Private Ernest Henry Lea Maclaren
HU 117659. Private Ernest Henry Lea Maclaren 2855. Unit: 27th Battalion Australian Infantry Australian Imperial Force. Death: 4 August 1916 Somme Western Front
Grand Union Canal, Paddington c1938 — Bill Brandt Archive
The waterway, engineered by William Jessop and James Barnes, eventually linked London, via Brentford and the Thames, with the canals of the Midlands. This beautiful black and white photograph is hand made from a Bill Brandt Archive negative. Each print is on Ilford paper with a numbered stamp verso.
The Singularity of the Skyscraper: Studies in Form and Façade
Florian W. Mueller's Singularity series is, in the photographer's own words, "just the building – reduced to the max." These deceptively simple shots...
Eyvind Earle - 422 artworks - painting
Eyvind Earle lived in the XX – XXI cent., a remarkable figure of American Magic Realism. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
NEGLECTED DETECTIVES: Mordecai Tremaine
If you were to tell me that you just discovered a great new series of mystery novels in which a sixty-something retired tobacconist who liked to read romantic fiction magazines was the amateur sleuth I would probably turn and run the other way. Too twee for me. I had my fill of sentimental romantic subplots in the mystery novels of Herbert Adams. I’m certainly not going to read a detective novel in which the sleuth passes the time filling his head with fictional stories of true love and…
THE WARRACABA TIGER AND OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN PACK-HUNTING MYSTERY CATS
Bush dog (public domain) According to native Indian testimony, as well as that of certain Western explorers and cryptozoological investigators, South America is home to several different types of mysterious, scientifically-unidentified cat that are very distinct from one another morphologically but which are reputedly united by a single characteristic that if genuine is highly unusual for jungle-dwelling felids – for they supposedly hunt in packs, like dogs. Indeed, so unusual do these…
7 Cool Facts About Water Striders
They walk on water, they devour mosquito larvae and they have one of the most disturbing mating rituals on earth. Take a close look at this common insect of Northern Hemisphere ponds, creeks and puddles.
Howard Hodgkin: Paintings That Shout
Two weeks before the current exhibition of Howard Hodgkin's portraits, "Absent Friends," opened at London's National Portrait Gallery, Hodgkin died. The labels for the exhibition were put up before he did. It tugged at my heart to read that “now eight-four years old, the artist continues to paint.” But while these pictures remain so vibrantly, splendidly present, I think he does.
Water Vole Day
Water Voles (Arvicola amphibius) are native to the UK and have been protected since 1981 by the Wildlife and Countryside act. There has been a massive decline in Water Vole numbers since 1900 and b…
Impossible Journeys of the Laysan Albatross
From the Spring 2017 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Recently the National Weather Service reported a bizarre cloud formation moving erratically over southern Illinois. The “biological targets,” as the NWS called them, turned out to be a huge swarm of monarch butterflies migrating s