Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pictures of the day

From a new book from National Geographic entitled "National Geographic: The Image Collection", which takes 450 photos, many never before released, and puts them together for your enlightenment. Among the many great things about the book are the the early century looks at some of the exotic locales of the world, as shown below. You can take a gander at the website they've put together here.

Antarctica 1922. The ship Terra Nova framed by an ice grotto by Herbert Ponting

Peru 1913. Macchu Picchu by Hiram Bingham

France 1890's. Early mountaineering in the Alps

Afghanistan 1931...or is it 2009? You can't tell the difference. by Maynard Owen Williams

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