The famous castle of earl Vladimir Khrapovitskiy who gathered his wealth by selling timber. He had traveled to France and was delighted by French castles. And the French people told Vladimir that nothing similar would never exist in Russia. He took it as a challenge and spent some years building a Gothic palace with a […]
What if you have something really big the size of a Boeing B17 bomber factory to hide? You get creative and with that said you get REALLY creative. So who you gonna call? Hollywood! John Stewart Detlie, a Hollywood set designer helped to create the fake town in 1941, hiding the Boeing B17 bomber factory […]
Innovation and new appliance of technology is always as wonderfull as amazing. Here are some nice examples of how the medical world changed over time due to new innovations and inventions. L: Woman with an artificial leg, too embarrassed to show her face c. 1890 – 1900 R: Sarah Reinertsen (born 22 May 1975) is […]
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.
An unoccupied apartment since 1942 was discovered in Paris side Pigalle, a Parisian apartment was reopened for the first time … after 70 years. Time capsule to the past, this airtight case belonged to Madame de Florian, who had hurriedly left to seek refuge in the south while Adolf Hitlers troops were advancing on Paris. […]
A 1920s vintage Dodge Brothers sedan drives down muddy roads and across muddy fields to get to the gushing oil well. For some strange reason the car has “Oil Field Dodge” painted on the side. This may be a company promotional video but it does not make driving look like any fun.
The Cocoanut Grove was Boston’s premier nightclub during the post-Prohibition 1930s and 40s. On November 28, 1942, occurred the scene of what remains the deadliest nightclub fire, killing 492 people and injuring hundreds more. It was also the second-worst single-building fire in American history; only the 1903 Iroquois theatre fire in Chicago had a higher […]
Berlin filmed in the year 1900. A look into a different time. More historical videos are to be found on this Youtube channel. If you like this kind of footage you should also definately check out this reddit, which has a lot of colorized historical images.
Many parts of Victorian-era London were places you’d rather avoid after sunset. These seedier areas of the city could be great fun by day, but after dark, they tended to attract the wrong crowd, and they weren’t always people. According to legend, these areas served as magnets for demonic beings, beings like Spring Heeled Jack. […]
This is a short clip of the Sherman tanks from the shipwreck of the Empire Heritage that lies in 70m depth. The wreck is located off the north coast of Donegal in Ireland and is one of the best deep wreck diving sites in europe.