Victorian Postmortem Photography Painting the dead was a common occurrence for centuries, so it’s no surprise that in the Victorian era, postmortem photography became standard practice. The beginnings of memento mori photography can be traced back to the invention of photography.
Amazing Abandoned Places Urban explorer, Odin’s Raven, captures some of America and Europe’s most beautifully haunting abandoned places.
A woman carries a branch of peach blossom flowers for sale at a field in Hanoi, January 24. The peach blossom is believed to bring luck to families.
The Ancient Art of Honey Hunting in Nepal The Gurange tribes of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries.
This 3200 Year Old Tree is So Massive, It’s Never Been Captured in a Single Image…Until Now It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname like “The President”.
Incredible Beach Art San Francisco native artist, Andres Amado, uses the beach as his canvas. Instead of a brush, he uses a rake to create his amazing designs in the sand.
Lisianthus Lily of the Valley Hydrangea Gloriosa Tulips Saffron The Gold of Kinabalu Orchid Shenzhen Nongke Orchid Juliet Rose Kadupul Flower Top 10 Most Beautiful and Expensive Flowers in the World Lisianthus - also known as Eustoma grandiflorum, is an annually blooming flower.
Highgate Cemetery - London’s Most Haunted Highgate Cemetery is steeped in supernatural lore. Constructed out of need with six other cemeteries in the early 1800s, with London’s population nearing a million and the death toll rising, there was no more room to bury the dead.
Paris Catacombs By the light of torches, candles or miners lights, haunting scenes centuries old appear to unfold.
Sokushinbutsu - The Bizarre Practice of Self-Mummification Scattered throughout Northern Japan around the Yamagata Prefecture are two dozen mummified Japanese monks known as Sokushinbutsu, who caused their own deaths by way of self-mummification.
Baby Hedgehog England—Just four days old and 2.5 inches long, an abandoned hoglet—as baby hedgehogs are often called—snuggles up to a folded towel at a rescue center in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Ten Stunning Scenic Roads in America Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina & Virginia Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania & New Jersey Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi & Tennessee Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), California The Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii Utah Highway 128, Utah Beartooth Highway, Montana & Wyoming Great River Road, St.
rorschachx: Mudskippers - Krabi, Thailand | image by Daniel Trim They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land. Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, for example to defend their territories.
Seven Vintage Tips on How to Keep Your Man As the literature referenced below, written throughout the early to mid-20th-century tells us, your man is one cold meal short of leaving you.
The Magical Harbin Ice Festival, China A massive and incredibly beautiful snow sculpture at the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.
Amazing Surreal Body Art Illusions These incredible body paintings are almost more performance art than body art.
The Stunning Lake Kanas in China & the Legend of its Monster Even without the lure of its mysterious lake monster, Kanas Lake is a spectacularly beautiful lake on an equally stunning nature reserve in northern Xinjiang, China.
Letters of Note: Your Loving Santa Claus During Christmas in the 1870s, when he wasn’t sending horse-led sleighs piled high with food and toys to his less fortunate neighbours, the inimitable Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) could usually be found at the family home with his wife and young children, often pretending to be Santa Claus. On Christmas morning of 1875, Twain’s 3-year-old daughter, Susie, awoke to find the following charming letter on her bed.
Mystery Woman Donates Two Wedding Rings to Salvation Army Santas A mysterious woman’s Salvation Army donation of two wedding rings wrapped in a letter about true love has led to a contest looking to find a deserving couple who will not only win the rings - but a full wedding and reception as well.
Incredible 3D Optical Illusion Pencil Drawings Ramon Bruin, a self-taught artist from the Netherlands has created a new set of incredibly realistic 3D pencil drawings.