Over two dozen galleries of photos taken on various Urban Exploration trips around the UK including Cherry Knowles an abandoned mental asylum and the Tyne breweries which was the original home of Newcastle Brown Ale until recently.  
Disclosure: I actually know this guy but he does'nt know I'm going to post this and the site is well worth a browse if this is your kind of thing. You may even know of him from this link (13-Piercing Necklace) passing around the net lately.
'In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descended into a maelstrom of drug abuse, broken dreams, and occasional violence...'
With Nature and a Camera
Posted by ILuvNUFC in history 12 years ago
'Being the adventures and observations of a field naturalist and an animal photographer'.  
Beautifully illustrated work of British natural history - published in 1898!
The Photography Collection of the New York Public Library comprises approximately 400,000 photographs, including examples of almost every photographic process from the earliest daguerreotypes to contemporary digital images.  
The Photography Collection was developed in 1980 when images culled from other NYPL departments and branches were brought together to form a new division. The historically stated focus of the collection has been “documentary photography,” a term originally coined in the 1930s to describe the work of photographers who attempted to document specific social conditions. The Photography Collection, which has significant holdings in this area, actually encompasses a much broader range of the medium, including images made for commercial, industrial, and scientific application as well as images for the press and other print media, the vernacular of amateur snapshot photography and original works intended for exhibition and/or the art market.
Learn about the photojournalist who captured the civil rights movement on film, and view the photographs that affected the conscience of the US.
The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; beauty contests; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals and dams; fairs and expositions; military and naval activities, especially during World War I; the oil industry; schools and college campuses, sports, and transportation. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. More than twenty foreign countries and a few U.S. territories are also represented. These panoramas average between twenty-eight inches and six feet in length, with an average width of ten inches.
The Manuel R. Bustamente Photograph Collection consists primarily of over 600 black and white photographs of Cuba from the early 1900s to the 1930s. Many of these images were published by New York-based Munson Steamship Line in its Cuba Review magazine. The Munson Steamship Line ran a passenger and cargo service between New York and Cuba. The photographs in the Bustamante Photograph Collection depict various aspects of the life, architecture, and culture of Havana and other Cuban cities and towns at the turn of the 20th century.  
Also in this collection are several photographs of Cuba dating from the 1950s and 1960s and color snapshots from the 1990s.
Photographer Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940)(Wikipedia) was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He studied sociology at Chicago and New York universities, becoming a teacher, then took up photography as a means of expressing his social concerns.  
His first photo essay featured Ellis Island immigrants. In 1908, Hine left his teaching position for a full-time job as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, which was then conducting a major campaign against the exploitation of American children.  
From 1908 to 1912, Hine took his camera across America to photograph children as young as three years old working for long hours, often under dangerous conditions, in factories, mines, and fields. Hine was an immensely talented photographer who viewed his young subjects with the eye of a humanitarian.  
In 1909, he published the first of many photo essays depicting working children at risk. In these photographs, the essence of wasted youth is apparent in the sorrowful and even angry faces of his subjects. Some of his images, such as the young girl in the mill glimpsing out the window, are among the most famous photographs ever taken.  
See also:  
George Eastman House Lewis Hine - Empire State Building Series  
George Eastman House Selected Lewis W. Hine Series  
Digital Images from UMBC Special Collections
Microsoft Photo Info is a new software add-in for Microsoft Windows that allows photographers to add, change and delete common "metadata" properties for digital photographs from inside Windows Explorer. It also provides enhanced "hover tips" and additional sort properties for digital photographs in Explorer.  
Microsoft Photo Info runs on 32-bit versions of Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or later) and the Windows Vista operating systems.  
The software currently supports JPEG, TIFF, WDP, HDP, NEF, CR2 and CRW image files.
An interesting newsreel on Google Video showing how the War Assets Administration disposed of 20 thousand pounds of metallic sodium in 1947. Did they bury it? Nope. Did they store it in a warehouse for the next 60 years? Nope. Instead they threw it into Lake Lenore, an alkaline lake in the Grand Coulee area of eastern Washington State.  
See the spectacular results.
Pink Floyd 1984
Posted by ILuvNUFC in entertainment 12 years ago
The great 1984 comic project is merged with music from Pink Floyd's album The Wall. 105MB MPG file.  
While surfing around the Internet Archive I also found a video called Goodbye Blue Sky which sets images of war (WWII, Vietnam, Cold War, Iraq) to Pink Floyd's Empty Spaces and Goodbye Blue Sky from The Wall. 47 MB QT file.  
I'm sorry for not posting much lately as I've had a difficult time with my illness of late and I've recently underwent surgery on my back to try and help some of the symptoms. So I should be around a bit more from now on.  
Did anyone even notice I was missing? :)
The world's largest collection of original, vintage Photochroms, comprising over 1,300 different images of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba. These historic, vintage photographs were created by the Detroit Photographic Company over 100 years ago. Noted Western photographer William Henry Jackson was the Archive's principal photographer.  
See also The Library of Congress, Around the World in the 1890s, photographs by William Henry Jackson and William Henry Jackson Collection
Lost City of Chernobyl
Posted by ILuvNUFC in destinations 12 years ago
On the 26th of April 1986 shortly after midnight, to be precise, at 1:23 GMT, there occurred near the Ukrainian town of Chornobyl a tremendous explosion at a huge nuclear power plant, followed by a gradual meltdown of the reactor No. 4.  
Chornobyl is situated 80 miles north-west of Kiev, the ancient capital of Ukraine and the Soviet Union’s third largest city.  
It was by far the worst nuclear reactor accident ever, which immediately sent a radioactive cloud across neighbouring Byelorussia, Poland and the Baltic Republics towards Scandinavia.  
Within days, borne by shifting winds, radioactive mists wafted beyond Soviet borders and spread across most of Europe causing anxiety, apprehension and fear.  
The most badly affected were the Republics of Ukraine and Byelorussia. They suffered large scale involuntary irradiation, due to extensive secrecy, and great economic damage. Furthermore the contaminated air mass passed over large areas of Poland and also over parts of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia and a number of West European countries.  
Till now the land is abandoned, thousands of houses, thousands acres of the land, everything is now stays almost the same as it was 20 years ago.
An image heavy page of haunting photographs taken on one of the now available guided tours of the area.
This site was developed to help researchers find historically accurate information about the relatively obscure, yet fascinating, subject of Military Decoy Paratrooper Dummies (a.k.a. "Paradummies.")  
There is currently very little information on the web about this subject and most of what does exist is often inaccurate. This web site will attempt to fill that gap with accurate, properly researched facts.