Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Away From the Numbers
Some very interesting photos appeared on my Twitter feed today - not least that one of the Black Hole. It's 55 million light years away (1 light year = 6 trillion miles) and measures, at least, a billion miles across. Just thinking about what those numbers mean hurts my brain; so I'll park it up for now and come back to it when I've had a little lie down.
In the meantime, the one above is a lot easier to get your head around - the Golden Gate Bridge taken in the early 1960s. So that makes it roughly 5,500 miles and 50 years away. I can cope with numbers like that. I just love everything about this photograph - if there's been a better photo taken of San Francisco's iconic landmark, I've not seen it.
Posted by John Medd on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Labels: San Francisco, The Black Hole, The Jam, Twitter
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Gosh I see you posted this around the same time I posted something that also included mention of the Black Hole (except I wholeheartedly nicked the picture and didn't just attach a link - will I be in trouble?).ReplyDelete
Great picture above though. THINK PINK my dears, THINK PINK.
Sometimes you just stumble upon a photograph that is so utterly perfect.Delete
There is literally nothing not to like about that Golden Gate Bridge photo.ReplyDelete
The ones we took in the car as we drove over it many moons ago are mere snaps in comparison.Delete