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Planned Cities Seen From Space

Cities that are planned before they are populated have a sense of order that can really be appreciated when seen from above. You’d expect that from modern cities, like Brasilia or Canberra, but the beauty of Palmanova, Italy, pictured here, is especially pleasing, as it was built in 1593. See the whole collection at Wired. [...]

Abandoned Zoo Turned Into Street Art Gallery

(YouTube Link) The ruins of an abandoned zoo in Torino, Italy have been given new life, repurposed into a Street Art Museum by the Border Land Project. It’s now home to many amazing works of graffiti art, some of which feature animals that once called the zoo home.  Enjoy the video tour, it’s well worth the price of [...]

Hanksy’s Young Puns 2: Now With More Pun

Hanksy is a rising street artist that is very popular with us here at Neatorama. I think it has to do with his very splendid visual puns. Well guess what? Hanksy is going to be in a street art event and has a new gallery show! Both are in NYC. In an email from Krause Gallery, [...]

The History And Impact Of The Red Cross

In honor of the founding of the Red Cross on October 29, 1863, here’s a closer look at the organization, how it works, and its greatest triumphs. How It Works There is no international Red Cross. Instead, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) oversees and approves national Red Cross organizations, ensuring those local organizations always [...]

Starry Night Recreated with Doorknobs

Union Hardware in Bathesda, Maryland sells decorative household materials. Over the years, owner David Goldberg has accumulated a lot of old discontinued pieces. He took them out of storage and assembled this rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night: This new rendering utilizes over 1,250 door knobs, levers, and back plates from Italy, Germany and the [...]

The Tatra T87: Streamlined, Fast and Mostly Unknown

“QUANTUM SHOT” #800 Link – article by Mike Gulett Designed to resemble the German Graf Zeppelin dirigibles We wrote about Tatra’s streamlined cars before (also see other aerodynamically shaped cars in our older article). We received quite a good response, asking us to continue this series. Today we feature The [...]

10 Legendary Monsters of Europe

There are monsters all around us -or at least the legends of monsters. Last week we saw some of the monsters of Asia. Now here are some of the scariest monsters of Europe. 1. Kelpie The Kelpie lives in the lakes and rivers of Scotland, and is often referred to as a “water horse” because it is [...]

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

Need a reason to celebrate this month? Look no further than the list below. October 1st: National Homemade Cookies Day Getty Images Take a knee, Little Debbie, today we only want our tasty circular treats fresh from the oven. If you aren’t a master of the chocolate chip, take the day to make a little mess [...]

Bronze Statue of the Zidane Head Butt in Paris

Remember the 2006 World Cup, when the whole world was watching France play Italy for the championship, and French player Zinedine Zidane drove his head right into Italy’s Marco Materazzi? It’s the lasting image of all that year’s matches, and was made into countless internet memes. Italy won the World Cup and Zidane retired from [...]

Tuscany’s Creepy Abandoned Mental Asylum

The compound known as Villa Sbertoli in Pistoia, Italy, has a creepy history. It was a home turned into an asylum by Professor Augustine Sbertoli in 1868, then was used as a political prison under the Fascist government, then an asylum again. It was emptied over twenty years ago, and now has that eerie feeling [...]