On the Esplanade des Invalides, Paris, France. 1906.

On the Esplanade des Invalides, Paris, France. 1906.

46 fabulous portrait photos of Rhodes College’s students…

46 fabulous portrait photos of Rhodes College’s students taken by a former in the early 1970s.

Why Is Nepal’s Flag Not Like Other Flags?

The flag of Nepal is in the shape of two pennants, one sewn on top of the other. They symbolize the Rana dynasty’s two branches, which ruled the country from 1846 to 1951. In the 1800s, the two red pennants were joined to represent the nation of Nepal, and in 1962 the conjoined form was officially adopted by Nepal’s constitutional government. To the Nepalese today, the flag symbolizes the country’s two religions – Hinduism and Buddhism – living side by side.

Pennants like Nepal’s flag used to be common for regional flags in Asia. But the rectangular flag, common in European countries, eventually took hold around the world, replacing regional symbols of allegiance.

mostly-history: Brandenburg Gate (East Berlin,…

mostly-history:


Brandenburg Gate (East Berlin, late August 1961).  Military water
trucks with high-pressure hoses line up along the border near the
Gate, to douse anyone from the western side who comes too close.  The
first version of the Berlin Wall was a wire barrier put up during the
night of August 12th.

Closeup of Japanese cruiser Takao’s brid…

Closeup of Japanese cruiser Takao’s bridge while under construction, 1932

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Also visible is her No.3 203mm turret, and her fore portside quadruple torpedo launcher. Note the Type 10 12cm dual-purpose gun, all of which where eventually replaced by 12.7cm/40 Type 89 naval guns in dual mounts.

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October 14, 1962 U-2 reconnaissance photograph…

October 14, 1962 U-2 reconnaissance photograph of Cuba, showing Soviet nuclear missiles, their transports and tents for fueling and maintenance.

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Golden Gate Bridge opening day, May 27th, 1937

Golden Gate Bridge opening day, May 27th, 1937

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30 candid photographs reveal what Halloween parties looked like…

30 candid photographs reveal what Halloween parties looked like in 1970s America.

Senegalese soldiers serving in the French Army…

Senegalese soldiers serving in the French Army rest near the Western Front in Alsace. June 16, 1917

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