Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Elefanten Civil Defence Operations Bunker, Stockholm.
'Sweden is littered with operations centres, bomb shelters and hidden secrets. Because of Sweden's proximity to Russia, precautions were taken in the 1960s and 70s to prepare for a nuclear war. The Elefanten ("The Elephant") operations center was constructed in northern Stockholm and was ready to be used in 1977. '
Space Invaders in London.
Just a Memory Now.
'Just a collection of photos of places and things around Vancouver that have now completely disappeared within the last 2 or 3 years.'
Monkey: The Deity from Chinese Mythology.
'Star of stage, screen and scroll, MONKEY is the true hero of Journey To The West (Xiyou Ji) — the amazing novel of frivolity and profundity written by Wu Cheng'en in the Sixteenth Century. (It's one of China's Four Great Novels, and we highly recommend it to anyone seeking enlightenment or entertainment.) '
Peter Paul Rubens.
'was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish and European painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. (1577 – 1640) '
'Prolific Moravian painter of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, a figure in the Art Nouveau movement. His style of painting influenced an entire generation of painters, graphic artists, draughtsmen and designers '
Querying the Hive Mind.
'How do I convince someone Science is real?'
'Who are some great comedians I've probably never heard of that I can watch on youtube?'
'What was the one thing - gadget, gizmo, piece of clothing, etc. - that made your travels that much more enjoyable?'
'I want to be fit, but I loathe "fitness." I want to lose weight, but I become so angry at the whole concept of being another woman on a diet. How can I reconcile my anger with my genuine need to be healthy?'
'Do hillbillies still exist in the US?'
'Do you know of any phrases that can be used to confuse someone in a conversation? '
FDR with a Cane.
'A news photograph of F.D. Roosevelt, circulated in 1928, four years before he was first elected as a president, shows a well-dressed man in a confident posture. It is visually demonstrating his ‘good standing’ to the electorate. '
The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti 1921.
'Sacco and Vanzetti: for a generation of Americans, the names of the two Italian anarchists are forever linked. Questions surrounding their 1921 trial for the murders of a paymaster and his guard bitterly divided a nation. As the two convicted men and their supporters struggled on through appellate courts and clemency petitions to avoid the electric chair, public interest in their case continued to grow. As the end drew near, in August 1927, hundreds of thousands of people--from Boston and New York to London and Buenos Aires--took to the streets in protest of what they perceived to be a massive miscarriage of justice. '
Miss Neddy's Tea Blog.
Tea commentary from Singapore.
Food and Beverages in Hungary.
Gas and Dust of the Lagoon Nebula.
Eta Carinae and the Homunculus Nebula.
The Southern Cross in a Southern Sky.
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts.
'Old Sturbridge Village's collection consists of over 60,000 artifacts made or used by rural New Englanders between 1790 and 1840.'
Louisiana Aerial Photographs.