Sunday Links

Image Credit: Flickr User Mozzercork

Its very abandonment ensured its survival. Skellig Michael (image above)

Lasers reveal an ancient Amazonian civilisation. A sprawling society with pyramids, moats, and “forest islands” thrived from 500 to 1400 A.D. in the Bolivian Amazon. Read about it

 The Footways interactive map can help you navigate London on foot, showing you the quietest and most enjoyable routes for walking in the capital.  (via Maps Mania)

Dude collected oil rags (Yes, his friends laughed at him)

Ewan Munro has a nice Flickr collection featuring London Pub Details (architectural details, statues, windows). I'm familiar with a few of them. (via Everlasting Blort)

Lovely retro photographs: Franck Bohbot's Arcade Series

Circling Sicily on Its Regional Trains Of the many places I have travelled in the world Sicily might be my favourite. We saw an Anthony Bourdain special on the island and impulsively booked a trip. We drove and the roads were excellent but I always like a train trip. (NYT link)

Turning a Shipwreck into a Yacht: Build your own mini yacht from stuff found in a marine scrapyard.

Primary School Disco - 1960s Northern Ireland (via everlasting blort)

Wife discovers browser history: The Classic Gotcha

This award winning film by Paul Detwiler traces the development of the gay bar as a community institution in San Diego, from post-WWII to the present.

World's Largest Plant? It's the size of 20,000 football fields. (via Miss Cellania)

Rebecca Alter ate and drank her way through every food and beverage reference on the album Harry's House (via Perfect for Roquefort Cheese)

 Glitch in the Matrix (Thanks Bruce!)