Friday, 20 June 2008

Gay Weddings: A Flickr Photostream.

The Smithsonian Institution on Flickr.

Colour Infrared X-Ray Photographs.

Chinese Paper Gods.

'The images in this collection were assembled by Anne S. Goodrich (1895–2005) in 1931, when as a Christian missionary in Peking she became interested in local folk religious practices. She studied the paper gods in this collection for much of her life. '

Chippewa Lake - Abandoned Amusement Park.

Vintage Radio Ads.

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts at the Getty Museum.

Guide to Roadside Creatures.

I.e. cryptids or legendary/imaginary creatures - the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the chupacabra, things like that.

'A fleeting peripheral shadow, a pale wobbling light in the woods, an unholy sound. Is it explainable by Science, or is it evidence of the existence of a mysterious creature...'

Airmarks: Roadsigns for Planes.

'in the late 1920s, early 1930s, before radio navigation was widely used, pilots of small planes were forced to use familiar landmarks on the ground as a way to find the runway they would hopefully land safely on. there was even a campaign started by the 99s (a women’s pilot group) in the early 1930s, the objective being to paint directions to the nearest airport on buildings and structures across the u.s., the result being thousands of enormous ‘road-signs’ for pilots scattered across the nation...'

Querying the Hive Mind.

'I want to regain my "hotness". But I have limited money and time. What will have the most impact in amping up the sexy quotient, and what else should I do?'

'What witty things can I write on co-workers cards?'

'Help me find real-world magic items.'

'How can I learn some basic electronics?'

'School me on the classics of classical music.'

Historical Book Arts.

'The digital collection is comprised of images of binding, printing, papermaking and illustration examples and techniques. Also included are examples from our medieval manuscript collection, 11th to the 14th century. '

Greenwich Park Photoset.

Index of English and Welsh Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals.

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