What We Love This Week, Volume XXII

Published July 19, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Florence, Italy At Night

It seems fitting that the birthplace of the Renaissance and the “Athens” of the Middle Ages looks positively heavenly at night. The Tuscan capital, replete with earthen-tone arch bridges and enough Michelangelo sculptures to make any art fan weep, it’s easy to see why this scenic city has provided the perfect backdrop for artists throughout the ages. If a Tuscan sunset isn’t in your budget just yet, The Roosevelts has a great gallery of high-quality images for your ogling pleasure.

An Amazing Collection Of Vintage Celebrity Passports

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Source: Visual News

In its pages, a passport tells the story of departures, arrivals, transitions and change. Add to that a celebrity and a few decades for distance, and those stories become that much more interesting. With Visual News’ collection of vintage celebrity passports, we can peer into the travels of everyone from Rene Magritte to Janis Joplin to Johnny Cash. Who knows, maybe the inspiration behind “Star Man” or “Space Oddity” can be found within David Bowie’s passport.

Celeb Passports 2

Source: Visual News

Celeb Passports 3

Source: Visual News

Volcanic Eruptions As Seen From Space

They cause enough of a skirmish from the ground, and thanks to the International Space Station we can gain even more of an insight on their colossal proportions and potentially devastating effects from above. As there is no general consensus as to what constitutes an “active” volcano or its life span (it can range from several months to several million years), there is still much to be learned about these magma-filled giants. In the meantime, though, we can ponder these portrait painting-like images courtesy of Twisted Sifter.

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