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100-Year-Old Color Photos of Pre-Revolution Russia

Have you ever wondered what Russia looked like shortly before the revolution, but aren’t satisfied with black and white photos? Well then, you owe Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii a debt of thanks. While color film was still years away from development, the chemist-turned-photojournalist developed his own solution to capture the vivid colors of his native home. Using [...]

Haunting Images From Japan’s Ghost Island

You would think that Japan’s overpopulation problems would force them to hang on to every bit of inhabitable land they own, but these images show otherwise. Hashima Island, nicknamed Ghost Island, was abandoned entirely after the mine which had been running for over 80 years was closed in 1974. The black and white photos add a [...]

Ekranoplan in Dry Dock

We’ve featured the Ekranoplan, the insanely huge sea plane (something between a hovercraft and an airplane) developed by the Soviets before, but most photos of the beast we’ve seen had been old and grainy [...]

A Huge Collection of Niche Blogs

<p><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-50770″ title=”tumblr_lpb01w7bHA1qa9b8ro1_500″ src=”http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tumblr_lpb01w7bHA1qa9b8ro1_500.jpg” alt=”" width=”500″ height=”638″/></p> <p>I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a big fan of weird new niche blogs, which is why I love it when Miss C posts her niche blog posts over at Mental Floss. My favorite blog from this roundup is most certainly <a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://blackandwtf.tumblr.com/”>Black [...]