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 Trinity Broadcasting Network, so you don’t have to.
2. Celebrities and their Historical Dopplegangers
Jennifer Lawrence and Zubaida Tharwat
Queen Latifah and Zora Neale Hurston
Alec Baldwin and President Millard Fillmore
Michael Douglas and George Washington
Orlando Bloom and Nicolae Grigorescu
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rose Wilder Lane
Jason Segel and Lee J. Cobb
Macaulay Culkin and a young Vladimir Putin
Find more on Diply
3. Raquel Welch on a London balcony in 1970
Found on Reddit
4. Fading Glamour: The Time Capsule Hair Salon in Sydney
The doors of Marie Louise are rarely open and it ceased to be a salon many years ago. But it doesn’t have the atmosphere of dereliction of an empty shop … Marie Louise has remained a constant while Enmore Road has changed around it, cafes and restaurants shuffling in and out. People stop to photograph its pink exterior and peer into the windows, hoping to see inside, although curtains prevent any glimpse of the interior.
The Marie Louise salon was run by two siblings, Nola and George Mezher, who started working in the salon in the late 1950s. Both were hairdressers and became public figures in the early 1980s when they won Lotto, twice. They used their money to set up the Our Lady of Snows soup kitchen on the corner of Pitt Street and Eddy Avenue, below Belmore Park. Their winning Lotto numbers were derived from saints birthdays… They divided their time between the salon and working at the soup kitchen and other Our Lady of Snows projects.
Nola died in 2009 and has been closed since.
Last year, before the salon was to be renovated it was open for one last weekend. Everything inside was for sale, the big old hairdryer chairs, the bottles of Fanci-full rinse. Australian blogger Mirror Sydney went along to document it…
5. This old Detroit Bank Converted into a Modern Home
Along Michigan Avenue, far west of Slows and the center of Corktown, Detroit this former bank building was quietly bought last year and has been undergoing a transformation…
The building was purchased along with an empty lot and a vacant bar. Is West Corktown the new Corktown? Find out more on Curbed.
7. A French Apartment turned into a Tennis Court
French artist Benedetto Bufalino has created a tennis court over two rooms of a gallery in Dijon, complete with fake grass, white lines and a net across the doorway.
Found on Dezeen
8. The World’s Oldest Basketball Court is in Paris
YMCA Union de Paris, built in 1893, became the world’s oldest basket ball court when its predecessor in San Francisco, California, was destroyed.
Found on Et Si On Se Promenait
9. Halloween Costumes from 1900
Found on Google Images.
10. This Hogwart’s Inspired Hotel Suite
The next time you visit London’s Warner Bros Studio for its Harry Potter tours, you should probably make plans to stay a night in a specialHarry Potter-themed suite to complete the magical experience
11. The Waterfall that Couldn’t
On 21 October 2014, storm force winds battered northern England’s Derbyshire Peak District, near Hayfield. The River Kinder is observed being stopped in its tracks as it is blown back up onto Kinder Scout Plateau at the point where it would normally cascade 80 ft down the Kinder Downfall.
Found on Twisted Sifter
12. Different Uses for the Swastika and none of them are Nazi
US Army Airplane
Fine Eating California Fruit Packaging
From the collection of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine
BBC Radio looks at the movement to ‘reclaim’ the Swastika from its Nazi associations. Found on BBC Radio
13. A Pigeon Tower in Iran