fotografo sua festa, confraternização, aniversário, de qualquer estilo, particular ou não, EM TODO O BRASIL.

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Quiet Jesus, I’m Reading
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I picked this up from the sorting office not more than an hour ago and I’m still staggering around ‘drunk’ with bookish intoxication. It’s one of the books I ordered a few days ago, and I’m really, really, really excited about reading it.

In case you can’t tell from this tight shot of the exquisite cover (no artist credit. Designed in-house?), this is Shusaku Endo’s Silence (Peter Owen), and although I’ve never read any of the works from this Japanese writer before, this is a novel I’m hugely looking forward to reading (I may have briefly mentioned that already :o )). Check out the blurb:

Silence is the story of an idealistic Portuguese Jesuit priest, Father Sebastian Rodrigues, who in the 1640s sets sail for Japan determined to help the brutally oppressed Japanese Christians and to rediscover the truth about his former mentor, who is rumoured to have rejected ‘glorious martyrdom’ and apostatized. But once faced with the reality of religious persecution Rodrigues is himself forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God.

Fantastic, and what’s more this most recent edition from Peter Owen Publishers also comes with a foreword from Martin Scorsese. Does reading life get much better than this? I think not!

The hardest part now is putting this novel in it’s rightful place at the bottom of my reading pile and waiting patiently until it comes up. Emm…wouldn’t it be a real shame if I accidently toppled the pile and forgot what books went where? :o )

Peter Owen | 2007 (UK) | £10.95 | PAPERBACK | 320 PP | ISBN 9780720612868

Turkish Delight
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Such are my reading tastes that I rarely find the kind of books that I like in the 2nd-hand shops in my local town (does that sound snobby? It isn’t meant to :) ). Imagine my surprise then when I strolled into one such local shop on Saturday, and picked up this beautiful pair of translated titles, which coincidentally are both from Turkish authors. Result? I should say so!

The first book will, I’m sure, need no introduction. Orhan Pumak’s My Name is Red is famous around the world as a literary work which not only explores sixteenth-century Istanbul and the outside cultures which influenced it, but it’s also a bit of a murder mystery novel too. A strange juxtaposition perhaps, but from what I’ve heard this is a mix that makes for compelling reading. Here’s the official blurb (for anyone who doesn’t know anything about this novel:

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In Istanbul, in the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the great artists of the day – in the European manner. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror?
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So that’s a quick rundown on Pumak’s My Name is Red, a novel which has until now eluded me.

The second novel, Yaşar Kemal’s The Wind from the Plain may not be as quickly recognised by some, but its author probably will be. Having written 24 novels – the most famous of which is probably Memed, My Hawk (İnce Memed) – Kemal is considered to be one of Turkey’s top authors. The Wind from the Plain, first published in the vernacular as Orta Direk in 1960, is the first novel in what has become known as the ‘Wind from the Plains Trilogy’, with two subsequent novels – Iron Earth, Copper Sky (Yer Demir Gök Bakır), and The Undying Grass (Ölmez Otu) – carrying on the story that this first one establishes. So what kind of story does The Wind from the Plain establish? Well, get a load of this synopsis and tell me that it doesn’t get your literary juices flowing:

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Each year the wind brings the news to old Halil’s keen senses that the cotton is ripe for picking in the plain, and at his word the entire population of his remote village in the Taurus Mountains set out on the arduous trek to earn by their toil enough to pay their debts and buy the necessities of life for the bitter highland winter.

But this year old Halil finds himself too old to go on foot; so does Long Ali’s ageing mother Meryemdje, and both clamour for a place on the back of Long Ali’s broken-down nag, once a pure-bred Arab steed stolen by Ali’s brigand father, now scarcely capable of of bearing either of the two old people. Halil’s determination to stay on and Meryemdje’s to get him off lead to a word of words and cunning which lights with delicious comedy the sombre drama of the march. But when the decrepit animal finally dies, and the group falls behind the rest of the villagers, it is the unfortunate Ali who has to show piety towards his mother and compassion to old Halil, while pressing on with dogged resolution to reach the cotton fields before they are picked bare.
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So what do you think of that folks? I think it sounds exquisite – like a Turkish version of Grapes of Wrath perhaps :) – and I can’t wait to dive in. And on a side note I was delighted to discover that Kemal’s own wife, Thilda is employed as the English translator for many (all?) of his novels. How endearing! What a lovely thing, to work alongside one’s wife on such an intimate level. I couldn’t ever see me and Mrs Rob working together like that, so closely :)

So two fine novels from Orhan Pumak and Yaşar Kemal. What a delightful catch, and right on my doorstep too. What’s more, I’m delighted to discover that there’s someone else in my small town whose taste for translated fiction is similar to my own. I can only hope now that that person is on something of a quest to relieve their bookshelves of more translated fiction. My vigil on the 2nd-hand shops in my local town begins :)

So fellow reader, Orhan Pumak? Yaşar Kemal? What is your own reading experience of these two Turkish novelists? I’d love to hear your own thoughts.

050/365
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I recently purchased a few of these artist’s sketch dolls because I love their looks and I’d maybe like to make some freeze-framed animations with them. Not necessarily stop motion but more like a line of these all at a various stage in a particular movement. Anyway, that’s the plan, but I’ve only got two so far (and one is still waiting at the Post Office to be picked up) so it’ll have to wait. I can make some dialogue shots perhaps…

This is the exact pose the model was in when I opened the box and I already love it. It’s all gangly and awkward looking :P I think his head is on backwards too! Poor bugger, I’ll get him right soon enough.

This is just shot against my bedroom curtains cos it’s a bright and sunny morning and they light up quite nicely under direct sun. I know it’s really saturated, but I love the colours so I’m keeping it this way (for now, at least). I’m a bit wary, because I remember reading one of the inimitable Trey Ratcliife’s blog posts about how the rods or cones in our eyes can only handle looking at saturated parts of a picture for a brief while, before they need to look to a calmer part of it to recharge. I hope the figure itself can provide that little island but if not, maybe I will tone it down a bit. Cheers people, your input will be most appreciated :)

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Soldiers strike gold, two silvers at U.S. National Taekwondo Championships 090713
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PHOTO CAPTION: U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program martial artist 2nd Lt. Steven Ostrander kicks New Jersey’s Jonathan Lee in the face during his 12-1 semifinal victory en route to his third career crown in the heavyweight division of the U.S. National Taekwondo Championships July 5 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. (Photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs)

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Soldiers strike gold, two silvers at U.S. National Taekwondo Championships 090713

By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs

AUSTIN, Texas – Second Lt. Steven Ostrander struck gold, and Sgts. William Rider and Louis Davis won silver medals at the 2009 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships on July 5.

Ostrander, a U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program martial artist from San Antonio, celebrated a homecoming of sorts by winning his third national crown before family and friends at the Austin Convention Center.

Ostrander’s mother, father, nephew and two best friends since first grade witnessed his dominating performance on the national stage.

“My friends had never seen me fight, and my parents had not seen me fight live, both of them together, since 2001,” Ostrander said. “I’ve been fighting all over the place and it’s hard to get out and see me, so being here in Austin was really a treat.”

Ostrander, however, wished one other person could have attended the tournament: 1st Lt. Amanda Ostrander, his wife, who is deployed at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

“I’m going to e-mail her as soon as I get back to my hotel room,” said Ostrander, a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University who has a formal wedding scheduled for December, when Amanda returns from deployment. “She completely supports me and wishes she could have been here. I’m always telling my friends that this is what I do for my job, so I wanted to put on a good performance for them and just take care of business.”

Ostrander got busy in his first heavyweight match, a 12-1 victory over Jonathan Lee of New Jersey. He capped the conquest with a spin-hook kick that dropped Lee, who took a standing eight-count during the waning seconds of the bout.

“I knew that he was going to come hard,” said Ostrander, a 6-foot-2, 224-pounder. “I felt that he was coming and just went ahead and spun. In 2006, I had a knockout with a spin-hook kick. I thought I might have caught him, too, but he was a big guy and it just wasn’t hard enough.”

Ostrander received three points for the head shot and one more for the standing eight in the sport that awards three points for a kick to the head, two points for a back kick or turning behind jump kick, and one point for a regular single kick or a punch that creates tremble and shock. About 90 percent of the scoring is kick-oriented.

Tae means “to strike with the feet.” Kwon means “destroying with the hand or the fist.” Do means “way” or “method.” Taekwondo is believed to be one of the oldest Oriental arts of unarmed self-defense. In ancient times, the Korean people were forced to fight to protect or regain their independence from the Chinese, the Scytho-Siberians of Central Asia, the Mongol Hordes, the Marauders, and the armies of Japan.

“This is not a gentlemen’s sport,” understated Army WCAP Taekwondo coach David Bartlett, a four-time national champion and two-time Team USA member, who is serving as an assistant coach for the 2009-10 U.S. National Team.

Ostrander’s semifinal opponent defaulted because of injury.

“I was actually kind of disappointed about that,” Ostrander said. “Normally, my first match is my toughest because of first-fight jitters, getting warmed up, and making sure everything is ready. My second fight is usually one of my better fights, and I get stronger as the day goes on. Going into the finals, the other guy had a fight (in the semis) so he was still warm, but I had to go to the back and take care of myself. Because I was feeling really good today, I wanted to keep that up, especially with my family and friends here to see me fight.”

Ostrander did not let them down. He prevailed 14-1 over Mehdi Dehghani of Virginia in the finals.

“I came out with a job to do and the national team coach was sitting on the sidelines watching,” Ostrander said. “This year was the year to make a statement. I didn’t get picked for the Pan Am Team last September, and we went through a trial camp, just like we’re going to in January. Me and coach Bartlett talked about it earlier this week, and said, ‘Hey, this is the opportunity to make that statement so that there is no choice when that camp comes around – that their mind is made up before, saying, ‘Hey, this is the guy that we want on the team.’

“It was a challenge for myself. Going for my third national championship, I can’t go back from here, I can only go forward. Not only did I have the pressure of winning, but repeating. That’s sometimes the hardest thing to do. The first guy only scored one point, and my goal was to keep the next guy to one or less. That’s one of my strengths – to shut someone down.”

A three-time NCAA champion for the Aggies, Ostrander won senior men’s national titles in 2002 and 2008. He also won a silver medal in the 2002 Collegiate World Championships at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2005, he served as captain for the Collegiate National Team that competed in Izmir, Turkey, where he lost his first match by one point in overtime to an Iranian.

Ostrander, 26, joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program in August of 2006.

“WCAP gives me the opportunity to have no other worries except for training,” he said. “I want to thank the men and women who are deployed. I was thinking about that, too – being here and being able to represent them and do well for them.

“I was talking to Amanda the other day and all the people over there would love to be in our position – love to have the ability to do what we do. Just to be allowed to live the life that I want to and do what I love to do, it’s just amazing. I couldn’t ask for better support from my teammates, my coach and everybody within the program and out of the program. It’s overwhelming sometimes.

“I know that I wouldn’t have done what I did today without the help of my teammates.”

Bartlett said he “couldn’t ask for more” from Ostrander.

“He’s kind of like a teddy bear,” Bartlett said. “He doesn’t have the most intimidating look. He doesn’t have a loud and exciting personality. But when he gets out there, he knows how to flip the switch. He’s a competitor and he’s a monster. He wants to win. He wants to show everybody that they may think one thing, but he’s going to be the guy to get it done.

“He was perfect.”

Rider, a WCAP martial artist from Orangeburg, S.C., lost 5-3 in the featherweight finale to 17-year-old Jaysen Ishida of Hawaii. The score was tied at 3 in the second of three 2-minute periods, but Ishida tallied one more point in both the second and third.

“It was a good match against a tough opponent; I just didn’t dominate like I should have,” said Rider, who has competed in five national championships. “I should have drawn his shots out a little more. I felt confident going into and throughout the match. In the third round, I kind of let it get away from me and I had to play catch-up.

“I’m very disappointed – 365 days until my next chance.”

In his quarterfinal match, Rider rallied from a 5-2 deficit after two periods to defeat Colorado’s Jacob Amerman in sudden-death overtime. Rider pulled into an 8-8 tie with a kick that dropped Amerman in the waning seconds of the third period.

“I’ve trained with him before,” Rider said. “Even though I was down on points, I just had to stick to coach and mine’s plan – not look for the big shot, hit him on points to the body, and stay confident.”

In the semifinals, Rider broke a 5-5 tie by knocking out Californian Cory King with a powerful kick to the ribs with 1 minute, 3 seconds remaining in the second round.

“In my 25 years of Taekwondo, I think that’s the second time I’ve ever seen a body shot knockout, and the first from a roundhouse kick,” Bartlett said. “I have to give thanks to the strength and conditioning program of Master Sgt. Mike Mielke.”

“It was good for my first time in the medal rounds to get a knockout to get through the semis and into the final,” Rider said. “At this point, I just have to get my body healthy, get ready for the camp, and make the World Cup Team.”

“There’s a mental toughness that comes with being a national champion,” Bartlett said. “That’s where we fell short. Now the athlete has to live with that for another year. It’s a high-tension match. The superstar likes to compete in the final round – likes the spotlight. I think right now, today was a little too much for him to deal with.”

Davis, 38, of Fort Lewis, Wash., banged up his right foot, right knee and tore tendons in his left thumb before losing 3-2 to Georgia’s Curtis Barnett in the finals of the welterweight division. Competing in his eighth national championship tournament, Davis said he blocked out the pain until his day was done.

“I didn’t feel a darn thing until after the (final) match was over,” said Davis, who injured his thumb during a semifinal victory over Darrell Rydholm, a former member of WCAP. “I just chalked it up as ‘bang, I got hit.’”

The goal for Davis, a 2005 national champion, was to win another gold medal before deploying to Iraq in October.

“I did my best to follow coach’s instructions to the letter, but there is more I can do,” Davis said. “In the final, I made errors that I should not have made. I was better than the other guy, however, I just made one too many errors. I got impatient.

“I won’t make any excuses. I need to work more. There are a few things I need to tighten up. I’m too good at this sport to be dropped down by simple mistakes.”

Davis, a native of Chicago reared in Minneapolis, Minn., said this tournament was personal.

“This fight was for my 2-year-old daughter, Cecelia,” he said. “I’m hoping that she will follow in my footsteps if her mother and I don’t bump heads too much. My wife is a good woman. Even though we have our differences, she’s still been very supportive of me in this sport.”

The personal nature of Davis’ fight was multi-dimensional.

“The truth of the matter, the other part is these guys,” he said. “Fighting side-by-side with these Soldiers, that’s a great honor. Our battlefield is that mat. We’re representing every Soldier – able-bodied, wounded, people who have gone out and paid the price – that’s what we do.

“The warrior ethos is applied to the fullest in this sport. The whole thing: always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. That’s us. We comprise all of that in this game.

“We get banged up – so what? We’re still staying in.”

Even at age 38, Davis refuses to quit.

“There are other things I need to accomplish before I can walk away from this,” he said. “I tried to take 2008 off to see how retirement felt, and it drove me crazy.

“This has been one of the best years this team has had,” added Davis, who first competed at nationals in 1997. “We came together as a team on such short notice and we went out there and took care of business, period.”

Bartlett seconded that sentiment.

“We train hard,” he said. “We train to win. No excuses. Somebody’s going to get their hand raised, and why not us? Two-thousand-twelve may seem like a long time, but to make that team, you’ve got to start now.

“We’re a lot closer today than we were yesterday.”

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including gangplank
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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport:

On July 15, 1954, a graceful, swept-winged aircraft, bedecked in brown and yellow paint and powered by four revolutionary new engines first took to the sky above Seattle. Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company, the 367-80, better known as the Dash 80, would come to revolutionize commercial air transportation when its developed version entered service as the famous Boeing 707, America’s first jet airliner.

In the early 1950s, Boeing had begun to study the possibility of creating a jet-powered military transport and tanker to complement the new generation of Boeing jet bombers entering service with the U.S. Air Force. When the Air Force showed no interest, Boeing invested million of its own capital to build a prototype jet transport in a daring gamble that the airlines and the Air Force would buy it once the aircraft had flown and proven itself. As Boeing had done with the B-17, it risked the company on one roll of the dice and won.

Boeing engineers had initially based the jet transport on studies of improved designs of the Model 367, better known to the public as the C-97 piston-engined transport and aerial tanker. By the time Boeing progressed to the 80th iteration, the design bore no resemblance to the C-97 but, for security reasons, Boeing decided to let the jet project be known as the 367-80.

Work proceeded quickly after the formal start of the project on May 20, 1952. The 367-80 mated a large cabin based on the dimensions of the C-97 with the 35-degree swept-wing design based on the wings of the B-47 and B-52 but considerably stiffer and incorporating a pronounced dihedral. The wings were mounted low on the fuselage and incorporated high-speed and low-speed ailerons as well as a sophisticated flap and spoiler system. Four Pratt & Whitney JT3 turbojet engines, each producing 10,000 pounds of thrust, were mounted on struts beneath the wings.

Upon the Dash 80′s first flight on July 15, 1954, (the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Boeing Company) Boeing clearly had a winner. Flying 100 miles per hour faster than the de Havilland Comet and significantly larger, the new Boeing had a maximum range of more than 3,500 miles. As hoped, the Air Force bought 29 examples of the design as a tanker/transport after they convinced Boeing to widen the design by 12 inches. Satisfied, the Air Force designated it the KC-135A. A total of 732 KC-135s were built.

Quickly Boeing turned its attention to selling the airline industry on this new jet transport. Clearly the industry was impressed with the capabilities of the prototype 707 but never more so than at the Gold Cup hydroplane races held on Lake Washington in Seattle, in August 1955. During the festivities surrounding this event, Boeing had gathered many airline representatives to enjoy the competition and witness a fly past of the new Dash 80. To the audience’s intense delight and Boeing’s profound shock, test pilot Alvin "Tex" Johnston barrel-rolled the Dash 80 over the lake in full view of thousands of astonished spectators. Johnston vividly displayed the superior strength and performance of this new jet, readily convincing the airline industry to buy this new airliner.

In searching for a market, Boeing found a ready customer in Pan American Airway’s president Juan Trippe. Trippe had been spending much of his time searching for a suitable jet airliner to enable his pioneering company to maintain its leadership in international air travel. Working with Boeing, Trippe overcame Boeing’s resistance to widening the Dash-80 design, now known as the 707, to seat six passengers in each seat row rather than five. Trippe did so by placing an order with Boeing for 20 707s but also ordering 25 of Douglas’s competing DC-8, which had yet to fly but could accommodate six-abreast seating. At Pan Am’s insistence, the 707 was made four inches wider than the Dash 80 so that it could carry 160 passengers six-abreast. The wider fuselage developed for the 707 became the standard design for all of Boeing’s subsequent narrow-body airliners.

Although the British de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet and the Soviet Tupolev Tu-104 entered service earlier, the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 were bigger, faster, had greater range, and were more profitable to fly. In October 1958 Pan American ushered the jet age into the United States when it opened international service with the Boeing 707 in October 1958. National Airlines inaugurated domestic jet service two months later using a 707-120 borrowed from Pan Am. American Airlines flew the first domestic 707 jet service with its own aircraft in January 1959. American set a new speed mark when it opened the first regularly-scheduled transcontinental jet service in 1959. Subsequent nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco took only 5 hours – 3 hours less than by the piston-engine DC-7. The one-way fare, including a surcharge for jet service, was 5.50, or 1 round trip. The flight was almost 40 percent faster and almost 25 percent cheaper than flying by piston-engine airliners. The consequent surge of traffic demand was substantial.

The 707 was originally designed for transcontinental or one-stop transatlantic range. But modified with extra fuel tanks and more efficient turbofan engines, the 707-300 Intercontinental series aircraft could fly nonstop across the Atlantic with full payload under any conditions. Boeing built 855 707s, of which 725 were bought by airlines worldwide.

Having launched the Boeing Company into the commercial jet age, the Dash 80 soldiered on as a highly successful experimental aircraft. Until its retirement in 1972, the Dash 80 tested numerous advanced systems, many of which were incorporated into later generations of jet transports. At one point, the Dash 80 carried three different engine types in its four nacelles. Serving as a test bed for the new 727, the Dash 80 was briefly equipped with a fifth engine mounted on the rear fuselage. Engineers also modified the wing in planform and contour to study the effects of different airfoil shapes. Numerous flap configurations were also fitted including a highly sophisticated system of "blown" flaps which redirected engine exhaust over the flaps to increase lift at low speeds. Fin height and horizontal stabilizer width was later increased and at one point, a special multiple wheel low pressure landing gear was fitted to test the feasibility of operating future heavy military transports from unprepared landing fields.

After a long and distinguished career, the Boeing 367-80 was finally retired and donated to the Smithsonian in 1972. At present, the aircraft is installated at the National Air and Space Museum’s new facility at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Gift of the Boeing Company

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.

Date:
1954

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Height 19′ 2": Length 73′ 10": Wing Span 129′ 8": Weight 33,279 lbs.

Physical Description:
Prototype Boeing 707; yellow and brown.

• • • • •

Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay” panorama
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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning:

In the P-38 Lockheed engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his team of designers created one of the most successful twin-engine fighters ever flown by any nation. From 1942 to 1945, U. S. Army Air Forces pilots flew P-38s over Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific, and from the frozen Aleutian Islands to the sun-baked deserts of North Africa. Lightning pilots in the Pacific theater downed more Japanese aircraft than pilots flying any other Allied warplane.

Maj. Richard I. Bong, America’s leading fighter ace, flew this P-38J-10-LO on April 16, 1945, at Wright Field, Ohio, to evaluate an experimental method of interconnecting the movement of the throttle and propeller control levers. However, his right engine exploded in flight before he could conduct the experiment.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company

Date:
1943

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 390 x 1170cm, 6345kg, 1580cm (12ft 9 9/16in. x 38ft 4 5/8in., 13988.2lb., 51ft 10 1/16in.)

Materials:
All-metal

Physical Description:
Twin-tail boom and twin-engine fighter; tricycle landing gear.

• • • • •

Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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Fotografo sua festa, confraternização, aniversário, de qualquer estilo, particular ou não, EM TODO O BRASIL.

Entre em contato pelo e-mail/msn: rodrigotallica@hotmail.com

Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

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