1. The French Army’s Wine Stock before the Battle of Gallipoli, 1915
French Expeditionary’s wine stocks for the Gallipoli campaign, an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I. The French however, were prepared for hardship.
Found on Reddit.
2. A 19th century Club Dedicated to Eating Unconventional Aquatic Creatures
The Ichthyophagous Club changed America’s relationship to seafood… From 1880 to 1886, members of an unusual New York club met once a year for elaborate banquets of unusual water-dwelling creatures… Led by the editor-in-chief of the New York Times, its members hoped their example would prove that “there are quite good fish left uneaten.”
The New York Public Library’s copy of the menu from the sixth dinner shows a feast of long-legged sea spider crab, periwinkle sea snails, and starfish bisque. The periwinkles were met with disgust, but the starfish bisque was considered quite tasty.
Found on Atlas Obscura.
3. Joseph Cornell’s Cabinets of Curiosity
Joseph Cornell’s best-known works are glass-fronted boxes into which he placed and arranged Victorian bric-a-brac, old photographs, dime-store trinkets, and other found elements.
Found on The Art Story.
4. The Olympia Hotel Limousine
Circa 1911, found on The Old Motor.
5. Palmer Station, Antarctica
“This is Shaun O’Boyle @soboyle posting from Palmer Station in Antarctica. I’m here as part of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Palmer is located on Anvers Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region of the continent.”
Found on The Smithsonian’s Instagram.
6. Jules Verne’s French Chateau
Jules Verne lived at the 19th-century Maison à la Tour in Amiens, France from 1871 until his death in 1900. The house is now a public museum.
7. Berlin’s ‘Sci-fi Brutalist’ Bierpinsel tower is for Sale
The Brutalist Tower built in the seventies has been empty since 2006, unable to find success as a commercial venue.
It’s now on the market for €3.2 million as a “4 bedroom home” with Sotheby’s.
8. Fireworks Cross Sections
9. These Vintage Japanese Shoes
That I’d love to get my hands on. Found on Pinterest.
10. An instagram account dedicated to the talent of Shopkeepers
Follow The Shopkeepers.
11. When the River Seine in Paris was filled with little Row Boats
Willy Ronis, Pont des Arts, 1959.
12. Yemen has some seriously Stunning Architecture
13. The Italian Village that can’t be Named
An ancient hilltop town in Italy’s southern region of Basilicata, is reputed to be the nation’s unluckiest village.
According to legend, this folklore dates back to the 1940s, when Biagio Virgilio, then mayor of Colobraro, proclaimed at a meeting in the nearby city of Matera: “May this chandelier fall down if I’m not telling the truth!”
With those words, the chandelier plummeted from the ceiling, and Virgilio’s village quickly became synonymous with bad omens.
This spotlight on the “cursed” village actually paints a very charming picture of Italian village life…
Meet more characters from the village in this wonderful piece by BBC Travel.