On this day in 1969 Promoter Richard Nader puts on the first “Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival” concerts, with performances by Chuck Berry, The Coasters, The Shirelles, Sha Na Na and Bill Haley. Held at Madison Square Garden‘s Felt Forum, the two shows sell out, leading to a series of similar concerts and the emergence of the oldies format. #rock#music#history#oldies#musicislife
There are places in this country that remain haunted. Places where, despite celebrations and statements and the big show we put on, something bitter lingers. Where you physically feel, in your skin-chest-stomach, this complete unease at what has happened, more so at the way things have been left behind. The way people have been left behind. And then you feel guilty to have the luxury of feeling guilty, because it means you're on the wrong side of all this. You also have the luxury of driving away, of this strained reality being very far from yours. - Mullivaikkal, #srilanka. #travel#explore#landscape#history#nofilter [3/3]
A Famosa fort was built in 1511 by the Portuguese during their occupation of the city of Melaka. When the Dutch took over control of the region they destroyed the fort. Sir Stamford Raffles managed to get this gateway to the fort preserved. This is one of oldest examples of European architecture in SE Asia.
If you’re a Londoner, Billingsgate Fish Market is likely the source of most of the fish you eat. This engraving from 1808 shows how it was originally an open air market, operating right where boats delivered fish to an inlet of the Thames in Billingsgate Wharf, in the City of London. The market first started to operate in the 17th Century, and is still around today. It’s now a huge indoor complex - but even though it’s still called Billingsgate Market, it’s not in Billingsgate any more. It’s now located in Poplar, East London, on the Isle of Dogs, having moved there in 1982. A huge thanks to @theamateurtable and @peppeckish, as well as General Photographic Agency/Getty Images and LL/Roger Viollet/Getty Images for the photos giving us a glimpse into the past. #metroldn#metrothenandnow