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Concerto of Facial Expressions

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Concerto of Facial Expressions

Paganini's violin concert performed with facial expressions! Does this guy has the most expressive face ever, or what? -


Today's pictures & links:

Pennsylvania Station (New York City), circa 1910

One of the most inspiring architectural masterpieces, Pennsylvania Station was demolished in 1963 to make way for equally unforgettable (in its ugly, brutal, featureless modernism form) Penn Plaza / Madison Square Garden complex. Such an act of vandalism and sheer cultural atrocity was decried internationally and led to preservation of Grand Central Terminal, which faced the similar fate - but thankfully was saved. Read more here.

(image via Shorpy)

See the full version here: simply spectacular!


One of the Most Beautiful Scenes We've Ever Seen

This is Detian Falls in Guangxi Province of China:

(image via)


1951 Daithatsu Bee... Remember these?

Cute, but short on one front wheel -

(image via)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Huge Impact Crater on the Dark Side of the Moon - [biggest in the Solar System]
Ingenious Hexapod Robot - [wow video, geek tech]
High-Res Self-Portrait of Curiosity Rover - [NASA site]
Miss NASA Beauty Pageants, 1968-1973 - [vintage, NASA]
Before & After Photos of Sandy's Desolation - [pics]
Abandoned Island Fortress in Florida - [abandoned]
Phil's Old Radio Gallery - [vintage, cool site]
Welcome to a Voice-Activated Elevator!, more - [funny prank videos]
More Elevator Fun: "Eleven!" - [fun video]
Bridge to Nowhere - [video, wait for it]
Perhaps the Weirdest Vehicle Ever - [wow video]
Loosing Your Head: Creepiest Prank - [wow video]
Two Epic Car Chases Mashed Into One - [wow video]
Most Notorious Con Men & Crimes - [neat info]
Another Cool Photoshop Disasters Roundup - [funny pics]


A Trilobite Fossil, Revelead Within a Rock:

If you have not seen this image yet, here it is, courtesy Alex Treadway Photography. Check out the video on how to do this... and a wonderful educational film about trilobites.

(image credit: Alex Treadway)

Here is another example, in this case Trilobite Comura:

(image via)


Flight deck of Boeing 747-8, one of the biggest airplanes in existence

(image via)

See our incredible colleciton of amazing dashboards in Part 1 and Part 2 of a "Mega Dashboards" series.


Real-Life Steampunk / Dieselpunk Photo: "To STATION and STREET"

The exposed girders in the ceiling over platform 1 of Newark Pennsylvania Station, photographed by Pete Castro:

(image credit: Pete Castro)


The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which we update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):

Great shot of 1952 Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago:

(image credit: "Holiday Magazine", October 1951, via)

Here is a very touching photo... Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor feeds a two-week old Korean kitten, Korea, ca 1953. See more "Cats in the Sea Services" here:

(image via)

There are plenty of ways to tie your shoelaces... educate yourself from this chart, and show that you are a true hipster! -

(original unknown)


Impressive Wall of Snow

Titled "The Skiing Horde", this 1952 photograph was taken in Honefoss, Norway. Certainly looks like they had a fabulous skiing time! Photo by Rodsten-Knutsen.

(image via Paul Malon)


The "Ball Rider", by Wolfram Design

How would you like to roll down the hill on this contraption? Conceived by Wolfram Design from Germany, this vehicle is light-weight, very agile and apparently very easy to make. Hop on, and roll on! Read more at their site; and also see this "roller" in action in these videos.

(images credit: Wolfram Design)


"Unconquered Castle": Epic Fantasy's One of the Most Romantic Landscapes

This dream-like vision is by AnnDr from Simferopol, Ukraine:

(image credit: AnnDr)

See more beautiful, romantic examples of her fantasy art here and here.


"Gentlemen Prefer Vespas!"

You bet. Five gents at a time.

(image credit: Playboy Magazine, 1959, via)


Amedeo: The Exclusive Clothiers for Men

Speaking of gentlemen and classy way to dress, here is a neat online store where you can get very nifty shirts, neck tie sets and great accessories, like attractive metal business card holders - Amedeo Exclusive. We've been given some very swanky samples to put on - they all certainly look great, plus there is quite a variety of styles to choose from:


Help is on the way!

(original unknown)

Diner's Club... for the doggies:




The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails

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