The "Space Mirror"[a] memorial to fallen astronauts. It was dedicated in 1991 and updated as needed since. So far there are 24 names on it. The monument is built from stone slabs sitting on a metal frame, with the plates containing names being thinner and having the letters cut out and covered with a semi-transparent material. The whole structure is lit from behind, projecting the names into the sky.
The top of the first stage is seen to the left and the five nozzles of the second stage to the right. The interstage covering has been removed, and also not shown are the solid-fueled ullage motors[b] that accelerate the stage to ensure that the propellant is pushed "down" towards the engines prior to liquid-fueled engine ignition.
Saturn V second stage nozzles. Five Rocketdyne J-2[c] liquid hydrogen / oxygen engines each delivering about 1 MN. This can be compared to the five kerosene / liquid oxygen burning F-1[d] engines of the first stage, which each deliver 6.77 MN.
The "Firing Room Theater". This is not a replica of the Apollo control center - these are the original chairs, consoles and tables from the control center where people sat and launched Apollo 8[e] to the moon. The videos show the liftoff, complete with a distant rocket rumble and light.
The photo was taken with my Sony Ericsson K770i, and I briefly thought about running back home and grabbing my Nikon D40. I didn't and I kind of regret that. On one hand, I don't know how much better the photo would have been - this is a shot that by its nature doesn't have that much detail, but perhaps reducing the noise would have made it slightly better. On the other hand I don't know if I would have been able to capture the same experience. The cell phone camera produces photos that are quite different from the ones you get with a DSLR, and it is far from certain that the DSLR shot would have been better in any subjective meaning. Either way, I can always print it on canvas, it being quite a forgiving material.
This is a planned real estate development near Lake Mead. People put money in - sight unseen - thinking that "near Lake Mead" meant they'd have a view of Lake Mead. Or be near it.
As it were, the answer turned out to be "neither".
A bit north of this (now failed and stalled) development is a place called Meadview - from which you also can't see the lake. But the name sure looks nice.
The lake itself is the sandy dried-out patch near the horizon - if it is at all possible to have a view of a lake that has no water is a question left for the philosophers.
This is taken from the Central Bath Park, one of Stockholm's smallest parks. The Central Bath's main entrance can be seen glowing in neon just left of center in the photo. The park is accessible from Drottninggatan (the main pedestrian street).
This is a relatively new development, thus the industrial look with no greenery, no nothing. These houses used to be connected with a long corridor called "gula gången" ("the yellow corridor"), running about where I stood taking this photo. I don't know about later years, but way back in '86 or so the corridor was one of the "bad places" you just stayed away from. I'm not surprised tearing it down was one of the top items on the list of things to do in order to improve Husby.