In 1942, Parisian actress and socialite Madame de Florian fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to this apartment, but kept paying the rent until her death when she was 91.
These pictures are pretty amazing. Photographer Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse has created a series of pictures called Ghosts Of History. These photos are of tourists posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, the beaches of Normandy and other historic places, and superimposed with historic pictures of these places and the tragedies that happened there. The result I think is chilling and fantastic. You can purchase these fantastic pictures through his website http://ghostsofhistory.co.uk//. Makes you wonder, what has happened where you are right now?
There is an eerie quiet that consumes you the moment you step off the bus and walk through the gates. Gone is the laughing and horseplay of a family on vacation. Instead, there is a quiet respect for those whose final resting place is this hallowed ground.
When I was a kid roller skates had four wheels and you needed a skate key to tighten them around your shoe. Then came roller blades, the inline skates that so many people enjoy. But what was before the roller blade and the skate key?
These events of our past are what have shaped our present and will ultimately direct us for the future. My life begins 5 minutes into the video, depending upon when you were born some of these events are pure history or the story of your lifetime too.
We all have our memories of New Orleans, if you don't then you either spent too much time on Bourbon Street or you just haven't been. I came across this travelogue piece from the 1940's and found the trip back in time to be quite interesting...
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