1. calumet412:

    This to me is the most interesting thing I’ve ever posted. I could stare at these for hours.

    Two meticulous maps showing the names and locations of every brothel, bar, casino and saloon that existed in the Cheyenne and Levee Districts of Chicago between 1870 and 1905.

    Completed by Levee historian Bryan Lloyd.

    Click to enlarge.

    (Source: calumet412)

     
  2. mostexerent:

    Street tailor. Shanghai, 2011

    (via textilenerd)

     
  3. iloverainandcoffee:


    walkerartcenter
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    Georgia O’Keeffe, Lake George Barns, 1926

    “There was a fine old barn at the Lake George farmhouse. You could see it from the kitchen window or from the window of Stieglitz’s little sitting room. With much effort I painted a picture of the front part of the barn… after that I painted the side where all the paint was gone with the south wind. It was weathered grey—with one broken pane in the small window.”

    (via wowgreat)

     
  4. oh shit. amazing.

    freundevonfreunden:

    First Highlights of the National Geography Photo Contest 

    National Geographic offers one of the most exiting photography contests, in which everyone can submit their photography that is nature-related. Unfortunately, the submission period for this season has been closed already.The selection of their first favorites is worth a look, though. 

    For more information click here

     
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  6. roomthily:

    The spread of printing across Europe in the 1400s (metaLAB)

    (Source: The Atlantic)

     
     
  7. editionaladdictions:

    Tomoko Shioyasu

    paper cut tapestries

    (Source: yama-bato, via wowgreat)

     
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  9. humanscalecities:

    Palmanova, Italy

    This nine-pointed fortress is perhaps the best example of a planned city from the Renaissance. Palmanova was built in 1593 and is located in the northeastern corner of Italy near the border with Slovenia.

    Strange, Beautiful and Unexpected: Planned Cities Seen From Space

     
  10. tipsyipsy:

    Lyon Street Stairs workout. Both sets of stairs, 5 times. My legs are jello. A quick workout but an effective one IMHO.