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If you think these photos look just a little off, even a bit 3-D, you're not wrong. Photographer Markus Brunetti stitched these images together from hundreds to thousands of photographs! Brunetti photographs historic cathedrals from every angle, capturing every little detail to create composite images that often appear more...
I just stumbled across these state flower paintings by Etsy shop Tigersheep Friends. Aren't they great? Artist Sarah Walsh doesn't have all the states yet, but maybe you could persuade her your home state should be the next to be painted. There's no Ohio print right now (we're the scarlet...
I've been making use of lazy summer days to catch up on the stacks of travel magazines that have been piling up in our little apartment. Among all the new wanderlust and inspiration happily swimming in my head, I was smitten with the photography in a feature on Lartigue:...
Beautiful photos from Brice Portolano that remind me of this wonderful book I've raved about before (yeah, yeah, different country, I know, but very much the same wild, contemplative vibe). Portolano's photo series follows Tinja, who trains sled dogs in the Finnish wilderness, 180 miles from the closest town. Needless...
Moody, romantic photos of Paris cafes at night by Blaise Arnold. I love that he shot most of them after a rainfall, I can practically smell the rain...and the food and wine within.
Digging Ross Paxton's series A General History of Timeless Landscapes! He spent two years photographing sightseeing buses and boats across the UK...with some nice composition, but the really compelling part for me are the very underwhelmed looking tourists: (found via Wired)
A gorgeous new book from Taschen compiles over 800 vintage, straight-from-a-fairytale Photochrom photos from early 1900s Germany. Full of "medieval towns, rural traditions, and mystical forests, creating a fascinating and nostalgic panorama of a long lost epoch before the ravages of time and history set in," the photos offer a...
Illustrator Marie Muravski created these charming illustrations of unusual and romantic Christmas traditions from around the world--Japan's always makes me laugh. See them all here.

1940s Tokyo

https://youtu.be/QNmhiTFeyiY Archival footage of a bustling post-war Tokyo (recycled for a modern music video), helping pull me from my morning haze.
Loving the peaceful pastels of Akos Major's Urbanesque series: