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 popular phantasmagoria ghost show, Cabaret du Neant (Tavern of the Dead) opened in Paris in the 1890s giving Parisians a macabre destination. Patrons would enter through a blackened hall into a cafe with candles on coffin-shaped tables. Waiters dressed in funeral attire served refreshments with a disease theme. Paintings of figures morphed into skeletons […]
Lady Elizabeth Bathory was an actual person. She was a Hungarian countess in the 16th century, and one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Apocryphally, she bathed in the blood of virgins to retain her youth and beauty. The story of Lady Bathory serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of vanity, [...]
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939. After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the […]