Pink Floyds Inflatable Pig Battersea Power Station
A 40-foot long inflatable pig suspended between two of the chimneys at Battersea Power Station, London, during a photoshoot for the cover of Pink Floyd's album 'Animals', 6th November 1976. Whether it was an epic publicity stunt or a genuine mishap remains a topic of debate in some circles. Either way, the cover shoot for 1977's Animals became one of Pink Floyd's signature moments.
Roger Waters and artist Aubrey Powell, co-founder of the art group Hipgnosis, came up with the concept of an inflatable pig floating over Britain's iconic Battersea Power Station. But things didn't go as planned at the December 1976 photo shoot, as the 40-foot balloon broke from its moorings on one of Battersea's southern chimneys, rising directly into the path of planes landing at Heathrow Airport. All flights were grounded, and Powell was arrested, even as police helicopters and the Royal Air Force arrived to chase the pig. It eventually fell to the ground miles way in Kent.
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Hallstatt central plaza
In the centre of the square stands the mighty Holy Trinity statue, which after 6 years after erection experienced one of the Hallstatts greatest disasters, On the 20th September 1750 a blaze spread from the Keferbacks house, which is now the site of Cafe Derbl, and reduced the majority of the square to ash and rubble, Four people died and 35 houses in the town centre went up in flames. The total cost of damage caused by the devastating fire in the currency of the time, 32,025 guilders.Each year, the market square is a venue for many events, In Spring the square is a station of traditional Hallstatt Corpus Christi procession, which in good weather is then continued on the lake; in summer there are many concerts from the Saline band, cultural evenings, and the large Hallstatt childrens party at the end of July. It becomes particularly romantic during Advent, the Hallstatt Christmas Market, on the 8th December, enchants both young and old visitors from around the world, with its pre Christmas festive ambiance.
Art Deco Hotel
circa 1935: A view of the front elevation of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire. Designed by architect Oliver Hill and built in 1932-33 by the London Midland & Scottish Railway, the Midland was the first Art Deco hotel in Britain and featured decorative work by sculptor Eric Gill. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)