20 Amazing Photos Showing the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris During the 1800s

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. TheContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos Showing the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris During the 1800s”

19 Amazing Photos of the Los Angeles Floods in 1934

In a now-familiar Los Angeles story, late 1933 brush fires cleared the vegetation from the hills above the Montrose-La Crescenta section of Los Angeles County. When heavy rains arrived on New Year’s Eve 1934, the neighborhoods were flooded and lives lost. The Jan. 9, 1934, Los Angeles Times reported the death toll in Los AngelesContinue reading “19 Amazing Photos of the Los Angeles Floods in 1934”

40 Gorgeous Portraits of 19th Century Russian Women in Traditional Costumes

These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The women in the photos are wearing traditional costumes of different regions of Russia. And though you can see many regional differences in the outfits there are two similar basic elements –Continue reading “40 Gorgeous Portraits of 19th Century Russian Women in Traditional Costumes”