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25 Stunning Photos Of Boldt Castle — And The Tragic Story Behind It

25 Stunning Photos Of Boldt Castle — And The Tragic Story Behind It

Built on Heart Island in New York during the early 20th century, Boldt Castle was meant to be the ultimate expression of love. But it all ended in heartbreak.
Explore Singer Castle, New York’s Turn-Of-The-Century Palace Filled With Secret Passageways And A Dungeon

Explore Singer Castle, New York’s Turn-Of-The-Century Palace Filled With Secret Passageways And A Dungeon

Built in 1905 by eccentric sewing machine magnate Frederick Bourne, Singer Castle looms over Dark Island like a modern medieval fortress.
27 Images That Prove Hiroshige Was The Undisputed Master Of Japanese Woodblock Printing

27 Images That Prove Hiroshige Was The Undisputed Master Of Japanese Woodblock Printing

Utagawa Hiroshige was such a talented artist that he inspired Van Gogh and Monet. But in 1856, the famous woodblock printer "retired from the world" to become a Buddhist monk.
Explore Hammond Castle, The Extravagant Estate Built By Thomas Edison’s Eccentric Protégé

Explore Hammond Castle, The Extravagant Estate Built By Thomas Edison’s Eccentric Protégé

Known as the "father of remote control," John Hays Hammond Jr. built his dream palace with traditional medieval features, including a drawbridge, bell tower, and dungeon.
Experience The Grand Beauty of Germany’s Hohenzollern Castle, A Mystical Fortress In The Clouds

Experience The Grand Beauty of Germany’s Hohenzollern Castle, A Mystical Fortress In The Clouds

Though it has been left largely uninhabited since the 18th century, the towering Hohenzollern Castle remains one of Germany's most visited palaces for its fairytale views.
Discover The Arid Beauty Of Namibia’s Sossusvlei In 25 Striking Photos

Discover The Arid Beauty Of Namibia’s Sossusvlei In 25 Striking Photos

The Sossusvlei is an ancient salt pan in Namibia's Namib Desert that transforms into an oasis once or twice every decade.
Discover The Beautiful Snow Monsters That Inhabit Japan’s Mount Zaō

Discover The Beautiful Snow Monsters That Inhabit Japan’s Mount Zaō

Each winter, trees piled high with snow are sculpted by icy Siberian winds into magnificent humanoid figures.
Meet Raymond Loewy, The Man Whose Iconic Designs Defined Mid-Century America

Meet Raymond Loewy, The Man Whose Iconic Designs Defined Mid-Century America

"There is a frantic race to merchandise tinsel and trash under the guise of 'modernism,'" Loewy once said. "I can claim to have made the daily life of the 20th Century more beautiful."
7 Iconic Pinup Girls Who Made Jaws Drop All Over America — And Beyond

7 Iconic Pinup Girls Who Made Jaws Drop All Over America — And Beyond

From innocent lingerie modeling to fetish and S&M photoshoots, these pinup girls broke the mold in 20th-century America.
29 Vintage Photos Of The Unparalleled Glamour Of Streamliner Trains

29 Vintage Photos Of The Unparalleled Glamour Of Streamliner Trains

In mid-century America, streamliners were luxury train cars that were supposed to herald in the future of transportation, so what happened to them?
Take A Road Trip Back In Time With These Vintage Photos Of American Roadside Attractions

Take A Road Trip Back In Time With These Vintage Photos Of American Roadside Attractions

Photographer John Margolies spent more than 30 years on the road documenting America's big, bold, and bizarre roadside attractions.