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Tokyo Made Tiny

I was invited to view a 1:1000 scale model of Tokyo today. It felt … liturgical. Like bearing witness to a holy object. It was weird — let’s just say …


Abandoned Dome Home in Logan, Ohio. Photo by Scott Amos.

Abandoned US Army Truck

Bagels that look they're made from fluorescent Play-Doh

The Bagel Store in Brooklyn has been making rainbow bagels for 20 years. They serve them filled with cotton candy and rainbow-sprinkle-cake-flavored …


Crazy and Daring, These Concrete Soviet Bus Stops are Tributes to their Unknown Designers

From Brutalism to sheer whimsy, a new book surveys hundreds of unique public structures raised beyond the Iron Curtain

These are not your standard …

Soviet Union

Never-Before-Seen Images Reveal How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. …


Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S.

A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the S.S. United States, relegated to the junk heap.

A …

Mona Lisa

When a Plane Crash Has a ‘Happy Ending’

Photographer Dietmar Eckell has traveled across four continents to photograph mangled aircraft that share a miraculous history: No one perished in any of these crash landings. “This series is not about wrecks that are not worth recovering,” Eckell said. “It is about heroes — the pilots who turned …


5. control lights


'Enola Gay' Lift Control Panel

44, Tijuana Mexico

Melbourne’s famous green and yellow W-class trams left to rust

THE Andrews Government has refused to rule out intervening in Tennis Australia’s board crisis amid claims the Melbourne Park redevelopment could be …


Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962

[All photos by Max Touhey.]

Right now, a team of digital scanning whizzes is back in their Florida lab, making a digital 3D model of the TWA Flight


Dave Dix - Via Joanne

Space 1999 - The vault of retro sci-fi 2.0

Ancient High Plains wrecking yard packed full of Detroit treasures

Cacti, a view of the Rockies and hundreds of 1930-1970 American machines

Four years ago, I visited an amazing wrecking yard located in the High Plains …

Ten Vehicles That Should Be America's Next Mail Truck

The United States Postal Service is reviewing bids for America's new mail truck this summer, but we here at Jalopnik have already done the hard work …

U.S. Postal Service

The SVT Raptor is the perfect Border Patrol vehicle

U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a lot—often way too much—of their fleet. One agent finds out that the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor can take the abuse.

By Agent Waschbar

I'm driving down a narrow dirt track somewhere in a South Texas at a hurried but not unreasonable pace. As I round a bend, the ground arches …


The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level …

Vintage Airline Posters That Lured Tourists to San Francisco

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The golden age of aviation was a time of catered meals, high-thread-count blankets, business-class levels of legroom—and brightly …

Glamorous Crossing: How Pan Am Airways Dominated International Travel in the 1930s

Meredith Hindley | Longreads | February 2015 | 18 minutes (4,383 words)

In August 1936, Americans retreated from the summer heat into movie theaters to …

Asia Travel

“Low and Slow”

Bernal Dads Go Racing at Sonoma, Give Valiant Volvo Race Car a Heart Attack

The last time the Citizens of Bernalwood saw the mutant race cars operated by those petrol-huffing papas from the Bernal Dads Racing Team was back in October, during the glamorous 2014 Fiesta On The Hill on Cortland.

That was when both The Whale, America’s Most Badass Volvo Station Wagon, and The …



An-225 Mriya is the world’s largest aircraft (English version)


An-225 Mriya (which is referred to Dream from Ukrainian) is the heaviest airlift cargo aircraft ever taken off in the sky. The maximum takeoff …

The Armstrong Purse: Flown Apollo 11 Lunar Artifacts - AirSpace

The Armstrong Purse: Flown Apollo 11 Lunar Artifacts

Posted on February 6, 2015

At the National Air and Space Museum, as elsewhere around the world, we …


How We Imagined The Future Of Transportation Would Look In The 1940s

These ads made for the Detroit-based Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation were largely dreamed up by legendary illustrator Arthur Radebaugh during the …