“Rite of Passage”: Striking Vintage Photos of Florida Spring Break in the ‘80s

The traditional Spring Break is an entirely American tradition, a purge of pure hedonism before returning to student life. A tradition which has alcohol, music, sex and vigor at its core.

“We really didn’t have many of those in our culture now, in modern America,” explains Keith McManus. “One of the things people might consider a rite of passage was this spring break thing. It’s not very profound as an activity, but… if that’s what you got, that’s what you do.”

In his collection, which he called Rite of Passage, McManus captures the fervor and ferocity of a bustling youth moment during one of the most decadent decades—the “me, me, me” 1980s. It’s a time capsule piece and works as a flash of the hyper-sexualized and electric scene McManus found himself surrounded by in Florida, the ever holy grail location of Spring Break parties.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/rite-of-passage-striking-vintage-photos-of-florida-spring-break-in-the-80s/

Breiðamerkursandur – Iceland’s Stunning Diamond Beach


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A black sand beach littered with huge chunks of glistening ice has become one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and for good reason, it looks like something out of a fantasy movie.

Known as Breiðamerkursandur in Icelandic, Diamond Beach takes its name from the chunks of pristine ice scattered across the black volcanic sand and glistening like giant, uncut diamonds. It is located next to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland, about six hours away from the country’s capital, Reykjavik. Although it’s not part of the popular Golden Circle Tour, Diamond Beach has become one of the country’s top tourist attractions in recent years, and looking at photos of it, it’s easy to see why.

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Diamond Beach is located by the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, which is filled with huge pieces of ice that constantly break off from Breiðamerkurjökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest icecap in Europe. Bits and pieces of these chunks of ice end up on the black sand and create a stunning visual effect.


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Apart from the diamond-like chunks of ice, Diamond Beach is famous for never looking the same on two different days. As the ice melts and new chunks are washed ashore, this place can look completely different from one day to the next.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/breidamerkursandur-icelands-stunning-diamond-beach/

Before Bikini: Cool Photos of Women in Swimsuits From the 1930s

The silhouette of the 1930s swimsuit took on direct inspiration from men’s swimsuits (which were still one pieces). Men were encouraged to build a muscular yet lean sportsman’s body. Women also needed to slim down into an athletic body that was tall, lean, and curvy up top to flatter the latest bias cut dresses.

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Swimsuits were cut to show off more leg and more back skin than ever before. The thin straps also made the shoulders appear broader and more athletic. It became what we know as the swimsuit today.

In the 1920s, most swimsuits were one solid color only. In the 1930s, a top half and bottom half could each be different colors or have cubist shapes stitched into (or onto) the design for even more color. Belts and decorative ties emphasized the waist. Swimwear was now real fashion.



























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Beautiful Vintage Color Photos of Holidaymakers at Southend-on-Sea in 1953

Take a look at tourists enjoying their holiday at Southend-on-Sea, a resort town on the Thames Estuary in Essex, Southeast England: sunbathing on the beach, singing and dancing on the Royal Sovereign-a pleasure steamer taking passengers on a trip up the Thames, having good times at the funfair, through 11 fascinating color photographs taken by Bert Hardy.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/beautiful-vintage-color-photos-of-holidaymakers-at-southend-on-sea-in-1953/

The Last Days on Californian Beaches Before Covid-19 in Melancholic Photographs by Marina Weishaupt

In early 2020, a few days before the first lockdowns in European states, which were quickly followed by many other countries around the globe, Marina Weishaupt enjoyed the last days of freedom on Californian beaches. The German photographer, passionate about nature and travel, immortalized the last moments of the world before Covid-19, when barrier gestures, lockdowns and curfews were not yet part...

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“Homer Homer” By Cool Shit Collective Is Seen During Sculpture By The Sea Festival In Australia

Clyde Yee “Homer Homer” is a creation by Australian born artist Danger Dave, founder of Cool Shit, based in London, who are known for their creations in inflatable sculptures. This year, Cool Shit was awarded the Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000 for “Homer Homer”, a 5 metre high inflatable head combining Homer Simpson and a bust of the Greek philosopher Homer. The prize is voted for by children who...

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Just Before It Was Destroyed By Fire, These Amazing Photos Captured The Cliff House In The Early 1900s

The famous Cliff House of San Francisco was built in 1863 by Senator John Buckley and C. C. Butler. Later it was turned into a restaurant with a breathtaking view. The Cliff House had survived the 1906 earthquake with little damage but burned to the ground on the evening of September 7, 1907. Just before it was destroyed by fire in 1907, these amazing photos captured the Cliff House in the early...

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In 1898, Revolutionary French Artist Toulouse-Letrec Went To The Toilet On A Beach, His Friend Took These Photographs

In 1898, Maurice Joyant took four photographs of his childhood friend Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Montfa, better known Toulouse-Letrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), defecating on the beach whilst reading Le Petit newspaper. The pictures were sold a postcards. Joyant later founded the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, where the painter was born, and added these images to the...

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Wonderful Sunny Pics Document A Spring Break In United States In The 1980s

These pictures show what was acceptable in the 1980s at Spring Break. Mostly from Daytona beach and Fort Lauderdale, these show a party scene that seems alien, the kind of en masse binge-drinking you could have before the intervention of social media. Take a look at these images for a quality nostalgia of tiny swimsuits, big hair and and most likely loads of cocaine. Spring Break is a common...

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Artist Arranges Stones In Stunning Patterns On The Beach, Finds It Very Therapeutic

Jon Foreman discovered land art while in college and immediately fell in love with it. He felt that the natural world had more in it to be explored, particularly where he lives, Pembrokeshire, Wales. More: Jon Foreman, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda Since the area has an extensive coastline, a huge part of Foreman’s work revolves around the stones he finds near the sea.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/02/artist-arranges-stones-in-stunning-patterns-on-the-beach-finds-it-very-therapeutic/