1. This Sunken 200 year-old Swedish Cabin (for rent on Airbnb)
In the early 1800s a man named Little Jon lived in this so called earth cabin (swe. ‘backstuga’) … In Sweden earthen cabins was common in the forests from the 1600s until the late 1800s and was inhabited by poor, old or sometimes criminal people… During the 1970s the cabin was renovated and was used as a refuge for a family in the village who were afraid of the Russians…
In more recent years a girl from this family, who now owns the place, have along with her husband saved the cabin from rot and restored it.
They also offer accommodation via Airbnb on their property, which includes access to the cabin for picnics & overnight visits.
Article & more images found on The Work of Castor.
2. A Victorian Water Tower For Sale
A fixer upper for $225K. Found on Curbed.
3. The Secret Alleyways of Lyon, France
When you are a 15th century silk trader carrying bolts of precious silk weighing hundreds of pounds, the shorter the distance you have to travel the better. So these traders began to take shortcuts cutting through houses and private courtyards to reach the opposite street. Over time, these shortcuts began to develop into a well-known network of passageways called traboules. The word comes from the Latin trans ambulare which mean “to cross”.
Lyon has over five hundreds of these secret passageways … mainly located in the districts of Vieux Lyon (or Old Lyon), in La Croix-Rousse and in La Presqu’île. Most traboules are on private property … only around forty or so traboules can be explored by tourists. Some years ago the city authorities made a deal with some of the residents of the properties … The city agreed to pay for maintenance … and cleaning of the traboules. In return the residents must keep the traboules open to the public …Unfortunately, in some cases either party has failed to keep their end of the bargain…
Many of the traboules are hidden behind doors such as these. Some are marked, others are not.
Full article found on Amusing Planet
4. Aviator Amelia Earhart being helped out of her deep sea diving suit, 1929
…after exploring the bottom of the sea off Block Island, Rhode Island, July 25, 1929. Found on History Cool Kids.
5. An Excellent Collection of Movie Poster Art (for sale)
Found via Miss Moss.
6. Jodie Foster’s little-known career in French Pop Music
By the age of 15, Jodie Foster had already starred in Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone. A gifted child who had learned to read by the age of 3, she was educated at a French Lycée in Los Angeles and quickly became fluent in French.
In 1977 Foster flirted briefly with pursuing a career in pop music. She released a couple of singles and made some appearances on French TV as a singer.
Here she is on French television with once of France’s singing icons, Claude François, singing a Serge Gainsbourg hit.
Found on Dangerous Minds.
7. Merchandise Cards from a Bond Film that was never made
A never-made Bond film called Never Dream of Dying was to be released in 1978, but it was scrapped and Moonraker was released the following year in its place. It’s a widely held belief that it never made it to theaters because of some hardcore sexual situations in the film.
The director, Tinto Brass, sought to capitalize on the disco-sex culture of the late seventies, but perhaps went a bit too far… Merchandising never had a chance to hit the shelves… except these cards… the only remaining physical evidence of the Bond film that never was.
Found on Flashbak.
8. A Visual History of Lunchboxes
9. Panasonic Plastic Transistor Wristradio (Japan in 1972)
You have to check out this guy’s vintage radio collection.
10. A 1937 Yellowstone Park tour bus for sale
Found on RM Auctions, going up for sale at the Hershey auction in PA, October 2017.
11. Three Decades of American Road Trip Photography
The Library of Congress has digitized and uploaded some 11,000 slides of images shot by photographer John Margolies as he traveled more than 100,000 miles over thirty years encountering the wonderful oddities of roadside America. Find the collection here.
12. Mullets from the 70s & 80s
A collection found here. Could these ever come back?!
13. This emerging artist
Watercolorist found on Instagram.