Beware the Stairs

Stairs are the second most common cause of accidental death, ranking only below car accidents.

The World Health Organization’s mortality statistics for fall on and from stairs and steps deaths are surprisingly high, typically with the U.S. leading the way. In 2000 the U.S. ranked number one for total reported deaths from stairs at 1,307.

Demented dollhouses

The Demented Dollhouses of Marc Giai-Miniet

The strange and ominous shadowbox diorama dollhouses of french artist Marc Giai-Miniet.

Dissection Room

Dissection room of a Bordeaux, France medical school c. 1890

Dissection room of a Bordeaux, France medical school c. 1890

The Gravestone of Laurence Matheson

“Asleep” is the marble gravestone of Laurence Matheson (1930-1987), sculpted at the request of his widow by artist Peter Shipperheyn.

The grave of Laurence Matheson is located in the Mount Macedon Cemetery of Victoria, Australia.

Cathedral of Ice

The Holy Mountains Cathedral of Ice 1926

The Cathedral of Ice from the 1926 film The Holy Mountain directed by Arnold Fanck.

The 50 ft. tall cathedral was constructed from ice painstakingly shaped for months on an armature of metal pipes.