Perspectives Pop Culture

13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. LXXVIII)

1. Keith Richards riding a Horse

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Keith and Patti Hanson, photographed by Ken Regan, print available from the Morrison Gallery.

 

 

2. William Vanderbilt’s Abandoned Salt Water Pool

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On the North Shore of Long Island lies the stately home of William Kissam Vanderbilt II, known as the Eagles Nest, built between 1910 and 1936:

Today, it lies as abandoned as the Manderley of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. The Mediterranean-style sculptures lie in ruins, the changing rooms forgotten, and the pool filled in. Where once one of America’s most famous sons entertained such luminaries as Coco Chanel, Irving Berlin and Samuel Goldwyn, the sounds of summer lawn cocktail parties around the pool are long gone 

Atlas Obscura

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Above: As it was.

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The pool has long since been filled in.

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The changing rooms…

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In 1973, the Vanderbilts held a family reunion. Not one of the 120 decedents were millionaires at the time. Find out more about how the world’s richest family went broke.

Abandoned photos found on on Atlas Obscura.

 

 

3. The Hole

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The quarry located next to Mirny, the diamond “capital” of Russia, located in Yakutia, population, 350000.

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The Russian company “ALROSA” produces 99% of diamonds in Russia and more than 25% of the diamonds in the world .

The kimberlite pipe “Mir” (Peace) is an indigenous diamond mine that had been opened in 1955. The field was developed initially at Mirny where an open pit mine and processing plant were created. The quarry has a depth of 525 m and a diameter of 1.2 km, so it is one of the largest in the world. Diamondiferous kimberlite ore open pit mining ceased in June 2001. Since 2009, mining diamond ore is done in the “Mir” underground mine.

English Russia

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Photographs (c) Gelio Live Journal

 

 

4. Embroidery by Guan Ling Lu

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Custom embroideries for sale by Guan Ling Lu, send enquiries via her Facebook or Tumblr.

 

 

5. Watermelons

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Found on Reddit

 

 

6. Rural French Nightclubs

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A series by Francois Prost

 

 

7. The Jail Café, 1920s, California

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‘The Jail Cafe, located at 4212 Sunset Blvd. A “jailer” watches from a guard tower on the roof. Below the tower, a sign reads: “Dancing. Famous for their $1.25 dinners. Steak. Chicken. Lobster. Open from 5pm on. No cover charge.” Note the caricature faces peeking from behind the barred windows.

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Couples sitting at a table in a cell gave their order to a “convict” waiter.’

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Found on Retronaut

 

 

8. Ezra Street, East London

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The perfect little corner in London, full Lomo photostory found on The Blue Hour and you can find details for that cute little shop/café, The Jones Dairy here.

 

 

9. Re-purposed, Italian Handmade Furniture

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An old door becomes a desk…

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Manoteca is a wooden house in a garden, a laboratory where old abandoned things and salvaged materials are taken care of, thought-of a second time, and re-assembled.

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Discover Manoteca

 

 

10. This Vintage Trailer

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Anyone know the model/ name/ year? Found here.

 

 

11. 19th Century Bicycle Clubs

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More found on the California Historical Society

 

 

12. The Brothels of Montmartre, illustrated by George Bottini

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Le Bal des Vaches

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Montmartre resident and painter of the neighbourhood theatres, bars and maisons closes (brothels), George Bottini died at 33 years old, without ever achieving fame or fortune like so many of his friends. Illustrations published in 1904 for  La Maison Philibert by poet and novelist, Jean Lorrain. Found here

 

 

13. Maritime Laws

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“I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea.”

Found on Humans of New York


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