Thursday, 10 July 2008
The London Shopfront Archive.
A photographic archive of local traders.
Chinese Theme Park Photos.
Historic Fire Insurance Maps of Hawaii.
'I enjoy the details in life, and felt like I was missing so many of them... so I started this project of daily pleasures... '
From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley.
'Watson and the Shark' by John Singleton Copley.
'John Singleton Copley's Watson and the Shark was inspired by an event that took place in Havana, Cuba, in 1749. Fourteen-year-old Brook Watson, an orphan serving as a crew member on a trading ship, was attacked by a shark while swimming alone in the harbor. His shipmates, who had been waiting on board to escort their captain ashore, launched a valiant rescue effort. '
The Chagall Windows, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem.
'Marc Chagall, who was present at the dedication, spoke of the joy he felt in bringing "my modest gift to the Jewish people, who have always dreamt of biblical love, of friendship and peace among all people; to that people who lived here, thousands of years ago, among other Semitic people. My hope is that I hereby extend my hand to seekers of culture, to poets and to artists among the neighboring people." '
Querying the Hive Mind.
'Do hillbillies still exist in the US?'
'Please help me out with my doomsday anxiety. I need some respected, rational, realistic stuff to read about economy, oil, food, etc. in the near future and beyond.'
'What vegetables, fruits, fish and animals would be recommended for a self-sufficient survival farm?'
'How can I stop caring what other people think, or might think, about me?'
Planets and Fire by Moonlight.
The Gegenschein over Chile.
Civil War Diary of Sergeant George S. Smith 1863-65.
American Choral Music 1870-1923.
Why Geeks and Nerds are Worth It.
Map of Undersea Internet Cables.