Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum

Wanna know what Broadmoor looked like? I know I do! Here’s some pictures:

The BBC: Broadmoor Hospital: Inside a Victorian ‘lunatic asylum’

Daily Mail: Portraits of madness: Some were brilliant. All had a compulsion to kill. Broadmoor’s first inmates caught on camera

Getty Images: Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum Pictures and Images

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Photos of North Korea

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While unsanctioned photographs are forbidden by the North Korean government, there are a few photographers willing to risk their lives.

Michael Huniewicz is one of those photographers. Here is part one of his journey in North Korea and here is part two. Part one is his entry into the country from China and part two is his time around Pyongyang.

Another is Elliott from the blog Earth NutShell. The one-named photog has traveled all over and has great pictures of the North Korean country side, Pyongyang, the DMZ and even a North Korean golf course.

The last I’ll feature is from Eric Laffourge who’s very pretty website showcases pictures he took of North Korean people and some of the surrounding sites.

History of Chinese Immigration

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Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

If you want to learn more about the history of Chinese immigration to America, check out these sources:

Migration Policy Institute: Chinese Immigrants in the United States

Department of State, Office of the Historian: Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts

PBS, History Detectives: The Life of Chinese Immigrant

National Women’s History Museum: Chinese American Woman: A History of Resilience and Resistance

Golden Venture: Chinese Immigration to the US

University of California: Pictures of 20th Century Immigration

Pictures of Tehran

11992114295_979875cef7_oTo get a sense of what Tehran looks like I’m going to link to a few photo galleries from photographers on Flikr to get a sense of how big the city is and what it would look like if you walked down the street.

Mehrdad Rajabi – Great scenic shots of Tehran during the day and at night

-sina- I’m linking to his general page. He has made 4 trips to Tehran. A lot of great street shots.

Roland Wich – Tehran and other shots of Iran

El-Len – I’m linking to her ‘people of Iran’ photo album but it’s worth it to go back to her gallery to see the rest of her pictures.

Boris Le Montagner – more people of Iran

 

The Aral Sea

To add to Annin’s point about the Aral Sea, here are some photographs and articles about the Aral Sea.

From National Geographic:

The left picture was taken in 2000, the right in 2014. The border is where the sea was in 1960.

The BBC:

 

Jetty on the Small Aral Sea

 

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