13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. XXVIII)

By

1st Jul, 2013

1. The Last House on Holland Island

“Built in 1888, this Victorian home from a different era has braved the elements and fought shoreline erosion on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay for well over a century. Despite former resident and owner Stephen White’s best efforts to save the house and protect the island, the waters would overcome both and erase them from the map…” More on Sometimes-Interesting.

 

2. Typewriters of famous authors

Found on The Paris Review 

 

 

3. The NYC Rooftop Airport that Never was

NYC’s “Dream Airport” would “bring air service right into the heart of New York City and eliminate the necessity of limousine travel to and from existing airports,” LIFE reported in 1946. Find out more on Untapped Cities

 

4. The Museum of prosciutto di Parma

More info here found on Atlas Obscura

 

 

5. Gertrude Stein’s Rejection Letter from her Publisher, 1912

A rejection letter from London publisher, Alfred C. Fifield, mocking her style of prose. The manuscript, The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress was in fact later published in 1925. Found on Letters of Note

6. The Coqui Coqui Empire Of Senses In Yucatán, Mexico

A boutique hotel on the Yucatán Peninsula in Southeastern Mexico, more on Yatzer

 

7. Hidden behind the paint of a house’s basement in Bristol

Found on Imgur

 

8. Upcycled Winebox Ottoman stools

Found, available to buy on Etsy

 

9. A Postal worker shared this on Reddit

Found on Reddit 

 

 10. Miss Atomic Bomb, circa 1957

Copa Room showgirl Lee Merlin, crowned “Miss Atomic Bomb 1957.”

Nevada became the center of the nation’s eye during the 1950s after President Harry S. Truman authorized a 680-square mile section of the Nellis Air Force Gunnery and Bombing Range for nuclear bomb testing. As each atomic blast lit up the Nevada scenery public interest increased. So much so that Americans around the country witnessed the first televised atomic blast in 1952. Atomic bomb fever began to infiltrate every aspect of society, from household goods to football teams naming themselves the “Atoms.”

Found on History by Zim

 

11. Why Don’t we Do it in the Road

A lyrical portrait of one of London’s most peculiar tourist attractions – a humble pedestrian crossing in St John’s Wood…

 

12. Somebody’s House

The 17th-century Spanish home of sculptor Xavier Corbero from Somewhere I would like to live found on Kateoplis

 

13. Just a Tree growing in a Car

Found on reddit

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

.

 

 

You Might Also Like

Comments

More in AbandonedDon't Be A TouristNostalgiaOff-Beat & Little Known

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

salemwitchmuseum

Welcome to Halloweentown, USA

“I think I saw the Head Witch of Salem in Trader Joe’s today,” I remember my mother saying. “She was wearing a pointy hat and cape in front of me at the checkout.” Welcome to Salem, Mas...

Trending 1,429
parisianbohemian

The Secret Bohemian Dinner Party in Paris

Behind the ominous door at number 8 Rue de Conservatoire, a secret bohemian dinner party awaits... Up the theatrical marble staircase, knock at the door on the first floor to find your eveni...

Trending 7,800
delaney

The Miniature Library of Forgotten Curiosities

If you can't have your own velvet-curtained library complete with dusty volumes, mysterious documents and antique treasures, how about a miniature one? On my internet travels today, I stumbled upo...

Trending 3,613
catacombs25

Penetrating the Paris Catacombs: Level One

We were told to dress in inconspicuous clothing, wear sturdy boots and gloves, bring food supplies, an ID in case of arrest and a rosary in case of the unimaginable. We met our host to the underworl...

Trending 14,619
dopples

13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol.XCVII)

1. A Biblical Theme Park in Florida Photographer Daniel Cronin to the ancient and sacred land of Orlando, Florida to visit The Holy Land Experience, a Biblical theme park owned and operated by the...

Trending 21,237
connecticut

For Sale! The Ghost Town that Nobody Wanted

Johnsonville, Connecticut may be completely void of (human) inhabitants at present and characterised by those particular houses where one might occasionally see the faint shadows of children in ni...

Trending 162,900