Building The Sydney Opera House: 10 years late and 1,457% over budget (1957-1973)

More than four years in, construction proceeds at a glacial pace. (Dec. 10, 1963) IMAGE: J.R.T. RICHARDSON/FOX PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES “Malice in blunderland” — Architect JØrn Utzon, commenting on the construction of Sydney Opera House The tram shed at Bennelong Point Circular Quay before the Sydney Opera House was built. (1952) IMAGE: FAIRFAX MEDIA/GETTY IMAGES The … Read more

31 Asylum Pictures Show How Insane People Were Treated In History

It’s time for some more interesting, old-timey pictures from history. But we have a different collection this time of rare historical photos, a creepy, haunting kind of different. What you’re going to see below are shocking asylum pictures in days past that will send chills down your spine. 1. Serbian Psychiatric Hospital. Photo taken by … Read more

Rare Photos of Selk’nam– The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego

The Selk’nam, a stone-age hunting culture inhabited the Tierra del Fuego area of southern Argentina and Chile for 7,000 years. During those times the tribes lived nomadically and in tune with the land—hunting, gathering and fishing. The Selk’nam had no chiefs, but were instead led by wise men (‘fathers of the world’) who were believed … Read more

Lake Michigan’s Clear Waters Reveals Long-Forgotten Shipwrecks (6 Photos)

Only a few weeks ago, on April 17, a Coast Guard aircrew was doing a routine patrol along the Lake Michigan shoreline when they made this amazing discovery. The lake’s water is so clear right now as ice is gone for the season, giving the aircrew the amazing opportunity to snap photos of the many … Read more

Father stares at severed hand and foot of his daughter, punishment for failing the rubber quota, 1904

A Congolese man stares at the severed hand and foot of his five-year-old daughter as punishment for failing to make the daily rubber quota, in Belgian Congo, 1904. This photo was taken by Alice Seeley Harris. The man was identified as Nsala. In her book “Don’t Call Me Lady: The Journey of Lady Alice Seeley … Read more