Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stunning Collection

Boasting a collection of 230 rare and vintage autos, the Louwman Nationaal Automobiel Museum was officially inaugurated this past July in the Hague by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Designed by Michael Graves, the 185,000 square-foot museum is anchored by … Continue reading

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Always Something Interesting…

There’s always something interesting at the vintage photo blog featuring thousands of images from the 1850s to 1950s.

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America’s Beautiful Libraries


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Do you believe in retronautics ?

Chris Wild’s amazing website, How to be a Retronaut, is a virtual time machine with astonishing retro-posts that will transport you in time . A recent series by Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse chronicals World War II  and contemporay Amsterdam with … Continue reading

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Just Sublime

British artist Jason de Caires Taylor creates extraordinary life-sized cement sculptures of people in a variety of poses and then submerges them in the sea off of the Mexican Yucatan and in the Caribbean Sea off of Grenada. Eventually, the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle (Almost)

The Guardian newspaper has reported a holiday story with a “twist” in “true Dickensian style”. While the staff of the Dickens House Museum in Clerkenwell, London, were preparing their Christmas decorations, news arrived of a minor Christmas miracle. No, Ebenezer … Continue reading

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Is This Your “Streetview” ?

Montreal artist Jon Rafman obsessively reviews tens of thousands of Google Maps Streetview images and compiles an intriguing ongoing world tour. A selection of his culled photos is currently on view at NYC’s New Museum in a show sponsored by … Continue reading

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Just Your Typical NYC Station

The old City Hall Station, built in 1904 and decommissioned in 1945, is unlike any other New York City subway station. Filled with beautifully tiled vaults and arches, skylights, brass fittings and stained glass, it was once the terminus of … Continue reading

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What A Great Idea

Take Your Child To A Bookstore Day

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ROA…Street Art

Based in Ghent, Belgium, ROA is a street artist who is gaining international acclaim for his giant animals. ROA got his start painting bridges, walls and abandoned buildings throughout Belgium. Since then, his work has popped-up afar afield as Warsaw, … Continue reading

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