BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Why build a rooftop water tank in the shape of a Teletubby? Or go to the effort of installing a replica of the Eiffel Tower atop a semi-abandoned building?
CONCORD, N.H. — “Missing Millions” is a 1922 silent film with a darkly prescient title — like the vast majority from that era, the movie all but vanished in the ensuing century, survived mostly by lobby cards.
As a 9-year-old girl, Princess Elizabeth appeared with her family on Buckingham Palace’s balcony to mark her grandfather George V’s Silver Jubilee, an excited grin on her face as she gazed at the crowds below.
A bright blue tarp lies crumpled on the street of the besieged port of Mariupol, two sneakered feet protruding from one end. A man stands atop the remains of a bridge struck by Russian military forces, the former span now a crooked skeleton of bent steel, broken concrete and splintered wood. And a small girl peeks out from under the arm of an older woman, their faces lit yellow by the light of an oil lamp as they huddle in a bomb shelter in Mariupol.
Ukrainian soldiers carry civilians away from Russian attacks. Others who couldn’t be saved from the barrage lie dead in the street.