1. This Cottage on a Paris Rooftop (for rent)
Le Ribera is ideal for those looking for a peaceful hideaway to escape to after a hectic day in the French capital.
Found on Luxury Retreats.
2. The Olympic Theatre in Vicenza, Italy
The theater opened its doors during the Carnival of 1585 and the first performance staged in the building was Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King”. The wooden superstructures erected for that magnificent opening were never removed. They depict the seven streets of Thebes, which can be seen in perspective in the five openings in the proscenium.
Found on Italian Ways.
3. The original London bridge, now located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
As it was in London:
Originally, the deserted Lake Havasu vacant land was given to the state of Arizona by the U.S. Federal Government. The federal property was an abandoned military landing strip. The chairman of an oil corporation, Robert McCulloch made a deal with the state government and received the property for free with a promise to develop the land. But the real estate agents could not bring in prospective buyers, because the land was far from centers of population and had a very hot, arid climate. McCulloch’s real estate agent, Robert Plumer, learned that London Bridge was for sale and convinced McCulloch to buy it and bring it to the area to attract potential land buyers. The initial response from McCulloch was, “That’s the craziest idea I have ever heard,” but after consideration, he decided to go ahead with the purchase. The bridge arrived in pieces at the Port of Long Beach, California and was transported overland to Lake Havasu City, where re-assembly began in 1968. The idea was successful, bringing interested tourists and retirement home buyers to the area. The original “English Village”, a quaint English-style open-air mall with hedge maze and historical museum, has deteriorated, with sections leveled.– Wikipedia
As it is now in Arizona:
Found via Reddit.
4. This Charming English Fixer-Upper for Sale
The Gatehouse has been in the current owner’s family for at least two centuries and has a very interesting history. The six bedroom home is a grade II listed property, built in 1613, located in Suffolk, England, listed at £295,000.
Find the listing here.
5. The Windsor Ruins
Windsor mansion was located on a Mississippi plantation that covered 2,600 acres. Much of the basic construction of Windsor mansion was accomplished by the slaves of the plantation owner, Smith Daniel. The mansion stood from 1861, surviving the Civil Wa. In 1890, it was destroyed by an accidental fire when a guest left a lighted cigar on a balcony.
For more than 100 years, the outward appearance of Windsor mansion was a matter of conjecture. But in the early 1990s, an 1863 sketch of Windsor mansion was discovered in the papers of a former Union officer, Henry Otis Dwight, of the 20th Ohio Infantry. Historians believe that Henry Dwight made the sketch while his unit was encamped on the grounds of the mansion.
More photos of the ruins on Flickr.
6. These Persian Rugs growing Grass
Tending to his work like a garden, New York-based Austrian artist Martin Roth grows grass within the fibers of Persian rugs, constantly watering his works to ensure the grass grows lush from within the dense fabric. The end result of this project, first exhibited at an Austrian castle in 2012, will always be the same. The rugs will unravel and the grass will die.
Found on This is Colossal.
7. An Oak Chapel in Serbia
This is a chapel dedicated to St Pantelija which was built inside of a hollow ancient oak (which is the holy tree of the thunder gods) near the village of Jovac, Vladičin Han region, South-eastern Serbia. The chapel was built by a local villager Dragoljub Krstić in 1991.
Found on 1001 Gardens.
8. The Capo-Spartivento Lighthouse Experience
Find the website here.
9. The Cherry Blosssom Lake at Inokashira Park
Captured by a drone, by Tokyo-based photographer Danilo Dungo. More shots found on Design you Trust.
10. Brigitte Bardot being painted by Vincent Roux in 1970
11. This Adult Magazine from the 1920s
More found on Dangerous Minds.
12. Seventies Cigarette Packaging
Introduced in 1971 as competition for rival Philip Morris corporation’s Virginia Slims, Eve was a cigarette targeted at the growing women’s market. Virginia Slims, the world’s first cigarette marketed specifically to women were aimed at women who identified themselves as liberated, independent, and modern; Eves were aimed at women content to be feminine. Virginia Slims were always the more successful brand. In 1976 Eves were even marketed in association with a fashion line with colors and floral prints similar to Eve cigarette packs. The message was that women who smoked Eves were feminine, ladylike, and ladies of leisure. Slogans used included “Finally a cigarette as pretty as you” and “Every inch the lady”
13. The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
This fascinating short film pulled me right in. Worth the watch.