December 27th, 2005

Ouroboros

Khao Lak, Thailand, memorializes the lost...

...with 5395 candle-powered hot air balloons. (One for each member of their community that died.) It's much prettier than you might think from the description.

Stolen from the front page of the NYTimes. Couldn't find a full-size version anywhere on the website, so I downloaded the low-res scan of the front page. It's nicer at the larger size, but this is what I could get. If you live anywhere civilized, there's probably a print copy somewhere, and it's above-the-fold on the front page, so...
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