Thursday, 11 October 2007
Photos of Tibet in the 1940s.
Photographs from the Chicago Daily News 1902-33.
'UK Graves is a photographic tour of some of England's graveyards, cemeteries and other places of burial.'
Historic Trees of Texas.
18th Century French Geology Maps.
Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Under Arrest in Burma, 1995 (Photograph).
Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar.
'In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's best-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese Americans interned there during World War II. In "Suffering under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar, the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress presents for the first time side-by-side digital scans of both Adams's 242 original negatives and his 209 photographic prints (with the print on the left and the negative on the right), allowing viewers to see his darkroom technique and in particular how he cropped his prints. '
Typography of Transportation.
'Images from the Museum of Transport in St. Louis, MO. If only all typography could be used this well...'
The Strange Trailing Side of Saturn's Iapetus.
Dust Sculptures in the Trifid Nebula.
Pillars of Creation.
You have access to a 5 litre bowl, a 3 litre bowl, a working water tap, and a drain.
How could you measure out exactly 4 litres of water?
Saami (Lapp) Family in Norway, 1900.
Querying the Hive Mind.
'OK, so as I understand it, first there was 'Proto-English' which evolved into Old English, which apparently morphed into Middle English and then eventually became Modern English. Here bygynneth my question! How is the written English language likely to change over the next century or so?'
How to prepare mushrooms.
Thursday, 4 October 2007
Photos and Neighbourhoods of Northern Manhattan.
'When in 1998 my husband and I moved into the Upper Manhattan neighborhood, I knew next to nothing about the area. In order to address this regrettable shortcoming, I began to read up on the neighborhood in ever-widening circles and became captivated by the richness of its history. As my notes and on-line resources accumulated it occurred to me that others may also be interested, and the idea of sharing information on a web site was born. It is also an effort to counter the fact that too many Manhattan maps show only the part of the island south of 110th Street.'
A Journey through Manhattan's Chinatown.
1960s and 1970s Asian Pop Record Covers.
'This gallery contains scans of my ever-growing collection of rare 60's and 70's Asian pop singles. I mainly collect Singaporean titles, but I also have records from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand. '
Virtual Tour of Chartres Cathedral.
The Gentleman's Page.
'The Lively Arts History Association presents the Gentleman's Page: a resource for those who wish to look and act like; or perhaps better understand, the 19th Century American man.'
Building the Washington Metro.
'This site tells the story of the Washington Metro, a 103-mile rapid transit system serving Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Planning for Metro began in the 1950s, construction began in 1969, and the first segment opened for operation in 1976. Metro is one of the largest public-works projects ever built, and it is the second-busiest rail transit system in the United States.'
Nicaraguan Murals 1930-2000.
"Flora brasiliensis was published between 1840 and 1906 by the editors Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, August Wilhelm Eichler, and Ignatz Urban, with the participation of 65 specialists from various countries. It contains taxonomic treatments of 22.767 species of Brazilian angiosperms, held in 15 volumes, divided in 40 parts, with a total of 10.367 pages."
'Nora has always been 45 years older than Sid, but now the two digits in Nora's age, both prime, are the reverse of the two in Sid's age. How old is Nora? '
Querying the Hive Mind.
'Can you help solve a somewhat bizarre and mysterious crime?'
'how do you force yourself to go to bed when you're not tired and how do you get up when you are?'
Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma.
Iron, Brick, Wood, and Sky.
Windows of the Soul.