Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer born in France. He grew up in Paris suburbs until he moved abroad in 2008. Originally dedicated to visual art, his interest in photography started to prevail after his arrival in Hong Kong. Living in the heart of Kowloon since 2009, he directly felt bond to this place unique for its density and vibrancy. His first attempt of recording his new home took the form of the project Vertical Horizon released in 2012 as a photo book. It has been featured in major publications in UK, France, Spain, USA, China and Hong Kong. The photo book has been then reprinted as a second edition in 2014. Romain is currently working on his newer photography projects focused on Hong Kong and the several aspects of its unmatched urban development.
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For any coaster nerds/geeks/casuals following me that haven’t heard, Holiday World’s been running a teaser campaign for a brand new $22 million dollar attraction (which we’re pretty settled will be a new steel roller coaster, and leaning towards a B&M launched [wingrider]), and the campaign has…
WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE IT WONT LOAD
Sorry, I had my hands full geeking out on a chat room about the ride! ^^;
THE WAIT IS OVER!! After 66 days, Holiday World has just announced that their 2015 attraction will be a launched wing coaster. Thunderbird will launch you 0-60 in 3 seconds and feature near miss elements, a 125 ft tall vertical loop, zero G roll, a barrel roll, and much more!
SPEED: Thunderbird’s top speed is 60 miles per hour
RIDE TIME: 1 minute, 18 seconds (station to station)
RIDE VIDEO: http://HolidayWorld2015.com
TRAINS: Two trains, each with five four-person coaches
CAPACITY: 1,140 Guests per hour
HEIGHT LIMIT: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall
INVESTMENT: $22 million
RIDE DESIGNER: Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Switzerland
Thunderbird is the nation’s first launched wing coaster. It is Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster, with a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and loop. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded and hilly terrain, Thunderbird at first soars and loops high in the air and then hugs the ground, surprising riders with rapid-fire “near misses” such as keyholes, themed elements, other rides, trees, and even the ground.
66 Days At Sea
For any coaster nerds/geeks/casuals following me that haven’t heard, Holiday World’s been running a teaser campaign for a brand new $22 million dollar attraction (which we’re pretty settled will be a new steel roller coaster, and leaning towards a B&M launched [wingrider]), and the campaign has been
torturing teasing enthusiasts who have been hard at guessing what it’s gonna be.
The announcement is tonight, July 24th, 8:15pm CDT (9:15pm EDT) here: http://www.holidayworld.com/66days/
Grab some popcorn, this might be interesting.
Still holding out for the day I dress up in a costume or suit or whatever with a group of people and go to an amusement park, or maybe do a staged onride photo.