I can’t handle the fact that those are human hands. HUMAN HANDS from THIRTEEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO
High School Girls in 1969
optimism, confidence, style
they all look like a bunch of wonderful badass ladies
I just met a 99 YEAR OLD man whose first job was TO STAND THERE AND PLAY THE VIOLIN FOR AUDIENCES DURING SILENT MOVIES ARE YOU KIDDING ME I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW YOU COULD HAVE “WALKING ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK” AS A CAREER
EDIT: HE JUST SAID HE’D IMPROVISE DIFFERENT SCORES AND SOMETIMES JUST PLAY HILARIOUS SHIT TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH OMFG HUMANITY
This cheeky motherfucker is Voltaire, who was basically responsible for inciting the French Revolution. He was an essayist, satirist, scientist, philosopher, playwrite, playboy, and all around BAMF. He was famous for hosting bitchin’ philosophy parties and for living with a married woman and her husband, and advocating for free speech, religion, and press. He wrote his entire life, including from the Bastille (he was arrested three time and exiled at least five) and lived to be 83.
Wow the amount of personality this painter managed to capture in this portrait. You can clearly see the humor in his eyes. Intelligent humor. Cleverness, confidence. He’s got a million tricks up his sleeve. Don’t mess with this guy.
Floyd Norman, the first black artist at Disney, animating on Sleeping Beauty, 1958
wait did he animate the fairies because hats off to this guy
Annie Leibovitz - Pilgrimage (2011) - Leibovitz’s documentation of the homes and traces of some of her favorite historical figures
1. Elvis Presley’s TV (Memphis, Tennessee)
2. Georgia O’Keeffe’s Pastels (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
3. The Gloves Worn by Abraham Lincoln on the Night of his Assassination (Springfield, Illinois)
4. Skeleton of a Pigeon Studied by Charles Darwin (Hertfordshire, England)
5. Ansel Adams’s Darkroom (Carmel, California)
6. Virginia Woolf’s Bedroom (Charleston, England)
7. Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”
~ Jeremy Knowles
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.
I can’t really explain why, but abandoned places like this have always fascinated me. Maybe it’s the stories they can tell. So much more interesting than the cut and paste type of architecture that has become the norm today….
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer (Father of the atomic bomb)
Truly the face of a haunted man.
Possibly the most poignant sound byte ever.
I love living in this country because I’m very happy here, and it’s been my home all my life and all my family and friends are here and I live a very beautiful and comfortable life.
In fact this country is filled with loving, intelligent, creative, brilliant people who have helped make this world a better place. It always has been. That is all very true.
But I still have to live with the fact that America has been responsible with fucking over more than half of the world. Including many of it’s own citizens. And this little trend is very much ongoing. No amount of nagging guilt I might feel over my country’s merciless bloodshed and greed can never compare to the pain we have caused. I can’t even stick to the safe old “blame the government” routine because we’re all a part of this country. And all that theft and murder is deep down a part of each and every one of us. We all benefit from it. Maybe accepting that can inspire a little more change. I don’t know.
What I’m saying is nothing new. Any kid with a high school education will understand that American history is pretty screwed up and could come to a similar conclusion. I’m just trying to say that being an American is confusing.
1955 photograph of the mutilated body of 14 year-old Emmett Till, published in JET Magazine
Young Emmett was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi, and as he was leaving a store he spoke to the woman behind the counter, the wife of the owner. She was a white woman, he was a black teenager in the South. Not long after that, the store owner and his half-brother took Emmett from his great-uncle’s house, took him to a barn, shot him, beat him, gouged out one of his eyes, and threw his body in a river. The murderers were acquitted by a jury of white men, and protected by double jeopardy, admitted to the crime in a magazine a year later. His mother, Mamie, ignored those who told her to not open Emmett’s closed casket. She insisted on an open-casket funeral, so the world could see what had been done to her son.
Stonehelm is the seat of House Swann. The castle is situated on the coast of the Sea of Dorne, on Cape Wrath & built to oversee a major river route inland to the Stormlands.