The world ended here.

I saw this today and I just had to share it.  I copied this post from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/03/end-of-the-world-cinema/  It is pretty strange to think this has just been sitting there in the desert all these years!  Makes ya wonder what will be left sitting like this, when man finally destroys the planet.  At any rate, enjoy, please leave a comment and rate the post 🙂

End of the World Cinema: An Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai movies Egypt

End of the World Cinema: An Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai movies Egypt

End of the World Cinema: An Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai movies Egypt

End of the World Cinema: An Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai movies Egypt

End of the World Cinema: An Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai movies Egypt

Somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, nestled at the foot of a desert mountain range, sits a peculiar sight that is almost completely out of place: hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater. Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas recently visited the desolate location and brought back these amazing shots of a decaying dream. He shares via his blog that the theater was built not too long ago by a man from France with considerable means. Tons of old seats and a generator were hauled in from Cairo, not to mention a giant screen that looked like the sail of a ship.

Everything was set for opening night, with one small problem. Kikkas says the locals weren’t particularly keen on the whole idea and decided to discreetly sabotage the generator. A single movie was never screened. So now it sits in the middle of a desert, a random movie theater that was never used. You can still see it on Google Maps.

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Pulled by…….wait, WHAT??

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I was so excited to have found all of these images.  This collection spans quite a bit of time, but the photos are all uniquely interesting. My favorite would have to be the lion pulling the children in the cart, that is awesome!  It is really neat to see the ingenuity of some people in the past.  I could not imagine being in or using a cart being pulled by some of these animals. I did of course, for reference, include a human pulled rickshaw 🙂 What is your favorite?  Please let me know and rate the article at the bottom!

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Africans

Zulu Shampoo and Bug Removal in 1903

Zulu Shampoo and Bug Removal in 1903\

Africa is such a diverse continent.  There are so many different types of tribes, peoples, landscapes and animals.  I am sure I could easily create a whole blog for each category and never come close to exposing the richness of the dark continent!  I have included photos from various times depicting various scenes.  With Africa being a central part of WWII, the continent was deeply embroiled and forever changed by the conflict.  Be sure to let me know your favorite or most moving photo, I always appreciate the feedback.  My favorite is the 1903 Zulu Motor Cab, but I am most intrigued by the little boy standing inside the elephant leg, what an odd thing!

Zulu Land - Old Africa in 1903

Zulu Land – Old Africa in 1903

This man, Renty, was an African-born slave owned by B.F. Taylor from Columbia, South Carolina when this portrait was taken in 1850.

This man, Renty, was an African-born slave owned by B.F. Taylor from Columbia, South Carolina when this portrait was taken in 1850.

The Zulu Motor Cab in 1903 (1)

The Zulu Motor Cab in 1903 (1)

Teddy Roosevelt station subsequent to a passed elephant on his African Expedition, 1909-1910

Teddy Roosevelt station subsequent to a passed elephant on his African Expedition, 1909-1910

Explorers Martin and Osa Johnson with their craft “The Spirit of Africa and Borneo” confront Marut tribesmen while on Safari, circa 1935.

Explorers Martin and Osa Johnson with their craft “The Spirit of Africa and Borneo” confront Marut tribesmen while on Safari, circa 1935.

Kaffir Kraal  Zulu Land 1903 (7)

Kaffir Kraal Zulu Land 1903 (7)

Kraal in 1903 (8)

Kraal in 1903 (8)

Rickshaw runner 1903 (5)

Rickshaw runner 1903 (5)

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Siera Leone

British soldiers teach African natives how to operate a 3.7cm anti-aircraft gun

British soldiers teach African natives how to operate a 3.7cm anti-aircraft gun

Autochrome of an armed Swazi warrior, Cape Town, South Africa, 1930.

Autochrome of an armed Swazi warrior, Cape Town, South Africa, 1930.

Deutsch-Ostafrika, Askariboy im Elefantenfuss

Deutsch-Ostafrika, Askariboy im Elefantenfuss

A group of South West African Herero people, starving after fleeing from their German rulers, 1907.

A group of South West African Herero people, starving after fleeing from their German rulers, 1907.

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Auction & WHAT????

Auction & WHAT????

I can not imagine the world ever actually being this way. This has been gong on for hundreds of years, slavery and selling slaves goes on today, but I just cannot imagine it being done so publicly!  “Stop by the auction house and pick up some dishes and a slave”, we are truly fallen!  People all over the world, RIGHT NOW, are in slavery! It is so sad and I just cannot imagine that there are people in the world who would value a human life so little!  I meant to simply just share an old photo, but then I got to thinking of the people who went through those doors and it really saddened me and made me pretty upset!!  So glad this is not the country we are anymore!

Child Soldiers of the American History

Child Soldiers of the Civil War

Throughout history children have often been used in war!  You can find examples of child soldiers from ancient roman times all the way through to present day Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.  Memories of the things that happen in war should not be a burden for children to bear!

“Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.” – Charles Sumner

WWI At stadium reception to Italians

WWI At stadium reception to Italians

Colonel Brownrigg C.B. & the two Russian boys Alma ; Inkermann. It was made between 1855 and 1865

Colonel Brownrigg C.B. & the two Russian boys Alma ; Inkermann. It was made between 1855 and 1865

Group of Boy Scouts. It was taken in 1913

Group of Boy Scouts. It was taken in 1913

Junior National Guard Lincoln Shab. It was created in 1917

Junior National Guard Lincoln Shab. It was created in 1917

Powder monkey by gun of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.. It was made in 1864.

Powder monkey by gun of U.S.S. New Hampshire off Charleston, S.C.. It was made in 1864.

six or seven years old. His is wearing a uniform. It appears that he is a combat soldier, wearing a Colt Revolver. It was created between 1860 and 1865

six or seven years old. His is wearing a uniform. It appears that he is a combat soldier, wearing a Colt Revolver. It was created between 1860 and 1865

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Awesome Photography by Nick Brandt

No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. Lake Natron, located in Tanzania, on the Kenyan border has a concentration of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, in addition to magnesite deposits, that result in this deadly phenomenon.

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