photos by satorifoto of russia’s lake baikal. at 25 millions years old, it is the oldest freshwater lake on the planet. it’s also the most voluminous, holding one fifth of the world’s freshwater, and the clearest. from january to may, the lake completely freezes over, allowing trucks to drive across it. (more lake baikal photos)
Pittsburgh circa 1905. “Monongahela Incline up Mount Washington.” A funicular railway that ran until 1935. The freight incline is on the left. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.