The home front:
Surrounded by barbed wire, sandbags and mud, this 60ft trench is barely distinguishable from those occupied by British soldiers fighting in the First World War almost a century ago.
The enormous dugout has been painstakingly recreated by an ex-history teacher in his back garden in Surrey, and the dedicated 55-year-old even spent 24 hours living in its confines with a team of volunteers as part of his efforts to experience life as a WWI soldier.
The art/design blog Booooooom
(with 7 O's) held a contest "to remake famous works of art using photography"
. No Photoshoppery allowed (but ironically, Photoshop was part of the Adobe-provided prize). A couple hundred entries were received and shown off on the blog (all on this big page
, some NSFW), and the winner is... [more inside]
A few examples
of high-quality re-creations of medieval armor. Much of this is created using historical techniques
(youtube,) by men
(slightly NSFW) who can only
be called masters.
But it ain't cheap
. [more inside]