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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #250 on: November 04, 2007, 07:59:32 PM »
theres probably more tucked in here when ready --I'll move it over to this thread later

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Re: TAR 12 Opening Video
« Reply #251 on: November 04, 2007, 08:10:14 PM »
I have it working now!!!


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Re: TAR 12 Opening Video
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Re: TAR 12 Opening Video
« Reply #253 on: November 04, 2007, 08:25:10 PM »
We've done most of them already. I only noticed a few new ones.


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Re: TAR 12 Videos by Rob
« Reply #254 on: November 04, 2007, 08:27:11 PM »
Rob I'm moving this to the intro flash thread if you don't mind and THANK You Very much!!  :jumpy:


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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #255 on: November 04, 2007, 08:47:52 PM »
I see a couple of new caps, namely the "flag tossers" of Florence, and the Buddhist Lantern Festival (could be Taiwan or Japan).

Flag tossing in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #256 on: November 04, 2007, 10:02:39 PM »
another

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #257 on: November 04, 2007, 10:05:53 PM »
sorry in advance  :angel:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #258 on: November 04, 2007, 10:11:48 PM »
Almost forgot! I saw this the other day --

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #259 on: November 04, 2007, 11:34:14 PM »
 :angel:  Found this "hot air balloon" Taiwan lantern on the web.  Near perfect match.  Interesting thing, the lantern is lit and the hot air lifts it into the sky.   :snicker:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #260 on: November 04, 2007, 11:39:20 PM »
Oh pretty  :jumpy:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #261 on: November 04, 2007, 11:42:16 PM »
Very pretty Boingo!  :tup:

What is it for--a ceremony of some sort?
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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #262 on: November 04, 2007, 11:49:44 PM »
 :lol:  May be candles, but could also be sterno wicks for some chafing dish.  Somethind the food service industry might use.   :angel:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #263 on: November 04, 2007, 11:55:44 PM »
Very pretty Boingo!  :tup:

What is it for--a ceremony of some sort?

Most likely associated with Buddhist festivals, Chinese New Year festivities, celebrations, etc.   

Here's a description of "hot air" lanterns in Thailand:
The Kome Loy is a lantern that is similar to a hot-air-balloon. It is also quite similar to that of a normal lantern except it does not require 24 candles for illumination. Because the air lantern must rise up to float in the air, it must be lightweight, therefore, it does not have a bamboo cylinder inside. In order to send the lantern into the air, it requires a method to heat the air. This is done by tying a small bowl underneath the open section of the lantern. Oil is then placed into the bowl along with a cotton cloth. As the oil catches fire and commences burning, the hot air quickly travels into the lantern and it soon rises into the air.

It is believed that by sending off these lanterns an individual can send one's sins and bad luck into the air. Usually before the lantern soars into the sky, an individual will pray that one's sin or bad luck will be transported on the lantern and floated away high into the sky. Sometimes an address is left inside. The purpose of this is when the lantern come back down to the ground, and individual can follow an address and seek for money from whomever wrote the address. Or even sometimes, the maker will put some money inside the lantern. The purpose of the hot air lantern is to worship and pay respect to the Phra Ged Kaew Ju La Manee. An old legend tells that during war, these lanterns were sent into enemy territory and exploded.


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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #264 on: November 05, 2007, 12:03:46 AM »
They look like Sterno Boingo  ??? what an odd introflash?

Oh I concur the pigeons are around the Duomo  :angel:  :lol:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #265 on: November 05, 2007, 12:09:18 AM »
They look like Sterno Boingo  ??? what an odd introflash?


 ???  yeah, doesn't really describe a location, in the traditional way.    :groan: 

ETA: Oh BTW, where does your fat friend on the turtle fit in?   :o
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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #266 on: November 05, 2007, 12:16:54 AM »
I found the naked fatso around the Boboli garden and thought he was cute and naughty thats all  :lol:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #267 on: November 05, 2007, 12:22:25 AM »
actually the sternos that I've worked with have no wicks

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #268 on: November 05, 2007, 12:38:59 AM »
actually the sternos that I've worked with have no wicks

 :lol: yeah, me too, but I checked the sterno web site, and lookie lookie, Sterno Brand Wicks   :res:

Who'd a thunk it.  :groan:   Or maybe not.   ;)

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #269 on: November 05, 2007, 03:29:21 AM »
I may be a little partial because of this (that's why I was away for the past couple of weeks):



But this:



Does look a lot like a stretch of the Danshui River biking trail in Taipei. They imported the biking culture from Japan though... Will research on rivers that width and follow up on that 101 lead.

Speaking of which: so obvious nobody bothered? :lol:



And a little something about Longshan (probably too busy for a race location):



PS: You guys are QUICK! Anything left to figure out?
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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #270 on: November 05, 2007, 08:17:23 AM »
since I don't know how to upload pictures, but if you go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reajQvddI5s, at 28 seconds, you can see TAIPEI 101 at night :P

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #271 on: November 05, 2007, 09:51:38 AM »
I may be a little partial because of this (that's why I was away for the past couple of weeks):

[PS: You guys are QUICK! Anything left to figure out?

 ???  You didn't happen to see this gong at the Longshan Temple, did you?   :angel:

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #272 on: November 05, 2007, 03:07:55 PM »
With two scenes from Florence, it looks pretty certain that this is a stop and not just a tease for sequesterville.

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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #273 on: November 05, 2007, 03:16:08 PM »
Sequesterville is in Portugal thanks to the elimination video! :happy:
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Re: *intro flashs /a mish mash of sorts*
« Reply #274 on: November 05, 2007, 07:31:55 PM »
You didn't happen to see this gong at the Longshan Temple, did you?   :angel:



The design's not Chinese, I would say. Japan's the best bet. (Credit to Slowhatch!)

Hmm there are nails around the rim, could this be a drum - taiko - instead? ??? No luck with gongs on online translators anyway, they turn up a word that apparently means red bean buns...

Found the motif for the Kokyo (Drumbeat) Festival 2007...



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