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East German soldier named Hans Conrad Schumann who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

East German soldier named Hans Conrad Schumann who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

A stave to help you see a ghost.  Witch museum, holmavik, iceland

It's Not Always Easy Being Iceland's Best Witchcraft Museum

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples..I haven't been a huge fan of QR codes but this is very cool

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples..I haven't been a huge fan of QR codes but this is very cool

Jeannette Brewer of Jackson, Mississippi, held the news of V-J Day and the end of WWII, knowing her sweetheart would be coming home soon.

Jeannette Brewer of Jackson, Mississippi, held the news of V-J Day and the end of WWII, knowing her sweetheart would be coming home soon.

Filippo Brunelleschi was a goldsmith in a Florentine workshop and was a member of the goldsmiths' guild, although his interest in mathematics led him to architecture. In 1401 Brunelleschi made himself known by winning the competition for the second door of Baptistery "ex aequo" with Lorenzo Ghiberti. Brunelleschi was not happy with the decision and allowed Ghiberti to have the commission.

Filippo Brunelleschi was a goldsmith in a Florentine workshop and was a member of the goldsmiths' guild, although his interest in mathematics led him to architecture. In 1401 Brunelleschi made himself known by winning the competition for the second door of Baptistery "ex aequo" with Lorenzo Ghiberti. Brunelleschi was not happy with the decision and allowed Ghiberti to have the commission.

Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945. Churchill (1874-1965), Britain's wartime Prime Minister, smiling and smoking a cigar, shakes hands with a soldier. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)

Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945. Churchill (1874-1965), Britain's wartime Prime Minister, smiling and smoking a cigar, shakes hands with a soldier. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)

ianference: This is an example of the cast-iron staircases found throughout the brick wards in the Kirkbride Building at Buffalo State Hospital.  The holes in the stairs allowed staff to navigate the building without having to carry a lantern or candle in the early days of the asylum’s history. Unlimited print available on SmugMug. Limited edition: contact me.

ianference: This is an example of the cast-iron staircases found throughout the brick wards in the Kirkbride Building at Buffalo State Hospital. The holes in the stairs allowed staff to navigate the building without having to carry a lantern or candle in the early days of the asylum’s history. Unlimited print available on SmugMug. Limited edition: contact me.

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