theniftyfifties:

Fashion for Glamour magazine, 1954

(Source: clover-vintage)

Timestamp: 1409400279

historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

(Source: whenonearth.net, via anthrocentric)

Timestamp: 1409346195

oldtimefriend:

Zack Seckler

Beautiful colors and patterns from Botswana.

‘Being above the ground at such low elevations, and having the ability to precisely maneuver, was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will. As soon as I saw the landscape from above I knew there was potential to create a special body of work.’

(Source: 7sobm, via wadepeter)

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"We are made of memories and formed by experience. I keep wondering what kind of people we would be, and what kind of world this would be, if when bad things happened we could erase them, or somehow make them sweet."

Sue Halpern considers the implications of MIT’s research into “taking the sting out of bad memories by switching the bad ones with good ones.”

Indeed, “we” are the sum of our experiences and the memories of those experiences, good and bad. As Henry Miller elegantly put it in his meditation on the art of living:

The art of living is based on rhythm — on give and take, ebb and flow, light and dark, life and death. By acceptance of all aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong, yours and mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, ‘the dance of life’…

Also see neurologist Oliver Sacks on the complexities of memory.

(via explore-blog)

saucefactory:

unconsciousearth:

NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights.

this is one of the prettiest things i’ve ever seen

OH MY GOSH. Diwali is so much fun! Firecrackers and sweets and music and sparklers!

(Source: aieon)

Timestamp: 1409282596

tubularrockets:

Gustav Klimt, Pond at Schloss Kammer on the Attersee, 1909

(via impressionsonmymind)

Timestamp: 1409230334

fashion-clue:

www.fashionclue.net | Fashion Tumblr, Street Wear & Outfits

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