Abandoned Trolley Street Cars, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City pic.twitter.com/VJyChG2gn7
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Curated by Laura Brown
Admit it. You’ve taken your fair share of selfies, right? You know, the little pictures of yourself that you send to others. Maybe you’re gloating about the crystal clear water as you sail around Greece, or perhaps you’re trying to drive your office rival jealous as you vacation in Hawaii. Well, no matter where you’ve done it, I promise you’ve never taken one as amazing as this. Check it out and tell me I’m wrong!
Staircases may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of amazing architecture, but these set of spiraling stairs are far from ordinary.
Technically though, while most would label them as spiral-looking, many of these stairs are actually helical. To be considered a true spiral staircase, they must revolve around a central point.
While I was conducting some photography research on the City of Toronto’s Archives web site, I stumbled upon a handful of charming architectural drawings that have recently been scanned and added to the city’s database. Most of the illustrations originate from the 1920s to ’40s and feature such exciting civic infrastructure as public lavatories, garages, …
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve has been deeply marked by the train, in its development. Even today, it is surrounded by three tracks : the Canadian Pacific to the west, the now abandoned Canadian National to the east and the one of the port of Montreal to the south.
For the longest part of the 20th century, it was also bordered to the north by the «shop Angus», a vast industrial complex occupying 40 acres of land as well as the «Montreal Locomotive Works», a provider of the CPR, to the east, both now vanished.
Built in 1914 at a time when running water was not accessible to all, this public bath located in the Petite-Bourgogne's district (formerly St. Joseph) reflects the desire of the city to provide sanitary installations for its citizens. The bath is appointed Hushion in honor of William James Hushion, alderman of St. Joseph area from 1914 to 1928.