Incredible Photographs Of The Old Closes And Streets Of Glasgow From Between 1868 And 1877

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Thomas Annan (1829 -1887) was the son of a Fife farmer and flax spinner and lived for most of his life in Glasgow. After training and working as a copperplate engraver, he set up a photographic studio in Sauchiehall Street in 1857. Annan concentrated initially on architectural photography but then turned his attention to portraits. Continue reading »

Toxic Seaweed Closes Beaches in France’s Northwest

Masses of green seaweed, which at times emits noxious gasses, is seen on a beach at Kerlaz near Douarnenez in Brittany, western France. (REUTERS / Mal Langsdon) Continue reading »