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Portable Architecture You Can Roll, Wear, Tow, or Float

A sauna on skis and 11 other dwellings made to move.
May 5, 2017
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pyramids

A New Look at the Little-Known Pyramids of Ancient Nubia

A photographer’s journey deep into the Sudanese desert.
May 3, 2017
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theaters

A Photographer’s Quest to Find the Last of the Drive-In Theaters

A fade to black for America’s outdoor silver screens.
April 28, 2017
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drones

The Art of the Dronescape

Stunning, dizzying aerial photography from Dronestagram.
April 26, 2017
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chess

The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets

Pieces so pretty you won’t mind losing.
January 12, 2017
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hong kong

Charming Portraits of Hong Kong’s Shop Cats

Meet the adorable cats watching over the city's stores.
January 6, 2017
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alchemy

Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History

How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.
January 5, 2017
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maps

Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collections

Peek inside the Bodleian Library's Map Room.
December 23, 2016
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maps

See Captivating Infographics from the Last Century

Selections from 128 years of "National Geographic" magazine's best charts, maps and diagrams.
December 21, 2016
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rituals week

Gaze Upon the Faded Glory of Route 66’s Signs

Photos of neon signs and advertisements along one of America's most iconic highways.
December 14, 2016
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airports

Photos of Unique and Beautiful Airports Around the World

Architecture that redefines what it means to travel in style.
December 9, 2016
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magic

Circuses, Magic and Hypnotism: Welcome to the World of Victorian Entertainment

See what the Victorians did for fun.
December 7, 2016
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nostalgia

Striking Portraits of Lonely Cars in 1970s New York

Nighttime scenes of parked cars and deserted streets.
November 30, 2016
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alchemy

How Alchemy Has Been Depicted in Art Through the Ages

Secret symbols aplenty.
November 18, 2016
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power stations

Striking Photos of Philadelphia’s Abandoned Power Stations

The monolithic stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company.
November 16, 2016
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soviet architecture

Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper

What do the walls of abandoned Soviet-era apartments look like?
November 11, 2016
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Breathtaking Photos of Ancient Trees Against Starry Skies

The timeless beauty of trees and constellations.
November 10, 2016
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panic week

Inside Churchill's Secret Subterranean WWII Bunker in London

A new book examines the top secret wartime work underneath Whitehall.
November 4, 2016
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panic week

Lose Yourself in 12 of the Most Extraordinary Labyrinths Ever Built

Step inside and try not to get lost.
November 2, 2016
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nostalgia

This is How New York City Celebrated Halloween in 1993

Photos from a 1990s archive show post-parade festivities in the West Village.
October 28, 2016
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flags

Presidential Campaigns of the 1800s Involved A Surprising Amount of Flags and Throw Pillows

See how election merchandise looked in the 19th century.
October 26, 2016
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visual

The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed

From skyscraper bridges to glass domes, an intoxicating glimpse at how New York might have looked.
October 21, 2016
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wunderkammers

Peek Inside the World's Most Strange and Morbid Collections

Vintage ouija boards? Check. A taxidermied two-headed cow? Check.
October 19, 2016
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lazarus week

Photographing the Incredible Costumes of Japan's Supernatural Festivals

Bringing folklore to life with capes and masks.
October 14, 2016