July 2010

Fake bus stops for Alzheimer's

One of the most amazing ideas I've seen recently is the idea of creating a fake bus stop outside homes for the elderly so that when the patients with Alzheimers, which destroys the shorter-term memory that could tell them there is no old family home to go to attempt to go there, see a bus stop outside and still have the longer-term memories that tell them that bus stops are how they get to the old family home and so wait there, they can simply be picked up from the bus stop by the care staff – since the bus company who provided the fake bus stop will never stop there and pick them up. (Via the always-excellent Bldgblog)

Posted Fri 23 July 2010 22:32 (-0000)

Marbles rolling up illusion

Janne posted this amazing video of a very carefully set up illusion where the marbles appear quite clearly to run uphill. Good work Koukichi Sugihara!

Posted Thu 01 July 2010 21:29 (+0900)

Nikko in Autumn

My last stop on the way back from Europe last year was Japan, where I had a few days and spent one on a day trip out to Nikko, a smallish town with several temple complexes and beautiful stands of forest. I was lucky to be there at that time and caught it in autumn as the maple leaves were all lovely orange shades and despite it absolutely hosing down – I got soaked through – came away with some beautiful memories and pics!

Posted Wed 30 June 2010 22:45 (+0900)

Recent photos

Hong Kong at night, from Victoria Peak
An IFC monolith
Lucky Dessert neon
Hong Kong sign overload near Mong Kok
Sunset from Hong Kong Island
One of the stalls making Mong Kok overpoweringly smelly
Making the most of the land you've got
Cool arch up Nong Ping

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