Category: HISTORY

Feb 14, 2013

The Boneyard Project: Resurrecting Planes Through Art

The Boneyard Project: Resurrecting Planes Through Art

Conceived in Spring 2010 by Eric Firestone and organized with curator Carlo McCormick, The Bone Yard Project revives disused airplanes from America’s military history through the creative intervention of contemporary artists, taking entire airplanes and their elements out of aeronautic resting spots in the desert, known as boneyards, and putting them into the hands…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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Feb 5, 2013

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

Photograph by The University of Leicester In August 2012, the University of Leicester in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, began an ambitious archaeological project to find the lost grave of King Richard III. The last English king to die in battle, Richard had been buried five centuries earlier with…

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Jan 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever

Picture of the Day: Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever

Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever Photograph by Justin Hobson The Elie, Manitoba Tornado was an F5 tornado that struck the town of Elie, Manitoba, Canada, (40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Winnipeg) on June 22, 2007. While several houses were levelled, no one was injured or killed by the tornado. Two well-built homes…

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Jan 17, 2013

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

Since her ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has met all U.S. Presidents with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. She actually would have met President Johnson during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy but was pregnant with her third son, Edward, and was unable to make the…

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Jan 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

THE GHOST TOWN OF KOLMANSKOP Photograph by Chris Gray In this fantastic shot by Chris Gray, we see insides of an abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia overtaken by sand. Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It…

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Jan 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

VILLERS ABBEY, BELGIUM Photograph by Abbaye de Villers The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination imbued with history. It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its ruins give an…

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