The Little Square of Tricks ("La Piazzetta Degli Inganni") is a whimsical trompe l’oeil (fool the eye) plaza designed by the set designer Gino Pellegrini. Continue reading “When in Italy, visit The Little Square of Tricks”
Greetings from Coney Island, New York
This atmospheric 1938 article in Fortune Magazine profiles the unique world of Coney Island, including the outside talkers and freak show proprietors. Continue reading “Visit Coney Island in the summer of ’38”
An automaton devil
This short film is about Richard Garriott:
"…pioneering game developer, explorer, adventurer, award-winning
entrepreneur, and global ambassador for space travel privatization."
But most importantly, he’s also a magician who’s amassed a large collection of magical oddities, including 400-500 automata. Continue reading “Visit a mansion filled with magical machines”
They honored his visit with a peaceful gesture.
To honor the appearance of the Dalai Lama at their school, Vermont’s Middlebury College issued a press release saying that the college was withdrawing any money they had invested in companies that support war or destroy the environment:
Continue reading “The Dalai Lama college visit hoax”
Was it beast, or man?
Continue reading “On a visit to Goatman National Park, he saw…”
Peering through a large lens
Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions has a working camera obscura, which is a dark room where a small hole projects outside images onto a screen. Continue reading “Going to Scotland? Visit the Camera Obscura”