Category: STORIES

Jul 17, 2012

Is This the Most Famous Photograph in the World?

Is This the Most Famous Photograph in the World?

Used with permission from Microsoft Recognize this photo? It’s the default wallpaper for Microsoft Windows XP. Released in 2001, there were over 400 million copies in use as of January 2006 (not including pirated copies). Now imagine how many friends, family members, work colleagues and people using public workstations have no doubt used…

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Jul 13, 2012

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

Finding the Locations of Famous Album Covers

For Bob Egan, it all started with the album cover for Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush. After some impressive detective work and even a note to the original photographer, Bob was able to track down the exact corner in New York City where the album cover was shot. So off he went, with…

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Jul 12, 2012

The Galleria: Milan’s Glass Covered Street

The Galleria: Milan’s Glass Covered Street

Connecting two of Milan’s most famous landmarks (The Duomo and La Scala) is the famous glass-vaulted arches of the Galleria. Formally known as the ‘Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II‘, the street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof. A landmark in its own right, the Galleria is a sight to behold. Below…

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Jul 5, 2012

The “Before I Die” Project

The “Before I Die” Project

Copyright © Civic Center When Candy Chang lost someone she loved very much, the experience helped clarify her life but she struggled to maintain perspective. She wanted to know what was important to the people around her. Copyright © Civic Center With help from old and new friends, Candy turned the side…

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Jul 2, 2012

The Kings of Africa: 18 Portraits by Daniel Laine

The Kings of Africa: 18 Portraits by Daniel Laine

African Kings: Portraits of a Disappearing Era by Daniel Lane From 1988 to 1991, French photographer Daniel Laine photographed 70 African monarchs, “whose dynasties marked the history of Africa until the middle of the twentieth century.” With hundreds of monarchs to choose from, Laine focused on those who continued to “retain a traditional…

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Jun 20, 2012

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

From its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world. As of 2012, it is the 15th tallest skyscraper in the world and the fourth tallest free standing structure in the Americas. At 102 floors and…

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Jun 17, 2012

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Giant George – The Tallest Dog in the World

Weighing in at over 245 pounds (111 kg) and standing 43 inches tall (1.09 meters), Giant George is the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Living Dog & Tallest Dog Ever. When standing on his hind legs, George measures a staggering 7 feet three inches. George is 6 years old and was born November…

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