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To celebrate Croatia’s EU membership we’re sharing this stunning collection of late 19th century postcards depicting the natural beauty and magnificent scenery of the country. Images: CC0, Zentralbibliothek Zürich.

The Rybinsk State History, Architecture and Art Museum-Preserve (Public Domain).

'Plan of Riga', National Library of Latvia and The European Library, public domain

Contest best feet and legs. French National Library - Public Domain.

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Movember – Historical Moustaches

Daily Mail War Map - Retronaut

At first glance, these children look like they're doing something we've all done in the past but might not admit to - singing into a handheld mirror and pretending to be a popstar. Except that this is a lesson in speech - these deaf children in Anatolia are perfecting their mouth shapes using a mirror. Photograph from Anatolia College (Public Domain)

Bustling Spring Creek by Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky ( Весенний бурлящий ручей | Жуковский, Станислав Юлианович )

Today is Saint George's and World Book Day. Saint George is the patron saint of Catalonia, therefore to celebrate we are sharing the Catalan translation of 'Alice's adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll. You can read it through Europeana:

Born in Ger­many on March 27th 1886, Lud­wig Mies van der Rohe is widely regarded as one of the pio­neers of mod­ern archi­tec­ture

The Science of Movement: Eadweard Muybridge - British pho­tog­ra­pher Ead­weard Muy­bridge was born on April 9th 1830 in Kingston upon Thames, later emi­grat­ing the United States in the 1850s. Muy­bridge is renowned for his ground-breaking work in ani­mal loco­mo­tion, prov­ing a horse does in fact fly when gal­lop­ing. He was one of the first pho­tog­ra­phers to use mul­ti­ple cam­eras to capture motion...