From the kits to the logos, basically everything about the EPL and soccer in general is so well thought out and designed. It’s a far cry from the NFL, whose design direction is all over the place f…
This is rather brilliant.
Inside the court of the Terminal Station, Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago.
If you arrived by rail, this would have been your first impression of the fair.
The clocks show times for Constantinople, Jerusalem and Mecca.
It would have been a true privilege to have been able to see this in person.
Mont Saint-Michel by Nicolas Cazard
Mont Saint-Michel (pronounced: [mɔ̃ sɛ̃ mi.ʃɛl]; English: Saint Michael’s Mount) is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. 247 acres (100 ha) in size, the island has a population of 44 (2009).
The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and since the eighth century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it. On top God, the abbey and monastery, below this the Great halls, then stores and housing, and at the bottom, outside the walls, fishermen and farmers’ housing.
This is one of the most fantastic places on Earth, that I have had the pleasure of visiting. If you have the opportunity to go, I strongly suggest that you do. It’s simply amazing.
Looking north from the top of the Water Tower, 1871, Chicago
The city begins to rebuild after the fire.
Looking past where Division St. is now, you can see a dark patch which was the old city cemetery. Although most graves would be moved to other parts of the city, including Graceland, bodies are still found whenever construction happens beteen Division and North Avenues.
photo via wikicommons.
Waiting room of the Illinois Central RR Station, Michigan Ave at 12th (now Roosevelt), 1895, Chicago.
Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago
Every time I see an old photo like this, I get a little upset that such beautiful architecture no longer exists.