20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

Had to reblog this.
Truly amazing :)

 

Which one is your favorite?

TwistedSifter

 

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.

When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that :)

Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory.

I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):

zuzahin aka Mads…

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Popping in to say hello

Hi there,

It’s been forever since my last post. Maybe you know how it’s like. Sometimes you just write and write, and other times it’s the last thing on your mind.

I was in Italy the past May. I visited a friend, then traveled a bit. I absolutely loved every second. One of my favorite places was Burano Island, Venice. It’s not as touristic as Murano, which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. It’s great if you want a break from Venice.

Until next time,

Alpheba

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color; The Baha’i Gardens

First of all, I want to thank my readers and whoever commented – your words make a difference, so thank you!

I visited a friend that lives in Haifa and we went on a tour to the Baha’i Gardens. There are 19 terraces, connected by stairs (The garden and shrine are built on Mount Carmel).

The Baha’i faith was founded by Bahaullah in 19th century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind – I thought that’s beautiful. It seems like a “live and let live” kind of faith – wouldn’t the world be a better place if all religions followed that line of thinking?

Unfortunately the tour guide didn’t talk a lot about the Baha’i faith, so I can’t really say anything about it. All I can do is just link to wiki.

I love the color green, and just looking at the flowers and thinking about the times invested in creating the garden just blows my mind. It’s definitely a form of art.

I added a gallery with some pictures. You’ll see I’m not too talented, and most of the photos are just a close up. I didn’t think about writing a post about it, or I would have tried taking better photos :)

Oh, and obviously, this post is part of the weekly photo challenge. I would love to see what you posted about!

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Budgeting

So I came across another graffiti, similar to the one I mentioned in one of my other posts. It’s the same color, is it enough to assume it’s by the same person?


It reminds me of the statue of liberty and lady justice. I don’t know how the moon fits in this. It’s nice though, in my opinion. But that’s not what this post is about.

I like being active – Until recently I did pole dancing. It’s a lot of fun, very physical and it made me feel sexy. Trouble is, it’s not that popular here – American trends tend to take a while to get here – so there aren’t many places that teach it, and so it’s quite expensive. I have to find an alternative. I thought about buying an elliptical trainer or an exercise bike – it’s cheaper than going to the gym in the long run.

I also want to learn French. I’ve tried in the past on my own, but it didn’t stick, so I am hoping a class would make the difference.

So, these luxuries are expensive, it means I’ll have to cut back on some things… I froze my World of Warcraft account, I hardly watch TV, so cable is out (I stream or download), can I eliminate food completely?

I’m really bad when it comes to those things, I feel like a child.

How do you budget your money? And where is that filthy rich man of mine?

Monochromatic

I came across this graffiti in the streets of Jerusalem.

For quite a while now I’ve felt like my life has been colored anew in shades of grey.

Reasons to be satisfied with my life? a few:

is there any color in your life?

  • Good job
  • MA degree – a few days away
  • Living situation – about to move to a bigger apartment

So, what’s up?

I hate my job. I know, that doesn’t make special. I’m looking for a new one.. not many openings for linguists. Who would have thought?  I have even been thinking about relocation, though I don’t know how popular linguists are abroad.

Then how do I inject some color into my life?

beats me.