Since 1997, the building sitting at the corner of 6th St. and Howard St. in San Francisco, has been a sculptural mural. The piece
St. Bernadette died in 1879 and was canonized a saint in 1933. Her body was exhumed in 1909 and fount incorruptilble. It was exhumed again in 1919, still incorruptible. In 1925 she was placed in a crystal coffin, in a chapel in the Church of St. Gildard at the covent of Nevers where she has been on view ever since, still incorruptible.
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at 16th and Moraga in San Francisco. Sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust, artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher started working on the project in January 2003. The mosaic staircase was completed on August 18, 2004 with the help of over 300 neighbours and over 220 neighbors, who sponsored handmade
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First Gap store opened at Ocean Avenue and Fairfield Way in San Francisco (1969) Doris and Don Fisher opened their counter-culture-influenced jeans and record store in the northwest retail corner of the El Rey theater building on Ocean Avenue and Fairfield Way in 1969. By 1970, they had a second store in San Jose and over $2 million in sales. Today, Gap, Inc. includes the Old Navy and Banana Republic stores and is the second-largest clothing retailer in the world.
The Tree of Lif ewas painted by Gustav Klimt in 1909. It is part of a mural on the walls of the dining room in privately-owned building in Brussels, Belgium called the Palais Stoclet. It has only been seen by a handful of people since it was painted. Comp $19.99
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The derelict St. George's church in Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland. It is on the seafront and has been abandoned since 1947
St Nectan’s Kieve, Cornwall, England The waterfall in St. Nectan’s Glen has been described as one of the ten most spiritual sites in the country. It falls first into a kieve, orbasin (the Kieve is a potent symbol of Mother Earth and has long been a place of worship, reverence and healing since Celtic times). After the water leaps over a rock and into the kieve, it overflows and another waterfall carries the water to the lower level of the
Cob House (from Wikipedia: "Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.)
Koa, a 6-year-old Lab, was chasing lizards in the backyard of her San Francisco home when she discovered three orphaned baby rabbits in a nest in the dirt. Ever since, owner Tina Case says, Koa has taken on the role of mom to the two survivors. “They hop all over her and always find their way to the crook of her legs, where it is warm and sheltered. Koa has never been a mother, and these are like her puppies.” As soon as they’re big enough, Tina
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A mural completed for a solo show at the Sub Gallery in San Francisco, 2015.
Finally some new photos of our new sofa in a corner of our "new" livingroom. Since moving together with my boyfriend 6 months ago, all the rooms in our apartment have been changed around and everything has been moved to a new place. I'm in a more "simple"...
Jessica Palmer has a PhD in Molecular Biology and has been blogging about the intersection of art and biology since 2006.
The Emlen Physick Mansion in Cape May, New Jersey. Probably one of the most active haunted houses in the United States. Since the last family member died in 1935, no one has been able to live in the house for more than a few months. The mansion has since been restored and, luckily for lovers of the paranormal, is now open year around as a museum. The dead, definitely do not rest at the Physick Estate.
Witch Road" (Callan Road), Rosendale, Wisconsin - The legend goes that years ago a witch lived along the road, cursing it, and it's been haunted since her death. At night, parts of the road are unusually dark and cold. People have reported observing white lights in the trees. The ghost of a little girl has also been spotted hiding in the surrounding woods.
North west corner of Yonge and Dundas - this building has a Forever 21 in it now
Soon after moving to a new ranch in central Utah, a family found an unusually large wolf sitting at their front door. Though the strange animal acted as if it were their pet, when it tried to snatch a farm animal, the rancher shot the creature 6 times at point-blank range. But his bullets had no effect. Not even bleeding, the wolf trotted across a field and disappeared. Since then, the ranch has been plagued by a strong musky odor and the constant buzz of ghostly voices talking day and night.
Boldt Castle. George C. Boldt began building in 1900 as a gift for his wife. After her death, all construction was ceased and the castle was abandoned. It is now owned by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and has been in the process of restoration since 1977.
Jar lighting has been a popular trend in the last 2 years. I really like the look of this light because the jars have a cut glass look to them and the use of the edison bulbs give it a very industrial chic look. A-Z Home Decor Trend 2014: Jar Crafts | San Francisco Bay Area Interior Renovation and Design Specialist
The Pantheon, one of the best-preserved Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century has been used as a Roman Catholic church
The first episode of I Love Lucy premiered on CBS on Monday, October 15th, 1951 at nine o’clock and hasn’t gone off air since. As I Love Lucy has been passed down from generation to generation, it has been translated into seventy-seven languages, produces millions of dollars for CBS each year, and has been estimated to be the most watched television show of all time. There is never a day where the show is not airing somewhere in the world.
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“Geraldine Portica — This is not a girl, but a boy, who was reared by his mother as a girl and has always dressed as a girl and went to school as a girl and has never associated with any one else but girls and was employed as a chamber maid on 6th St. when arrested, he is a native of Mexico and speaks several languages, his English with the Spanish accent, he is now waiting to be deported to Mexico by the U.S. Gov. Dec. 27th, 1917.” San Francisco PD, via the wonderful RETRONAUT,
Pergola Season! Helpful Tips To Building Your Own... There is no mistaking it - we are in full-blown "pergola building season" at the farm. Ever since building our own and then a few more for friends and family a few years back - our "hobby" has grown to making quite a few each year ( See : Building Our Farm One Pergola At A Time)
The Grand Lodge of Scotland, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland was founded in 1736 – although only a third of all lodges were represented at the foundation meeting of the Grand Lodge. Grand Hall looking east. The present Freemasons' Hall was built during 1911 - 1912. It replaced an earlier building that had been on the site since 1858. The previous building was designed by the famous Scottish architect, David Bryce.
Forgotten French Castle In 1932 a major fire destroyed most of the buildings in the castle. It has been abandoned ever since. Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, is a castle at the town of Les...
Physics professor Kenneth from California Institute of Technology has been studying snowflakes since 1997
The Dancing Saints Icon at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco
Nobody is denying that making gold in the World of Warcraft has become easier since the days of Vanilla where it was a case of sitting down
St. Dunstan-in-the-East was a Church of England parish church halfway between London Bridge and the Tower of London. There has been a church on this site since approximately 1100. The church was destroyed in 1941 during the London Blitz of WW2. The scarred and blackened walls of the old church remain and now surround a tranquil area designated as a peace garden. Very cool!