Daily Archives: May 25, 2013

Ball Play at Dogs’ Beach Sketch (My Art Collection)

Ball Play at Dogs' Beach Sketch (My Art Collection)

Ball Play at Dogs’ Beach Sketch (My Art Collection)

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome

In the sun-time, when the world is bounding forward full of life, we cannot stay to sigh and sulk … but if the misfortune comes at 10PM, we read poetry or sit in the dark and think what a hollow world this is.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: IGOR SIKORSKY (1889) builder i=of firs multi-motored plane

Igor Sikorsky (1889)

After studying engineering in Kiev, Sikorsky devoted himself to developing the helicopter. In 1910, after failing to build a workable model, he turned to fixed-wing airplane design, and, several years later, he built and flew the first multi-motored plane, a four-engine aircraft with an innovative enclosed cabin. Sikorsky immigrated to the US in 1919 and had continued success designing airplanes. How long would it be before he finally realized his dream of building his first working helicopter? More… Discuss


“Spider Dan” Scales 110-Story Sears Tower (1981)

After witnessing a deadly high-rise hotel fire, Dan Goodwin resolved to call attention to the need for better skyscraper firefighting and rescue techniques. Six months after the blaze, he donned a homemade Spider-Man suit and, using suction cups and climbing gear, began an ascent of Chicago’s Sears Tower—then the world’s tallest building. He reached the top seven hours later and was promptly arrested. What structure—formerly the world’s tallest—did he climb with no equipment, twice in one day? More… Discuss

Windsurfing to Long Beach -Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Wind Surfing to Long Beach -Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Windsurfing to Long Beach -Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)