Fantastically Complex Blueprints Of Plants

For those of us who don’t work with them on a day to day basis, blueprints and schematics have an undeniable cool factor. In one sense, you can see them as visual manifestations of someone’s defining qualities, like the ability to plan ahead and the capacity to figure out how things work. [via Fantastically Complex … Continue reading Fantastically Complex Blueprints Of Plants

Mrs. Information: 1943

January 1943. Chicago, Illinois. “Mrs. Marie Griffith, manager of the information room, at one of the boards listing rates to points all over the country at the Union Station.” Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size. [via Mrs. Information: 1943.]

Wadi Al-Salaam: The Largest Cemetery in The World

Wadi Al-Salaam Wadi us-Salaam, which literally means the Valley of Peace, is an Islamic cemetery located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers an area of 1485.5 acres and contains millions of bodies, making it one of the strongest contender for the title of the largest graveyard on earth. [via Wadi Al-Salaam: … Continue reading Wadi Al-Salaam: The Largest Cemetery in The World