submission by theeternalhouse:
A very Rivenesque castle renovation; had me scanning the photos for a glimpse of Gehn.
Wow- we couldn’t agree more! This is the Sigmundskron castle renovation by architect Werner Tscholl, located in South Tyrol, Italy.
Salina Turda | Transylvania, Romania
Salina Turda is a centuries-old salt mine in Romania that has been converted into an underground tourist attraction complete with rides, a museum, and health spa. Visitors to the mine can go boating on an underground lake, attend a concert in a 180-seat amphitheater, and ride a carousel deep within a salt cavern. [ x ]
submission by Nathan
The Last Stand | photos of deteriorating defensive fortifications in England, Scotland and France by Marc Wilson
submission by bism
“A real Myst book” by Mike Ando aka RIUM+
This is my “working” replica Myst book. It’s made out of a copy of the same book Cyan originally used as a texture reference.
Inside the book is a full desktop computer, completely self-contained without any external wires or wireless computer. The embedded screen isn’t just showing a still photo or a video: it’s running a full copy of realMyst PC edition. On-board is a copy of all the Myst games. It’s fast enough it plays all of them smoothly (even End of Ages at ~30fps). You play the games just by touching the touch-screen.
Also included are a blank white page & a blank blue page. These are from other copies of the same book Cyan used, so they’re as official as you can get. With the book’s red internal lining, this makes a full set of the three colours used in Myst.
For more details & a video of it in action, check out www.riumplus.com/mystbook
Mike Ando’s fantastically legit Myst book replica- having played with it up close, I can vouch for the beauty of the thing.
…Even if it is filled with potentially explosive materials.