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Look at that photo.
Isn’t it amazing!
A ship from the 1600’s.
A giant, silver US Navy airship hanging in the air.
A flotilla of small, relatively modern boats giving chase.
And a modern, urban city emerging in the distance from the sea.
It’s even more amazing when you find out it’s genuine.
No computer graphics.
It was taken in 1957 and captures the moment the Mayflower II heads into NYC after completing it’s transatlantic voyage.
The story of the boat is amazing enough, but that photo is just magnificent.
I am utterly transfixed by it, mainly because it’s so mental and yet it’s absolutely true.
I love that.
I love that those things happen, maybe not every day, but some days.
When you consider I work in an industry that is constantly trying to capture societies attention … using more and more outlandish approaches to interrupt our busy lives … the opportunity to make or do something that literally affects people for decades to come is there for the taking and yet so often, we choose to shun reality and create a momentary distraction that rarely ends up distracting.
And that’s why I love the vault of lost photographs that National Geographic has just launched.
Page after page of stunning moments from past and present, earth and solar system.
NatGeo have always been masters of capturing humanities most wonderful moments [as well as some of our most terrible and destructive] and this tumblr account reminds us that so many of these things are all around us if we just look at our a bit World differently.
We should all try it some time.
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