A Postman’s Dedication: The Pebble Castle of Ferdinand Cheval

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Building a castle is a monumental undertaking any way you look at it. But constructing an entire castle pebble by pebble, stone by stone, using only materials found while making your mail route? That’s absolutely inconceivable. Yet that is exactly what Ferdinand Cheval did, and more than 100 years later his pebble castle still stands, drawing tourists from around the world to Hauterives, France.

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Tour De France Cyclists Take A Smoke “Break” In 1920

1920 Tour De France Photograph

While some of today’s Tour de France cyclists engage in vices to enhance their performance, premier cyclists of yesteryear took part in activities that would probably hinder their athleticism, including champagne and painkillers (likely together).

Featured above are cyclists Vervaeke and Geldhol, taking a smoke “break” during the 1920 Tour de France. In this photo we can also see the incredible transformation of the race bike and its accompanying protective gear–incredibly enough, the bicycle helmet as we know it wasn’t invented until the 1970s.

Mickael Jou Convenes Dance And Photography Into One Breathtaking Product

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Dancer and photographer Mickael Jou is without a doubt one of a very few individuals able to pull off a series of choreographed photos this precise, thoughtful and beautiful. The Taiwanese-French-American launched production on his project, “365 Photos”, nearly three years ago, and it will likely take him another three years to finish it. (Quite obviously, he does not take one photo per day.)

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For Those With HPPD, The Acid Trip Never Ends

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For anyone experimenting with mind-altering drugs, the prospect of having a “bad trip” is a rather unsettling one. But what if the trip never ends? What happens when drugs are taken and the drugs have metabolized fully from your system, but the effects don’t dissipate? What would it be like to never stop tripping?

For sufferers of Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD), that’s a question they don’t have to ask themselves, because they live it every day.

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