A thoroughly depressing gallery of pictures: Syrian heritage in ruins: before and after. Related, Dresden, before and after; Third Reich Berlin, then and now; WWII Coventry, then and now; San Francisco: Before and After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire; London’s Piccadilly during the second world war and now; Chelsea, then and now; New York Crime Scenes Then and Now; LA Riots, then and now; Bullitt locations in San Francisco, then and now (could do with being updated again, actually); London TV and film locations, then and now. Update, The New York Filming Locations of The Godfather, Then and Now, at ScoutingNY (via Kottke).
Other things. Arnold Lobel’s great The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments / the Rijksstudio lets you browse, collate and curate your own selection of works from the Rijksmuseum / VirginaModern, contemporary design in VA / a tumble of tumblrs; Experimental Garage, all fighter planes and supercars; Jackitallin, art, design and things; Car Interiors, fairly self-explanatory; vintage racing cars at Motorhome; Noisy Thoughts, art, design, gifts, etc. / My Love Haunted Heart, a blog about ‘vintage gothic romance’.