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Take a Trip Through Paris in the Late 1890s

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Want to see what life in the streets of Paris was like over a century ago in the late 1890s? Film restorer Guy Jones collected old footage shot between 1896 and 1900, slowed it...
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Then-and-Now Photos Reveal How San Francisco Has Changed Over a Century

Then-and-Now Photos Reveal How San Francisco Has Changed Over a Century

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Want to see how the city of San Francisco has transformed over the past century? Here's a neat set of then-and-now photos showing old shots of The City by the Bay next to...
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Charlie Chaplin Created the Original ‘Distracted Boyfriend' in 1922

Charlie Chaplin Created the Original ‘Distracted Boyfriend' in 1922

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One of the biggest memes of 2017 was the ubiquitous “distracted boyfriend” photo that took over the Internet. The photo may have peaked in late 2017, but it appears that...
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This Poignant Music Video is About a Photographer's True Love

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Back in 2001, this music video made the rounds on the Web before “going viral” was even a thing. It's for the hit song “Because I'm a Girl” by the Korean pop trio KISS (the...
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This 1921 Cartoon About Photos is One of the First Memes

This 1921 Cartoon About Photos is One of the First Memes

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In 1921, the satirical magazine The Judge published this two-panel comic about how you look in photos. It's strikingly similar to the “Expectation vs. Reality” memes that...
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2,924 Photos of NYC Parks Found After Being Forgotten for 40 Years

2,924 Photos of NYC Parks Found After Being Forgotten for 40 Years

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A conservancy official in New York City was cleaning out an office in late 2017 when they came across two cardboard boxes. Inside were 2,924 color slide photos of NYC parks...
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Take a Trip Through New York City in the Year 1911

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Back in 1911, the Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern visited New York City during a trip to America and shot footage of various street scenes. The film has...
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This Photo Shows a 65-Foot-Tall Lava Dome

This Photo Shows a 65-Foot-Tall Lava Dome

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Here's a strange and beautiful photo of a lava dome during a volcanic eruption. It's not just any bubble, though: the dome pictured is rising a whopping 65 feet into the...
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The First GoPro Was This 35mm Film Camera

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When you think of GoPro, you probably picture a neat, compact digital action camera, but the original GoPro was actually a 35mm film camera. Here's a 7-minute video by Thirty...
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Colorized Photos of American Child Laborers

Colorized Photos of American Child Laborers

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Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine once said: “There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

House KB / a154 architects

House KB / a154 architects

© Tim Van de Velde Architects: a154 architecten Location: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium Category: Sustainability Area: 418.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Tim Van de Velde Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Cows,Pasture, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Cows,Pasture, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For Sale, “Second Gathering” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

Sometimes I wonder if anyone thinks the colors I use in a painting are what my eyes see when viewing my inspiration. The answer is no. I just love to exaggerate and explore... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, “Garden Path” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, “Garden Path” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

7"x7"x1.25" Mixed Media on Panel /Available $250 Read more ...

Hill Office / Andrew Franz Architect

Hill Office / Andrew Franz Architect

© Eric Laignel Architects: Andrew Franz Architect Location: Nueva York, United States Category: Renovation Area: 32500.0 ft2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Eric Laignel Read more ...

Child, Little Girl, Figurative Fine Art Oil Painting, White Dress "Angel" By...

Child, Little Girl, Figurative Fine Art Oil Painting, White Dress "Angel" By Texas Artist Debra Hurd

20"x16" Oil on Canvas/sold Commissions welcome, more info HERE Visit to Read more ...

New York City to Combat Rising Sea Levels by Extending the Manhattan Coastline

New York City to Combat Rising Sea Levels by Extending the Manhattan Coastline

Via NYCEDC New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans for a $10 billion coastal resilience project, designed to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding. In an... Read more ...

'Winter Sunset' An Original Oil Painting by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Winter Sunset' An Original Oil Painting by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Winter Sunset' Oil on Archival Linen Panel 6 x 12 Last weekend, we had a major snow storm, and inthe space of about 24 hours we got between 40 - 42 inchesof snow. After... Read more ...

Adaptive Reuse of a SOM Landmark / Inaba Williams Architects

Adaptive Reuse of a SOM Landmark / Inaba Williams Architects

© Naho Kubota Architects: Inaba Williams Architects Location: New York, United States Category: Adaptive reuse Area: 15200.0 ft2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Naho Kubota Read more ...

Carl Blechen, Mountain canyon in winter

Carl Blechen, Mountain canyon in winter

Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Date: 1825 Technique: Oil on canvas, 98 x 127 cm Source Read more ...

Svend Hammershøi, Rosenborg Castle Obscured by Trees (Motiv fra Rosenborg...

Svend Hammershøi, Rosenborg Castle Obscured by Trees (Motiv fra Rosenborg Have, slottet set mellem træerne)

Private collection Date: mid 1920s Technique: Oil on canvas, 87 x 68.4 cm Source Read more ...