“My Trip to French Guiana / Devil’s Island 2011”

Okay, let me say first and foremost, this video is NOT my personal trip to either French Guiana, or Devil’s Island. I have never been to either place, although in an oceanic sense, I’ve been close. This film was made and upload to YouTube by TheLaffen79.

The reason that my wife and I went looking for film of French Guiana and Devil’s Island was due to my recent use and abuse of the former French Penal Colony in the short story I am working on entitled “Reality Prison.” And yes, I find the title a bit lacking too, so consider it a title in progress.

The islands were featured in the novel by Henri Charrière, Papillon.

Anyway, please enjoy the rather well presented short film of Devil’s Island.

My Trip to French Guiana / Devil’s Island 2011

“The Great Pyramid of Egypt “New Evidence” Full Documentary

Construction of the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Construction of the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Below is an interesting documentary about the construction of the Pyramid of Khufu (The Great Pyramid of Egypt), circa 2584 BCE. I do not know enough about engineering to comment on the feasibility of the proposed plan. But it seems to make sense.

The Great Pyramid of Egypt “New Evidence” Full Documentary

The face of the linen wrapped mummy of King Tut is seen in his new glass case in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor Egypt.

The face of the linen wrapped mummy of King Tut is seen in his new glass case in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor Egypt.

Khufu's Boat

Khufu’s Boat

Plan of the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Plan of the Great Pyramid of Egypt

Kowloon Walled City Photos

Thesre photos are of the area of Hong Kong formally known as the Kowloon Walled City, which is now a park. I find the place fascinating, not to mention inspiring for fictional purposes.

Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.026 km2; 0.0102 sq mi) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use.

In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City. Some historical artifacts from the Walled City, including its yamen building and remnants of its South Gate, have been preserved there.

Kowloon Walled City Cut-away

Kowloon Walled City Cut-away

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