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Saturday, January 16, 2010 That's Odd

Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010

Late Saturday afternoon, a twelve-passenger Zeppelin NT just outside the window here it's Airship Ventures. Their airship, built by Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH, is one of four zeppelins in the world. So it's not a blimp, a collection of gas bags it's a dirigible, with a semi-rigid frame and all that stuff, like the Hindenburg.

Strange things happen here in Hollywood it came up over Griffith Park Observatory, crossed Hollywood and headed west over Sunset Boulevard. And one thinks of that 1997 Disney movie, The Rocketeer the final scene where the Nazis almost escape in a Zeppelin that swoops them away from the Griffith Park Observatory, and the hero and his girl are rescued by Howard Hughes flying up in his prototype auto-gyro, dangling a rope ladder for them to escape. They do, and the Nazi Zeppelin goes down in flames.

This one just headed off down Sunset.

Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010
Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT over Hollywood, Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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