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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

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

A Severed Hand, A Hidden Tunnel, and Salisbury’s Oldest Pub

Originally posted on Jaunting Jen:
The Oldest Pub in England? Probably not, but the Haunch of Venison is definitely the oldest in Salisbury, and the most unique pub that I…

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the tomb of Ramesses VI, Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

If this looks like a set from an Indiana Jones movie, it should. This magnificently-decorated burial chamber is hewn out of solid stone in the arid deserts of the Valley … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reluctantly remembered: the strange historical odyssey of the Führerbunker.

Sixty-nine years ago today, on January 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler moved into what would prove to be his final residence and headquarters, the “Führerbunker” under the Chancellery Garden in Berlin, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Earth: Biloxi Beach, Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi.

This stretch of white sand and gray water hugs the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi, Mississippi, but continues into the neighboring town of Gulfport. This Street View … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth: Sparks Steak House, Manhattan, site of infamous Mafia murder.

This is Sparks Steak House, located at 210 East 46th Street in Manhattan. It has been here since 1977, although the restaurant business operated at another location since 1966. Twenty-eight … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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