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  • 6 Fiery Festivals and Ancient Midsummer Traditions

    6 Fiery Festivals and Ancient Midsummer Traditions

    Midsummer has long been a time when myth and reality converge, when deities dance in woodlands and fiery festivities mark the advent of Midsummer’s Day. Primarily a European tradition, different countries have their own unique and often colourful take on this festival. Let’s take a look at six of them.

     
  • Military Mayhem and Wartime Wrecks in Miniature

    Military Mayhem and Wartime Wrecks in Miniature

    Scale models and wartime dioramas present a unique and visually arresting image of history. Stories retold range from epic battles to heroic events, while modellers take great care to accurately recreate even the most brief moment in our history. Here we take a look at the work of a master – military historian and artist Sheperd Paine.

     
  • Citadels of Christendom: 6 Mighty Crusader Castles

    Citadels of Christendom: 6 Mighty Crusader Castles

    Crusaders left the Holy Land when the fall of Acre (1291) ended almost 200 years of fighting, purging the Levante of Christian rule. Left behind were dozens of mighty fortresses that once guarded the trade and pilgrim routes of the Middle East.

     
  • The Deserted Medieval Village of Wharram Percy

    The Deserted Medieval Village of Wharram Percy

    In America “DMV” stands for the Department of Motor Vehicles, while in Britain it refers to something far more interesting – deserted medieval villages. Join us as we explore the enigmatic ruins of Wharram Percy, widely credited as the most famous deserted medieval village in England.

     
  • North Tiles – Creating Your Own Wall

    North Tiles – Creating Your Own Wall

    Yesterday we explored the Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm. Today we take a peek at a very different aspect of interior design in the Swedish capital. Enter the Kvadrat Showroom, with a unique tile system designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

     
  • Rust Belt Road Trip: 75 Urban Decay Images

    Rust Belt Road Trip: 75 Urban Decay Images

    Exploring the Rust Belt is bound to turn up myriad faded treasures. The boom times of manufacturing led to unparalleled prosperity in America’s industrial cities, with the creation of lavish buildings rendered eerily abandoned by more recent economic decline. Join us on our virtual road trip through America’s industrial heartland.

     
  • The Humble Humbrol Hunter

    The Humble Humbrol Hunter

    Modellers across the world (of plastic kits, not catwalks) instinctively know of Airfix, a brand that has become so synonymous with the hobby that even kits made by other manufacturers are routinely referred to as “Airfix kits”. But when owner Humbrol’s plant was abandoned in 2006, the company’s Hawker Hunter mascot was left out in the cold.

     
  • Planes, Trains and Automobile Graveyards

    Planes, Trains and Automobile Graveyards

    Planes, trains and automobiles are three of the greatest – and most useful – inventions of the industrial era. But what happens when these heroic heralds of advancing technology become useless themselves? Some are simply forgotten while others are scrapped. But along the way, most go to vehicle graveyards.

     
  • Exploring the Derelict South Fremantle Power Station

    Exploring the Derelict South Fremantle Power Station

    Of all the derelict places littering the urban (and rural) landscape, industrial complexes are among the most prevalent. Shutting shop for myriad reasons, from changing economies to advances in technology, abandoned industrial buildings often hide fascinating histories and notable architecture, as seen on this visual journey through the South Fremantle Power Station.

     
 


 
 
 

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