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country grammar block party

from nelly posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Although Nelly was raised in the University City suburb of St. Louis, the muscle car-filled street party in the video for his debut single "Country Grammar" was filmed in North St. Louis near the intersection of Labadie Ave and Marcus Ave looking east.

Watch the video for "Country Grammar"

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calumet county courthouse

from making a murderer (2015) posted in television by pete_nice

The trials of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey took place at this courthouse from 2006-2007.

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800 ellice

from my winnipeg posted in movies by ratsnamgod

Home.
White. Block. House.

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the murder castle

from chicago world’s fair, serial killers posted in history by pete_nice

Owner and operator of a drug store at this intersection, Dr. H. H. Holmes bought the adjacent lot and proceeded to construct a mammoth building. The three-story building had a 162' x 50' footprint, and was dubbed "The Castle" in the neighborhood. Holmes named it "The World's Fair Hotel", and it served as a hotel during the World's Columbian Exposition (aka The Chicago World's Fair) in 1893.

Holmes constructed a variety of rooms with the intent of killing his boarders, and carried out numerous murders in "The Murder Castle." He sold the skeletons of his victims to medical schools, while stealing the belongings of the deceased.

The "Murder Castle" was burned from the inside by arsonists in 1895, but the building survived and remained in use until it was torn down in 1938.

The story was retold in Erik Larsen's book The Devil and the White City, and an adaption of this work by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio is in production.

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h.r. giger museum

from h.r. giger posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

You can find the largest permanent collection of H.R. Giger's work at the Museum HR Giger located in the 400-year-old Saint-Germain Castle in the small town of Gruyères, Switzerland.

A Giger Bar opened opposite the museum in 2003. Just like the Giger Bar in Chur, this one is modeled after many of the biomechanical elements from the Alien films and designs for the Harkonnen furniture from Alejandro Jodorowsky's unproduced version of Dune.

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