Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine

A peasant spinning wool in an American Colony in Ramallah

A peasant spinning wool in an American Colony in Ramallah, 1919. Photographs like this one were taken by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department,  in Jerusalem. Founded in the late 1890s, and its  staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Amazing Photos from the International Space Station

Friday I caught this story on the interwebs and could not resist. These photos of star trails as viewed from the International Space Station are super amazing, and astronaut and flight engineer Don Pettit is also really awesome, making experiments with water droplets and sound waves in zero gravity all the time. The Slate story I put together has more links that further explain. Now I will be regularly putting together slideshows from NASA images which is just very awesome for me. You can go to the Slate story for more images.

Astronaut Don Pettit's photos of star trails
Astronaut Don Pettit’s photos of star trails