image credit The term ghost station has come to describe any abandoned or disused station on an underground railway system, but is particularly associated with Paris, where a collection of defunct platforms and silent tunnels
Now buried several metres deep under the muddy ground in a former shrimp farm in Samut Sakhon province, a millennium-old ship once sailed many oceans of the world. The vessel, 25m long, had travelled from faraway lands to transport a variety of goods to cities on this part of the Earth before it sank here during the Dvaravati period (6th-11th centuries).
The 1930s time capsule Britons who escaped to open vintage hotel in France. AN ENGLISH couple have escaped the rat race by moving to France, refurbishing a derelict hotel and turning the clock back to the 1930s.
Throughout the world, the Space Age was known for its beautiful, bold architecture, full of swooshy curves and spaceship-shaped buildings. But some of the most vibrant and retro-futuristic buildings of the Space Age can be found in Africa.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), journalist, civil rights advocate, suffragist
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett lived in Chicago in this late-19th-century Romanesque Revival style stone residence while fighting to end lynching, segregation and the economic oppression of African Americans. She and her husband bought the building in 1919 and lived there until 1929.
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During the week when the thoughts of many are turning towards the momentous events of June 6 1944 and the Normandy invasion, the museum commemorating the D-Day landings has received a green light for ambitious redevelopment plans.
The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth has been given initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £4.1 million redevelopment that promises to tell the D-Day story to modern museum visitors.
It can now work on fully developed proposals to compete for a final award from the Fund in two years’ time, with the focus on a transformation of its building and displays well ahead of D-Day 75 in 2019.
If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View imagery in
Google Maps for desktop. We've gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world.
This explains why the next World Congress on Art Deco will be held in Shanghai in 2015, the first time in the region (if you do not include Australia). The first Art Deco Congress was initiated by Miami Design Preservation ...