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Red Bridge

No big story here people, as you can see that's just a simple hanging bridge... a red one, on a river...


so, move on, keep browsing, nothing to see here...



alright, alright, I'll tell you!...but remember you didn't hear it from me!...


...that bridge is the only access to a secret biotechnology research center the Japanese Government built on that small island in Wakayama Prefecture.

That hidden center has spawned many experiments that later on went on to become popular culture celebrities:


+Godzilla itself was born there fifty years ago, they never really found any practical purpose for him, but some guy from the Toho Film Company paid peanuts for its copyright and... you know the rest.


+After serving in WWII, a doctor from Osaka called Osamu Tezuka worked in there for a while as the head physician. He got many interesting ideas from everything he saw inside, specially the early computers they used. Those ideas would later evolve to become popular characters and stories such as Astro Boy (Atom), Black Jack, Big X, Kimba - the white lion, etc


+A couple decades ago yet another doctor from Harvard Medical School paid a visit and later on he wrote a novel about some secret island in the South Pacific where dinosaurs were brought back to life by using cloning technology. Eventually Steven Spielberg read that book and the rest is history...



The river is also very useful, it keeps the humans out and the zombies in... as you know, zombies can't stand water.





Update (Jun-3-2008): This photo has been featured as one of the "Top 10 Wired Water Photos - decided by Wired"



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Taken on May 27, 2007