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The cloisters at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. The figure seen through the window is a wire sculpture from an exhibition by Derek Kinzett, which was on at the abbey when we visited.

 

Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, during the reign of Henry VIII, Lacock Abbey became a private residence and was later the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the pioneers of photography. More recently, it was used as a film location for a couple of the Harry Potter movies.

 

Shot Details

Canon 5D Mk2,

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L @ 16mm & f/4,

ISO 400,

HDR

 

Some pictures from our trip to The Making of Harry Potter exhibition at Leavesden studios

One resembles a church, another film Hogwarts with Harry Potter.

Library of the University of Wroclaw, designed by the creator of the Grunwald Bridge and the two largest urban exhibition halls, Richard Plüddemann.

In April of 1891 years was completed.

Currently was made, a new building, the University Library.

(Look here www.flickr.com/photos/madonnaw/11902395595/in/dateposted-ff/ )

Regret to part with this wonderful building, but there simply is not enough space,

as well as building requires a general overhaul.

It is a magical place, here, lives world of books.

What will be the fate of the building ???

Currently, the library building of the University of Wroclaw at ul. Szajnochy in Wroclaw. It is for sale

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This scene reminded me very much of something that you would see at Hogwarts.

 

Do I need to specify here that Hogwarts is the school in the Harry Potter universe, or is that general knowledge nowadays and I can talk about it as if it were Harvard or Oxford University?

 

It is, in fact, not Hogwarts but the New York Public Library, and it offered a welcome relief to the sleet which was falling outside. While in there I was very happy to walk around and check out the lovely architecture that was on offer, but was also delighted to find a free exhibit called ‘The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter‘. This took me on a stroll down memory lane and made me long to be under the bed covers reading by the light of a torch.

 

I guess now most kids would just use a Kindle or other such device that allows for self illumination, which is a shame as I bet the shadow puppetry potential with such a device is pretty lacking.

 

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No prizes for guessing when the Millennium Bridge was built, although it had to be quickly closed again when it was found to bounce up and down rather alarmingly when people walked across. It took almost two years for the problems to be put right, and for that reason, and for its graceful stainless-steel curves, it quickly won the hearts of both Londoners and visitors alike.

  

It was designed by the architect Norman Foster, working with sculptor Anthony Caro and the engineer Ove Arup. The Millennium Bridge leads from below St Paul's Cathedral across the river to the Tate Modern, a thrilling new addition to London's museums and galleries, with exhibitions that seldom fail to cause a stir.

  

The Millennium Bridge is featured in the following works:

 

* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film adaptation, in which several of Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters destroy the bridge in a style similar to that of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse.

 

harry potter the exhibition norrköping

  

Le Pont du Millenium (en anglais : Millennium Bridge) est un pont suspendu situé à Londres au Royaume-Uni. Il s'agit d'une passerelle en acier réservée aux piétons enjambant la Tamise pour relier le quartier de Southwark sur la rive gauche à la City de l'autre côté. Le pont se trouve entre le Southwark Bridge en aval et le Blackfriars Bridge en amont. Inauguré le 10 juin 2000, il était le premier pont construit à Londres depuis le Southwark Bridge inauguré en 1921.

 

Le Millenium Bridge permet de se rendre au théâtre du Globe, à la Bankside Gallery et à la Tate Modern sur la rive gauche, ainsi qu'à la City of London School et la cathédrale Saint-Paul sur la rive droite.

 

L'alignement du pont est tel que la façade sud de la cathédrale Saint-Paul, encadrée par les portants du pont, est visible de l'autre côté du fleuve, offrant ainsi une des plus belles vues de la cathédrale. Il est créé par Norman Foster.

 

La conception du pont a fait l'objet d'un concours organisé en 1996 par le Conseil Municipal de Southwark. Le gagnant du concours fut un projet novateur intitulé Lame de Lumière réalisé par Arup, Foster et associés et Sir Anthony Caro.

 

En raison des limitations en hauteur et aussi pour améliorer la vue, les câbles de suspension ont été tendus au-dessous du niveau de la plate-forme, donnant ainsi un profil très peu profond. Le pont repose sur deux piliers enfoncés dans le fleuve ; il est constitué de trois sections principales de 81 m, 144 m et 108 m (du nord au sud), avec une structure d'une longueur totale de 325 mètres. La plate-forme en aluminium a une largeur de 4 mètres. Huit câbles de suspension exercent une poussée de 2 000 tonnes sur les piliers implantés sur chaque rive, suffisants pour soutenir une charge de 5 000 personnes.

 

Wobbly Bridge : 4m de largeur pour 320 de longueur. Les travaux ont commencé fin 1998 et la construction proprement dite, par Monberg Thorsen et Sir Robert McAlpine, le 28 avril 1999. Le pont a été inauguré le 10 juin 2000, avec deux mois de retard et un supplément de 2,2 millions de livres sur un budget initial de 18,2 millions de livres.

 

Cependant il a dû être fermé au public deux jours plus tard, en raison d'un phénomène de résonance, le pont oscillant latéralement de façon imprévue. Ce jour-là, une marche caritative devant traverser le pont attira beaucoup de monde. Les mouvements de balancement furent provoqués par le grand nombre de piétons (90 000 personnes le premier jour avec jusqu'à 2 000 personnes en même temps sur le pont). Les premières vibrations encourageaient et parfois obligeaient les piétons à marcher au rythme du balancement, ce qui accentua les oscillations, même en début de journée lorsque le pont était relativement peu chargé.

 

Ce mouvement de balancement lui a valu le surnom de Wobbly Bridge (pont bancal). Les mesures prises pour limiter le nombre de personnes traversant le pont ont entraîné de longues files d'attente, mais n'ont atténué ni l'enthousiasme du public pour ce manège qui décoiffe, ni les vibrations elles-mêmes. La fermeture du pont après seulement trois jours d'ouverture a été sévèrement critiquée par le public, qui associait ce retard à celui dont avait souffert le Dôme du Millenium.

 

Les phénomènes de résonance des ponts suspendus avaient été bien étudiés depuis la catastrophe du pont de Tacoma Narrows (Washington, États-Unis). Néanmoins peu d'attention avait été prêtée au mouvement latéral produit par des piétons, provoqué par la réaction humaine à des petits mouvements latéraux dans le pont, entraînant un mouvement de pulsion qui n'avait pas été anticipé dans l'analyse statistique avant la construction. On a pensé que le profil exceptionnellement bas des câbles de suspension a contribué au problème, mais une étude menée par des ingénieurs prouve que l'oscillation peut se produire sur n'importe quel pont à suspension ou autre, soumis à un grand mouvement de foule.

 

Le problème a été résolu par l'installation d'amortisseurs hydrauliques et de masse pour contrôler les oscillations horizontales et latérales. Les travaux ont été menés de mai 2001 à janvier 2002. Après une période d'essai, le pont a été rouvert au public le 22 février 2002 : depuis, aucune vibration importante n'a été signalée.

 

Le 18 janvier 2007 le pont fut une nouvelle fois fermé, mais cette fois en raison des vents violents provoqués par la Tempête Kyrill et qui menaçaient d'emporter les piétons.

 

Dans le film Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé de David Yates sorti le 15 juillet 2009 au cinéma, le Millennium Bridge est attaqué et détruit par des Mangemorts. Cependant, c'est une erreur de la part des producteurs car l'attaque est censée avoir lieu en 1996, alors que le pont n'a été ouvert qu'en 2000.

 

Dans le film Rubinrot de Felix Fuchssteiner sorti le 14 mars 2013 au cinéma, Gwendolyn téléphone à son amie Leslie depuis le Millennium Bridge pour lui confier qu'elle a fait un voyage dans le temps.

 

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The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London. It is sited between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. The Millennium Bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. Construction of the bridge began in 1998, with the opening in June 2000.

 

Londoners nicknamed the bridge the "Wobbly Bridge" after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion on the first two days after the bridge opened. The bridge was closed later that day, and after two days of limited access the bridge was closed for almost two years while modifications were made to eliminate the wobble entirely. It reopened in 2002.

 

The southern end of the bridge is near the Globe theatre, the Bankside Gallery and Tate Modern, the north end next to the City of London School below St Paul's Cathedral. The bridge alignment is such that a clear view of St Paul's south façade is presented from across the river, framed by the bridge supports.

 

The design of the bridge was the subject of a competition organized in 1996 by Southwark council and RIBA Competitions. The winning entry was an innovative "blade of light" effort from Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro. Due to height restrictions, and to improve the view, the bridge's suspension design had the supporting cables below the deck level, giving a very shallow profile. The bridge has two river piers and is made of three main sections of 81 metres (266 ft), 144 metres (472 ft) and 108 metres (354 ft) (North to South) with a total structure length of 325 metres (1,066 ft); the aluminium deck is 4 metres (13 ft) wide. The eight suspension cables are tensioned to pull with a force of 2,000 tons against the piers set into each bank — enough to support a working load of 5,000 people on the bridge at one time.

 

Ordinarily bridges across the River Thames require an Act of Parliament. For this bridge that was avoided by the Port of London Authority granting a licence for the structure obtaining planning permissions from the City of London and London Borough of Southwark. Construction began in late 1998 and the main works were started on 28 April 1999 by Monberg & Thorsen and Sir Robert McAlpine. The bridge was completed at a cost of £18.2M (£2.2M over budget), primarily paid for by the Millennium Commission and the London Bridge Trust. It opened on 10 June 2000 (two months late).

 

Unexpected lateral vibration (resonant structural response) caused the bridge to be closed on 12 June 2000 for modifications. Attempts were made to limit the number of people crossing the bridge. This led to long queues and dampened neither public enthusiasm for what was something of a white-knuckle ride, nor the vibrations themselves. The closure of the bridge only two days after opening attracted public criticism of it as another high-profile British Millennium project suffered an embarrassing setback, akin to how many saw the Millennium Dome. The wobble was attributed to an under-researched phenomenon whereby pedestrians crossing a bridge that has a lateral sway have an unconscious tendency to match their footsteps to the sway, thereby exacerbating the sway. The tendency of a suspension bridge to sway when troops march over it in step was well known, which is why troops are required to break step when crossing such a bridge.

 

The bridge was temporarily closed on 18 January 2007, during the Kyrill storm due to strong winds and a risk of pedestrians being blown off the bridge.

 

The bridge's movements were caused by a 'positive feedback' phenomenon, known as synchronous lateral excitation. The natural sway motion of people walking caused small sideways oscillations in the bridge, which in turn caused people on the bridge to sway in step, increasing the amplitude of the bridge oscillations and continually reinforcing the effect. On the day of opening the bridge was crossed by 90,000 people, with up to 2,000 on the bridge at any one time.

 

Resonant vibrational modes due to vertical loads (such as trains, traffic, pedestrians) and wind loads are well understood in bridge design. In the case of the Millennium Bridge, because the lateral motion caused the pedestrians loading the bridge to directly participate with the bridge, the vibrational modes had not been anticipated by the designers. The crucial point is that when the bridge lurches to one side, the pedestrians must adjust to keep from falling over, and they all do this at exactly the same time. Hence the situation is similar to soldiers marching in lockstep, but horizontal instead of vertical.

 

The lateral vibration problems of the Millennium Bridge are very unusual, but not entirely unique. Any bridge with lateral frequency modes of less than 1.3 Hz, and sufficiently low mass, could witness the same phenomenon with sufficient pedestrian loading. The greater the number of people, the greater the amplitude of the vibrations. For example, Albert Bridge in London has a sign dating from 1873 warning marching ranks of soldiers to break step while crossing. Other bridges which have seen similar problems are:

 

•Birmingham NEC Link bridge, with a lateral frequency of 0.7 Hz

 

•Groves Suspension Bridge, Chester, in 1977 during the Jubilee river regatta

 

•Auckland Harbour Road Bridge, with a lateral frequency of 0.67 Hz, during a 1975 demonstration

 

After extensive analysis by the engineers, the problem was fixed by the retrofitting of 37 fluid-viscous dampers (energy dissipating) to control horizontal movement and 52 tuned mass dampers (inertial) to control vertical movement. This took from May 2001 to January 2002 and cost £5M. After a period of testing, the bridge was successfully re-opened on 22 February 2002. The bridge has not been subject to significant vibration since. In spite of the successful fix of the problem, the affectionate "wobbly bridge" epithet remains in common usage among Londoners.

 

An artistic expression of the higher-frequency resonances within the cables of the bridge were explored by Bill Fontana's 'Harmonic Bridge' exhibition at the Tate Modern museum in mid-2006. This used acoustic transducers placed at strategic locations on the cabling of the Millennium Bridge and the signals from those transducers were amplified and dynamically distributed throughout the Turbine Hall of the Tate by a programme which Fontana entered into the sound diffusion engine of the Richmond Sound Design AudioBox.

 

•The Millennium Bridge was featured in the sixth installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, where the bridge collapsed following an attack by Death Eaters.

 

•The Bridge also appeared in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy during the climactic battle on Xandar.

 

•The Bridge also appeared in the video to the Olly Murs song "Heart on My Sleeve."

 

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El Puente del Milenio es un puente colgante, peatonal y fabricado con acero que cruza el río Támesis, a su paso por Londres, en Inglaterra, uniendo la zona de Bankside con la City. Se localiza entre el Puente de Southwark y el Puente de Blackfriars. Fue el primero que cruzó el Támesis desde que se construyera el Tower Bridge, o Puente de la Torre, en 1894. Es propiedad de la Bridge House Estates una fundación benéfica que también se encarga de su mantenimiento, y que es supervisada por la City of London Corporation.

 

El lado sur del puente se encuentra cerca del teatro The Globe, de la Galería de Bankside y del Tate Modern. El lado norte del puente se encuentra cerca de la School of London City y de la Catedral de San Pablo. El alineamiento del puente es tal, que nos ofrece una clara vista de la fachada sur de la Catedral de San Pablo, enmarcada por los soportes del puente, que constituye uno de los lugares mas fotogénicos de la Catedral.

 

El diseño del puente fue elegido por concurso, en 1996 por el concilio de Southwark. El diseño ganador fue muy innovador, y fue realizado por Arup, por Foster and Partners y por sir Anthony Caro. Debido a las restricciones de peso, y para mejorar la vista, la suspensión del puente tuvo que tener cables de apoyo bajo el nivel de la cubierta, dando una sensación de poca profundidad en las aguas. El puente tiene dos plataformas de soporte y está hecho en tres secciones de 81 m, 144 m, y 108 m (de norte a sur) con una estructura resultante de 325 m; la cubierta de aluminio mide 4 m de ancho. Los 8 cables que mantienen el puente en suspensión, están tensados para poder sostener 2000 toneladas de peso, lo suficiente para soportar a 5000 personas en el puente al mismo tiempo.

 

La construcción comenzó a finales de 1998, pero los principales trabajos comenzaron el 28 de abril de 1999. El coste económico del puente fue de 18,2 millones de Libras, 2,2 millones por encima del presupuesto anunciado. Fue abierto el 10 de junio del año 2000, dos meses más tarde de lo esperado, y unas inesperadas vibraciones y fallos estructurales, hicieron que éste tuviera que ser cerrado el 12 de junio, dos días después de su apertura, para realizar modificaciones. Estos movimientos eran producidos por el gran número de personas, 90.000 el primer día y más de 2.000 en el puente al mismo tiempo. Las primeras pequeñas vibraciones animaron (o incluso obligaron) a los viandantes a caminar de manera sincronizada con el balanceo, incrementando el efecto, incluso cuando el puente se encontraba relativamente poco transitado al comienzo del día. Estos balanceos hicieron que el puente se ganase el apodo de Wobbly Bridge.

 

Se intentó limitar el número de personas cruzando el puente en el mismo momento. La clausura del puente solo 3 días después de que se abriese produjo una gran crítica pública, como otro gran proyecto del sentir británico que sufría un revés vergonzoso, semejante al del Millennium Dome.

 

Tras unas obras que duraron desde mayo de 2001 hasta enero de 2002 y que costaron 5 millones de libras, el problema se arregló, y tras un periodo de prueba, se reabrió el 22 de febrero de 2002.

 

Desde entonces no se han vuelto a tener noticias de movimientos extraños en el puente, y sólo se volvió a cerrar durante la tormenta Kyrill, una especie de ciclón.

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Le Pont du Millenium (en anglais : Millennium Bridge) est un pont suspendu situé à Londres au Royaume-Uni. Il s'agit d'une passerelle en acier réservée aux piétons enjambant la Tamise pour relier le quartier de Southwark sur la rive gauche à la City de l'autre côté. Le pont se trouve entre le Southwark Bridge en aval et le Blackfriars Bridge en amont. Inauguré le 10 juin 2000, il était le premier pont construit à Londres depuis le Southwark Bridge inauguré en 1921.

Le Millenium Bridge permet de se rendre au théâtre du Globe, à la Bankside Gallery et à la Tate Modern sur la rive gauche, ainsi qu'à la City of London School et la cathédrale Saint-Paul sur la rive droite.

L'alignement du pont est tel que la façade sud de la cathédrale Saint-Paul, encadrée par les portants du pont, est visible de l'autre côté du fleuve, offrant ainsi une des plus belles vues de la cathédrale. Il est créé par Norman Foster.

La conception du pont a fait l'objet d'un concours organisé en 1996 par le Conseil Municipal de Southwark. Le gagnant du concours fut un projet novateur intitulé Lame de Lumière réalisé par Arup, Foster et associés et Sir Anthony Caro.

En raison des limitations en hauteur et aussi pour améliorer la vue, les câbles de suspension ont été tendus au-dessous du niveau de la plate-forme, donnant ainsi un profil très peu profond. Le pont repose sur deux piliers enfoncés dans le fleuve ; il est constitué de trois sections principales de 81 m, 144 m et 108 m (du nord au sud), avec une structure d'une longueur totale de 325 mètres. La plate-forme en aluminium a une largeur de 4 mètres. Huit câbles de suspension exercent une poussée de 2 000 tonnes sur les piliers implantés sur chaque rive, suffisants pour soutenir une charge de 5 000 personnes.

Wobbly Bridge : 4m de largeur pour 320 de longueur. Les travaux ont commencé fin 1998 et la construction proprement dite, par Monberg Thorsen et Sir Robert McAlpine, le 28 avril 1999. Le pont a été inauguré le 10 juin 2000, avec deux mois de retard et un supplément de 2,2 millions de livres sur un budget initial de 18,2 millions de livres.

Cependant il a dû être fermé au public deux jours plus tard, en raison d'un phénomène de résonance, le pont oscillant latéralement de façon imprévue. Ce jour-là, une marche caritative devant traverser le pont attira beaucoup de monde. Les mouvements de balancement furent provoqués par le grand nombre de piétons (90 000 personnes le premier jour avec jusqu'à 2 000 personnes en même temps sur le pont). Les premières vibrations encourageaient et parfois obligeaient les piétons à marcher au rythme du balancement, ce qui accentua les oscillations, même en début de journée lorsque le pont était relativement peu chargé.

Ce mouvement de balancement lui a valu le surnom de Wobbly Bridge (pont bancal). Les mesures prises pour limiter le nombre de personnes traversant le pont ont entraîné de longues files d'attente, mais n'ont atténué ni l'enthousiasme du public pour ce manège qui décoiffe, ni les vibrations elles-mêmes. La fermeture du pont après seulement trois jours d'ouverture a été sévèrement critiquée par le public, qui associait ce retard à celui dont avait souffert le Dôme du Millenium.

Les phénomènes de résonance des ponts suspendus avaient été bien étudiés depuis la catastrophe du pont de Tacoma Narrows (Washington, États-Unis). Néanmoins peu d'attention avait été prêtée au mouvement latéral produit par des piétons, provoqué par la réaction humaine à des petits mouvements latéraux dans le pont, entraînant un mouvement de pulsion qui n'avait pas été anticipé dans l'analyse statistique avant la construction. On a pensé que le profil exceptionnellement bas des câbles de suspension a contribué au problème, mais une étude menée par des ingénieurs prouve que l'oscillation peut se produire sur n'importe quel pont à suspension ou autre, soumis à un grand mouvement de foule.

Le problème a été résolu par l'installation d'amortisseurs hydrauliques et de masse pour contrôler les oscillations horizontales et latérales. Les travaux ont été menés de mai 2001 à janvier 2002. Après une période d'essai, le pont a été rouvert au public le 22 février 2002 : depuis, aucune vibration importante n'a été signalée.

Le 18 janvier 2007 le pont fut une nouvelle fois fermé, mais cette fois en raison des vents violents provoqués par la Tempête Kyrill et qui menaçaient d'emporter les piétons.

Dans le film Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé de David Yates sorti le 15 juillet 2009 au cinéma, le Millennium Bridge est attaqué et détruit par des Mangemorts. Cependant, c'est une erreur de la part des producteurs car l'attaque est censée avoir lieu en 1996, alors que le pont n'a été ouvert qu'en 2000.

Dans le film Rubinrot de Felix Fuchssteiner sorti le 14 mars 2013 au cinéma, Gwendolyn téléphone à son amie Leslie depuis le Millennium Bridge pour lui confier qu'elle a fait un voyage dans le temps.

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The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London. It is sited between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. The Millennium Bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. Construction of the bridge began in 1998, with the opening in June 2000.

Londoners nicknamed the bridge the "Wobbly Bridge" after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion on the first two days after the bridge opened. The bridge was closed later that day, and after two days of limited access the bridge was closed for almost two years while modifications were made to eliminate the wobble entirely. It reopened in 2002.

The southern end of the bridge is near the Globe theatre, the Bankside Gallery and Tate Modern, the north end next to the City of London School below St Paul's Cathedral. The bridge alignment is such that a clear view of St Paul's south façade is presented from across the river, framed by the bridge supports.

The design of the bridge was the subject of a competition organized in 1996 by Southwark council and RIBA Competitions. The winning entry was an innovative "blade of light" effort from Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro. Due to height restrictions, and to improve the view, the bridge's suspension design had the supporting cables below the deck level, giving a very shallow profile. The bridge has two river piers and is made of three main sections of 81 metres (266 ft), 144 metres (472 ft) and 108 metres (354 ft) (North to South) with a total structure length of 325 metres (1,066 ft); the aluminium deck is 4 metres (13 ft) wide. The eight suspension cables are tensioned to pull with a force of 2,000 tons against the piers set into each bank — enough to support a working load of 5,000 people on the bridge at one time.

Ordinarily bridges across the River Thames require an Act of Parliament. For this bridge that was avoided by the Port of London Authority granting a licence for the structure obtaining planning permissions from the City of London and London Borough of Southwark. Construction began in late 1998 and the main works were started on 28 April 1999 by Monberg & Thorsen and Sir Robert McAlpine. The bridge was completed at a cost of £18.2M (£2.2M over budget), primarily paid for by the Millennium Commission and the London Bridge Trust. It opened on 10 June 2000 (two months late).

Unexpected lateral vibration (resonant structural response) caused the bridge to be closed on 12 June 2000 for modifications. Attempts were made to limit the number of people crossing the bridge. This led to long queues and dampened neither public enthusiasm for what was something of a white-knuckle ride, nor the vibrations themselves. The closure of the bridge only two days after opening attracted public criticism of it as another high-profile British Millennium project suffered an embarrassing setback, akin to how many saw the Millennium Dome. The wobble was attributed to an under-researched phenomenon whereby pedestrians crossing a bridge that has a lateral sway have an unconscious tendency to match their footsteps to the sway, thereby exacerbating the sway. The tendency of a suspension bridge to sway when troops march over it in step was well known, which is why troops are required to break step when crossing such a bridge.

The bridge was temporarily closed on 18 January 2007, during the Kyrill storm due to strong winds and a risk of pedestrians being blown off the bridge.

The bridge's movements were caused by a 'positive feedback' phenomenon, known as synchronous lateral excitation. The natural sway motion of people walking caused small sideways oscillations in the bridge, which in turn caused people on the bridge to sway in step, increasing the amplitude of the bridge oscillations and continually reinforcing the effect. On the day of opening the bridge was crossed by 90,000 people, with up to 2,000 on the bridge at any one time.

Resonant vibrational modes due to vertical loads (such as trains, traffic, pedestrians) and wind loads are well understood in bridge design. In the case of the Millennium Bridge, because the lateral motion caused the pedestrians loading the bridge to directly participate with the bridge, the vibrational modes had not been anticipated by the designers. The crucial point is that when the bridge lurches to one side, the pedestrians must adjust to keep from falling over, and they all do this at exactly the same time. Hence the situation is similar to soldiers marching in lockstep, but horizontal instead of vertical.

The lateral vibration problems of the Millennium Bridge are very unusual, but not entirely unique. Any bridge with lateral frequency modes of less than 1.3 Hz, and sufficiently low mass, could witness the same phenomenon with sufficient pedestrian loading. The greater the number of people, the greater the amplitude of the vibrations. For example, Albert Bridge in London has a sign dating from 1873 warning marching ranks of soldiers to break step while crossing. Other bridges which have seen similar problems are:

•Birmingham NEC Link bridge, with a lateral frequency of 0.7 Hz

•Groves Suspension Bridge, Chester, in 1977 during the Jubilee river regatta

•Auckland Harbour Road Bridge, with a lateral frequency of 0.67 Hz, during a 1975 demonstration

After extensive analysis by the engineers, the problem was fixed by the retrofitting of 37 fluid-viscous dampers (energy dissipating) to control horizontal movement and 52 tuned mass dampers (inertial) to control vertical movement. This took from May 2001 to January 2002 and cost £5M. After a period of testing, the bridge was successfully re-opened on 22 February 2002. The bridge has not been subject to significant vibration since. In spite of the successful fix of the problem, the affectionate "wobbly bridge" epithet remains in common usage among Londoners.

An artistic expression of the higher-frequency resonances within the cables of the bridge were explored by Bill Fontana's 'Harmonic Bridge' exhibition at the Tate Modern museum in mid-2006. This used acoustic transducers placed at strategic locations on the cabling of the Millennium Bridge and the signals from those transducers were amplified and dynamically distributed throughout the Turbine Hall of the Tate by a programme which Fontana entered into the sound diffusion engine of the Richmond Sound Design AudioBox.

•The Millennium Bridge was featured in the sixth installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, where the bridge collapsed following an attack by Death Eaters.

•The Bridge also appeared in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy during the climactic battle on Xandar.

•The Bridge also appeared in the video to the Olly Murs song "Heart on My Sleeve."

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El Puente del Milenio es un puente colgante, peatonal y fabricado con acero que cruza el río Támesis, a su paso por Londres, en Inglaterra, uniendo la zona de Bankside con la City. Se localiza entre el Puente de Southwark y el Puente de Blackfriars. Fue el primero que cruzó el Támesis desde que se construyera el Tower Bridge, o Puente de la Torre, en 1894. Es propiedad de la Bridge House Estates una fundación benéfica que también se encarga de su mantenimiento, y que es supervisada por la City of London Corporation.

El lado sur del puente se encuentra cerca del teatro The Globe, de la Galería de Bankside y del Tate Modern. El lado norte del puente se encuentra cerca de la School of London City y de la Catedral de San Pablo. El alineamiento del puente es tal, que nos ofrece una clara vista de la fachada sur de la Catedral de San Pablo, enmarcada por los soportes del puente, que constituye uno de los lugares mas fotogénicos de la Catedral.

El diseño del puente fue elegido por concurso, en 1996 por el concilio de Southwark. El diseño ganador fue muy innovador, y fue realizado por Arup, por Foster and Partners y por sir Anthony Caro. Debido a las restricciones de peso, y para mejorar la vista, la suspensión del puente tuvo que tener cables de apoyo bajo el nivel de la cubierta, dando una sensación de poca profundidad en las aguas. El puente tiene dos plataformas de soporte y está hecho en tres secciones de 81 m, 144 m, y 108 m (de norte a sur) con una estructura resultante de 325 m; la cubierta de aluminio mide 4 m de ancho. Los 8 cables que mantienen el puente en suspensión, están tensados para poder sostener 2000 toneladas de peso, lo suficiente para soportar a 5000 personas en el puente al mismo tiempo.

La construcción comenzó a finales de 1998, pero los principales trabajos comenzaron el 28 de abril de 1999. El coste económico del puente fue de 18,2 millones de Libras, 2,2 millones por encima del presupuesto anunciado. Fue abierto el 10 de junio del año 2000, dos meses más tarde de lo esperado, y unas inesperadas vibraciones y fallos estructurales, hicieron que éste tuviera que ser cerrado el 12 de junio, dos días después de su apertura, para realizar modificaciones. Estos movimientos eran producidos por el gran número de personas, 90.000 el primer día y más de 2.000 en el puente al mismo tiempo. Las primeras pequeñas vibraciones animaron (o incluso obligaron) a los viandantes a caminar de manera sincronizada con el balanceo, incrementando el efecto, incluso cuando el puente se encontraba relativamente poco transitado al comienzo del día. Estos balanceos hicieron que el puente se ganase el apodo de Wobbly Bridge.

Se intentó limitar el número de personas cruzando el puente en el mismo momento. La clausura del puente solo 3 días después de que se abriese produjo una gran crítica pública, como otro gran proyecto del sentir británico que sufría un revés vergonzoso, semejante al del Millennium Dome.

Tras unas obras que duraron desde mayo de 2001 hasta enero de 2002 y que costaron 5 millones de libras, el problema se arregló, y tras un periodo de prueba, se reabrió el 22 de febrero de 2002.

Desde entonces no se han vuelto a tener noticias de movimientos extraños en el puente, y sólo se volvió a cerrar durante la tormenta Kyrill, una especie de ciclón.

at the Harry Potter film studio exhibition

Dear Bill Major,

As I wrote earlier today: I re-listened, this time to some of the FIM (Frankfurt’s Indeterminables Musiqwesen) CDRs. This out-put of CDRs on the print-on-demand-label recout (here a remained selection) were launched in 1995 through my production of the CD "Endlos / Endless" – a memento "50 years after WWII" for an exhibition in Poland, for which I invited the FIM trio Parallelaktion, plus singer Corinna Mayer.

 

What I auditioned today was "Hot Deals" by "Imperial Hot" (Christoph Korn – gt, Bertram Ritter – dr, A23H – reeds, tp, and Casio). I do not want to describe the music. I just love the feel of these 15 year old recordings. There is also "Rent Art Quest" by the "Stern4et" (Daniel Franke – as, cl, comp, Micha Daniels – kb, Bertram Ritter – dr, A23H on bari sax, bcl and ts, comp) from some years later – a lovely birthday present those talented younger musicians gave me. It was recorded during a "Jazzferien" session I had set up at a castle in the Spessart mountains in 1999, with Micha Daniels – kb, Bertram Ritter – dr, and A23H – ts. There is another beautiful session made in a Frankfurt bunker in 2000, "House of Thee". Together with Christoph Korn I had a duo "Canada dry & 20" recorded in 1992-1994 with drummer Vladimir Tarasov as a guest. Of course there is more from that period I could tell you about. For today I'll finish by mentioning "Cassini", a nine-piece band which I assembled in 1998 with members from my bands "Hale Peat", "Imperial Hoot" and the theater ensemble I put together for my Frankfurt-am-Main production of West Side Story (Harry Petersen- as, cl, Stefan Lottermann – tb, Martin Lejeune – gt, Christoph Korn – gt, Marcel Daemgen – sound system, Peter Antony – kb, Bülent Ates – dr, Günter Bozem – dr, and A23H – ts, bcl, arr). This recording sounds to me like an early version of Otomo Yoshihide’s orchestra ONJO, in which I was a member, as you know, during 2005-7.

 

Alfred 23 Harth / Lindsay Cooper / Phil Minton – the three musicians on "Trio Trabant a Roma" – appeared at festivals in Moscow & Volgograd prior to this recording as members of Lindsay’s "Oh Moscow" (we hope to do a new recording in 2010). Especially for Lindsay and me, the impressions from this journey were so deeply strange that even after returning to "the West", we felt like we were still in another mental state – the "State of Volgograd." I formed this trio at the invitation of the Budapest Festival in 1990, called "et all ways Budapest." It's been twenty years now since The Wall came down. In those days, we were just beginning to see the odd spectacle of cars coming from the East mixing into traffic in Western cities. One East German car was called the "Trabant". I liked that name, since trabant also means a planet orbiting a star, so I called the new trio "Trabant A Roma". Earth was under a new "orbital tent" after the Iron Curtain had come down. It was funny to see those strange cars from the East making long distance journeys through Western Europe – finally "all ways lead to Rome!" The fourth title refers to a festival in Strasbourg where we performed (see CDR Le Cadran Bleu). At that time I also played the Farfisa organ, Casio keyboard, and other miscellaneous stuff, all part of the search to express the strange by-products of technology emerging at that time. The trio didn't last long – "Oh Moscow" played its final concert at the London Jazz festival in 1993 due to Lindsay’s worsening illness (which I didn't know of until 1998, when Sally Potter confirmed the facts concerning Lindsay’s declining health).

It was the brief period of time after the Sovjet Union collapsed in 1991, when all of us were curious about Eastern cultures – the curiosity was mutual among those in the former Soviet bloc. Moscow TV offered to produce a filmed portrait about me in February 1992; this led to my appearance at the "Open Mind" festival in St. Petersburg alongside members of the Russian musical avant-garde. The film's title "Balance Action" is taken from the name of a famous saxophone from the early Cold War years. It also refers to the "balance action" that finally led to the breakdown of the Communist regimes. In old Leningrad (freshly rechristened St. Petersburg again) I met Vladimir Tarasov. He told me that before the Wall fell, he and his compatriots were forced to smuggle my records through a narrow, secret tunnel. He also claimed that, in the old CCCP avant-garde circles, I was a celebrity on the order of Michael Jackson (probably a Russian exaggeration). In fact, I did receive one of my very first fan letters from Moscow, in 1970 – somebody who loved the "Just Music" LP (ECM 1002). With Tarasov I formed the Quasar Quartet in 1992 with Simon Nabatov (Russia) and Vitold Rek (Poland); we performed together with Dmitri Prigov. But, just as fast as it arose, this cultural exchange period ended – astonishingly quickly, compared to the decades-long span of the Cold War, which had threatened the entire globe with doom.

Because my group "Just Music" played in Prague in 1970 I knew how serious audiences loved what we brought to our music from the West – they had witnessed the disappointing Prague Spring revolution two years before and heard reflections of those heady times in our music. After 1972 I had numerous opportunities to reach audiences throughout Eastern Europe – Dresden, Leipzig, East Berlin, Krakow, etc. Last year another listener from Prague told me how important it was for them to hear "Cassiber" in 1984. With that in mind, it is a bit sad that 7K Oaks cancelled its October tour which would have brought us to the Wroclaw festival (where I had played with "Just Music" in 1972 and with "Gestalt et Jive" in 1986(?)).

Now I am patiently waiting at the border of Stalinist North Korea to play my music beyond the split – my heart is already there. Who knows what the ongoing imperialist wars within the holy Sufi countries will bring in context of the metastasis of capitalistic asymmetries and Western weapons mass-production…

 

Alfred 23 Harth, in September 2009

 

Seara (sea rabbit) and Dr. Takeshi Yamada attended the opening reception of their art exhibition "Immortal Love: Pop Up Experience" at Pop Up Gallery in New York City (Manhattan, New York) on February 7, 2013. The mini fashion show by Cesar Galindo was also held on the occasion at the gallery. It was a promotional event for the AMC new cable television series, IMMORTALIZED.

 

Shown in the background is a rogue taxidermy dragon on display at the Pop Up Gallery in Manhattan, New York on February 7, 2013.

 

Dr. Takeshi Yamada was an “Immortalizer” of Immortalized, the AMC cable television’s new original unscripted television series about competitive taxidermy. Season 1 was aired in 2013. Yamada was featured in episodes 3 and 8 (season finale), and won both competitions. Also, Yamada won the Grand Champion Immortalizer for his highest scores. Seara (sea rabbit) was also featured with Dr. Yamada for these episodes.

 

Dr. Takeshi Yamada's 15 rogue taxidermy artworks/monsters (dragons and space alien skulls) were also displayed among other artists' taxidermy artworks at the Pop Up Gallery in Manhattan, New York for promoting the television series. Seara (sea rabbit) and Dr. Takeshi Yamada attended the opening reception of this history-making fine art exhibition. They also visited there for additional several days during the show.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadaimmortalized2

 

vpcpartners.com/case_study/amc-pop-up-experience/

 

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AMC's unscripted series brings viewers into the captivating and provocative world of creative and competitive taxidermy. Immortalized explores the passionate detail and artistic expression that goes into creating this compelling art. Each episode will feature one of four highly regarded "Immortalizers" facing off against a "Challenger" in a competition. Their task is to create a piece to be judged on three criteria: originality, craftsmanship and interpretation of the designated theme. Whether the artists are known for their classic or rogue creations, each week they will work to perfect this centuries-old art form in an unprecedented battle.

 

Immortalized centers on the art and craft of taxidermy. The hides used in the artists’ work were procured through a variety of ways, all of which are in strict accordance with the law.

 

Immortalized airs Thursdays at 10/9c, as part of AMC Real Original Thursdays. (2013)

 

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized

 

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The Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York – This unique sea-dwelling rabbit, which is actually a close relative of the sea lion, was officially discovered and investigated by Henry Hudson when he first visited this land to colonize the area by order of the Dutch government. It was named New Amsterdam -- today’s New York City. This island was named after he saw the beach covered with strange swimming wild rabbits. The word “Coney Island” means “wild rabbit island” in Dutch (originally Conyne Eylandt, or Konijneneiland in modern Dutch spelling). Sea rabbits were also referred mermaid rabbit, merrabbit, rabbit fish or seal rabbit in the natural history documents in the 17th century. The current conservation status, or risk of extinction, of the sea rabbit is Extinct in the Wild.

 

This website features two species of sea rabbits, which have been taken care of by Dr. Takeshi Yamada (山田武司) at the Coney Island Sea Rabbit Repopulation Center, which is a part of the Marine biology department of the Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. They are – Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) called “Seara” and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus) called “Stripes”.

 

The photographs and videos featured in this website chronicle adventures of the Coney Island sea rabbits and the world as seen by them. This article also documented efforts of Dr. Takeshi Yamada for bringing back the nearly extinct sea rabbits to Coney Island in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada produced a series of public lectures, workshops, original public live interactive fine art performances and fine art exhibitions about sea rabbits at a variety of occasions and institutions in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada is an internationally active educator, book author, wildlife conservationist and high profile artist, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Sea Rabbit

 

Other Common Names: Coney Island Sea Rabbit, Beach Rabbit, Seal Rabbit, mer-rabbit, merrabbit, Atlantic Sea Rabbit.

 

Latin Name: Monafluffchus americanus

 

Origin: Atlantic coast of the United States

 

Description of the specimen: In the early 17th century’s European fur craze drove the fleet of Dutch ships to the eastern costal area of America. Then Holland was the center of the world just like the Italy was in the previous century. New York City was once called New Amsterdam when Dutch merchants landed and established colonies. Among them, Henry Hudson is probably the most recognized individual in the history of New York City today. “This small island is inhabited by two major creatures which we do not have in our homeland. The one creature is a large arthropod made of three body segments: the frontal segment resembles a horseshoe, the middle segment resembles a spiny crab and its tail resembles a sharp sword. Although they gather beaches here in great numbers, they are not edible due to their extremely offensive odor. Another creature which is abundant here, has the head of wild rabbit. This animal of great swimming ability has frontal legs resemble the webbed feet of a duck. The bottom half of the body resembles that of a seal. This docile rabbit of the sea is easy to catch as it does not fear people. The larger male sea rabbits control harems of 20 to 25 females. The meat of the sea rabbit is very tender and tasty.” This is what Hadson wrote in his personal journal in 1609 about the horseshoe crab and the sea rabbit in today’s Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York. Sadly, just like the Dodo bird and the Thylacine, the sea rabbit was driven to extinction by the European settlers’ greed. When Dutch merchants and traders arrived here, sea rabbits were one of the first animals they hunted down to bring their furs to homeland to satisfy the fur craze of the time. To increase the shipment volume of furs of sea rabbit and beavers from New Amsterdam, Dutch merchants also started using wampum (beads made of special clam shells) as the first official currency of this country.

 

At the North Eastern shores of the United States, two species of sea rabbits were commonly found. They are Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus). Sadly, due to their over harvesting in the previous centuries, their conservation status became “Extinct in the Wild” (ET) in the Red List Endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently, these sea rabbits are only found at breeding centers at selected zoos and universities such as Coney Island Aquarium and Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. The one shown in this photograph was named "Seara" and has been cared by Dr. Takeshi Yamada at Coney Island University.

 

The sea rabbit is one of the families of the Pinniped order. Pinnipeds (from Latin penna = flat and pes/pedis = foot) are sea-mammals: they are homeothermic (i.e having high and regulated inner temperature), lung-breathing (i.e dependant on atmospheric oxygen) animals having come back to semi aquatic life. As soon as they arrive ashore, females are caught by the nearest adult male. Males can maintain harems of about 20 females on average. Several hours to several days after arriving ashore, pregnant females give birth to eight to ten pups with a dark brown fur. As soon as birth occurs, the mother’s special smell and calls help her pups bond specifically to her. The mother stays ashore with her pup for about one week during which the pup gains weight. During the first week spent with her newborn, the mother becomes receptive. She will be impregnated by the bull, which control the harem. Implantation of the embryo will occur 3 months later, in March-April. During the reproductive period, the best males copulate with several tens females. To do so, males have to stay ashore without feeding in order to keep their territory and their harem. In mid-January, when the last females have been fecundated, males leave at sea to feed. Some of them will come back later in March-April for the moult. The other ones will stay at sea and will come back on Coney Island only in next November. After fecundation, the mother goes at sea for her first meal. At sea, mothers feed on clams, crabs, shrimps, fish (herring, anchovy, Pollock, capelin etc.) and squids. When she is back, the mother recovers her pups at the beach she left them. Suckling occurs after auditive and olfactory recognition had occured. In March-April, the dark brown fur is totally replaced by an adult-like light brownish grey fur during the moult that lasts 1-2 months. This new fur is composed by 2 layers. Externally, the guard fur is composed by flat hairs that recover themselves when wet. By doing so, they make a water-proof barrier for the under fur. The underfur retains air when the seal is dry. Because of isolating properties of the air, the underfur is the insulating system of the fur. In March-April, the fur of adults is partially replaced. First reproduction occurs at 1-yr old in females. Males are physiologically matures at 1 year old but socially matures at +2 years old.

 

NOTE: The name of Coney Island is commonly thought to be derived from the Dutch Konijn Eylandt or Rabbit Island as apparently the 17th century European settlers noted many rabbits running amuck on the island.

 

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Reference: Dr. Takeshi Yamada was an “Immortalizer” on Immortalized, the AMC cable television’s new original unscripted television series about competitive taxidermy. Season 1 was aired in 2013. Yamada was featured in episodes 3 and 8 (season finale), and won both competitions. Also, Yamada won the Grand Champion Immortalizer for his highest scores.

 

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www.free-tv-video-online.me/player/sockshare.php?id=4B056...!

 

Reference (newspaper articles and reviews):

karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/06/giant-sea-serpents-and-ch...

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www.brooklynartproject.com/photo/photo/listForContributor...

www.bsagarts.org/member-listing/takeshi-yamada/

www.horseshoecrab.org/poem/feature/takeshi.html

www.artfagcity.com/2012/09/06/recommended-go-brooklyn-stu...

www.pinterest.com/AGutierrezLM/takeshi-yamada-a-rogue-tax...

 

Reference (flickr):

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadaimmortalized2/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit021/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit20

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit19

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit18/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit17/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit16/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit15/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit14/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit13

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit12

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit11

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit10

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit9/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit8/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit7

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit6

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit5/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit4/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit2/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit1/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders3/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders2

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadapaintings/

 

Reference (other videos):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=otSh91iC3C4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhIR-lz1Mrs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BttREu63Ksg

 

Reference (videos featuring sea rabbits and Dr. Takeshi Yamada):

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/who-is-takeshi-yamada-i...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ek-GsW9ay0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJK04yQUX2o&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCCxV5S-EE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0QnW26dQKg&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVCqEjFXk0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlcIZTFIj8&feature=fvw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPzGvwq57g

s87.beta.photobucket.com/user/katiecavell/media/NYC%2008/...

www.animalnewyork.com/2012/what-are-you-doing-tonight-con...

animalnewyork.com/2013/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeAdsChmSR8

www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/29/immortalized-meet-takeshi-y...

superforest.org/2010/11/takeshi-yamada-rogue-taxidermist/

 

Reference (sea rabbit artifacts)

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/06/coney-island-sea-rabbit...

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417188428/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417189548/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5416579163/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417191794/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192426/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192938/in/photostream

www.thewheelhousereview.com/2012/07/18/person-of-interest...

crappytaxidermy.com/page/25

amusingthezillion.com/2013/04/01/sea-rabbits-swim-ashore-...

brooklynbased.com/blog/2012/04/13/sea-rabbits-and-other-c...

 

(updated January 27, 2014) FD

 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Takeshi Yamada. His email address is posted in the description of the photo in the chapter page (the last page or the first page).

Wikipedia: An anatomical theatre was an institution used in teaching anatomy at early modern universities. The theatre was usually a room of roughly amphitheatrical shape, in the centre of which would stand the table on which the dissections of human or animal bodies took place. Around this table were several circular, elliptic or octagonal tiers with railings, where students or other observers could stand and get a good view of the dissection almost from above and unencumbered by the spectators in the rows in front. It was common to display skeletons at some place in the theatre; in Leiden, 17th-century depictions show that the living observers were actually accompanied in the rows by a large number of animal and human skeletons, some of which held banners with inscriptions such as Memento mori, or, freely translated, "Remember, you will die". The first anatomical theatre was built at the University of Padua in 1594 and is still preserved. Other early examples include the Theatrum Anatomicum of Leiden University, built in 1596 and reconstructed in 1988, and the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio in Bologna (whose building dates from 1563 and the anatomical theatre from 1637).

 

Olof Rudbeck the elder allowed for the dome to be built on the roof of the Gustavianum 1662-1663. He had received the idea from the Anatomical Theatre in Leiden, Holland, which he had visited himself. The Anatomical Theatre was supposed to be used as a classroom for teaching Medicine. Up until 1766 dissections were carried out in front of medical students and a paying public on criminals who had been executed. During the last part of the 18th century and onwards the Anatomical Theatre was used by the University Library. Around the middle of the 19th century the interior was demolished and the upper section functioned as a zoological museum. In the 1950s the theatre was restored to its former state. The premises fascinate a lot of people with its fantastic natural lighting, which creates a very special atmosphere. The dome is swathed in copper plating on the outside and has been crowned with a small globe, which also functions as a sundial. There is a similar Anatomical Theatre in Padua and one in Bologna in Italy. www.gustavianum.uu.se/en/exhibitions/regular-exhibitions/...

Costumes of Sirius Black and Nymphadora Tonks (as worn by Gary Oldman and Natalia Tena) - Harry Potter The Exhibition

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At the underground train station waiting for the train with my son to go to the Harry Potter exhibition. How appropriate for this shot, though you cant see the train that well.

The second - probably last set of images from Saturday's visit to Hogwarts and the Harry Potter exhibition.

 

The images are from left to right are:

 

1. Phoenix in the entrance to Dumbledore's office

2. The pendulum in the giant clock

3. Door to the Chamber of Secrets

 

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Daily create assignment tdc1889: make a proclamation on one of the Harry Potter boards at the HP exhibition.

Seara (sea rabbit) and Dr. Takeshi Yamada attended the opening reception of their art exhibition "Immortal Love: Pop Up Experience" at Pop Up Gallery in New York City (Manhattan, New York) on February 7, 2013. The mini fashion show by Cesar Galindo was also held on the occasion at the gallery. It was a promotional event for the AMC new cable television series, IMMORTALIZED.

 

Shown in the background is a rogue taxidermy dragon on display at the Pop Up Gallery in Manhattan, New York on February 7, 2013.

 

Dr. Takeshi Yamada was an “Immortalizer” of Immortalized, the AMC cable television’s new original unscripted television series about competitive taxidermy. Season 1 was aired in 2013. Yamada was featured in episodes 3 and 8 (season finale), and won both competitions. Also, Yamada won the Grand Champion Immortalizer for his highest scores. Seara (sea rabbit) was also featured with Dr. Yamada for these episodes.

 

Dr. Takeshi Yamada's 15 rogue taxidermy artworks/monsters (dragons and space alien skulls) were also displayed among other artists' taxidermy artworks at the Pop Up Gallery in Manhattan, New York for promoting the television series. Seara (sea rabbit) and Dr. Takeshi Yamada attended the opening reception of this history-making fine art exhibition. They also visited there for additional several days during the show.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadaimmortalized2

 

vpcpartners.com/case_study/amc-pop-up-experience/

 

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AMC's unscripted series brings viewers into the captivating and provocative world of creative and competitive taxidermy. Immortalized explores the passionate detail and artistic expression that goes into creating this compelling art. Each episode will feature one of four highly regarded "Immortalizers" facing off against a "Challenger" in a competition. Their task is to create a piece to be judged on three criteria: originality, craftsmanship and interpretation of the designated theme. Whether the artists are known for their classic or rogue creations, each week they will work to perfect this centuries-old art form in an unprecedented battle.

 

Immortalized centers on the art and craft of taxidermy. The hides used in the artists’ work were procured through a variety of ways, all of which are in strict accordance with the law.

 

Immortalized airs Thursdays at 10/9c, as part of AMC Real Original Thursdays. (2013)

 

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized

 

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The Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York – This unique sea-dwelling rabbit, which is actually a close relative of the sea lion, was officially discovered and investigated by Henry Hudson when he first visited this land to colonize the area by order of the Dutch government. It was named New Amsterdam -- today’s New York City. This island was named after he saw the beach covered with strange swimming wild rabbits. The word “Coney Island” means “wild rabbit island” in Dutch (originally Conyne Eylandt, or Konijneneiland in modern Dutch spelling). Sea rabbits were also referred mermaid rabbit, merrabbit, rabbit fish or seal rabbit in the natural history documents in the 17th century. The current conservation status, or risk of extinction, of the sea rabbit is Extinct in the Wild.

 

This website features two species of sea rabbits, which have been taken care of by Dr. Takeshi Yamada (山田武司) at the Coney Island Sea Rabbit Repopulation Center, which is a part of the Marine biology department of the Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. They are – Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) called “Seara” and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus) called “Stripes”.

 

The photographs and videos featured in this website chronicle adventures of the Coney Island sea rabbits and the world as seen by them. This article also documented efforts of Dr. Takeshi Yamada for bringing back the nearly extinct sea rabbits to Coney Island in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada produced a series of public lectures, workshops, original public live interactive fine art performances and fine art exhibitions about sea rabbits at a variety of occasions and institutions in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada is an internationally active educator, book author, wildlife conservationist and high profile artist, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Sea Rabbit

 

Other Common Names: Coney Island Sea Rabbit, Beach Rabbit, Seal Rabbit, mer-rabbit, merrabbit, Atlantic Sea Rabbit.

 

Latin Name: Monafluffchus americanus

 

Origin: Atlantic coast of the United States

 

Description of the specimen: In the early 17th century’s European fur craze drove the fleet of Dutch ships to the eastern costal area of America. Then Holland was the center of the world just like the Italy was in the previous century. New York City was once called New Amsterdam when Dutch merchants landed and established colonies. Among them, Henry Hudson is probably the most recognized individual in the history of New York City today. “This small island is inhabited by two major creatures which we do not have in our homeland. The one creature is a large arthropod made of three body segments: the frontal segment resembles a horseshoe, the middle segment resembles a spiny crab and its tail resembles a sharp sword. Although they gather beaches here in great numbers, they are not edible due to their extremely offensive odor. Another creature which is abundant here, has the head of wild rabbit. This animal of great swimming ability has frontal legs resemble the webbed feet of a duck. The bottom half of the body resembles that of a seal. This docile rabbit of the sea is easy to catch as it does not fear people. The larger male sea rabbits control harems of 20 to 25 females. The meat of the sea rabbit is very tender and tasty.” This is what Hadson wrote in his personal journal in 1609 about the horseshoe crab and the sea rabbit in today’s Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York. Sadly, just like the Dodo bird and the Thylacine, the sea rabbit was driven to extinction by the European settlers’ greed. When Dutch merchants and traders arrived here, sea rabbits were one of the first animals they hunted down to bring their furs to homeland to satisfy the fur craze of the time. To increase the shipment volume of furs of sea rabbit and beavers from New Amsterdam, Dutch merchants also started using wampum (beads made of special clam shells) as the first official currency of this country.

 

At the North Eastern shores of the United States, two species of sea rabbits were commonly found. They are Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus). Sadly, due to their over harvesting in the previous centuries, their conservation status became “Extinct in the Wild” (ET) in the Red List Endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently, these sea rabbits are only found at breeding centers at selected zoos and universities such as Coney Island Aquarium and Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. The one shown in this photograph was named "Seara" and has been cared by Dr. Takeshi Yamada at Coney Island University.

 

The sea rabbit is one of the families of the Pinniped order. Pinnipeds (from Latin penna = flat and pes/pedis = foot) are sea-mammals: they are homeothermic (i.e having high and regulated inner temperature), lung-breathing (i.e dependant on atmospheric oxygen) animals having come back to semi aquatic life. As soon as they arrive ashore, females are caught by the nearest adult male. Males can maintain harems of about 20 females on average. Several hours to several days after arriving ashore, pregnant females give birth to eight to ten pups with a dark brown fur. As soon as birth occurs, the mother’s special smell and calls help her pups bond specifically to her. The mother stays ashore with her pup for about one week during which the pup gains weight. During the first week spent with her newborn, the mother becomes receptive. She will be impregnated by the bull, which control the harem. Implantation of the embryo will occur 3 months later, in March-April. During the reproductive period, the best males copulate with several tens females. To do so, males have to stay ashore without feeding in order to keep their territory and their harem. In mid-January, when the last females have been fecundated, males leave at sea to feed. Some of them will come back later in March-April for the moult. The other ones will stay at sea and will come back on Coney Island only in next November. After fecundation, the mother goes at sea for her first meal. At sea, mothers feed on clams, crabs, shrimps, fish (herring, anchovy, Pollock, capelin etc.) and squids. When she is back, the mother recovers her pups at the beach she left them. Suckling occurs after auditive and olfactory recognition had occured. In March-April, the dark brown fur is totally replaced by an adult-like light brownish grey fur during the moult that lasts 1-2 months. This new fur is composed by 2 layers. Externally, the guard fur is composed by flat hairs that recover themselves when wet. By doing so, they make a water-proof barrier for the under fur. The underfur retains air when the seal is dry. Because of isolating properties of the air, the underfur is the insulating system of the fur. In March-April, the fur of adults is partially replaced. First reproduction occurs at 1-yr old in females. Males are physiologically matures at 1 year old but socially matures at +2 years old.

 

NOTE: The name of Coney Island is commonly thought to be derived from the Dutch Konijn Eylandt or Rabbit Island as apparently the 17th century European settlers noted many rabbits running amuck on the island.

 

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Reference: Dr. Takeshi Yamada was an “Immortalizer” on Immortalized, the AMC cable television’s new original unscripted television series about competitive taxidermy. Season 1 was aired in 2013. Yamada was featured in episodes 3 and 8 (season finale), and won both competitions. Also, Yamada won the Grand Champion Immortalizer for his highest scores.

 

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amusingthezillion.com/2013/01/30/video-of-the-day-meet-ta...

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www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/on-air-trailer-wood-duc...

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sexynerdgirl.com/2013/03/flickr-finds-rock-star-taxidermi...

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tv.yahoo.com/news/amc-pits-taxidermists-against-each-othe...

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tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/immortalized/EP01671667?aid=zap2it

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www.free-tv-video-online.me/player/sockshare.php?id=4B056...!

 

Reference (newspaper articles and reviews):

karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/06/giant-sea-serpents-and-ch...

www.cvltnation.com/god-of-freakstakeshi-yamada/

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704828104576021750...

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Reference (fine art websites):

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www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit8/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit7

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit6

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit5/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit4/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit2/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit1/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders3/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders2

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadapaintings/

 

Reference (other videos):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=otSh91iC3C4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhIR-lz1Mrs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BttREu63Ksg

 

Reference (videos featuring sea rabbits and Dr. Takeshi Yamada):

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/who-is-takeshi-yamada-i...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ek-GsW9ay0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJK04yQUX2o&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCCxV5S-EE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0QnW26dQKg&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVCqEjFXk0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlcIZTFIj8&feature=fvw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPzGvwq57g

s87.beta.photobucket.com/user/katiecavell/media/NYC%2008/...

www.animalnewyork.com/2012/what-are-you-doing-tonight-con...

animalnewyork.com/2013/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeAdsChmSR8

www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/29/immortalized-meet-takeshi-y...

superforest.org/2010/11/takeshi-yamada-rogue-taxidermist/

 

Reference (sea rabbit artifacts)

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/06/coney-island-sea-rabbit...

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417188428/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417189548/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5416579163/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417191794/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192426/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192938/in/photostream

www.thewheelhousereview.com/2012/07/18/person-of-interest...

crappytaxidermy.com/page/25

amusingthezillion.com/2013/04/01/sea-rabbits-swim-ashore-...

brooklynbased.com/blog/2012/04/13/sea-rabbits-and-other-c...

 

(updated January 27, 2014) FD

 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Takeshi Yamada. His email address is posted in the description of the photo in the chapter page (the last page or the first page).

harry potter the exhibition norrköping

Tagged!

 

If you've been tagged (poor you), you're supposed to upload a picture you like and write about 10 things, which are related to your present life.

 

This is a picture of me in the art museum "Centre Pompidou" in Paris.

 

I've been tagged by Refeti.

 

1. I'm in Paris right now, and writing in the bed of my BF's brother who's supposed to come home in a few minutes.

 

2. I just ordered a pukipuki pongpong, and yeah I'm happy about that :)

 

3. I turned 26 on the 19th, which means national museums are not free anymore for me. Blaah.

 

4. I bought a Desigual dress just yesterday and now I *need* a bag to go with it. But yaaay! A dress!

 

5. I don't really like how harry potter ends. And I read the books so it wasn't a surprise when I saw it, but hmm. Just don't like the end.

 

6. I went to a nice exhibition today, about cities+gardens. La Ville Fertile

 

7. I ate sushi twice since arriving in paris, and will probably eat it once more before leaving on Saturday.

 

8. I re-tested macarons yesterday and well I still don't like them XD

 

9. I'm happy :)

 

10. Maybe (maybe!) I'm going to spend a lot of money to go visit a friend in Australia. But I'm still unsure about that.

 

dumdidum ^^

Seara (sea rabbit) and Dr. Takeshi Yamada attended their taxidermy art exhibition at Pop Up Gallery in Manhattan, NY, produced by AMC for promoting their new TV show, IMMORTALIZED on 2/7 and 2/9, 2013.

Yamada (and Seara) was featured as a main cast of the show. The other cast members also stayed at NoMad Hotel in Manhattan, New York.

 

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AMC's unscripted series brings viewers into the captivating and provocative world of creative and competitive taxidermy. Immortalized explores the passionate detail and artistic expression that goes into creating this compelling art. Each episode will feature one of four highly regarded "Immortalizers" facing off against a "Challenger" in a competition. Their task is to create a piece to be judged on three criteria: originality, craftsmanship and interpretation of the designated theme. Whether the artists are known for their classic or rogue creations, each week they will work to perfect this centuries-old art form in an unprecedented battle.

 

Immortalized centers on the art and craft of taxidermy. The hides used in the artists’ work were procured through a variety of ways, all of which are in strict accordance with the law.

 

Immortalized airs Thursdays at 10/9c, as part of AMC Real Original Thursdays.

 

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized

 

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Dr. Takeshi Yamada was an “Immortalizer” of Immortalized, the AMC cable television’s new original unscripted television series about competitive taxidermy. Season 1 was aired in 2013. Yamada was featured in episodes 3 and 8 (season finale), and won both competitions. Also, Yamada won the Grand Champion Immortalizer for his highest scores. Seara (sea rabbit) was also featured with Dr. Yamada for these episodes.

 

Dr. Takeshi Yamada's 15 rogue taxidermy artworks/monsters (dragons and space alien skulls) were also displayed among other artists' taxidermy artworks at the Pop Up Gallery in Manhattan, New York for promoting the television series. Seara (sea rabbit) and Dr. Takeshi Yamada attended the opening reception of this history-making fine art exhibition. They also visited there for additional several days during the show.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadaimmortalized2

 

vpcpartners.com/case_study/amc-pop-up-experience/

 

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AMC's unscripted series brings viewers into the captivating and provocative world of creative and competitive taxidermy. Immortalized explores the passionate detail and artistic expression that goes into creating this compelling art. Each episode will feature one of four highly regarded "Immortalizers" facing off against a "Challenger" in a competition. Their task is to create a piece to be judged on three criteria: originality, craftsmanship and interpretation of the designated theme. Whether the artists are known for their classic or rogue creations, each week they will work to perfect this centuries-old art form in an unprecedented battle.

 

Immortalized centers on the art and craft of taxidermy. The hides used in the artists’ work were procured through a variety of ways, all of which are in strict accordance with the law.

 

Immortalized airs Thursdays at 10/9c, as part of AMC Real Original Thursdays. (2013)

 

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized

 

takeshiyamada.weebly.com/tv-shows.html

 

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www.takeshiyamada.weebly.com/sea-rabbit-center.html

 

takeshiyamada.weebly.com/

 

The Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York – This unique sea-dwelling rabbit, which is actually a close relative of the sea lion, was officially discovered and investigated by Henry Hudson when he first visited this land to colonize the area by order of the Dutch government. It was named New Amsterdam -- today’s New York City. This island was named after he saw the beach covered with strange swimming wild rabbits. The word “Coney Island” means “wild rabbit island” in Dutch (originally Conyne Eylandt, or Konijneneiland in modern Dutch spelling). Sea rabbits were also referred mermaid rabbit, merrabbit, rabbit fish or seal rabbit in the natural history documents in the 17th century. The current conservation status, or risk of extinction, of the sea rabbit is Extinct in the Wild.

 

This website features two species of sea rabbits, which have been taken care of by Dr. Takeshi Yamada (山田武司) at the Coney Island Sea Rabbit Repopulation Center, which is a part of the Marine biology department of the Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. They are – Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) called “Seara” and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus) called “Stripes”.

 

The photographs and videos featured in this website chronicle adventures of the Coney Island sea rabbits and the world as seen by them. This article also documented efforts of Dr. Takeshi Yamada for bringing back the nearly extinct sea rabbits to Coney Island in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada produced a series of public lectures, workshops, original public live interactive fine art performances and fine art exhibitions about sea rabbits at a variety of occasions and institutions in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada is an internationally active educator, book author, wildlife conservationist and high profile artist, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Sea Rabbit

 

Other Common Names: Coney Island Sea Rabbit, Beach Rabbit, Seal Rabbit, mer-rabbit, merrabbit, Atlantic Sea Rabbit.

 

Latin Name: Monafluffchus americanus

 

Origin: Atlantic coast of the United States

 

Description of the specimen: In the early 17th century’s European fur craze drove the fleet of Dutch ships to the eastern costal area of America. Then Holland was the center of the world just like the Italy was in the previous century. New York City was once called New Amsterdam when Dutch merchants landed and established colonies. Among them, Henry Hudson is probably the most recognized individual in the history of New York City today. “This small island is inhabited by two major creatures which we do not have in our homeland. The one creature is a large arthropod made of three body segments: the frontal segment resembles a horseshoe, the middle segment resembles a spiny crab and its tail resembles a sharp sword. Although they gather beaches here in great numbers, they are not edible due to their extremely offensive odor. Another creature which is abundant here, has the head of wild rabbit. This animal of great swimming ability has frontal legs resemble the webbed feet of a duck. The bottom half of the body resembles that of a seal. This docile rabbit of the sea is easy to catch as it does not fear people. The larger male sea rabbits control harems of 20 to 25 females. The meat of the sea rabbit is very tender and tasty.” This is what Hadson wrote in his personal journal in 1609 about the horseshoe crab and the sea rabbit in today’s Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York. Sadly, just like the Dodo bird and the Thylacine, the sea rabbit was driven to extinction by the European settlers’ greed. When Dutch merchants and traders arrived here, sea rabbits were one of the first animals they hunted down to bring their furs to homeland to satisfy the fur craze of the time. To increase the shipment volume of furs of sea rabbit and beavers from New Amsterdam, Dutch merchants also started using wampum (beads made of special clam shells) as the first official currency of this country.

 

At the North Eastern shores of the United States, two species of sea rabbits were commonly found. They are Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus). Sadly, due to their over harvesting in the previous centuries, their conservation status became “Extinct in the Wild” (ET) in the Red List Endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently, these sea rabbits are only found at breeding centers at selected zoos and universities such as Coney Island Aquarium and Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. The one shown in this photograph was named "Seara" and has been cared by Dr. Takeshi Yamada at Coney Island University.

 

The sea rabbit is one of the families of the Pinniped order. Pinnipeds (from Latin penna = flat and pes/pedis = foot) are sea-mammals: they are homeothermic (i.e having high and regulated inner temperature), lung-breathing (i.e dependant on atmospheric oxygen) animals having come back to semi aquatic life. As soon as they arrive ashore, females are caught by the nearest adult male. Males can maintain harems of about 20 females on average. Several hours to several days after arriving ashore, pregnant females give birth to eight to ten pups with a dark brown fur. As soon as birth occurs, the mother’s special smell and calls help her pups bond specifically to her. The mother stays ashore with her pup for about one week during which the pup gains weight. During the first week spent with her newborn, the mother becomes receptive. She will be impregnated by the bull, which control the harem. Implantation of the embryo will occur 3 months later, in March-April. During the reproductive period, the best males copulate with several tens females. To do so, males have to stay ashore without feeding in order to keep their territory and their harem. In mid-January, when the last females have been fecundated, males leave at sea to feed. Some of them will come back later in March-April for the moult. The other ones will stay at sea and will come back on Coney Island only in next November. After fecundation, the mother goes at sea for her first meal. At sea, mothers feed on clams, crabs, shrimps, fish (herring, anchovy, Pollock, capelin etc.) and squids. When she is back, the mother recovers her pups at the beach she left them. Suckling occurs after auditive and olfactory recognition had occured. In March-April, the dark brown fur is totally replaced by an adult-like light brownish grey fur during the moult that lasts 1-2 months. This new fur is composed by 2 layers. Externally, the guard fur is composed by flat hairs that recover themselves when wet. By doing so, they make a water-proof barrier for the under fur. The underfur retains air when the seal is dry. Because of isolating properties of the air, the underfur is the insulating system of the fur. In March-April, the fur of adults is partially replaced. First reproduction occurs at 1-yr old in females. Males are physiologically matures at 1 year old but socially matures at +2 years old.

 

NOTE: The name of Coney Island is commonly thought to be derived from the Dutch Konijn Eylandt or Rabbit Island as apparently the 17th century European settlers noted many rabbits running amuck on the island.

 

www.takeshiyamada.weebly.com/performances.html

 

www.takeshiyamada.weebly.com/sea-rabbit-center.html

 

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www.flickr.com/photos/searabbits23/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit22

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit021/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit20

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit19

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit18

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit17

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit16

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit15

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit14

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit13

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit12

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit11

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit10

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit9

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit8

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit7

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit6

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit5

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit4

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit2

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit1

 

www.flickr.com/photos/diningwithsearabbits03

www.flickr.com/photos/diningwithsearabbits02

www.flickr.com/photos/diningwithsearabbits01

 

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadaimmortalized2/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadabellhouse2014/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders3/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders2

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadapaintings/

 

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For any questions, please email contact Takeshi Yamada, Art & Rogue Taxidermy, Museum of World Wonders, official website. www.takeshiyamada.weebly.com/

 

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www.takeshiyamada.weebly.com

 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Takeshi Yamada. His email address is posted in the chapter page (the last page or the first page).

 

(Updated March 26, 2015)

spring break 2011, nyc.

 

harry potter exhibition with claudia and victoria :)

Some pictures from our trip to The Making of Harry Potter exhibition at Leavesden studios

Uniqlo bratop // F21 skirt & accessories // Fila boots // Muggle cap via Harry Potter The Exhibition in NYC

 

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harry potter the exhibition norrköping

Giant Jack-in-the-Box - Harry Potter The Exhibtion

[april 22nd - 28th, 2011]

 

(a little out of order, sorry! i realized i uploaded the wrong photo for this week)

 

spring break is glorious! i went to NYC with claudia and victoria to check out the harry potter exhibition <3 we spend the afternoon wandering around central park and exploring the giant forever 21.

 

more photos in comments.

As you may already know.. I'm in New York, and they have this Harry Potter exhibition with the props and costumes from the original films. I went to see it and it was amazing. I enjoyed it very much!

 

At the end, obviously, there was a gift shop. and at this gift shop you could buy replica wands (ranging from $39.99 to $45.99. USD) I bought 2. :3

 

100 points to the person who can guess who's wand I'm holding here!!

 

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The Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York – This unique sea-dwelling rabbit, which is actually a close relative of the sea lion, was officially discovered and investigated by Henry Hudson when he first visited this land to colonize the area by order of the Dutch government. It was named New Amsterdam -- today’s New York City. This island was named after he saw the beach covered with strange swimming wild rabbits. The word “Coney Island” means “wild rabbit island” in Dutch (originally Conyne Eylandt, or Konijneneiland in modern Dutch spelling). Sea rabbits were also referred mermaid rabbit, merrabbit, rabbit fish or seal rabbit in the natural history documents in the 17th century. The current conservation status, or risk of extinction, of the sea rabbit is Extinct in the Wild.

 

This website features two species of sea rabbits, which have been taken care of by Dr. Takeshi Yamada (山田武司) at the Coney Island Sea Rabbit Repopulation Center, which is a part of the Marine biology department of the Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. They are – Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) called “Seara” and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus) called “Stripes”.

 

The photographs and videos featured in this website chronicle adventures of the Coney Island sea rabbits and the world as seen by them. This article also documented efforts of Dr. Takeshi Yamada for bringing back the nearly extinct sea rabbits to Coney Island in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada produced a series of public lectures, workshops, original public live interactive fine art performances and fine art exhibitions about sea rabbits at a variety of occasions and institutions in the City of New York and beyond. Dr. Yamada is an internationally active educator, book author, wildlife conservationist and high profile artist, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Sea Rabbit

 

Other Common Names: Coney Island Sea Rabbit, Beach Rabbit, Seal Rabbit, mer-rabbit, merrabbit, Atlantic Sea Rabbit.

 

Latin Name: Monafluffchus americanus

 

Origin: Atlantic coast of the United States

 

Description of the specimen: In the early 17th century’s European fur craze drove the fleet of Dutch ships to the eastern costal area of America. Then Holland was the center of the world just like the Italy was in the previous century. New York City was once called New Amsterdam when Dutch merchants landed and established colonies. Among them, Henry Hudson is probably the most recognized individual in the history of New York City today. “This small island is inhabited by two major creatures which we do not have in our homeland. The one creature is a large arthropod made of three body segments: the frontal segment resembles a horseshoe, the middle segment resembles a spiny crab and its tail resembles a sharp sword. Although they gather beaches here in great numbers, they are not edible due to their extremely offensive odor. Another creature which is abundant here, has the head of wild rabbit. This animal of great swimming ability has frontal legs resemble the webbed feet of a duck. The bottom half of the body resembles that of a seal. This docile rabbit of the sea is easy to catch as it does not fear people. The larger male sea rabbits control harems of 20 to 25 females. The meat of the sea rabbit is very tender and tasty.” This is what Hadson wrote in his personal journal in 1609 about the horseshoe crab and the sea rabbit in today’s Coney Island area of Brooklyn, New York. Sadly, just like the Dodo bird and the Thylacine, the sea rabbit was driven to extinction by the European settlers’ greed. When Dutch merchants and traders arrived here, sea rabbits were one of the first animals they hunted down to bring their furs to homeland to satisfy the fur craze of the time. To increase the shipment volume of furs of sea rabbit and beavers from New Amsterdam, Dutch merchants also started using wampum (beads made of special clam shells) as the first official currency of this country.

 

At the North Eastern shores of the United States, two species of sea rabbits were commonly found. They are Coney Island Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus americanus) and Coney Island Tiger-striped Sea Rabbit (Monafluffchus konjinicus). Sadly, due to their over harvesting in the previous centuries, their conservation status became “Extinct in the Wild” (ET) in the Red List Endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently, these sea rabbits are only found at breeding centers at selected zoos and universities such as Coney Island Aquarium and Coney Island University in Brooklyn, New York. The one shown in this photograph was named "Seara" and has been cared by Dr. Takeshi Yamada at Coney Island University.

 

The sea rabbit is one of the families of the Pinniped order. Pinnipeds (from Latin penna = flat and pes/pedis = foot) are sea-mammals: they are homeothermic (i.e having high and regulated inner temperature), lung-breathing (i.e dependant on atmospheric oxygen) animals having come back to semi aquatic life. As soon as they arrive ashore, females are caught by the nearest adult male. Males can maintain harems of about 20 females on average. Several hours to several days after arriving ashore, pregnant females give birth to eight to ten pups with a dark brown fur. As soon as birth occurs, the mother’s special smell and calls help her pups bond specifically to her. The mother stays ashore with her pup for about one week during which the pup gains weight. During the first week spent with her newborn, the mother becomes receptive. She will be impregnated by the bull, which control the harem. Implantation of the embryo will occur 3 months later, in March-April. During the reproductive period, the best males copulate with several tens females. To do so, males have to stay ashore without feeding in order to keep their territory and their harem. In mid-January, when the last females have been fecundated, males leave at sea to feed. Some of them will come back later in March-April for the moult. The other ones will stay at sea and will come back on Coney Island only in next November. After fecundation, the mother goes at sea for her first meal. At sea, mothers feed on clams, crabs, shrimps, fish (herring, anchovy, Pollock, capelin etc.) and squids. When she is back, the mother recovers her pups at the beach she left them. Suckling occurs after auditive and olfactory recognition had occured. In March-April, the dark brown fur is totally replaced by an adult-like light brownish grey fur during the moult that lasts 1-2 months. This new fur is composed by 2 layers. Externally, the guard fur is composed by flat hairs that recover themselves when wet. By doing so, they make a water-proof barrier for the under fur. The underfur retains air when the seal is dry. Because of isolating properties of the air, the underfur is the insulating system of the fur. In March-April, the fur of adults is partially replaced. First reproduction occurs at 1-yr old in females. Males are physiologically matures at 1 year old but socially matures at +2 years old.

 

NOTE: The name of Coney Island is commonly thought to be derived from the Dutch Konijn Eylandt or Rabbit Island as apparently the 17th century European settlers noted many rabbits running amuck on the island.

 

===========================================

 

Reference: Dr. Takeshi Yamada was an “Immortalizer” on Immortalized, the AMC cable television’s new original unscripted television series about competitive taxidermy. Season 1 was aired in 2013. Yamada was featured in episodes 3 and 8 (season finale), and won both competitions. Also, Yamada won the Grand Champion Immortalizer for his highest scores.

 

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized

www.facebook.com/ImmortalizedAMC?filter=1

www.facebook.com/pages/Go-Go-Luckey-Entertainment/6781187778

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized/cast/takeshi-yamada

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-cast-photos/...

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-season-1-cas...

www.imdb.com/media/rm471641344/tt2631416

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-season-1-cas...

www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/nyc-taxidermy...

www.sideshowworld.com/9-FT-SSW/Immortal/TY-1.html

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/02/immortalized-takeshi-y...

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/04/immortalized-cast-inte...

thefanatics.net/immortalized-qa-immortalizer-takeshi-yamada/

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/spoilers-the-final-reve...

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/spoilers-the-final-reve...

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-season-1-epi...

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized/episodes/season-1/heaven...

horrorboom.com/tag/takeshi-yamada-dragon-bat/

www.blueblood.net/2013/02/immortalized-episode-3-the-odys...

www.blueblood.net/2013/04/immortalized-episode-8-heaven-a...

amusingthezillion.com/tag/immortalized/

amusingthezillion.com/2012/11/29/coney-island-taxidermist...

amusingthezillion.com/tag/takeshi-yamada/

amusingthezillion.com/2013/04/04/coney-island-artist-take...

amusingthezillion.com/2013/01/30/video-of-the-day-meet-ta...

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/03/immortalized-brian-pos...

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/03/immortalized-paul-rhym...

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/04/immortalized-zach-selw...

www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/29/immortalized-meet-takeshi-y...

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/on-air-trailer-wood-duc...

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/on-air-trailer-real-ori...

sexynerdgirl.com/2013/03/flickr-finds-rock-star-taxidermi...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0i6KqUN22E

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iLUTs-KSXI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdxsl1HI5a4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwsz0nRnWJg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8SrTXdjikw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLDt9hItloE&list=PLP63B9XPsQt...

mm.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/gyipa_public?nav=pr181713719

www.amctv.com/real-original-thursdays

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

www.poptower.com/news-52146/freakshow-immortalized-tv-sho...

iamturbo.com/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star-coney-isl...

tv.yahoo.com/news/amc-pits-taxidermists-against-each-othe...

animalnewyork.com/2013/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star...

www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/02/takeshi-yamada-immortalized/

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/artscience/2013/02/outrageous-ta...

tv.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/arts/television/immortalized-an...

www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/freakshow-immortalized-t...

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_17114...

www.rlslog.net/immortalized-s01e01-hdtv-x264-bajskorv/

trailerrss.com/immortalized-amc-series-premiere-promo

thegame4.com/immortalized-clip-meet-takeshi-yamada/

www.outdoorhub.com/news/man-vs-fur-amcs-new-competitive-t...

www.avclub.com/articles/freakshowimmortalized,92526/

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/02/freakshow-immortalized...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/02/amcs-immortalized/

blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/immortalized-tax...

www.factpile.com/8874-watch-immortalized-on-amc/

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

twitpic.com/c1q9rx

www.michigandaily.com/blog/wire/alumni-profile-takeshi-ya...

art-design.umich.edu/news/takeshi_yamada_featured_on_amcs...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FoD-OptXgk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9aROKs_iSQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4msQyZqOrOY&NR=1&feature=...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/immortalizer-ta...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/immortalized-co...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/immortalized-co...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-episode-3-the-odyssey/

www.dragonblogger.com/about-immortalized-amcs-new-unscrip...

idownloadg.eu/tag/size-matters/

horrorboom.com/tag/takeshi-yamada/

articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-13/entertainment/3707...

tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/11/28/comic-book-men-freak...

blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/immortalized-tax...

horrorboom.com/tag/immortalized-on-amc/

thetwistgossip.com/2013/03/05/amcs-immortalized-is-the-st...

www.dlhog.com/category/immortalized/

tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/immortalized/EP01671667?aid=zap2it

www.bizbash.com/amc_mixes_freaks_fashion_and_taxidermy_fo...

kittenlounge.onsugar.com/Trendy-Thursdays-NYFW-FW2013-AMC...

vpcpartners.com/blog/uncategorized/life-death-and-immorta...

www.awesomedl.com/2013/04/immortalized-season-1-episode-8...

thefanatics.net/immortalized-encores-begin-this-thursday-...

www.sideshowworld.com/9-FT-SSW/2013/TY-Im-1.html

www.sideshowworld.com/9-FT-SSW/2013/TY-IM-2/TY-8.html

www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/immortalized

tbivision.com/news/2013/04/amc-brings-on-endemol-to-distr...

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/immortalized/

vpcpartners.com/case_study/amc-pop-up-experience/

 

delishows.com/immortalized-season-1-episode-3-the-odyssey...

www.free-tv-video-online.me/player/sockshare.php?id=4B056...!

 

Reference (newspaper articles and reviews):

karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/06/giant-sea-serpents-and-ch...

www.cvltnation.com/god-of-freakstakeshi-yamada/

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704828104576021750...

www.villagevoice.com/2006-11-07/nyc-life/the-stuffing-dre...

amusingthezillion.com/2011/12/08/takeshi-yamadas-jersey-d...

amusingthezillion.com/2010/12/07/art-of-the-day-freak-tax...

amusingthezillion.com/2010/10/27/oct-29-at-coney-island-l...

amusingthezillion.com/2010/09/18/photo-of-the-day-takeshi...

amusingthezillion.com/2009/11/07/thru-dec-31-at-coney-isl...

4strange.blogspot.com/2009/02/ten-of-takeshi-yamada-colle...

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/5440224421/siz...

www.gobrooklynart.org/studio/takeshiyamada

spexyandheknowsit.tumblr.com/post/42840993672/spexy-guy-d...

www.teoti.com/art-comics/15119-takeshi-yamada-s-creative-...

secretscienceclub.blogspot.com/2007/11/long-live-taxiderm...

www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/48/24_taxidermycontest_2...

boingboing.net/2006/11/21/takeshi-yamadas-curi.html

horrorboom.com/2013/03/04/photo-of-the-day-takeshi-yamada...

artrebels.com/blog/the-5th-annual-carnivorous-nights-taxi...

memogoto.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-125.html

pterosaurheresies.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/bizarro-sharov...

rabblerouserforumart.blogspot.com/2009/03/takeshi-yamadas...

artfcity.com/2012/09/06/recommended-go-brooklyn-studio-ta...

www.wnyc.org/articles/features/2010/apr/16/brooklyn-indep...

www.pinterest.com/AGutierrezLM/takeshi-yamada-a-rogue-tax...

www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=takeshi%20yamada

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Yamada

www.digplanet.com/wiki/Takeshi_Yamada

 

Reference (fine art websites):

www.roguetaxidermy.com/members_detail.php?id=528

www.brooklynartproject.com/photo/photo/listForContributor...

www.bsagarts.org/member-listing/takeshi-yamada/

www.horseshoecrab.org/poem/feature/takeshi.html

www.artfagcity.com/2012/09/06/recommended-go-brooklyn-stu...

www.pinterest.com/AGutierrezLM/takeshi-yamada-a-rogue-tax...

 

Reference (flickr):

www.flickr.com/photos/yamadaimmortalized2/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

www.flickr.com/photos/searapart21/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit20

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit19

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit18/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit17/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit16/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit15/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit14/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit13

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit12

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit11

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit10

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit9/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit8/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit7

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit6

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit5/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit4/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit2/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit1/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders3/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders2

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadapaintings/

 

Reference (other videos):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=otSh91iC3C4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhIR-lz1Mrs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BttREu63Ksg

 

Reference (videos featuring sea rabbits and Dr. Takeshi Yamada):

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/who-is-takeshi-yamada-i...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ek-GsW9ay0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJK04yQUX2o&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCCxV5S-EE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0QnW26dQKg&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVCqEjFXk0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlcIZTFIj8&feature=fvw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPzGvwq57g

s87.beta.photobucket.com/user/katiecavell/media/NYC%2008/...

www.animalnewyork.com/2012/what-are-you-doing-tonight-con...

animalnewyork.com/2013/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeAdsChmSR8

www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/29/immortalized-meet-takeshi-y...

superforest.org/2010/11/takeshi-yamada-rogue-taxidermist/

 

Reference (sea rabbit artifacts)

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/06/coney-island-sea-rabbit...

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417188428/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417189548/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5416579163/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417191794/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192426/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192938/in/photostream

www.thewheelhousereview.com/2012/07/18/person-of-interest...

crappytaxidermy.com/page/25

amusingthezillion.com/2013/04/01/sea-rabbits-swim-ashore-...

brooklynbased.com/blog/2012/04/13/sea-rabbits-and-other-c...

 

(updated December 6, 2013)

 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Takeshi Yamada at yamada108@verizon.net

   

There it is on the left: the Triwizard Tournament DOM. This one belongs to Cambridge University's Polar Museum. DOM: Digital Optical Module. But why Triwizard Tournament? Because DOM's are nicknamed with reference to Harry Potter Books! Well, this all looks very magical. It was. The Discoveries exhibition of Cambridge Uni museum objects at 2 Temple Place in London was just that.

 

Taken, edited and uploaded with iPhone 5s. Would have been good too review this on a large screen before uploading but I think it looks OK.

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