Gorgeous Pics Of The Ordinary Swedish Residents And Karelian Orthodox Monks Photographed By Einar Erici In 1930s

Karl Oskar Lööw, Fredhäll, Uppland, Sweden, 1933. The crofter Karl Oskar Lööw in Fredhäll. Born in 1873.

Einar Erici (1885–1965) was a physician by profession, working at a tuberculosis hospital in Stockholm, even running a private medical practice. He was by then the most renowned Swedish expert of church organs and organ builders, and his archival collection is today held by the Swedish National Heritage Board. This archive includes mostly writings, such as letters and manuscripts for published articles and essays, but also more than 2 000 black and white photos – original prints, glass plates and film negatives. Continue reading »

Adorable ‘Little Monks’ In Chongqing Go Viral Online

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A group of photos depicting two little boys dressed as monks in a temple in Chongqing, southwest China, have become a hit online, chinanews.com reports. These photos were taken by a netizen when he and his friend took their sons to the Two Buddha Temple in Hechuan, Chongqing for a trip together. (CNS/Zhong Xin) Continue reading »

Shaolin Monks Soar Into London

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Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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