Shaw House, Newbury, Berkshire - Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dolman families, the flamboyant Duke of Chandos & the Andrews, Eyre & Farquhar families. Over this time the House played host to several royal visitors, including Elizabeth I. The most recent chapter in the building's history began in 2005 when building contractors began restoration following grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund...
Abandoned House Oxford, Mississippi This house on East Jackson Ave. was built in 1848 and reputedly has 14 inch-thick interior walls. It used to be separated from the street by thick foliage, which has since been cleared out.
Butterfly House Visitors will view live exotic and domestic butterflies in this facility that boasts an 8,000-square-foot conservatory, a 60-seat theater, education classroom, exhibit hall and the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop, which is open all year. Trained docents are available to visit schools. Disabled accessible.
Photos: Mark Shaw’s Dior Glamour, Photos from the Paris Fashion House’s Heyday
Buyers had to pay a fee to attend Christian Dior’s in-demand shows as well as buy a specified number of outfits. Due to the pricey conditions—Dior was the most expensive couturier in Paris—every piece of clothing was studied to the maximum degree before being ordered. (Autumn-Winter 1953 haute-couture collection.)
These photographs by Mark Shaw, never used, were taken during the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961. The President later commented that he had decided not to release them. ‘I looked too serious.’ It was a grim, tense day, but he brought none of this to the top floor of the White House. Afterward he had lunch, a sandwich and fruit on a small tray. He made no mention of the cause and reason for his quiet.