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Architecture of tragedy: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin murders.

A century ago today, on August 15, 1914, something terrible happened in a very unique house in southern Wisconsin. The house and the estate on which it stood was called … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bikini Atoll: the sad, outrageous nuclear semi-wasteland of the Pacific.

Smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there is a very beautiful but very sad place called Bikini Atoll. A ring of coral reefs and small sandy islands … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Haunted, Vanished Place: The Corringie Settlement of Western Australia.

Originally posted on www.seanmunger.com:
I’m a huge fan of Google Earth and I think it’s one of the coolest things the information age has ever come up with.…

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the Catacombs of Paris.

This macabre maze of human bones exists in a series of subterranean chambers under the old medieval city gate of Paris, now Place Denfert-Rochereau, in Montparnasse, Paris. The Catacombs of Paris … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

From the archives: an account of the catastrophic Tambora eruption of 1815.

So, as many of you know, I’m now on my research fellowship at the Huntington Library. In a previous post I promised to share with you some cool stuff I … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Earth: Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, where something tragic once happened.

This spit that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean is called the Old Head of Kinsale. (Sounds like the name of a beer, doesn’t it?) It’s in County Cork, Ireland, … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth Panorama: The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel.

This is one of the most recognizable sets of ruins in the world, and the center of the world of Judaism: the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The wall, also known as … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tragic paradise: the story of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island.

Two hundred and twenty-five years ago today, on April 28, 1789, 20 men of the British warship HMS Bounty mutinied against their captain, William Bligh, and took over the ship. This is … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Go as you are: the 20-year-long death of Kurt Cobain.

Three days ago, April 5, was technically the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, but today, April 8, is the anniversary of the day we all found out about it. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ghost railroad: the New York, Ontario & Western Railway.

Up in the forests and brambles of upstate New York, there’s a tangle of bike pathways, nature trails and ecological areas that mask an interesting historical secret. Where suburbanites bike … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 4 Comments
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