Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday Links

The Romanov Children

The Color Of Russian History
: Olga Shirnina uses Photoshop to breathe new life into black-and-white photos from Russian history. (above)

Local examples from Philip Mernick‘s astonishing ephemera collection of East End letterheads and receipts. Spitalfields Life

"Like most Japanese people I know, despite always being prepared for the worst, my husband was always blase about earthquakes when they happened. But this time was different" When the World Broke: Looking back at the 3-11 Triple Disaster in Japan

The Gardener Filmed shortly before his death at the age of 86, Frank Cabot reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.  Les Quatre Vents (The Four Winds), his property in Quebec, is one of the world's most beautiful private gardens.

11,700 Free Photos from John Margolies' Archive of Americana Architecture

Patient zero is a term used to describe the first human infected by a viral or bacterial disease in an outbreak. Who is 'patient zero' in the coronavirus outbreak? Thanks Bruce!

Easy Ed has put together a Self-Isolating Roots Music Festival, the perfect diversion for those under a two week lock-down.

The best potato chips are apparently prison chips. Who knew? Rusty knew.

From Lockdown to Shutdown in Rome  No one complained and I heard an elderly lady say: ”I lived through the war and this is nothing.”

 'Nightly Met Opera Streams': In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website to audiences worldwide.

Yes, Elephants and Dolphins Like Talking to You 

For much of the day, Turnagain Arm, a waterway that runs just south of Anchorage, Alaska, is relatively calm.  But for two brief moments during the 24-hour cycle, the water level swells, creating a wave that can reach heights of up to ten feet. How to Surf Alaska's Bore Tide

“The Case of the Missing Hit” is the perfect podcast episode. Do give it a listen.

'Humours of London' by Tony Sarg: Wonderful Illustrations of the City From Above (1914) 

This week's house envy: English countryside cottage with Goldilocks ties 

A Newbie's Guide to Formula 1 Thanks Bruce!

Photos: How New Yorkers Dressed for a Cher Concert

 Fractal Origami

"The last of the thaw just coming in … We just decided, sod it. Why not?” How a homeless man built a life underground in Hampstead 

The Case of the Disappearing Dog Lady Julia Stoddard kept very much to herself. She read voraciously - her favorites were Western novels. That was about all anyone in town knew about her. That and the fact that she had 500 dogs.

An Abandoned Doctor’s House Filled With Creepy Things

Japanese wheelchair dancer

If you have a well-stocked pantry you can be ready for anything: How to Stock a Modern Pantry 

Simple and Easy Cleaning Tips that are obvious to experts, but maybe not to you.

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