The Most Interesting Photography From All That Is Interesting

This Betta Fish Photography Is Anything But Basic

Beautiful Betta Fish

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Sure, betta fish are pretty boring when they are left to swim alone in small, clear containers. Yet when captured under the lens of photographer Visarute Angkatavanich, bettas are anything but basic. Angkatavanich’s betta fish photography went viral last year when sites like This Is Colossal shared his photographs of colorful fish contrasted against black and white backdrops.

Betta Fish Photography Face

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When Art Meets Advertising At The Edge Of The World

Recreating First Ascent Of The Matterhorn

Recreating The First Ascent Of The Matterhorn. Source: Robert Boesch

The Matterhorn, one of the tallest mountains in the Alps, has claimed over 500 lives since it was first surmounted in 1865. Swiss photographer Robert Boesch teamed up with Swiss mountaineering company Mammut to scale the monster mountain and create these incredible images, both to promote the company and to display the staggering beauty of this natural behemoth.

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Nixon’s “Thumbs Up” Resignation

Nixon After Resigning 1974

Following a series of scandals that devastated a vulnerable nation along with the ambitions of a less-than saintly presidential administration, Richard Nixon said sayonara to the Oval Office on August 9, 1974.

Straight from the pages of future President George H.W. Bush’s journal:

“There is no way to really describe the emotion of the day. Bar [Bush’s wife, Barbara] and I went down and had breakfast at the White House. Dean and Pat Burch and the Buchanans were there in the Conference Mess. There was an aura of sadness, like somebody died. Grief. Saw Tricia and Eddie Cox [President Nixon's daughter and her husband] in the Rose Garden – talked to them on the way to the ceremony.

President Nixon looked just awful. He used glasses – the first time I ever saw them. Close to breaking down – understandably. Everyone in the room in tears.

The speech was vintage Nixon – a kick or two at the press – enormous strains. One couldn’t help but look at the family and the whole thing and think of his accomplishments and then think of the shame and wonder kind of man is this really. No morality – kicking his friends in those tapes – all of them. Gratuitous abuse. Caring for no one yet doing so much. When he used the word ‘plumbers’ [in his speech] meaning it [as] ‘laboring with his hands’, the connotation was a shock to me.”

23 Powerful Photographs of Vintage San Francisco

San Francisco is best known for the lazy fog that drapes its steep, geometric hills. The city, which was first founded in June 1776, is home to a number of beloved tourist attractions and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. In this gallery of vintage San Francisco photographs, we uncover how the city has changed over the past century. Now a bustling international hub and the headquarters of various large banks and corporations, San Francisco continues to adapt and grow.

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Vintage San Francisco

Source: Distractify

San Francisco Earthquake 1906

The photo shows the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake that caused damage to much of San Francisco. Source: Vintage Everyday

San Francisco Fire 1906

Fires continue to burn in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Source: Kammer

San Francisco Floral 1913

San Francisco Floral opens its doors to the public in 1913. Source: Historical Perspectives

Vintage San Francisco Trolley

Source: Wikipedia

Construction on Golden Gate Bridge

Builders construct the Golden Gate Bridge in 1934. Source: History in Photos

Vintage San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Opening Day

People walk across the Golden Gate Bridge on its opening day, May 27th, 1937. Source: Vintage San Francisco

John Gutmann San Francisco

A photograph taken by John Gutmann in 1938. Source: tout ceci est magnifique

SRO in San Francisco

Source: CCSRO

Market Street San Francisco 1950

A glimpse at San Francisco’s Grant Street in Chinatown. Source: SFGate

1953 Vintage San Francisco

Young boys wait to ride the Ridee-O ride at Playland-at-the-Beach in Golden Gate Park in 1953. Source: Huffington Post

Vintage Alcatraz Prison

Prisoners mill around Alcatraz prison in the San Francisco bay. Source: Best California Beach

San Francisco 1960 Easter

San Francisco in the 1960s. Source: Pirkle Jones

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Legendary baseball star Willie Mays gets his 3,000th career hit in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1970. Source: KTVU

Painted Ladies San Francisco

These Victorian style homes, called the “Painted Ladies,” have been featured in a number of films. They are located directly across from Alamo Square Park in Hayes Valley. Source: Debs Travels

Vintage San Francisco 1970s

Folks relax at a San Francisco park in the 1970s. Source: Marc Rochkind

Peace Rally San Francisco

A 1970s peace rally takes place in San Francisco. Source: Shorpy

GLBT Vintage San Francisco

People congregate at the Castro Street Fair, an LGBT street festival in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco. Source: LGBT Historical Society

Vintage San Francisco Arcade

Boys play a game at an arcade in San Francisco. Source: SF Gate