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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 · 3 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

The Dakota: More than Lennon’s last pad.

Four days ago was the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon, who was gunned down by a deranged fan outside his apartment building, the Dakota, in New York … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth: Espoo, Finland, near Lake Bodom, site of infamous 1960 murders.

This pretty Scandinavian countryside harbors a terrible secret. Just beyond the trees you see in the distance of this photo is Lake Bodom, a small but picturesque lake in Espoo, … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Earth: Manila Film Center, supposedly haunted national cinema of the Philippines.

This is the Manila Film Center, located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in Pasay City, a neighborhood of Manila. This is the national film archives of the nation … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Earth: Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong’s haunted expressway.

This is Tuen Mun Road, part of the New Territories Ring road complex which circumnavigates the former British colony of Hong Kong. It may look like a normal busy highway … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment
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