Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/80 sec, f/5, ISO 1800 — map & image data — nearby photos
Darth Vader's Imperial Star Destroyer in Stone
Well, my previous stone-related “What am I?” quiz was apparently too difficult for everyone, so here's a softy....
I found this stone lantern among the hundreds of odd-shaped and beautiful stone carvings in the gardens behind the Nishimura Stone Lanterns workshop. Those familiar with the Star Wars™ world (or with the vast array of Star Wars™ toys their kids might leave underfoot) will likely find that these photos call to mind the Imperial Star Destroyers from the original movies.... especially after I write “Imperial Star Destroyer” several times.
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/80 sec, f/10, ISO 5000 — map & image data — nearby photos
I would assume that this was carved before any of the Star Wars™ movies were made, but even if it's more recent, no one's going to carve an Imperial Star Destroyer from solid stone. In any case, I can tell you for sure that this is not an Imperial Star Destroyer, or anything from the Star Wars™ world.
So, what is it?
And yes, Marci, I realize that “warp speed ahead” is from Star Trek.™
As I often do with these “What am I?” quizzes, I'll keep comments in the moderation queue until I reveal the answer.