Russian Religious Pilgrimage: Early 1900’s

On August 7, 2013 by Tim Newman

Today I have hand wrapped some beautiful pictures taken by Maxim Petrovich Dmitriev (born 1858). The collection appears to be from some kind of religious pilgrimage but his body of work covered many aspects of Russian...

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Beautiful Images Of A Russian Monastery

On August 6, 2013 by Tim Newman

I was perusing a Russian general interest website the other day and came across a set of pictures of the monastery featured here. There was little detail written about it and I couldn’t find any...

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Birds Eye View Of Beautiful Kazakhstan

On August 2, 2013 by Tim Newman

These lovely aerial photos of Kazakhstan are impressively dramatic but unfortunately the website which hosted them didn’t explain where they were or who took them. But I liked them enough to share. Kazakhstan is one...

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Victorian Fast Food Horrors

On July 25, 2013 by Tim Newman

I was recently sent a link to an author and research fellow at the Open University –  Rosalind Crone. Crone has special interest in sneaky Victorian food manipulation. Her recent research has dug up some interesting...

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English Heritage History Live 2013 – Incongruous Photos

On July 24, 2013 by Tim Newman

A couple of thousand of reenactment buffs turned up to the English Heritage History Live event the other day in Northamptonshire. People were dressed in English military garb from across the ages. Here are...

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Indonesian Nazi Bar? Come Reich In!

On July 20, 2013 by Tim Newman

This isn’t a joke, there really is a Nazi, Hitler themed cafe called Soldier Cafe (Soldaten Kaffee) in Indonesia. This oddly furnished cafe resides in West Java’s provincial capital of Bandung. It sounds nuts,...

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Macau – A Small But Rich Territory

On July 14, 2013 by Tim Newman

Macau, or Macao, is another place in the world I hadn’t heard of until recently. Some wonderful person from Macau accidentally clicked on the other day and my curiosity got the better...

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Vlad The Impaler – A Short History

On July 8, 2013 by Tim Newman

Vlad the Impaler is a household name throughout Europe and beyond. He has become synonymous with the vicious and the blood thirsty. But despite his infamy, I really didn’t know much about him, other...

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Beautiful Pictures Of Eskimos From 1879

On July 6, 2013 by Tim Newman

Eskimos, or Inuits as they prefer to be known are a group that developed in Alaska around 4,000 years ago. Braving the harshest of conditions, and despite all odds, managing to thrive. Although...

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Réunion Island – A French Gem In The Indian Ocean

On July 5, 2013 by Tim Newman

Something that always gives me great pleasure is getting visits on my site from countries I’ve never heard of, and recently I got a visit from Réunion Island. I’d not come across Réunion so I had a look at it....

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