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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"Grand Old Lady", the Iconic Art Deco New Yorker Hotel
The New Yorker Hotel, New York whose design reflects the zoning laws introduced in the city, mid 1930s. From her iconic Art Deco style to her ingenious American construction, the "Grand Old Lady" has been striking component of the New York skyline, towering above all others and illuminating it since her 1930 inception. Built with a private power plant, an underground tunnel to Penn Station and even an ice rink, The New Yorker was the most technologically advanced of her day. At the height of her popularity she hosted influential politicians, celebrities, and sports figures, and entertained in The Terrace Room with the who's who of the Big Band era. Today she returns to her roots, proving that she was destined for greatness from the very start.
(Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
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Italy Map - illustration
Colored Map of Italy The urls of the reference files are (country, continent, world map and globe): http:/lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/italy_admin_06.jpg http:/lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/time_zones_ref_2011.pdf - The illustration was completed January 09, 2016 and created in Corel Draw - 1 layer of data used for the detailed outline of the land