Wisconsin family discovers fully-stocked fallout shelter in their back yard 50 years after it was installed at the height of the Cold War.
For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard.
It was not until 2010 that anyone thought to open the heavy steel hatch, climb down the ladder and explore the 8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the home’s previous owner had built to protect his family from a nuclear attack.
Floating in five feet of water that had seemed into the bunker were sealed U.S. Army boxed packed with all of the supplies a family would need to survive two weeks underground.
They knew it was there but waited 10 years to open it?!?!?!?! Wtf. I’d be in there before I even unpacked 1 box!
Though it’s easy to crack jokes about Detroit’s downfall from afar, it doesn’t change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as the place they call home slowly descends into decay. One of the most poignant depictions of this has come from none other than Google Maps.
The photos of these houses become even more striking when you realize that this extreme transformation really only takes place over a period of a few years, from 2009 to 2013. While it will almost certainly take quite a bit longer than that, hopefully one day, we’ll be able to look back again, this time at a city rising from the ruins. (via Gizmodo)
In celebration of the Tour de France in Yorkshire, the Fantastical Cycle Parade was a glorious ride through the streets of Todmorden with bicycles, tricycles, scooters, prams and wheelchairs transformed into all manner of strange and wonderful creatures, bugs and beasts.
Images by James Preston
Abandoned wilderstein carriage and stable barn in Rhinbeck, New York.
Photo by Robert Wirth.
Now and then.
The house where my grandmother was born. She is the oldest girl in the picture. That’s my great-grandmother on the left trying unsuccessfully to stay out of the picture because she was pregnant again and didn’t want to be photographed. Seven girls, one boy.
I took the top picture in sepia mode with a Canon SX20IS.
pumpkin spice candles soon
pumpkin lattes soon
this week on tumblr: everyone realizes how much of a badass neville was all along
and maybe finally realizing that Snape was a complete asshole not a misunderstood man
Neville Longbottom: He woulda done it in 4 books
Also pointing out: Snape was an asshole to Neville because of his obsession with Lilly. He was pissed off Voldemort chose Harry rather than Neville.
Snape tortured two young boys because of an obsession with a dead, married woman.
Also: a dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive