10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe | Earth Traveling From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow. Reaching some of these European beauties requires extra effort, yet the rewards are dazzling. Your eyes will thank you. Hallstatt, Austria The storybook town of Hallstatt in central Austria enjoys a gorgeous setting on the bank of the Hallstätter See, between the pristine lake and a lush mountain that rises dramatically from the water’s edge. A history of salt mining dating back thousands of years has translated into enduring prosperity for the town, which is most evident in the beautiful square ringed with ivy-covered buildings. Manarola, Italy Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. Image Source Bibury, England Image Source Colmar, France Image Source Reine, Norway Image Source Pučiśća, Croatia Image Source Telč, Czech Republic Image Source Cong, Ireland Image Source
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag. Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. John F. The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912. 1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945. Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. George S. Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics] Nov 16 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he recieved his American citizenship. The valuable stallion Nearco is led from his personal bomb shelter on the Beech House stud farm. Times Square, New York, USA. 1972. Looks like a bad day to mow your lawn. Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85 battle rifle. An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo. 1942. Construction of the Statue of Liberty, 1884. Tearing the Berlin Wall down, 1989. Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, photographed on the day of his death, April 18, 1955. Luftwaffe pilots playing cards during the African campaign, 1942. Elisabeth "Lilo" Gloeden stands before judges, on trial for being involved in the attempt on Adolf Hitler's life, 1944. A Grumman X-29 experimental aircraft.
Rare Historical Photos A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897. Albert Einstein looking fabulous. Here's his report card! Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880. A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941 Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios. Che Guevara. The Microsoft staff in 1978. The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man.You can see the tanks approaching from the right. Winston Churchill out for a swim. The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940. Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. Google begins. Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945. A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868. The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.
Storm chaser Marko Korosec captures dramatic US cloud formations on ca The foreboding phenomena were spotted in Texas, Kansas and Colorado - and observed from a safe distance By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 16:13 GMT, 11 September 2013 | Updated: 16:15 GMT, 11 September 2013 Menacing storm clouds gather over green fields and quiet roads, about to embark on a path of destruction. Like a spaceship hovering above the earth, the cylindrical formation spells trouble for anything in its wake. As it sinks closer to the earth, clouds of golden dust are kicked up beneath the gloom by the tornado's rotating force. It's called Tornado Alley for a reason: The car and trees in this photo are dwarfed by the gigantic cloud Storm chaser Marko Korosec, 31, was on an expedition in the USA for 26 days when he came across these cloud formations. Marko, a system administrator for road weather information, snapped the shots of the three storms in Tornado Alley in Texas, Kansas and Colorado. The alley's unique conditions mean tornados form frequently here.
22 Rare Historical Photos 22 Rare Historical Photos Jul 6 2012 Take a look at this collection of rare photos that is sure to blow you away! Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919. Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960. Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” was the bomber that dropped the “Little Boy” (nuclear bomb) over Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2. Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades from the Aargau Kantonsschule (on a scale of 1-6). Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft. The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made. The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb. The First Google Team in 1999. Dec 2 2011
40 Photos From The Past The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Perhaps the wars, poverty, fights for freedom and little miracles of the past have lessons for us that we can use today? (via sobadsogood) Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938 Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty, 1885 Elvis in the Army, 1958 Animals being used as part of medical therapy, 1956 Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923 Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916 Hindenburg Disaster, May 6, 1937 Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924 Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. Suntan vending machine, 1949
rare historical photos rare historical photos Rare Historical Photos Pt. 10 [21 Pics] Jan 21 2014 Another photo roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the entire series here. View Post See more photo posts Rare Historical Photos Pt. 9 [20 Pics] Aug 29 2013 Another photo roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. View Post Rare Historical Photos Pt. 8 [20 Pics] Mar 29 2013 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. View Post Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7 [20 Pics] Feb 5 2013 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. View Post Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Dec 28 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. View Post Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics] Nov 16 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. View Post Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Oct 29 2012 View Post Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Oct 12 2012
The Top 75 Pictures of the Year for 2013 Update: if you liked this post, you’ll adore our latest post on the 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places on Earth HERE. Following on from our very successful blog “100 of the Best Street Art Images of 2013″ (see HERE), we’ve widened the net and thanks to the guys over at Sifter, we bring you the Top 75 Pictures of 2013. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet. What’s your favorite? Photograph by strummingmusic on Reddit Photograph by HALEY LUNA Photograph by HANS HANSEN Photograph by Capt. Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Photograph by JENNY DEAN Photograph by LAURA WILLIAMS Photograph by SCOTT MCCRACKEN Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Photograph by ROLF MAEDER Photograph by RADO GADOCZI Photograph by Peter Rivera Photograph by DEVEN STROSS Photograph by Randy Kokesch Photograph by NothingI5True on Reddit Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Photograph by SPRENG BEN Photograph via waitomo.com
53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular. Take a trip back in time through these photos below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Jordan J. 6. 7. 8. 9. Jordan J. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Jordan J. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Patty Allison 35. 36. 37. Jordan J. 38. 39. 40. 1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Jordan J. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. Source: Reddit Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world that we’ve never even seen. Share these amazing photos with others.
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Dec 28 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. People having a picnic in the middle of a highway during the 1973 oil crisis. Two lend-lease Bell P-63 “Kingcobra” aircraft flying over the Niagara falls. A drive-in plays "The Ten Commandments" in Utah, USA, 1958. People entering a makeshift bomb shelter. Construction of the Manhattan Bridge. 1908 The original “Blue Angels” flying in formation over Niagara falls. Construction of the Berlin wall. Tom Hardy (who recently played 'Bane' in “Batman: Dark Knight Rises”) and his son as Batman for Halloween. Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” somewhere in the Pacific. 1943 A Christmas party for Hitlers officers and cadets. Adolf Hitler's pants after the assassination attempt at the Wolf's Lair. John F. Times Square. Ferdinand Porsche showcasing the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler. ~1935.
The Little Green Way These 20 Photographs Will Leave You Speechless. Especially The 6th One. There Are No Words. Take a look at these 20 powerful photos that will leave you speechless. Some of these photos are of truly historic moments, while others, are quite heartbreaking. World War II veteran from Belarus Konstantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits for his comrades at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Konstantin comes to this place every year. This year he was the only person from the unit to show. Reddit 100s of galaxies seen through the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), as they were 10 billion years ago. Sunset on Mars, taken in 2005 by the Spirit rover. A soldier making the long walk to defuse a car bomb in Northern Ireland. wikipedia Neil Armstrong after his Moonwalk. This was taken moments after Jewish refugees realized they weren’t being sent to their deaths at the horrible concentration camps and were in fact being saved. Ignorance is bliss – Homeless man sleeps outside a diner in Milwaukee. Nazi rally at Nuremberg in 1937. Undulating clouds. Credits: Viral Nova
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7 Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7 [20 Pics] Feb 5 2013 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Titanic in dry dock. The headquarters of Benito Musolini and the Italian Fascist party. Crew members of Apollo 1 rehearsing their water landing. 1966. Hindenburg flies over Manhattan in 1936. Construction of Mount Rushmore. 1934-1939. Buzz Aldrin, sitting inside Apollo 11 lunar module. A Russian Sukhoi Su-25 close air support jet that was damaged by a Georgian MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System). Folsom Street in San Francisco, USA after the great earthquake of 1906. Soviet cruiser “Murmansk” that ran aground off the Norwegian village Sørvær during the transfer to be scrapped in India. 1994. Hoover Dam penstocks and outlet pipes such as this one were fabricated from 45,000 tons of steel and welded into nearly three miles of pipe varying from 8.5-30ft (2.6-9m) in diameter. See more photo posts View Post