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The Invisableman

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  1. Cheers. Yeah, it was an installation to help raise funds fir the repair of the place i believe.
  2. Located in the northwestern Bohemia town of Luková, the ‘Church of Nine Ghosts’ first fell into disrepair after the ceiling caved in during a funeral service in 1968. Locals took that as a bad omen, attributing the structural failure to a curse, the superstitious congregation in the Czech village of Lukova abandoned their small church to the elements. For decades the ornate wood and plaster-work interior of St George’s has steadily deteriorated. But many residents saw the church as an important part of the town’s history, and wanted to see it restored. The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday. Artist Jakub Hadrava is responsible for the ghostly figures which now inhabit the church. Since his work was added the church has seen a huge influx of tourists from counties as far away as Brazil, Australia and Germany. The thousands of visitors who have turned up have now left behind enough money to get much needed repair work done to the church. At first there are only nine ghosts sat within the pews, this has since increased to sixteen and they can be seen now standing throughout the church. This place had been something i had wanted to see for a long time and something of a holy grail for me (excuse the pun) It took us a 4hr drive on a baking hot day with 4 other people cramped into the car to get to this place from where we were based but it was worth it in the end. Anyway, here is a small selection of photographs from our visit. Hope you enjoy. As always, thanks for looking
  3. It's been a long time since i've posted anything here and I was surprised to see my account was still active. Been quite an absence for me for any UE and am starting to feel slightly out of touch with the community, so having had the pleasure of seeing Chernobyl last October i thought this gives me the perfect opportunity to re-introduce myself. Anyway, enough of my dribble, on with the report. Brief history The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 (30th anniversary this year kids!) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (then officially the Ukrainian SSR), which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties. It is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself, 31 people died. The rest as they say is history. Visited October 2015 with a load of other lunatics. Enjoy Cheers for looking
  4. Ah, Thats Villa Albert fella. Cracking little place.
  5. Thank you all very kindly. Which one don't you recognise webs?
  6. As you may have noticed i'm not big on doing reports anymore. Probably though no other fact that i can't be arsed half the time and that it takes me so long to edit the shots that by the time im done several thousand people have already seen it, bought the t-shirt etc, etc. Anyhow's, here we are again. June 2012 saw the tourists hit Belgium and France (briefly)and did it the only way a tourist would, by seeing everything that everyone else has already seen As much as we failed, we succeeded. Dodgy sat nav's bad co-ordinates and a close encounter with France's finest couldn't stop us rolling across this fine country on our quest to boldly go where everyone one else has been. These places don't need any introduction and i don't intend to start now, so sit back, put your feet up and i hope you enjoy the pics. Cheers for looking
  7. Is the 6d worth it. Was thinking about upgrading but not sure wether to pick up that or the tried and tested 5d mk ii (in the absence of one day stumbling upon the mk iii) For the record i shoot with a Cannon 450d and a Tamron 10-24 mm and a 50mm 1.4
  8. Just a quick hello from me before i disappear again. I sure some of you will know me from other forums and sites, I don't really post much (report wise) these days but i'll try to get involved as and when i can. Cheers IM