And poking around Retronaut gets even better! Buried in there were pictures of “smiling Victorians,” taken from a Flickr group of the same name that is chockablock with adorable photographs:
These two kids really struck me. They’re so delighted and delightful!
Direct link for first: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josefnovak33/4127524532/
Direct link for second: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49024304@N00/4223865758/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Oh wow, so insanely cool.
Theater District, New York City
Manhattanhenge HDR (by ih8nyyanks)
Of all the Manhattanhenge photos I’ve seen recently, this is the finest. I hope it’s real! I particularly love the people standing in the middle of the street to get it.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s flight on Freedom 7, here’s the first known photograph of our moon. It’s a daguerreotype made by John William Draper in 1840. It says a lot about our curiosity regarding space that within a few months of the daguerreotype process being given to the public, a photographer turned his camera to the skies. Every glorious Pale Blue Dot, every Cat’s Eye Nebula, every Ultra Deep Field starts right here.
Proof that the internet hardly birthed our worship of the weird. Some of these are mindboggling. The tiny boar under the umbrella. With spilled milk (I guess?). And a child? What is happening there?