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San Francisco recently did something it hasn't done in a century: flipped the switch on giant  lights blazing the year "1915" on the tower of its landmark Ferry Building.

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A Point of View: The Winter Queen of Bohemia

Bohemia was a historical kingdom of central Europe, located in what is now the Czech Republic, with Prague as its capital.

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony sat still for Helen Levitt. Helen Levitt positioned Susan B. Anthony near the upstairs library overlooking the entrance. That night, Susan B. Anthony wore a dress and scarf designed by Caroline Charles. Helen Levitt entitled this picture: "My Majesty."

from the Guardian

Colour in the making - in pictures

Credit: Kim Unertl/Black Dog Publishing Gates of the Fushimi Irari grand shrine, Japan Vermillion comes from cinnebar, a deep red ore of mercury, and has been prized through the ages for its royal hue. This deeply toxic pigment was one of the first to be produced synthetically, a process that had travelled from the Orient to the west by the 12th century. In this Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the god of rice (and by extension, wealth), a vermillion tunnel takes you arou…

from Live Science

Gallery: In Search of the Grave of Richard III

Richard III


Photo tour: Beautiful castles in Scotland

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde, 18th century CulzeanCastle contains a top-floor apartment dedicated to President Eisenhower, where for a price, guests can stay the night inside the castle walls.


Photo tour: Beautiful castles in Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, the city's most recognizable landmark and oldest building, offers stunning views over the city below from its battlements, and the structures and exhibits within the castle tell a fascinating story of Scotland's military history.

It's About Time: Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) - As a Princess - No Ruff