Category Archives: architecture

10 Classic Fast Food Restaurants That No Longer Exist

The places we went and the food we ate as a child have created some of our strongest memories. Who could forget the excitement as a child of heading out to your favorite burger joint or getting treated to some guilty-pleasure fast food? If you haven’t noticed, a lot of once-huge restaurants from the past […]

Amazing Photos of Los Angeles Aqueduct in Elsmere Canyon

Amazing Photos of Los Angeles Aqueduct in Elsmere Canyon

The Los Angeles Aqueduct was started in 1908 and finished in 1913 at a cost of about $23 million. It diverts eastern Sierra mountain streams from the Owens Valley to reservoirs in the Los Angeles area. When it was completed, the Los Angeles Aqueduct was the largest single water project in the world. The elevation […]

15 Fascinating Vintage Panoramic Pictures

15 Fascinating Vintage Panoramic Pictures

This exhibit of panoramic photographs is but a small sample of the wide variety of panoramic images in NARA`s still picture holdings located at the National Archives Building at College Park, Maryland. The exhibit photographs date from approximately 1864 until 1937. The vast majority of the collection, however, dates from the World War. This exhibit […]

9 Amazing Color Photos of New York Taken From Air At Night

9 Amazing Color Photos of New York Taken From Air At Night

Amazing arial photos of New York at night that will leave you breathless! For 15 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has been participating in aerial photo missions around the world, putting his life in the hands of pilots and aircraft to make photographs nobody else can. And yet, he’s never felt as vulnerable as […]

New York City’s Knickerbocker Hotel reopens more than a century after its debut

New York City’s Knickerbocker Hotel reopens more than a century after its debut

The Knickerbocker in New York City opens its doors to guests on Thursday, more than a century since John Jacob Astor IV built the hotel. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, “the Knick” first opened on Oct. 23, 1906, and the building has collected many anecdotes — like being the (rumored) birthplace of the original martini […]

10 Vintage Photos of Old London Pubs

The Tiger, Prince Street Deptford London, SE8

These 10 vintage photos of old London Pubs show this important public institution at its quintessential best. A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider. It is a relaxed, social drinking establishment and a prominent part of British, Irish, New Zealand, […]

Vintage Photos Show Amazing Vancouver Neon Signs and Streets Scenes in 1950s

Man with Bandage

These colorful photos show what Vancouver’s Upper East Side and downtown looked like in its’ glory days of the 1950’s. The photographer captures a city basking in the glow of neon signs. The Vancouver photographs of Fred Herzog are awash with vibrant color. They are complex, mysterious, exuberant, and full of life, much like the […]

Stunning Colorized construction photos of 10 global landmarks

Stunning Colorized construction photos of 10 global landmarks

Colorized construction photos of 10 global landmarks. These 10 photographs, in monochrome and then reconstructed color, are taken from the forthcoming book The Paper Time Machine, a collaboration between Retronaut and Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome. The finished book will contain 130 reconstructed color historical photographs arranged chronologically, chosen and introduced by Retronaut.       […]