A Neil for Sunday

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Extracts from an Audience with Neil Gaiman can be found in PODCASTS.

 

    Vulcan

    Name after the Roman God of Fire in 1917, the town of Vulcan near Alberta subsequently rebranded itself around the Star Trek franchise.

    A replica of the SS Enterprise from Star Trek V.

    The Trekcetera Museum for all your Trekky needs.

    Why have Starbuck’s (blatant reference to Battlestar Galactica) when there is The Real McCoy?

    The Real McCoy coffee.

    The Real McCoy coffee.

    Staff at the Visitor Center of Vulcan greet visitors in English and Klingon.

    Vulcan HQ.

    Vulcan HQ.

    The SS Enterprise guides people out of the town once they have explored all parts of the Gene Roddenberry universe.

    The SS Enterprise from Star Trek V

    The SS Enterprise from Star Trek V

      The Nebra Sky Disk

      Discovered by metal detectorists in the Saxony Anhalt region in 1999,  the Nebra Sky Disk has been dated to 1600 BC.  It now resides in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany.

      Named after the town near where it was discovered, the Nebra Sky Disk has been linked to the Unetice culture.

      Named after the town near where it was discovered, the Nebra Sky Disk has been linked to the Unetice culture.

      The Nebra Sky Disk is a great example of how to reinvigorate poor regions like Saxony Anhalt – especially at a time when heritage is seen as a grey area in terms of infrastructure and asset management. The Sky Disk Visitor Center near Nebra, for example, would not have come into being if the artefact had not been discovered.

      The design of the Sky Disk Visitor Center was inspired by the face of the disk itself

      The design of the Sky Disk Visitor Center was inspired by the face of the disk itself

      The interior explores all the interpretations of the Sky Disk.

      The interior explores all the interpretations of the Sky Disk.

      Prof. Dr. Harald Meller, Director of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, played a key role in bringing money into the region after the Sky Disk was discovered. Meller was also part of a sting operation after it was placed on the black market.

       

       

       

       

        Time-lapse scene of Calgary from the Sky 360

        View all the sites of Calgary without leaving your seat at the Sky 360 Restaurant and Lounge . On average a full rotation cycle takes between 45 – 60 minutes. Originally called the Husky Tower after the oil company that helped fund its construction, the Calgary Tower stands at 191 meters.