In 1940, knowing that France was falling into the hands of the Germans, the workers of the Louvre took action. All 400,000 works were evacuated and sent to the south of France. In secret they transported the priceless paintings and statues, and held by wealthy families in Vichy,where they would remain for five years, only returning at the end of the war.The quick action of the workers without a doubt saved the masterpieces from becoming part of the over 5 million works that were looted by the Nazis during the war.
"AHH, WALTER, GET THE BUG"
"I am TRYING, HELEN”
Dolphins leap and frolic in the Moray Firth in Scotland. The mammals, the most northerly resident bottlenose dolphins in the world, were caught on camera by wildlife snapper Andy Howard. The display is thought to be part of social bonding when two groups meet up and always occurs after feeding on the salmon that congregate trying to get back to their spawning grounds.
Picture: ANDY HOWARD/NATIONAL (via Pictures of the day: 12 June 2014 - Telegraph)
they took the children
they took everything
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson
Photography by Max Seigal (Boulder, Colorado); South Georgia Island
her dream came true
The first of three photos released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in celebration of Prince George’s first birthday
22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.
Oh, and they were actually really, really good.