Boing Boing 

Gallery of deserted Chinese amusement parks

China's exuberant, weird, terrible and brilliant amusement parks sprang up like mushrooms after the Deng reforms, and now many of them have fallen on hard times -- even as Disney makes ready to open Disneyland Shanghai.

Read the rest

Nichelle Nichols: Lieutenant Uhura's Starship Enterprise Star Trek workout


In an amazing set of photos from the Desilu studios set of the original Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols (" Lieutenant Uhura") epitomizes grace, athleticism and poise.

Read the rest

A tempting offer


Spotted outside Fix Coffee on Whitecross Street in London.

Genderswapped Slave Leia with balloon-twisted Jabba


[source]

Dawn at Disney World


From the Boing Boing Flickr pool, Dreggs's stunning photo of the sun breaking over Cinderella Castle.

Read the rest

Hoax photos of real events


Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger normally produce beautiful commercial photos, but their hobby is recreating iconic photos -- the Hindenberg's explosion, Nessie 1934, Tiananmen 1989, 9/11, and more -- in miniature, so that their replicas are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.

Read the rest

Prizewinning frozen hair


Here's photos from the annual Takhini Hot Pools frozen hair competition, where bathers expose their hair to -20'C - -30'C Yukon air to freeze it into amazing ice-sculptures.

Read the rest

First-ever photo of light behaving as a wave and particle


Nicholas writes, "Since Einstein's day, scientists have been trying to directly observe the wave- and particle- aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at a Swiss lab have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior."

Read the rest

Ad-hoc museums of a failing utopia

Photographer David Hlynsky took more than 8,000 street photos in the Eastern Bloc, documenting the last days of ideological anti-consumer shopping before the end of the USSRRead the rest

Long-exposure shot of a rock-climber wearing glowsticks


Redditor Shatteredankle went rock-climbing with glowsticks affixed to wrists and ankles, and took a long-exposure shot of the result -- gorgeous.

Star Wars Tree Sweater


This is how they yarn-bomb in Iowa City. (via Ellen Kushner)

Sneaking subtle Star Wars references into photos

Toronto photographer Thomas Dagg produces artful shoops of landscapes with subtle Star Wars references worked into them.

Read the rest

Physics, or sorcery?


This table is being held up by the weight of the buckets that are resting on it!

Read the rest

Found planetscapes: macro photos of dried up single-malt whiskey


Photographer Ernie Button noticed that the sediment from dried up single-malt at the bottom of his glasses was extraordinarily beautiful and set about creating a set of gorgeous, interstellar-looking photos documenting the residue from different whiskies.

Read the rest

Scratch-built, incredibly detailed Millennium Falcon


Thomas Richner spent more than 140 hours scratch-building a spectacularly detailed cardboard model of Star Wars's Millennium Falcon, working with scrap cardboard boxes and then shooting his model on a green-screen and compositing onto backgrounds from the movies.

Read the rest

Superheroes and sf characters in Dutch Renaissance style


Sacha Goldberger's "Super Flemish" series is a spectacular set of images of superheroes, sf movie characters and other futuristic figures (including some of his notorious aged superheroes) in the garb and affect of Dutch Renaissance portraits. (via Neatorama)

Beautiful, detailed photos of mechanical calculators' guts


San Francisco photographer Kevin Twomey shot an amazing gallery of images of the inner workings of a large collection of mechanical calculating machines from the collection of Mark Glusker, stitching together multiple images to ensure that every rod, gear and linkage was vividly rendered.

Read the rest