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Flickr Find | Oyster Bar

Dec 2nd, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

The Oyster Bar in Grand Central is one of my all time favorite things about New York. The restaurant has been serving seafood — there under the train station — since Woodrow Wilson was in office. Having a solo lunch (including one or two bottles of Brooklyn Lager) at the midtown spot is one of my most treasured and sacred rituals.

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Flickr Find | Faroe Islands

Nov 18th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

The Faroe Islands are a group of picturesque islands in Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The small collection of Nordic lands could be the most beautiful place on earth. Add this to my list of places to visit.

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Flickr Find | Quonset Huts

Nov 4th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

From Wikipedia:

A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanised iron having a semicircular cross section. The design was based on the Nissen hut developed by the British during World War I. In 1941 the United States Navy needed an all-purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere and assembled without skilled labor. The George A. Fuller construction company was selected to manufacture them. The first was produced within 60 days of contract award. Between 150,000-170,000 Quonset huts were manufactured during World War II. After the war, the U.S. military sold the surplus Quonset huts to the public for $1,000 each.

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Flickr Find | 1969 Boat Buyers Annual

Oct 9th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

Aaron Draplin, the designer and lover of all things Americana, picked up a great looking boaters guide at a swap meet in Portland for a quarter. Score! If you are not familiar with Mr. Draplin, he is one of the coolest guys out there — makes me proud to be an American. I always find interesting things on his blog or on his Flickr. Well done sir, well done.

The entire set of images can be seen here.





Flickr Find | Pre-1962 America in Color

Sep 30th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

Is America going to hell in a handbasket? Credit crisis, financial disaster, risky derivatives, bail out, Wall Street sticking it to Main Street? Take solace in good old pre-1962 America in color. Back when George Bailey was saving Bedford Falls and the Bailey Bros. Building and Loan Association. The entire photo pool can be seen here, which should keep you from checking your 401K balance.





Flickr Find | Typewriter Ribbon Tins

Sep 15th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

While browsing the Coudal website this morning I came across this beautiful set of images of typewriter ribbon tins. The packaging and sheer variety make the tins fun to look at, plus the the little metal containers would be the perfect object to start a collection of. Keep that in mind for your next trip to the flea market. The complete set of images can be seen here.





Flickr Find | Full English

Sep 5th, 2008 | Categories: Flickr Find | by Michael Williams

Flickr Find is a weekly column of interesting things found on the amazing and inspiring photo sharing website Flickr.

Love it or hate it the Full English breakfast is, in a word, badass. I stumbled across this set of full English images by the Brighton, England based photographer Kevin Meredith, and had to post them. New Yorkers can get a full English at The Red Lion or The London Bar. Once you’ve had your brekie, you can get an angioplasty here.

The complete set of images.