Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Levitated Mass Moves

A giant rock weighing over 340 tons begins it's journey to LACMA as part of a new art exhibit called "Levitated Mass." The 21 1/2 foot tall boulder will take 11 nights to move from it's original home in a Riverside rock quarry.
The pace of the rock's movement will be around 4-6 miles per hour, and will go through city streets, not the highways. Electrical wires, lighting and other street obstacles need to be removed from the giant rock's passage way.
A local woman came out to visit the rock, which is parked on a dirt lot in Glen Avon, she wanted to know what cut her cable reception off. She took several images and was impressed by the giant monolith.
The custom made trailer looks to be over 100' long. The rock is covered in plastic to protect it from taggers and other hazards.
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The whole kit and kaboodle.

The Levitated Mass cradled in a custom made trailer.

Parked in a open field.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Serene Super Yacht In L.A.

The Serene an impressive, $300 million dollar, 7 level, 440 foot long super-yacht has been docked all over the Los Angeles coast line this week. The Serene is the 9th largest super-yacht in the world and is owned by Russian vodka (Stoli) tycoon, Yuri Scheffler.
There is also a rumored post Oscar party to be held on her later this evening.
Yes, that is a Eurocopter on her bow.
The Serene.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was born on this day back in 1902.
I just got back from Yosemite National Park and shot this image of Half Dome.

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Ted Soqui © 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Giants of New York

The New York Giants football team paraded down the Canyon of Heroes today in downtown NY.

A city of champions.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012