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Normandy Beaches in 1944 & 70 Years Later

On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.

More pictures here

Robert Capa
Normandy, 1944
Robert Capa

Normandy, 1944

Soviet made Whiskey Class submarines left abandoned in Albania after the break up of the Soviet Union. .

Soviet made Whiskey Class submarines left abandoned in Albania after the break up of the Soviet Union. .


On occasion, I write pretty well.

In which young Kurt Vonnegut, still relatively obscure, volunteers his services to JFK’s presidential campaign. Pair with Vonnegut on the shapes of stories, his daily routine, and his 8 keys to the power of the written word.
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On occasion, I write pretty well.

In which young Kurt Vonnegut, still relatively obscure, volunteers his services to JFK’s presidential campaign. Pair with Vonnegut on the shapes of stories, his daily routine, and his 8 keys to the power of the written word.

( Open Culture)

Milo Manara - Storia dell’Umanità

bominslag (bomb explosion) by Cas Oorthuys, taken in 1941 during the nazi occupation of the netherlands, overlaid with the same corner in modern day.

bominslag (bomb explosion) by Cas Oorthuys, taken in 1941 during the nazi occupation of the netherlands, overlaid with the same corner in modern day.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures”, love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures”, love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

Grupa TOK performance, Serbia ‘73.

Public performance art, using protest signs with minimal patterns. More photos here

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1756 vs. 2010.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, View of The Campidoglio and St. Maria in Aracoeli, from Vedute di Roma (1756). And Gabriele Basilico’s version of 2010.

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L.A. Riots start 20 years ago today.
On April 29, 1992, a jury in Ven­tura County ac­quit­ted four LAPD of­ficers of beat­ing Rod­ney G. King. The beating, caught on am­a­teur video­tape, sparked a na­tion­al de­bate about po­lice bru­tal­ity and ra­cial in­justice. After the verdict, angry crowds gathered on street corners across Los Angeles. The in­ter­sec­tion of Florence and Normandie in South L.A. became the flash point, but it was a scene eer­ily re­peated in many parts of the city in the hours that fol­lowed. via | LA Times.
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L.A. Riots start 20 years ago today.

On April 29, 1992, a jury in Ven­tura County ac­quit­ted four LAPD of­ficers of beat­ing Rod­ney G. King. The beating, caught on am­a­teur video­tape, sparked a na­tion­al de­bate about po­lice bru­tal­ity and ra­cial in­justice. After the verdict, angry crowds gathered on street corners across Los Angeles. The in­ter­sec­tion of Florence and Normandie in South L.A. became the flash point, but it was a scene eer­ily re­peated in many parts of the city in the hours that fol­lowed. via | LA Times.

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