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"Unveiling the Extraordinary: A Glimpse into Insolite Moments" Step into a world of peculiar wonders as we explore the files of France

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Files-France-Philippe Petit-Notre-Dame
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 25, 1971 French highwire artist Philippe Petit walks between the steeples of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris

Background imageInsolite Collection: Paris-Philippe Petit

Paris-Philippe Petit
Photo date de juin 1971 du funambule Philippe Petit voluant entre les tours de Notre-Dame Paris. Picture dated June 1971 of highwire artist Philippe Petit walking between the steeples of Notre Dame

Background imageInsolite Collection: American Golfer Arnold Palmer kicks off from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower

American Golfer Arnold Palmer kicks off from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower
American golfer Arnold Palmer kicks off the Trophee Lancome on 13 November 1977 in Paris from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower

Background imageInsolite Collection: Containing Hysterical Beatles Fans at the Palace

Containing Hysterical Beatles Fans at the Palace
Beatles fans are contained by the police in front of the gates of Buckingham Palace, during a public appearance of the British band while it is received by the Queen, October 26

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Australia-Arts-Circus
Australian artist Jaimi Luthrmann performs in a giant balloon as part of her performance in the Blanc De Blanc Champagne Circus at the Sydney Opera House on January 5, 2016

Background imageInsolite Collection: Salvador Dali in front of the rhinoceros, zoo of Vincennes

Salvador Dali in front of the rhinoceros, zoo of Vincennes
In front of the rhinoceros of the zoo of Vincennes, the painter Salvador Dali finishes a copy The Lace and Vermeer whose original is in the Louvre

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FBL-WC-2018-FEATURE
The Rostov Arena is seen at night in Rostov-on-Don on June 18, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

Background imageInsolite Collection: Woman selling milk in a cart pulled by dogs, c. 1900 (photo)

Woman selling milk in a cart pulled by dogs, c. 1900 (photo)
1729673 Woman selling milk in a cart pulled by dogs, c. 1900 (photo) by French Photographer (20th century); (add.info.: Woman selling milk in a cart pulled by dogs, c. 1900)

Background imageInsolite Collection: the lions dazzled by the flame of magnesium. Engraving by Pranishnikoff

the lions dazzled by the flame of magnesium. Engraving by Pranishnikoff, to illustrate the story Comment j ai traverse
LSE4332368 the lions dazzled by the flame of magnesium. Engraving by Pranishnikoff, to illustrate the story Comment j ai traverse l Afrique, by Major Serpa Pinto, in 1877-1878

Background imageInsolite Collection: The different types of criminals according to the Berlin police archives. 1882

The different types of criminals according to the Berlin police archives. 1882
GIA4770825 The different types of criminals according to the Berlin police archives. 1882 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageInsolite Collection: Portrait of the beautiful Strasbourg Painting by Nicolas de Largilliere (1656-1746

Portrait of the beautiful Strasbourg Painting by Nicolas de Largilliere (1656-1746
JLJ4571653 Portrait of the beautiful Strasbourg Painting by Nicolas de Largilliere (1656-1746) 1703 Strasbourg, Musee des Beaux Arts

Background imageInsolite Collection: Illustration in Le Rire, 27 / 07 / 12 - Latest fashion (engraving)

Illustration in Le Rire, 27 / 07 / 12 - Latest fashion (engraving)
ICA4865015 Illustration in Le Rire, 27/07/12 - Latest fashion (engraving) by Metivet, Lucien (1863-1930); (add.info.: Illustration de Lucien Metivet (1863-1932) pour la Couverture de Le Rire

Background imageInsolite Collection: Road sign : beware of camels, Tunisia

Road sign : beware of camels, Tunisia

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Mongolia-Festival-Culture-Naadam
A Mongolian baby clad in traditional wrestling attire looks on during the Mongolian summer festival known as Naadam on the outskirts of Ulan Bator on July 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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Young American Couple in 1960s New York
A picture taken 27 August 1960 of a young American couple on a bench with their feet in the water of the Bronx River near New York because of torrential downpours in the last few days. AFP PHOTO

Background imageInsolite Collection: Three Wheel Peel 50

Three Wheel Peel 50
Exhibition dated 09 November 1962 in London of the Peel 50, a three-wheels vehicle, equiped with a 50 centimeter cube motor, capable of reaching 70 kilometers per hour

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Australia-Sydney-Night Lights
This long exposure picture shows Sydney Town Hall being lit up red to welcome the Lunar New Year in Sydney. AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

Background imageInsolite Collection: Mode-Fashion- Givenchy

Mode-Fashion- Givenchy
un mannequin du styliste ecossais Alexander McQueen pour Givenchy, presente le 18 janvier a Paris, une robe longue en mousseline, portee avec un parapluie a franges lamees or et argent

Background imageInsolite Collection: Offbeat-Pyjama-Fashion-1950

Offbeat-Pyjama-Fashion-1950
Photo datant de mars 1950 d une presentation de mode originale. Constatant que plus de la moitie des hommes dormant en pyjama n usaient pas le pantalon (parce qu ils ne l utilisaient pas)

Background imageInsolite Collection: Bio Luis Mariano

Bio Luis Mariano
Le chanteur d operette Luis Mariano joue les equilibristes alors q il fete la sortie de ses livres " Flammes" et " Chevalier du ciel" au premier etage de la Tour Eiffel

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France-Weather-Snow
A woman walks under the snow 30 December 2005 in Paris. Europeans braced for a shivery New Year celebration as temperatures plunged to new lows today

Background imageInsolite Collection: RETRO-AUTO-297997

RETRO-AUTO-297997
Picture dated 06 September 1965 of a British citizen, Jim Parkinson, driving his 1935 Rytecraft, a tiny British vehicle, through the streets of Tokyo during a world tour. N/B B/W / AFP PHOTO / STF

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Retro-Polnareff-Football
French singer Michel Polnareff plays football against a local security company 20 July 1973 in La Reunion. Michel Polnareff, born on July 3, 1944, was popular from the mid-60s until the early 80s

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India-Economy-Agriculture-Mango
An Indian labourer sleeps as he waits for mangoes to be auctioned at the Gaddiannaram Fruit Market on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 6, 2016

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Mexico-Animal-Feature
A squirrel forages for food, at the Chapultepec woods in Mexico City on April, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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China-Dynamic Yunnan
This picture taken on January 7, 2016, in Kunming shows Chinese dancer Yang Liping performing the Spirit of the Peacock dance during the Dynamic Yunnan show

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Brazil Carnival Parade
A member of the PPK block (Krishna Peacock Feather) takes part in a carnival parade at Jardim dos Pirineus neighbourhood, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on February 7, 2016

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Dog - Show - Exhibition
Two Yorkshire terrier dogs are pictured during the International dog exhibition in Bishkek on October 1, 2017. Dog breeders from Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan take part in the exhibition

Background imageInsolite Collection: Australia-Lifestyle

Australia-Lifestyle
A young surfer walks past street art on the way to surf at Sydneys iconic Bondi Beach on October 3, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

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Australia-Weather-Heat
Photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows a view of Sydney Harbour and the city of Sydney including the Harbour Bridge (R). Weather forecasters are predicting a heat wave for Sydney over the next few

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Taiwan-Wildlife-Birds
This photo taken on March 2, 2016 shows a flock of black-winged stilts (Himantopus himantopus) flying past a wetland at the Guandu Nature Park in Taipei

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Japan-Nature-Snow Monkey
Japanese wild monkeys known as " snow monkeys" bathe in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Yamanouchi town, Nagano prefecture, Japan. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

Background imageInsolite Collection: India-Society

India-Society
Indian students attend a workshop in self defence, under guidance from Indian instructor Shifuji at Mount Carmel High School in Ahmedabad on December 16, 2015

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Cuba-Chanel
From their houses Cubans try to watch the Chanel performance at the Prado promenade in Havana, on May 3, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADALBERTO ROQUE

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Defense-Marine 3
une personne, sous un parapluie, assiste le 30 novembre 2001, au depart du porte-helicopteres Jeanne d Arc, navire-ecole de la Marine nationale

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Retro-Fashion-Gaultier
Wearing a wig, a model presents a bathing suit during French designer Jean-Paul Gaultiers Spring-Summer 1992 ready-to-wear collection, 16 October 1992, in Paris

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India-Kashmir-Economy-Agriculture
A butterfly rests in a mustard field in full bloom on the outskirts of Srinagar on March 28, 2016. According to the Directorate of Agriculture of Jammu and Kashmir

Background imageInsolite Collection: India-Religion-Festival-Holi

India-Religion-Festival-Holi
An Indian reveler covered in coloured powder poses during the Lathmar Holi celebrations in the village of Barsana on March 17, 2016


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"Unveiling the Extraordinary: A Glimpse into Insolite Moments" Step into a world of peculiar wonders as we explore the files of France, where Philippe Petit danced across tightropes between Notre-Dame and Paris. Marvel at American golfer Arnold Palmer's audacious swing from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, defying gravity with every stroke. Delve further into our journey to witness history unfold before your eyes. Behold the hysteria that engulfed Beatles fans at the Palace in Paris, contained within its walls like a whirlwind of passion and adoration. Venturing Down Under, immerse yourself in Australia's vibrant arts scene where circus performers defy expectations and push boundaries with their awe-inspiring acts. Witness Salvador Dali standing boldly in front of a rhinoceros at Vincennes Zoo, his eccentricity mirroring his surreal artistry. Travel back in time to 1902 when George Melies directed "A Trip to the Moon, " captivating audiences with groundbreaking cinematic techniques that transported them beyond Earth's limits. Experience nostalgia as we revisit vintage photographs capturing women selling milk while being pulled by dogs or lions mesmerized by magnesium flames. Lastly, peer through Berlin police archives from 1882 unveiling different types of criminals classified meticulously. Discover how society grappled with understanding deviance during those times. In this collection moments, prepare to be captivated by extraordinary occurrences that challenge conventions and ignite our imagination. Open your mind to these glimpses into an unconventional world where curiosity reigns supreme and ordinary is left far behind.