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When cities rise from the depths

“There are hundreds of submerged cities around the world. We are only just beginning to discover what they have to tell us about the prehistoric human past.”

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

Urban Island Bliss: Five Carless Paradises in Europe

Imagine travel without cars.<p>Scenery wouldn’t rush by in a swirl of colors. The air wouldn’t vibrate with the honking of horns and the squeal of brakes.<p>Going at a slower pace allows travelers to engage all of their senses and even notice minute changes in flora and topography.<p>A landscape sliced by …

European Travel

Following L.A.'s history through maps

For the last couple of years, Los Angeles Public Library map librarian Glen Creason has been involved in one of the most interesting literary projects in Southern California: to write each week, on the Citythink blog of Los Angeles magazine, about a map from the library's collection. The idea is to …

Syrian ‘Monuments Men’ Race to Protect Antiquities as Looting Bankrolls Terror

The quantity of items being looted is a bigger concern than a few high-value pieces, because the act of digging up the artifacts destroys their archaeological context, he said.<p>Less than 1% of the pieces stolen by the militants from churches and ancient towns across Iraq and Syria has been …

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

Historic preservation: Bad for neighborhood diversity

A recent study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Preservation Green Lab supports these claims:<p>Findings from the three study …

Stroll through Egypt's pyramids on Google Street View

If you're leery about taking a trip to Egypt just now, Google can at least give you part of the experience with new Pyramids of Giza Street View imagery. That includes the Great Pyramid, the only remaining ancient wonder of the ancient world that's still standing, along with the Great Sphinx and …

High-Speed Gondolas Could Take New York’s Transportation To The Sky

The East River Skyway wants to connect trendy neighborhoods to Manhattan by way of zero-emissions cable cars.<p>If you’ve ever spent half an hour judging the terroir of a stranger’s sweat stain on a commute between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you’re already familiar with the Metropolitan Transit …

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

Great Maps – Over 60 of the world’s most fascinating and significant maps

<i>Great Maps</i> is a visual treat that begins with one of the world’s earliest existing maps – the Bedolina Petroglyph (1500 BC) – found in a valley in …

Temple Pillars (B&W) - Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Up on the roof: Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

<b>Way up above London's bustling streets, previously neglected rooftops are being converted into flourishing wild flower, fruit and vegetable gardens.</b><p>"There's nothing quite like looking at the view of the Gherkin through a trellis of green beans," says Kelly Peake, who lives in a flat in Tower …

Dunstanburgh Castle

Significant Ancient Tomb Guarded by Sphinxes Unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the entrance to a vast ancient tomb guarded by two sphinxes, adorned with frescoed walls, and surrounded by a …

Lights, Shadows & a handful of out of the world street photographs

Not mere silhouettes are stick figures, these photographs are fantastic display of <b>shadow</b> play with a great accuracy for the decisive moment. Kudos to …

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50 Pictures That Will Make You Fall In Love With Earth All Over Again

This is something we may forget, except when we're reminded on April 22, Earth Day.<p>To celebrate the natural world, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet from Reuters.<p>Hopefully these images make you appreciate Earth and how important it is to …

matthew soules suspends pyramidal plant architecture in vancouver

may 01, 2018<p>the immersive museum features multiple 3-dimensional spaces set across an overwhelming scale of 10,000 square meters, and uses 520 …

Heck Yeah Galaxies

Endless Skyscraper Proposes a Vertical City in a Single Structure

The skyscrapers of the future aren't going to just be buildings, but will function as vertical cities. That's according to SURE Architecture, at least. <i>Endless City</i> is a fascinating proposal that transforms the skyscraper into an upright ecosystem. It's a mixed-use tower that is wrapped in huge …

The 'lost' poetry of World War One

<b>The centenary of World War One means the work of the British war poets has been much quoted of late. But the reputation of writers critical of the war, such as Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, grew mainly after 1918.</b><p>In the early months of war newspapers printed stirringly patriotic verse on a …

Terracotta Army Mystery Solved

SHAANXI PROVINCE, CHINA—Since their discovery in 1974, China’s first emperor’s almost 2,000-year-old terracotta army has been the subject of almost …

Losing Maya Heritage to Looters

Stolen artifacts are making it from the Guatemalan jungle to wealthy black-market buyers.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Deep in the jungle in the north of Guatemala, along deep-rutted 4x4 tracks, the pyramids of the great Maya city of Xultún are hidden under</b> …

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