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31st October


Timeless Vietnam.
'Digitally remastered photos of Vietnam some years ago.'

How to Build a Rubik Cube Costume.

'Do you think a super strong person could yank off his own head?'
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30th October


Autumn at the Japanese Garden.
Photographs.

Barcelona Street Art.

Llandyfriog.
'A glimpse at the life of a small village south of Ceredgion on the banks of the river Teifi.'

My House - My Garden.
Someone's creative and colourful dwelling.

Cemeteries.
Black and white photographs.

'Lost in space... forever? What happens after you're tossed out of the airlock?'

'Why is drinking alcohol not enjoyable for me?'
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29th October


Place Vintimille by Edouard Vuillard.
Exploration of a painting.

Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century.
'Roosevelt's engaging personality enhanced his popularity. Aided by scores of photographers, cartoonists, and portrait artists, his features became symbols of national recognition; mail addressed only with drawings of teeth and spectacles arrived at the White House without delay. TR continued to be newsworthy in retirement, especially during the historic Bull Moose campaign of 1912, while pursuing an elusive third presidential term. He remains relevant today.'

Weird Gardens.
Someone's self-created dwelling, constructed with used stuff.
'It started with the winter blues: I wanted my small rowhouse garden to be aesthetically pleasing - at least to me - all year, not just during the growing season. One Friday evening I discovered a pile of rusted and beautifully shaped boiler parts in my alley; they became the fencing for my new rust garden. '
'Although I never was much good at traditional gardening, it turned out that in the artful arrangement of trash I had found my calling. The rest, as they say, is history...'

Tetris: A History.
'Tetris is one of the few games that achieves ultimate popularity. It is remarkably simple, yet remarkably difficult. It's been ported to every computer and game console known to man, and has sold millions of cartridges, tapes, and disks across the land.'
Alexey Pazhitnov - the father of Tetris.
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28th October


A Clickable Map of the Art of the African Continent.

The Optics of a Water Drop.

Bhutan, The Last Shangri-La.
Somewhat romanticised but nevertheless interesting profile of the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom.

Where 'The Gangs' Lived: New York's Five Points District.
Contemporary newspaper reports from Manhattan's violent 19th century slum area.

Lamest Edit Wars on Wikipedia.
'Occasionally, Wikipedians lose their minds and get into edit wars over the most petty things. This is to document that phenomenon. This page isn't comprehensive or authoritative, but it is designed to show the "worst-case" result of people attaching so much importance to some trivial detail that they are willing to engage in the lame pastime of edit warring over an even lamer cause. Back in the good old days, people settled this sort of thing with a gunfight. Now they do it by screwing with an encyclopedia. '

Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously.
'"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" is a sentence composed by Noam Chomsky in 1957 as an example of a sentence whose grammar is correct but whose meaning is nonsensical, however some might argue that Chomsky simply wasn't imaginative enough to put the sentence into a context which would give it meaning.'
My own favourite sentence, 'Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana' mixes syntactic with semantic confusion.
Much of the Internet spam I've been receiving recently is meaningless in similar ways. Here's a recent example :- 'Now and then, a pork chop eagerly shares a shower with the tuba player living with a customer. A plaintiff completely seeks a polar bear. A movie theater shares a shower with a chestnut. An eggplant gives a pink slip to the tuba player. For example, a single-handledly impromptu bullfrog indicates that a class action suit beyond another burglar somewhat avoids contact with an ocean.'
Maybe I should start collecting this stuff on a sort of 'best-of-spam' web thingy instead of just deleting it. They have a sort of poetic quality to them.
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27th October


Prisoners' Inventions.
'This project was a collaboration with Angelo, an incarcerated artist. He illustrated many incredible inventions made by prisoners to fill needs that the restrictive environment of the prison tries to supress. '

The Cantigas de Santa Maria.
'The Cantigas de Santa Maria medieval-era manuscripts were written during the reign of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284) and are one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the middle ages. ' Facsimiles and illustrations viewable here.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum.
A whole museum devoted to ramen noodles.

Cheeseburger.
'Celebrating the iconic cheeseburger and everything that goes with it. '

Cancer Vixen: A True Story.
'Meet Marisa, a self-described "shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life." Her graphic memoir, Cancer Vixen describes what happens when she finds a lump in her breast. '

From Terra Australis to Australia.
'In May 1787 the British government sent the First Fleet 20,000 kilometres around the world. It was the largest fleet to enter the Pacific. The 11 ships arrived in Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788 but the colony very nearly collapsed in the coming years as they had little success in growing crops and relied on supplies brought in by sail.'
'atmitchell has an unrivalled collection of original journals, logbooks, letters, paintings, prints, drawings and books covering adventures and achievements such as the voyage of the First Fleet, the mutiny on the Bounty, Matthew Flinders' mapping of the Australian coast and other important events from the early years of Terra Australis.'

What happens if you assign a coloured pixel to each decimal of pi?
You get this picture.
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26th October


NK News: Database of North Korean Propaganda.

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936.
'This site presents an online version of an exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC that was on display at the Museum from July 1996 - June 1997. '

In Pictures: Peter Henry Emerson.
'Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936) took photographs of those who worked on the rivers and Broads of Suffolk and Norfolk between 1885 and 1895.' A lost way of English rural life.

Hot Rod Cartoon Magazines.
Scanned images.

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project.
America's Pilgrim Fathers. 'This Plymouth Colony Archive presents a collection of fully searchable texts, including: court records, colony laws, seventeenth century journals and memoirs, probate inventories, wills, town plans, maps, and fort plans; research and seminar analyses of numerous topics; biographical profiles of selected colonists; and architectural, archaeological and material culture studies.'

Gerrit Dou: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt.

Penguin Books.
Scans of old Penguin book covers.

A Sequence of Events.
'A three-picture story of how my daughter lost her first tooth.'

Estanco / Tobacconist.
Over 300 vintage tobacco advertising images. Great stuff.

Epping and the Forest.
'I grew up in Epping, Essex, Uk. I lived right by Epping Forest and have always loved the vast area that it covers.'

Taiwan.
Photographs of urban and pastoral landscapes. See if you can spot the Godzilla vs. Power Ranger poster.

Game/Computer Magazine Scans 1982/83.
A nice collection.

Liquid.
Photographs of interestingly shaped splashes.

Street Things.

Shanghai.
Nice photoset.

Astro Photos.
'Photos of astronomical objects can be beautiful, challenging, and just plain geeky. And, it gives me an excuse to sit in the desert under the stars.'
Personal favourite - the Moon.

Advertising.
Gallery of vintage all-American advertising.
Jif peanut butter jar, 1958.

B & W Experiments.
Gorgeous collection of black and white photographs. Particularly like this mushroom.

Mending an unravelling friendship - or not.

Advice from fathers and daughters, aimed at new dads.

Emptiness.

Urban Decay.

Living in Cincinnati.

Doors and Windows.

Odd Chicago.

Cupcakes Take the Cake.

Slurp!

Great Walls of China.

In a Search for Autumn.

The New York 3: Flatiron, Chrysler, Empire State Building.

My Island. Sardinia.

China Explorer. Three weeks in China.
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21st October


The Complete Works of Charles Darwin.
'This site currently contains more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images of both publications and handwritten manuscripts. There is also the most comprehensive Darwin bibliography ever published and the largest manuscript catalogue ever assembled. More than 150 ancillary texts are also included, ranging from secondary reference works to contemporary reviews, obituaries, published descriptions of Darwin's Beagle specimens and important related works for understanding Darwin's context.'

The Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Art Forms.
'For several centuries artists have depicted the human figure, still-lifes, landscapes or non-figurative motives. One subject has been widely neglected all those years: Micro organisms!'

Photographs from the Chicago Daily News 1902-33.
'This collection comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of Chicago's leading newspapers. '

Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies.
'Prolific inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) has had a profound impact on modern life. In his lifetime, the "Wizard of Menlo Park" patented 1,093 inventions, including the phonograph, the kinetograph (a motion picture camera), and the kinetoscope (a motion picture viewer). Edison managed to become not only a renowned inventor, but also a prominent manufacturer and businessman through the merchandising of his inventions. The collections in the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division contain an extraordinary range of the surviving products of Edison's entertainment inventions and industries. This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles. '

United States Department of Agriculture Historical Photos.
'Most of the photographs on display in this section were taken between 1937 and 1943 during the Farm Security Administration (FSA) era. The entire FSA collection of almost 300,000 pictures are housed at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration. Included on these pages are other USDA photographs, some of which date back to the 1800s.Additional photos are planned to be added.'

Derry: The Troubled Years.
'The eight portfolios contain 348 black and white photographs mainly taken in Derry during the period 1968 to 1974. These photographs give an impression of life in the city during the early period of the current conflict ('the Troubles'). The portfolios contain photographs that show: street scenes; the British Army; Republican paramilitaries; civil rights protests; parades; riot scenes; 'Bloody Sunday'; and children. '

Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Philosophy Games.
DIY deities, and philosophical health checks, and more.

Selected Papers of Great American Physicists.

Southeast Asian Images and Texts.
'SouthEast Asian images & Texts brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries. '
Laotian slides.

Interviews with Poverty: The Begging Profession.
Articles on begging in India.
Rag Pickers of India.

The Flying Kiwi: Life on Earth.
Richard Seaman's travel photographs.
'Since being infected by the travel bug in my native New Zealand, this appalling and incurable affliction has dragged me kicking and screaming to Australia, Belize, Brunei, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, the Philippines, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vanuatu and Vietnam. '
Photos of fungi.

How does a Protestant minister handle a confession of murder?
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20th October


Eastern State Penitentiary.
Photographs. 'The Eastern State Penitentiary is located in Philadelphia PA. The Penitentiary, built in the 1820's-30's, is a National Historic Landmark now open to the public and is run by a non profit group who offer guided and unguided tours of the old prison. It is a unique place and I highly recommend a visit if you are in the Philadelphia area...'

Odd Watches.
Gallery of strange and complicated watches.

China Rural Architecture.

Live at the Whisky a Go-Go.
'I took these photos at the Whisky a Go-Go club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. '

When He Said 'Jump...'
Philippe Halsman's classic photos of people jumping.

Quotes about Time.
'Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.' - Groucho Marx.

Transient Languages and Cultures.
All about endangered languages and cultures, specifically indigenous Australian languages.
Via Languagehat.
' Some linguists argue that at least 3,000 of the world's 6,000-7,000 languages are liable to be lost before the year 2100. There are two basic views as to the implications of this. One view holds that this is a problem and the extinction of languages should be prevented, even at significant cost ... The view at the other end of spectrum is that this is not a problem and in fact should be encouraged. Fewer languages means better and clearer communications among the majority of speakers. '
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19th October


Museum of Inner Child Art.

Hakka Houses, China.
'Fujian's amazing 400 year old earthen dwellings'.

Eastern European Matchbox Labels.

Walsall Illuminations.

Las Vegas Neon Boneyard.
Broken gaudiness.

Antique Cars.
Vintage, black and white car photographs.

Africa Overland.
Particularly like the photographs of tribal people.

Northern Lights.
Small set of photographs of aurorae.

Tacoma.
'This city is chronically underrated. It has more texture and history in 20 square blocks than Seattle has left in the whole city.'

Durga Pooja, Kolkatta, India.
'For four days in September-October, Calcutta comes to a standstill as almost everyone in the city throngs its streets, visiting the pandals dressed in their festive best and fêting their taste buds with food from the stalls that spring up on the roadsides. Incense, drumbeats, chants, laughter, the sizzle and smell of food characterize this festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. '

Fruit and Veg. Photo-pool.

Infrared Landscapes.

Seattle Center by Night.

My Chicago.

Disco*Berlin.

Chinatown.
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16th October


In the Shadow of Saturn.
'The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn recently drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. '

Monolithic Dome Picture Gallery.

Building the Chrysler Building.
'At the turn of the century, the automobile was still largely on the drawing boards. By 1910, there were 458,500 of them sputtering down the rutted American roadways. In 1920, there were 9,239,000 and in another decade that would triple. The auto had become an integral part of American life. Walter P. Chrysler was a mechanic smart enough to see the future of the automobile. He was a master machinist and in 1912, he became works manager at Buick Motor Corporation. Ten years later, Chrysler was the head of his own company. In 1927, the mechanic-turned-entrepreneur from Michigan was ready to build a giant headquarters in the heart of New York City...'

Jackson Pollock.
'Died. Jackson Pollock, 44, bearded shock trooper of modern painting, who spread his canvases on the floor, dribbled paint, sand and broken glass on them, smeared and scratched them, named them with numbers...; at the wheel of his convertible in a side road crack-up near East Hampton, N.Y. ' --Time Magazine, August 20, 1956.

In Pictures: Faces of North Korea.
'Associated Press photographers have been taking rare pictures of North Koreans from across the Chinese border.'

Pascal's Triangle.
'This web page gathers a host of facts and figures about mathematical topics such as Pascal's triangle, Fibonacci numbers, and the Lucas Numbers, as well as the connections between the concepts....'

How to help a grieving friend.

'How can I stop being a know-it-all?'

'You're a single mother, with no living relatives except your twin daughters, who are both dying of kidney failure. You have one kidney to donate. Is there a moral/ethical philosophy that deals with such rock/hard place dilemmas?'
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15th October


Pittsburgh Signs.

Children of Asphalt.
'One third of world's poor children are in India. For long I have tried to photograph them, but it never was easy. First of all, they are not orphans, and their parents always suspect a stranger photographing their children, which is normal. It was only after building a trust relationship of many years that I was able to approach the parents for permission...'

The Siege and Commune of Paris 1870-71.
'This site contains links to over 1200 digitized photographs and images recorded during the Siege and Commune of Paris cir.1871. '

Profiles in Science: The Linus Pauling Papers.
'Linus Pauling (1901-1994) was an American chemist who won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances." He also won the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize, making him the only person to win two unshared Nobel prizes. The Oregon State University Libraries in Corvallis is the repository for the Linus Pauling Papers. The collection contains personal and scientific papers, notebooks, correspondence, research models and memorabilia.'

Noctilucent Clouds over Sweden.

Princeton Cemetery - Photographic Journey.
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14th October


Ghost Town Gallery.
'This is our photo collection of more then 1300 pictures from 174 ghost towns and historic places in the United States.'

The 'Endeavour' Botanical Illustrations.
'The voyage of HMS Endeavour (1768-1771) was the first devoted exclusively to scientific discovery. This site presents most of the botanical drawings and engravings prepared by artist Sydney Parkinson before his untimely death at sea, and by other artists back in England working from Parkinson's initial sketches. '

Scale Model of Moscow.
'This is a Moscow city scale model. It is back from USSR times, when Soviet leaders had a little craze on making such epic compositions. It was ordered from an artist Efim Deshalyt in 1976. The size of the model exceeds 400 sqft.'

Bizarre Crime in Japan.
Pity it's not been updated in a while.

'No Child's Play'.
Children and the Holocaust.
'This exhibition opens a window into the world of children during the Shoah. Unlike other Holocaust exhibitions, it does not focus on history, statistics or descriptions of physical violence. Instead, the toys, games, artwork, diaries, and poems displayed here highlight some of the personal stories of the children, providing a glimpse into their lives during the Holocaust. '

July 1942: United We Stand.
'During July 1942, seven months after the United States entered World War II, magazines nationwide featured the American flag on their covers. Adopting the slogan United We Stand, some five hundred publications waved the stars and stripes to promote national unity, rally support for the war, and celebrate Independence Day.'
'For magazine publishers, displaying the flag was a way to prove their loyalty and value to the war effort. For the U.S. government, the campaign was an opportunity to sell bonds and boost morale. The magazines brought home a message of patriotism and ideals worth fighting for.'
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13th October


Weegee's World: Life, Death, and the Human Drama.
Classic photographs of New York.

Posters of the Spanish Civil War.

Fact or Artifact?: A Parasitology Tutorial.

Lhasa Train.
'20 Artists from Tibet's capital interpret the arrival of the Beijing-Lhasa rail service in an exhibition first shown at Peaceful Wind, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA September 22 through October 15, 2006.'

Pre-1930 Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides.

Japan.
'A mixed bag of images from the past few years in this crazy, beautiful country.'

Bavaria.
Photographs retouched to give them a sort of fantasy look.

Found from the Russias.
Black and white photographs. 'A group of photographs found in NYC circa 2000. Translations pending. Appear to be from the Russian Empire.'

Pop Art.
Small but interesting collection.

Bhaktapur, Nepal.
'An ancient Newari town, formerly on the main caravan route between Tibet/China and India, Bhaktapur retains much of its medieval splendour.'

London (As Not Seen On TV).
'Alternative London that you wouldn't see in travel brochures.' Over 120 photos.

Vintage Toys.

Windmills.

Appalachian Landscapes.

Mozambique.
Photos of people and places.

Madagascar.
Photographs of people, mostly.

Prague.
Photographs of old buildings.

Isoline.
'isoline, born july 23rd 2003 is my infinite source of happyness and inspiration'.

Tintern Abbey.
'This place was taken out of commission by King Henry VIII on account of it being a wee bit Catholic and the monks not recognising said King as head of the Church in Britain. So King Henry had it burned down.'

Yunnan.
Photographs.
'On the way leaving Lijiang to Dali, the bus turned to a sharp left, and suddenly all the fancy clouds were blocked by the mountain. I almost cried.'

The Big Five Personality Test.
'Take this psychology test to find out about your personality! This test measures what many psychologists consider to be the five fundamental dimensions of personality.'
FWIW :- Openness to Experience 96, Conscientiousness 97, Extraversion 5, Agreeableness 90, Neuroticism 9.

'What's the real origin of the concept of romantic love?'

'I'm looking for a few lines of poetry that would be appropriate for a 404 page, preferably from somewhat well-known authors. Any suggestions?'
'I switched off the light
over the kitchen sink, and
the frogs stopped croaking'

Imagine Earth without people.
'Imagine that all the people on Earth - all 6.5 billion of us and counting - could be spirited away tomorrow, transported to a re-education camp in a far-off galaxy...'

Audrey Munson. 1891-1996, the 'American Venus'. What an interesting life.

Dolls are Creepy.

Cuba.

Children's Portraits.
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8th October


Treasures from Tibetan Monasteries.

Gallery of Crime Comic Books of the 1940s and 1950s.

Virtual Tour of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum.
'World War II came to an end in 1945 and Europe lay in ruins. A shell-shocked population came out of the bomb shelters and faced an unimaginable scene of devastation and ruin...'
'...The population collectively rolled up its sleeves and went to work. The astonishing rebuilding of an entire continent over a period of ten years was accomplished through a unity of spirit and purpose unimaginable today. Bright, talented engineers, many out of the former aircraft industry, put their minds to the problems of mobilizing the population under adverse conditions. It's said that the true master reveals himself within limitations and so this focusing of energy and talent resulted in an enormous variety of small vehicles; some successful, others less so - but all of them interesting! ...'

Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon.

Muddy Waters.

David Siqueiros, 'Portrait of Mexico Today'.
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7th October


Vintage Diner Postcards.

World of Kitsch.

Brazilian Folk Art.
'Indigo Arts exhibits the work of Brazilian folk artist José Francisco Borges and others. '

Alex Ramsey Diary, While Traveling to the "Gold Rush" 1849.

Basho's World.
Travel sketches by a 17th century haiku poet.
'The stations listed below are from Matsuo Basho's travel diary "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" (Oku no Hosomichi). The primary translation is by Nobuyuki Yuasa, from The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches...'

Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.
'The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation runs for about 40 miles between Sheffield and the River Trent, England. It is open for navigation throughout its length.'
'The "cruise" or virtual tour runs from west to east, but includes views of the canal looking in either direction.'
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6th October


Schreber's Fantastic Beasts.
'In 1774 Johann Christian Dan Schreber authored a multivolume set of books entitled Die Saugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Focusing on mammals of the world, these books were lavishly illustrated with 755 hand-colored plates. There was a slight problem though: in most instances the artists had never seen the animals they were rendering onto paper. Explorers would return from their travels and describe the animals in question to the artists. The end result was that some of the drawings, though representing real animals, looked more like they had come from someone's nightmares.'

SikhiWiki.
A free Sikh encyclopaedia that anyone can edit.

Amish Country News.
Articles about the customs of the Amish people.

Bunny Yawns.
'One day I was flipping through a friend's rabbit book, and in it was a picture of a bunny yawning. I had never seen anything so adorably funny. I can't quite explain it, what exactly makes me smile, but I began searching for pictures of bunnies yawning. You see, the yawn takes about two seconds, and then it is over. Therefore, bunny yawn pictures are extremely rare. Thanks to people around the world, I've collected a nice bunch.'

Wind Cave History.
'American Indians of the area have many stories about a hole in the Black Hills that blows wind. Tipi rings near the natural entrance indicate that they knew of Wind Cave. In 1881, two settlers, Jesse and Tom Bingham, were also attracted to the whistling sound of the wind coming from the cave entrance. As the story goes, the wind was blowing out of the cave with such force that it blew off Tom's hat. A few days later when Jesse returned to show this phenomenon to some friends, he was surprised to find the wind had switched directions and his hat was sucked into the cave. Today, we understand that the direction of the wind is related to the difference in atmospheric pressure between the cave and the surface...'

Vanity License Plate Pictures & Meanings.

Khrushchev and Khrushchev.
'Nikita S. Khrushchev (1894-1971) was premier of the USSR from 1954 to 1964. In 1959 he visited the USA at the invitation of President Eisenhower and in October 1960 attended the United Nations.'
'Sergei N. Khrushchev (b. 1935) is the son of Nikita Khrushchev and his second wife, Nina Petrovna (d. 1984). Since 1996 Dr. Khrushchev has been a senior research fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. In 1999 he and his wife Valentina Golenko became naturalized citizens. In 2000 he donated his papers, including memorabilia of his father, to Brown University Library...'

The Religions of South Vietnam in Faith and Fact, 1967. Published by the US military.
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5th October


Moscow Metro.
Photographs.

Garden Gnomes.
Photographs.

Rollercoasters.
Photograph pool for rollercoasters.

New York City/Harlem Streets.
Really great photos.

Amdo.
Colourful photographs of eastern Tibet.

Caer - Deva - Chester.
'I've lived in and around this fantastic little city for some years now but have taken few pictures of it. The place is so popular with visitors you hardly ever get it to yourself - So, I've been taking advantage of some very early mornings.'

Saving Sight.
'all the photos were taken during my trips with Orbis staff to remote areas of Vietnam for campaigns to save the sights of poor people.'

The Sky in Brilliant Colours.
'Sunrises, sunsets, the moon in her various guises, and one rainbow.'

Chimneys.
Photographs.

Scenery of Kobe.
Black and white photographs.

James Dean: Photographer.
Photos of James Dean taking photos.

The Liner.
'The entire senior class of Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1925, each drawn in one hour a night--with a few days off--from November 17, 2004 to February 17, 2005...'
'...Each picture description shows the various clubs that the students belonged to, what their majors were, and what they wrote in the yearbook.'

The Last Years of the Donovan.
Urban exploration in Detroit.
'Pictures of the explorations and demolition of the former Motown Records Headquarters located at the Donovan Building.'
'Our mayor couldn't stand the broken windows and marred facade so he got it to be torn down for 15 or so spaces for the Super Bowl.' Sad.

'Who owns the Internet?'

An account of being a battered spouse, and how to get out of it.

Funny Signs, Signs, & Scrawled Text.

Birmingham, Warwick and Shrewsbury.

Feets of Clay.

Barcelona.

Berlin, July 2006.
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1st October


Brooklyn Parrots: A Web Site About the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn.
'Facts, lore, audio files, photos, pictures, photo comics, and other information about Brooklyn's flocks of wild monk parrots.'

Kendall Anderson's Photographs of Abandoned Buildings.
'Typically these are abandoned buildings, industrial sites, derelict structures and other places we've forgotten or ignored over time.'

Street Scenes of Paris in the 19th Century.

An Abandoned City.
Photographs of an abandoned Soviet city.
'Here is a little photo-session of an abandoned city. When the Soviet Union collapsed, government didn't have much funds to support some small cities around strategically import objects. People of these cities were left all by themselves. Nobody could support them because any communication with this places terminated after the army decided that they now don't have money to support those objects...'

A History of the Internet 1962-1992.
'This Internet Timeline begins in 1962, before the word 'Internet' is invented. The world's 10,000 computers are primitive, although they cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. They have only a few thousand words of magnetic core memory, and programming them is far from easy. '
'Domestically, data communication over the phone lines is an AT&T monopoly. The 'Picturephone' of 1939, shown again at the New York World's Fair in 1964, is still AT&T's answer to the future of worldwide communications.'
'But the four-year old Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, a future-oriented funder of 'high-risk, high-gain' research, lays the groundwork for what becomes the ARPANET and, much later, the Internet.'

Harajuku Girls. Tokyo street fashions.
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