Overlooking the harbour of St John’s, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is a massive piece of rock towering 140 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. The rock, known as Signal Hill Continue reading
Many theatrical set designers today follow the maxim of “less is more”, but in the old days when theaters had to compete with moving pictures, plays frequently featured elaborate and extravagant sets built with great attention to detail. Continue reading
The 1930s were some of the driest years in American history. Eight long years of drought, preceded by inappropriate cultivation technique, and the financial crises of the Great Depression forced many farmers off the land abandoning their fields throughout the Great Plains that run across the heart of mainland United States. Continue reading
A 1938 postcard showing shepherds from the marshy region of Landes, France, getting around on stilts.
The Landes region of southwestern France, bordering the Bay of Biscay, is covered by a large pine forest. Continue reading