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  • Could This be the Patent for a Top Secret Spyplane?

    Could This be the Patent for a Top Secret Spyplane?

    Even top secret aircraft, known as black projects, require something as seemingly mundane as a patent. This one from the late 1970s is interesting. It looks like a classic “flying wing” design, albeit for a much smaller aircraft than the B2 Stealth Bomber. Hearsay suggests such a plane might actually be flying. Let’s take a look at the evidence.

     
  • The Fisherman’s Chapel and Maritime Myth

    The Fisherman’s Chapel and Maritime Myth

    Our oceans abound with myth and legend, some of them mainstream and others obscure. But if there is one thing that can be said with any certainty, it is that mariners throughout the ages have been highly superstitious, and often very religious, types. Here we take a look at a selection of fisherman’s chapels where mariners would pray before venturing out on the ocean waves.

     
  • Surbexing DC: Abandoned Washington and Great Falls Electric Railroad

    Surbexing DC: Abandoned Washington and Great Falls Electric Railroad

    Streetcar lines were a common sight in America’s towns from the late 1900s, and by the early twentieth century the golden age of rail travel was upon us. But many routes have now been dismantled, lost in the long grass that has replaced their tracks. Today, the discerning explorer may still find a surprising amount of evidence of their existence.

     
  • 5 Abandoned American Military Airfields of the North Pacific

    5 Abandoned American Military Airfields of the North Pacific

    The North Pacific Ocean is littered with abandoned airfields and other military installations. Many sit atop tiny atolls and despite being shortlived, played a critical role in history. Today, most of the infrastructure has gone, but the runways and dispersals stand as a silent reminder to the battles that once raged there.

     
  • 24 Fantastic Urban and Landscape Photographs in HDR

    24 Fantastic Urban and Landscape Photographs in HDR

    Fans of the great outdoors love getting out and about around nature, but the ubiquitous storm clouds swirling around mountain tops can be off-putting to the less hardcore hiker. Here are some fantastic outdoor scenes photographed in HDR which, as you can see in the article, spices up the urban landscape too.

     
  • The Forgotten Treasures of Glenroyal Cinema

    The Forgotten Treasures of Glenroyal Cinema

    On the outside, the Glenroyal Cinema in northern England looks like a typical abandoned Art Deco picture house. But inside, above a false ceiling, the treasures of its cinema heyday hide in the shadows.

     
  • Anti-Establishment Graffiti: America’s Answer to Banksy?

    Anti-Establishment Graffiti: America’s Answer to Banksy?

    Graffiti is nothing new in the United States or indeed other parts of the world. While much of it involves senseless scribbles, some graffiti is more creative in nature, blurring the distinction between art and vandalism. Here’s one stenciled depiction in Washington, D.C. that brings to mind the work of Banksy in the UK. But who’s the culprit?

     
  • 5 Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

    5 Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

    The golden age of discovery and exploration may be over, but the relics of heroic adventures stretch to the most remote corners of the world. There they remain, largely cut off from human interference, victims only of time and the elements. Here are five amazing places that our ancestors visited, and in some instances remained.

     
 


 
 
 

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