Cool Retro Photos Capture People With Their Station Wagons From Between The 1950s And ’70s

Cool Retro Photos Capture People With Their Station Wagons From Between The 1950s And ’70s

A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate or wagon, is a car body style which has a two-box design, a large cargo area and a rear tailgate that is hinged to open for access to the cargo area. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture Farewell Scenes At Penn Station In World War II

Vintage Photos Capture Farewell Scenes At Penn Station In World War II

At the height of the Second World War, in April 1943, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt came to Penn Station, NYC and captured the sorrowful farewell scenes between young soldiers and their families. These forlorn figures, who were bidding goodbyes, seemed to anxiously fear that they might never have any chance to reunite with their loved ones after this departure. Continue reading »

Nearby Train Crossing Gives Aichi’s Daibutsu The Title Of Most Stylish Great Buddha In Japan

Nearby Train Crossing Gives Aichi’s Daibutsu The Title Of Most Stylish Great Buddha In Japan

Built in 1954, the 18m tall Great Buddha statue in Konan, Aichi prefecture is already a well sought out attraction for those visiting the area. As an added bonus, the impressive statue is even more of a sight to behold in the spring, when it is surrounded by a sea of cherry blossom trees. Continue reading »

This Fire Station In Italy Looks Like A Supervillain’s Secret Base

This Fire Station In Italy Looks Like A Supervillain’s Secret Base
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Recently, this fire station in the northern part of Italy went viral. Despite having been built a decade ago, it started gaining more and more attention after one person on Reddit compared it to a villain hideout. We must admit, though, it does look sort of villainy. But it wasn’t built inside a cave just for the sake of Bond movie aesthetics. As the farmable land in the Alps is scarce and the restrictions on non-traditional architecture are rigid, the architects have come up with an ingenious solution. Continue reading »

This Artist Turned An Abandoned Gas Station Into An Beautiful Landmark In Just A Week

This Artist Turned An Abandoned Gas Station Into An Beautiful Landmark In Just A Week
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Abandoned buildings are quite common in cities. They sit there having no use to them and usually are not that appealing to the eye. In the city of Arkansas (USA), there is one building like that – a gas station. It’s located at the main intersection of Grand Avenue and 11th Street, long abandoned and not working, but soon to become the most colorful and fun building in the area. Continue reading »

This Island For Sale, Built As A Radio Broadcast Station In The 1940s

This Island For Sale, Built As A Radio Broadcast Station In The 1940s

Columbia and Pea Islands. Accessed via boat this unique innovative residence on Columbia Island offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The great room is ideal for entertaining with views from every angle. Continue reading »

Polish Artist Turned Local Tram Station Into Floral Museum

Polish Artist Turned Local Tram Station Into Floral Museum
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A tram stop at Dabrowskiego Square in Łódź, Poland is blossoming with dried flowers, giving pedestrians and commuters a new perspective of the urban space around them. The local student Dominika Cebula was at the origin of the project, that she called “Nostalgia”. The idea is inspired by the traditional flowers market of Dabrowskiego Square. Continue reading »

Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea

Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea
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Here’s a Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe at the Gujeol-ri train station near Jeongseon, South Korea. Housed in a train, the cafe is the shape of a grasshopper. Also, there is another cafe in the shape of female grasshopper. Continue reading »

An Incredible Design Of Space Age German Lifeguard Station

An Incredible Design Of Space Age German Lifeguard Station

Until German reunification Ulrich Müther, who was born in 1934 on the island of Rügen up in the Baltic Sea, went about his business behind the “Iron Curtain”, which is why his designs went largely unnoticed for a long time. That his artistic endeavors nonetheless took their cue from edifices far beyond the East German horizon is evidenced by their strong echoes of the oeuvre of Mexican architect Félix Candela Outeriño, who pioneered the use of reinforced concrete shell structures. In the course of his career, Müther designed more than 50 such structures, which earned him the title of “mastermind of building shells”. However, his remote location on the edge of East Germany also granted him some free scope from the socialist state system. Continue reading »

Local Gas Station Makes Whole Town Laugh With Their Hilarious Signs

Local Gas Station Makes Whole Town Laugh With Their Hilarious Signs

If you were looking for a sign, look no further: Wallingford Sign is the one. Each week it provides you a new joke or a witty observation. This funny initiative was started by Seattle Propane at Wallingford Chevron in 2005 when an auto repair shop was converted into a convenience store. The owners say, that it had always been easy to think of useful messages to put on the sign for things like service promotions and store specials and the like, but they wanted to do something different with it. And so they did. Continue reading »

David Bowie Homage Takes Over NYC Subway Station

David Bowie Homage Takes Over NYC Subway Station
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A huge David Bowie installation has popped up in an NYC subway station, as part of a wider exhibition dedicated to the late Starman held in the capital. Entitled “David Bowie is”, the event will run up to July 15 at the Brooklyn Museum and explores the artist’s creative process and innovation through various archives. Continue reading »

90+ Kids Built This Intergalactic Space Station In The Woods Of New Hampshire

90+ Kids Built This Intergalactic Space Station In The Woods Of New Hampshire

Salvage Station No. 8 envisioned by artist Shing Yin Khor is an immersive experiential installation that creates a sci-fi narrative of an abandoned space salvage station lost in the woods. Continue reading »

The Oddest Subway Station In China

The Oddest Subway Station In China

Chinese netizens have dubbed Caojiawan subway station on Line 6 of the Chongqing Metro as the “oddest station.”
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This Public Toilet At The Central Bus Station In Russian Voronezh Is So Romantic They Lit Candels In It

This Public Toilet At The Central Bus Station In Russian Voronezh Is So Romantic They Lit Candels In It

Public bathroom, it is usually a place that gives you a bad experience and you just try to erase it from your memory as soon as you get out of it. However at the central bus station in Voronezh, Russia, the public restroom has no electricity, water nor heating from the beginning of the year but they charge the fee around $0.25. Continue reading »

Guy Hilariously Trolls IKEA By Installing A Fake “Relationship Saving Station”, And It Might Just Save Your Marriage

Guy Hilariously Trolls IKEA By Installing A Fake “Relationship Saving Station”, And It Might Just Save Your Marriage

Few things can strain a marriage quite like a trip to IKEA, which is probably why this funny “Relationship Saving Station” recently popped up in one of the famous flat-pack furniture stores in Burbank, California. Continue reading »

You Will Laugh Out Loud At This Seattle Gas Station’s Witty Signs

You Will Laugh Out Loud At This Seattle Gas Station's Witty Signs

For over a decade, a Chevron gas station in the Seattle neighborhood of Wallingford has been delighting its residents by displaying funny witticisms on its roadside sign. Once a week, they post a humorous phrase consisting of four lines, with 17 characters per line, to the delight of the entire community. Continue reading »

This Japanese Train Station Built Around A 700 Year Old Tree

This Japanese Train Station Built Around A 700 Year Old Tree

In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli. Continue reading »

All Adverts In London’s Underground Station Have Been Replaced With Cat Pictures

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If you arrived at Clapham Common tube station one morning to find that every advert had been replaced with pictures of cats, you’d no doubt logically conclude that our feline friends paid for the initiative as part of their first steps towards world domination. And in a way you’d be right, because the stunt was indeed paid for by CATS. But fortunately for us, that’s where the conspiracy ends, because CATS stands for the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service, and they’re the team responsible for this rather bizarre campaign. Continue reading »

Forget Harry Potter And Platform 9¾ – This Train Station In Japan Only Has One Passenger

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The Kami-Shirataki train station is located in Japan’s north island of Hokkaido, three years ago due to its remote location and ending of freight trains, the Japan Railway decided to close it down. Continue reading »

Toledo Metro Station by Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Toledo Metro Station by Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Opened in September 2012, the Toledo Metro Station was the 16th station built on Naples Metro Line 1. Set along one of Naples main shopping streets, Via Toledo, a second entrance to the station is expected to open into Naples Spanish Quarter, Quartieri Spagnoli, in February 2013.

Designed by the Spanish Firm Oscar Tusquets Blanca, at 50 meters deep, the station extends below the ground water and is the deepest metro station built on Line 1 to date. One of Metro Napoli’s Metro Art Stations, it was designed around the themes of water and light. Continue reading »

“Marilyn in New York” Exhibit at the 42nd St. Subway Station

"Marilyn in New York" Exhibit at the 42nd St. Subway Station

Sam Shaw’s photographs are on display during the “Marilyn in New York” exhibit at the 42nd St. subway station for the B,D,F,M and 7 lines in New York. The exhibit is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “Arts for Transit” program. The show opened Thursday and will be up for a year. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press) Continue reading »

City Hall – The Ghost Subway Station of New York

City Hall - The Ghost Subway Station of New York
It was supposed to be the showpiece of New York City’s new subway system. Stained glass windows, skylights and brass chandeliers adorned its curved walls and arched ceilings. According to Daily Mail, City Hall station was unexpectedly closed to the public a mere 41 years after opening its doors in 1904. In photographs by John-Paul Palescandolo and Eric Kazmirek. Continue reading »

‘Stacked’ Space Station Photos Highlight Star Trails

'Stacked' Space Station Photos Highlight Star Trails

A scientist aboard the International Space Station took extraordinary photos of the starscape from aboard the vessel, using a special technique that highlights their movement. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit used long exposures in conjunction with digital editing to achieve the star-trail effect. Given that some of the shots required nearly 15 minutes of exposure, Pettit needed the software to overcome the limitations of his camera. Continue reading »

Hydroelectric power station Avce – Fixed gear heaven

Hydroelectric power station Avce - Fixed gear heaven
Hydroelectric power station Avce - Fixed gear heaven
Hydroelectric power station Avce - Fixed gear heaven
Amazing rides inside the accumulation pool before it fills with water!