Tasman Island’s Dramatic Views

Tasman Island Australia

Once thickly forested, Tasman Island has since transformed into a barren plateau due to extended tree cutting and fires. Nevertheless, the remaining flora on this Australian island seem to be enough for the birds, seeing as a whopping 300,000-700,000 pairs of Fairy Prions calls Tasman home.

34 Black And White Photos Restored With Brilliant Color

From an intimate portrait of Mark Twain to an incredible overhead photograph of the D-Day invasion, we take a look history’s most important people and events transformed from black and white photos into beautiful color images:

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Testing A Bulletproof Vest In 1923

The inventor of the bulletproof vest tests one of the first prototypes in Washington DC in 1923.

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig after finishing his "The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4th, 1939.

Race Mixing Color Black And White Photos

Protestors in Little Rock, Arkansas demonstrate against school integration in 1959.

Walt Whitman In 1868

Walt Whitman in 1868.

Girls Deliver Ice In 1918

A pair of girls unload ice in 1918.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before he would be assassinated by Jack Ruby.

Black and White Photos Turned Into Color

A Royal Air Force pilot receives a haircut in between missions during World War 2.

Nihang Bodyguard

A Nihang bodyguard serving in the Nizam of Hyderabad's irregular Sikh army. In his right hand he holds a khanda sword, and in his left a ball and chain flail. The all-steel chillanum dagger in his cummerbund is traditionally associated with southern India. He also wears a shield, a second sword and a pistol, the butt of which is visible under his left arm. His battle-turban is fortified with razor-sharp steel quoits, miniature sword blades and steel chains.

Golden Gate Bridge In 1905

The Golden Gate Bridge in mid-construction in the 1930s.

Claude Monet In 1923

Claude Monet poses with various paintings in 1923.

Propaganda Posters 1942

In 1942, a room full of artists produce propaganda posters that will be used in the United States during World War 2.

Gettysburg Veterans 1913

A pair of Civil War veterans exchange stories during the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Flipping Burgers In 1938

A cook flips burgers at a state fair in 1938.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Clam Seller In Little Italy

A clam seller does some business in Little Italy, New York City in 1900.

Mark Twain In Color

Mark Twain

Helen Keller Meets Charlie Chaplin

Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin in 1919.

Elizabeth Taylor In 1956

Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Albert Hitchcock On The Set Of Birds

Alfred Hitchcock seen in mid-direction on the set of Birds in 1963.

Titanic Disaster

A young newsboy sells newspapers in London in 1912 following the sinking of the Titanic.

Sharon Tate Black And White Photos

Sharon Tate poses for a photograph in the early 1960s.

Colorized History

A pair of African-American troops pose by artillery on Easter 1944.

Robert E. Lee In Color

Robert E. Lee shortly after surrendering at Appomattox in 1865.

Curb Market In New York City 1900

Curb Market in New York City circa 1900.

Color Black And White Photos

Aubrey Hepburn in the early 1950s.

Clint Eastwood In 1962

Clint Eastwood in 1962.

D-Day 1944

An overhead photograph of the D-Day landing on Normandy Beach in 1944.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Booker T. Washington in 1905

Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee University in 1905.

Black and White Photos Lauterbrunnen Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland in 1951.

Aubrey Hepburn In 1953

Aubrey Hepburn In 1953

Albert Einstein In 1921 Photo

Albert Einstein in 1921.

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Graffiti Tours: Bushwick, Brooklyn

Bushwick Graffiti Woman

Photography: Tyler Bird

Grit, grime and…Anna Wintour? What once was a hotbed for little more than arson, looting and crack smoking, Bushwick today is increasingly frequented by A-listers seeking inspiration–or just brick-oven pizza–from the neighborhood’s neon-stained streets. Creative types shack up in shared urban loft spaces; industrial-style galleries dot the street corners, and music can almost always be heard buzzing dimly into the distance.

As Bushwick’s frenzied–and occasionally fabricated–rawness and the work of its roughed up denizens have gained notoriety among art circles, rent has steadily climbed, forcing some of the neighborhood’s veteran residents out. At a time of heightened economic isolation and inequality, street grit has become an object of passing interest for the world’s most high-end tastemakers: street struggles, or at least their illusion, are quite literally en vogue. Life in decay is no longer purely a symptom of larger societal problems; it’s an aesthetic.

Equity issues aside, such an event is common in a place that remains in a constant process of re-invention. As with everything in New York City, the Bushwick we see today will likely be unrecognizable in five years. Without further ado, we give you Bushwick. For now.

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What We Love This Week, Volume LXXXIX

Oktoberfest Mugs

Source: The Atlantic

Munich Kicks Off Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Munich

Source: The Atlantic

Fall brings out the best things humankind has invented to date: namely scarves, moody shoegaze and, of course, craft beer. For the latter, there’s no better place to indulge than Munich. To kick off this year’s Oktoberfest, revelers clinked together one million steins of delicious Bavarian beer, translating to over $13 million worth of revenue for organizers. Not a shabby introduction. The 181st Oktoberfest will last for 16 days, and even if beer isn’t your thing, we assure you that the photos the Atlantic has compiled will entice you.

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