Sintra is a three-dimensional anthology of architectural pleasure. Located on the Atlantic coast and only a half-hour’s drive from the capital city of Lisbon, the Portuguese city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Sintra’s abundant architectural and historical attractions include a municipal building completed in 1154, the royal palace whose conical kitchen chimneys rise into the sky like twin birthday hats, and the Quinta da Regaleira with its enigmatic sculpture and mossy, fairy-tale well.
As this highway map shows, if you slap some multi-lane concrete down near where you live, chances are people will pass through it. The streaks of red you see above tend to…
Now that Princess Charlotte has made her debut, there’s one more British royal stealing the hearts of the world. While monarchy is a thing of the past in many countries, it’s hard to deny the tiny bit of fairytale excitement and glamour that comes to mind when we envision the shiny lives of kings and queens.
Since 1837, six British monarchs have occupied the throne: Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II. These past centuries have been marked by countless births, deaths, christenings, marriages, wars and coronations, bringing us to where we are today. Take a trip down memory lane and see more than 100 years of British monarchs in this vintage collection.
See the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in this video clip, which has been restored to color:
Oklahoma mom Sierra Sharry lost her husband in 2014, but found a way to honor his memory by having him photoshopped into a family photo in April 2015. Her deceased husband appears as a ghostly figure and completes a picture the couple wasn’t able to capture while he was alive.
While tools like Photoshop are new, Sharry’s photo is rather old as a photographical concept. Coinciding with and enabling the rise of spiritualism, trick photography has been used since the late 19th century as an attempt to bring the living closer to the dead.