1. WWII Refugees Escaping to Safety in Syria
Around the year 1944, the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) began opening camps in Syria, Egypt and Palestine. With promises of a safe place to wait out the war and escape the bloody conflict, people of all ages and classes began the long journey.
These photos have recently been colorized by Sanna Dullaway to provide a more striking view of this massive evacuation.
It’s amazing how quickly we forget history. Found on So Bad So Good.
2. An Abandoned Russian Mine that looks like a level on Tomb Raider
Take a virtual visit of the mine in the Ural Mountains with urban explorers on English Russia.
3. Living under a Cliff in the Dordogne Valley
4. These Stairs
Part of the ascent at Hua Shan, outside of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
Photograph found here.
5. Mucalinda, Sala Keoku, Nong Khai, Thailand
6. A 1927 Camping Car
Found on LiveJournal
7. A small museum in Montreal
Located in the old RCA factory in Saint-Henri, the Emile Berline Musée des Ondes is a small museum dedicated to the world of sound…
In 1887, Berliner patented the Gramophone, which used a stylus to produce sound waves by following a horizontally-modulating line on a disc. Thomas Edison might have invented the phonograph, but it was Berliner who first put recordings on a flat disc. After losing the American sales rights to his invention, he moved to Montreal in 1904, and established the Berliner Gramophone Company in the neighborhood of Saint-Henri.
During our visit, the Musée des Ondes was in a state of flux, having recently been forced to vacate its long-time exhibition space. Most of its regular pieces were in storage, and the small volunteer team behind the museum were in the process of re-organizing. We asked to see the storage area, and after being led on a bewildering mini-tour through the labyrinthine old factory, entered into a room where hundreds of antique TVs, radios, record players and electronics were slowly gathering dust.
Keep in mind that we visited the Musée des Ondes during a turbulent period in its history, and some of the rooms we saw, such as the Studio Victor and the storage room, are not officially part of the program. But regardless, the opportunity to see inside a historic factory such as the RCA building is one you should take advantage of. This small, volunteer-run museum deserves all the attention and support it can get. A real hidden gem in Saint-Henri.
If you can visit yourself, take the tour on Montreal for 91 Days.
8. Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art
When Zelda Sayre married legendary Jazz Age novelistF. Scott Fitzgerald to become Zelda Fitzgerald, she was anointed “the first American flapper” and embarked on one of the most turbulent relationships in literary history. Though best-remembered as a writer and dancer, Zelda, unbeknownst to many, not only considered herself an artist but was also an exceptionally gifted one.
The Pantheon and Luxemburg gardens
A Mad Tea PartyZelda: An Illustrated Life: The Private World of Zelda Fitzgerald (public library) collects 140 illustrations and 80 of her paintings from the late 1930s and 1940s, lovingly compiled by her granddaughter.
Found on Brainpickings
9. Alice in Wonderland illustrated Wallpaper
If you happen to be re-decorating, you can find it here.
10. Art Clothes
Check if OnMe Clothing has your favourite artwork.
11. Ayana Resort and Spa Bali
Is this real life?
Oh they also serve floating breakfast baskets…
Ayana Resort Website here.
12. Strange 1940s Inventions
Photos by Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images, via TIME