By Franck Zecchin. Hiking over the planet. Pics & tips.
By the Montesanti family. Great photos of Italy.
By Helmut Kölbach. Beautiful panoramas of Germany.
Der Harz in Bildern.
By Raymond Faure. A unique collection of photos of the Harz region in Germany.
Joy Division Central.
By Marko, Erik, Øyvind & Chris. Doubtlessly the most comprehensive site on JD!
Joy Division Shadowplay.
By Chris Warren. A comprehensive site with a lot of information and images! Chris has since joined forces with JD Central.
Joy Division - Interzone.
By PurpleDove. Includes JD history, discography, images, lyrics, sounds.
Joy Division & New Order - In Between Days.
By Gary Gardner. Was one of the most comprehensive sites on JD/NO, with Chris Warren's site and JD Central.
Joy Division & New Order - World In Motion.
By David Sultan. One of the most comprehensive sites on JD/NO.
New Order Online.
By Sébastien Boisvert & Nicolas Leblanc. A lot of information related to New Order.
Factory Records catalogue, posters, memorabilia.
The Crepuscule and Factory Pages.
Factory Records, FBN & Les Disques du Crépuscule story.
New Wave Photos - Joy Division.
By Philippe Carly. Great B&W photos of Joy Division by an expert.
Rock Photos - Punk/New Wave - Joy Division.
By Steven Richards. Some other great B&W photos of JD.
Night rain, in winter....
Excellent article by Moondial-san on Closer, JD, the Staglieno and BP Wolff.
The site of Peter Saville.
Manchester District Music Archive.
Online community archive celebrating Manchester music, founded by Matthew Norman and Alison Surtees.
Peter Hammill - Sofa Sound.
Official site. Including touring news, lyrics, PH comments, discography, merchandise.
Peter Hammill - Van Der Graaf Generator.
By Phil Smart. Discography, gigography, images, reviews.
Peter Hammill & Van Der Graaf Generator - The Russian Site.
By Serguei Petrouchanko. Comprehensive too.
Peter Hammill Angelfire Site.
By Jim. News, bio, interviews, discography, concerts, images, reviews, etc.
New Wave Photos - Peter Hammill.
By Philippe Carly. Some great B&W photos of PH.
Mark Harden's Artchive.
Paintings / info on many great painters (Bacon, Beckmann, Bellini, Bonnard, Bosch, Boticelli, Brueghel, Caillebotte, Cézanne,
Chagall, Chardin, Cimabue, Corot, Cranach, Daumier, De La Tour, Degas, Derain, Dürer, El Greco, Ernst, Fra Angelico, Gauguin, Géricault, Ghirlandaio,
Giacometti, Giorgione, Giotto, Goya, Gris, Hals, Holbein, Jordaens, Klimt, Kokoschka, Le Nain, Leonardo, Lippi, Lotto, Manet, Mantegna, Martini, Matisse,
Memling, Michelangelo, Miro, Modigliani, Monet, Munch, Murillo, Picasso, Piero della Francesca, Pissarro, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rodin,
Rouault, Rubens, Ruisdael, Schiele, Sisley, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Titian, Toulouse-Lautrec, Uccello, van Dyck, van Gogh, Vélazquez, Vermeer, Watteau,
Fine Art Presentations.
Paintings / info on many great painters.
Info on many great painters, paintings, links to museum sites.
Ciudad de la pintura.
Info on many great painters, paintings, museums.
Virtual Exhibition Goya.
Paintings by Francisco de Goya.
NGA - El Greco.
Paintings by El Greco at the National Gallery of Art.
NGA - Frans Hals.
Paintings by Frans Hals at the National Gallery of Art.
Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum.
The Munch Museum in Oslo.
Rijksmuseum - Rembrandt van Rijn.
Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum.
Schiele at the Leopold Museum.
Egon Schiele at the Leopold Museum.
Chaïm Soutine at the Musée de l'Orangerie.
Chaïm Soutine, paintings and info.
The Vincent van Gogh Gallery.
By David Brooks. Paintings, letters, commentaries. A very comprehensive site on Vincent van Gogh.
The van Gogh Gallery.
The other reference on the web for Vincent van Gogh.
Some years ago, the "links" list was much longer. But starting with the 2010s many personal / fan sites have disappeared: sites about musicians,
movie directors, actors, painters, writers, athletes, etc.
It is sad to see all these sites disappearing, as they were built by passionate people who were often experts on their subject, taking on their
personal time to share their passion, and occasionally having remarkable technical / design skills.
I guess this is caused by the hegemony of companies / sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, Google and so on.
Wikipedia have a really unappreciative external link policy, when there could have been room for everyone. Sites like Wikipedia are useful, but they
are not less prone to errors / mistakes, omissions and sometimes biased views than personal sites. I believe that they should avoid claiming that
they are more trustworthy than other sites: in that respect it is quite edifying to compare articles in different languages and notice major
Regarding Facebook (and Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and co), the functional limitations make it difficult to offer what a comprehensive
website does. Or it requires adding content on many of these different platforms and forces visitors to create accounts on each of them. Which
benefits financially to them.
Last but not least comes Google. One should celebrate the performance and quality of the search engine, but clearly Google has made choices that have
an impact on smaller websites which can become quickly almost invisible: less visibility means less visitors in a never ending vicious circle. Except
if the webmaster is ready to pay ads to appear in the top search results, but this is very far from the dream of a free and enriching internet.