1. This Abandoned Japanese Love Hotel
2. People in a 1920s Berlin Nightclub Flirting via Pneumatic Tubes
“It was the Tinder of the early 20th century.”
Two nightclubs in particular—the Resi and the Femina—pioneered the trend. At the Resi (also called the Residenz-Casino), a large nightclub with a live band and a dance floor that held 1,000 people, an elaborate system of table phones and pneumatic tubes allowed for anonymous, late-night flirtation between complete strangers.
Full article found on Atlas Obscura.
3. The Arco Hotel
4. A Look Inside Hotel & Motel Rooms of the 1950s-70s
Kauaui Beachboy Hotel – Waipuli Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Broadview Hotel – Wichita, Kansas
The Nalioa Hotel – Hilo, Hawaii
Wenonah Hotel – Bay City, Michigan
The Biltmore Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Hotel Commodore – Park Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY
Hanalei Plantation – Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii
Wingate Motel – Wildwood, New Jersey
The Madonna Inn, California (still in business and just as it always was).
All found on Flashbak.
5. For Sale: America’s Oldest Log Cabin
Built between 1638-1643 in New Jersey, this is the oldest log cabin in the United States, and the oldest of it’s type in the Western Hemisphere.
For sale for $2.9 million.
6. Deadwood, 1877
I pretend I would’ve like to have lived back then, but goodness, life must have been hard.
7. This teen stalker stole Queen Victoria’s panties and lived in Buckingham Palace chimneys for a year
One of the earliest celebrity stalkers in recorded history lived in the walls of Buckingham Palace by day and stole Queen Victoria’s panties by night.
“Somehow…the boy had made it into the palace, strolling through the staterooms, corridors, and bedrooms like if they had belonged to him,” wrote Jan Bondeson in Queen Victoria’s Stalker: The Strange Story of the Boy Jones. He had entered the queen’s room and, along with her underwear, had stolen her portrait, a letter, and a collection of linens. Fortunately, the queen had been staying at Windsor Castle that night.
When pressed, the boy gave his name as Edward Cotton. The police learned he had hid behind the furniture or inside the chimneys during the day. At night, he strolled the halls and poked about. Sometimes during meetings between the queen and her ministers, he simply hid under a table and eavesdropped. When hungry, he helped himself to the kitchen; when he got too dirty, he rinsed his only shirt in the wash. He had been living in the palace this way for nearly a year.
Full article found on Timeline.
8. Early Beatles
Found on this Tumblr.
9. These Paper Vintage Cameras
10. Playgrounds of Singapore
Found via Miss Moss.
11. This 1992 Japanese animated film
Porco Rosso directed by Hayao Miyazaki. I thinkI’d really like to see this. And it’s on Netflix.
12. Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people
The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami), traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway.
Found on White Wolf Pack.