I appreciate a good, scary Halloween costume. These days it's all too easy to go as a celebrity, some sort of pun, or something like Superman, but I'm all for bringing Halloween back to it's terrifying roots. When else do you have free reign to cover yourself in fake blood and gross makeup and really freak out your neighbors? It is in that spirit that I present you the scariest costumes I've ever seen, "photographed...Read More
On September 8, 1910, the original Pennsylvania Station was completed after six years of construction. The building was designed by McKim, Mead & White, an architectural firm famous for their Gilded Age buildings in the Beaux-Arts style. Among the firm's other Beaux-Arts projects are buildings at Columbia University, the New York Public Library, the Washington Square Arch, and various architectural features in Prospect Park.
The Beaux-Arts style is characterized by arched windows, classical details, and a hierarchy of spaces with grand entrances giving way to smaller rooms. The entrance to...Read More
Every child in America has probably played with a toy train at some point. But why do toy trains hold such sway over our imaginations? Miniature trains were first created as models to accompany proposals for new rail systems as the world entered the industrial revolution. As trains became more and more common, so did these models, which started being produced for the toy market.
Nuremberg, Germany firm Märklin became the first company to produce a...Read More
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