[ pixel viking ] portrait art by Caroline Martin

Welcome

to my Internet home...

My name is:
Rico Bergholdt Hansen

I live in:
Odense, Denmark.

This is where I post my own photos and videos along with general ramblings about the things that interest me, such as: Travelling, landscapes / nature, history, design, architecture, music, art, science & technology and related topics...

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Tuesday
Sep032013

Denmark on the Prairie - Elk Horn, Iowa, USA...

Elk Horn, Iowa is the largest, rural Danish community outside Denmark with a population of around 660. It's the home of the Danish Immigrant Museum and the Danish Windmill. The population work hard to honour their heritage and traditions. This documentary follows a number of citizens as they go about their daily life with Danish traditions and a language that is almost forgotten.
Sunday
Sep012013

Landslide in Taiwan...

Watch the top of the 'mountain' come loose 3 seconds into the video. The rest speaks for itself...

Thursday
Aug152013

Copenhagen Suborbitals - Sapphire Mission highlights...

The documentary from the launch of the rocket "Sapphire" by Copenhagen Suborbitals in June 2013. The video shows the preparations and the launch itself - from all available camera angles - including footage from the surveillance airplane. The purpose of the mission was to test active guidance. This is a key element in the CS mission to launch a human into space. The guidance system was designed entirely by CS personnel and used a combination of inertial navigation and jet vanes for control. The guidance system oriented the vehicle at a point directly above the launch platform Sputnik to minimize downrange distance. It worked well, at burnout the vehicle was only 60 meters off target. Next CS will combine active guidance and a powerful liquid propellant rocket engine. The HEAT 2X rocket will be a two ton, space capable active guided liquid propellant rocket. Sapphire was the perfect predecessor of HEAT 2X.

Monday
Aug122013

Meet the Stans - Simon Reeve in Central Asia...

Adventurer and TV presenter Simon Reeve travels through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. This Youtube playlist holds 4 episodes (1 for each country) in 2 videos. These Central Asian countries don't get a lot of press, so here's a change to get to know more about these places...

Sunday
Aug112013

The Internet as of 1997 - Watch and Learn...

So easy, even kids will understand :)