Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Other Simulated Worlds.
Historic photos from the American Natural History Museum.
Tibet in the American Geographic Society Library.
'The digital collection presents historical maps and images of Tibet from the holdings of the American Geographical Society (AGS) Library. The collection includes a set of early photographs of central Tibet and Lhasa as well as images from Harrison Forman's expeditions to northern Tibet between 1932 and 1937. '
19th Century Fairground Art.
'The Théâtre Mécanique Morieux arrived for the first time in Gent round 1810. This mechanical Theatre (Theatrum Mundi) was founded by engineer Morieux, based in Paris, and became also successful on Belgian Fairgrounds, exploited by painter Léon van De Voorde round 1888. Their mechanical Fairground show became famous for it's moveable mechanical marionettes made in painted iron, the main characters of the show...'
The Stuckenberg Map Collection.
Old maps. 'Dr. Stuckenberg had a life long interest in maps, and while living in Germany purchased the majority of his collection, which consists of three 17th century atlases and over 500 map sheets from the 16th through the 19th century. '
Found in My Grandfather's Garage.
'Upon my grandfathers passing, my family went through quite a bit of stuff he had hung on to over the years. This is a small sampling.'
Grow Your Own Treehouse.
'There are houses built in trees and then there are treehouses. Last year, we had one of
our first encounters with a home literally made from trees, using the art of weaving
(and sometimes grafting) trees together to form structures — a practice ecological
designer, Richard Reames, called “Arcorsculpture.” '
Leave Us ALONE! Space Invaders in Paris.
Crows Around Rogers Avenue Metro Station, Baltimore.
'The crows roost nightly in the area around the Rogers Avenue Metro Station in Baltimore... The sidewalks under the trees look like Jackson Pollack masterpieces, and the sound is incredible. '
Relics of East Germany.
'Relicts from times of cold war and relicts from the DDR / GDR'.
London Transport History Photo Gallery.
'There were two great periods of illustration in the Victorian period: in the 1860s following the inspired drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites, and in the 1890s, including the private press movement and Arts and Crafts work by William Morris and like-minded people...'
Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony Photos.
Io's Surface: Under Construction.
The International Space Station Transits the Sun.
The Great Rift on Saturn's Tethys.
Where Is Bob? Tales of An Absentee Manager.