Category Archives: Historical

The Forgotten White Man in Historic Olympic Photo

By GRIOT October 3, 2015. Today marks the 9th anniversary of Peter Norman’s passing. We want to commemorate him by publishing this text written by Italian writer Riccardo Gazzaniga, who allowed us to share the story of the Australian sprinter … Continue reading

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Karamea Co.Starters Set World Record

Off the Top of My Head  By Paul Murray  The remote rural town of Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand apparently set a world record Monday night by being the smallest … Continue reading

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Historically Famous Kidnappings

News broke recently that Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Brazil. Aparecida Schunck was grabbed in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo on Friday, July 22, 2016. Aparecida is the mother of Eccelstone’s third wife Fabiana … Continue reading

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Lovers Meet in Heaven for July 7 Tanabata Festival

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Last night at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand  we’ll have a Pot-Luck Dinner to celebrate the Japanese … Continue reading

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Big Fan of Ho Fan’s Photography

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Teenage photographer, Ho Fan arrived in Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949. He turned his shape eye and lens to the bustling streets of the then English-administered Chinese city to capture the … Continue reading

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Photographic Tribute to “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali

Of the Top of My Head  By Paul Murray Farewell Champ, you inspired me not only as a boxer, but as a sportsman, statesman, showman, and a Man. You taught me about life, morality, equity among people, dignity, self-respect, confidence, … Continue reading

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