July 29, 2014

mashable:

Food Art Photography Ilustrates Delicious Side of European Capitals

International travel has never looked so appetizing.

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July 28, 2014

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July 28, 2014

gillesboncourt:

La campagne à Paris, la Butte aux Cailles 13ème

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July 28, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

Nguan - Selections from the series How Loneliness Goes

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July 28, 2014
Re-reading Old Love Letters
Her: Tell me three sweet things before I go.
Me: When I first saw your curly hair shining in the sunlight as you ran around the fountain, I lost my breath a little.
Me: When you let me ramble on about all of my weird interests (like terraforming Mars), I get little butterflies.
Me: Even though this whole thing is tangled and complicated, you make me feel confident that there is something good and worthwhile in this. I may get anxious sometimes, but I'm calmed by the belief that you mean something to me and that I mean something to you.
Her: ... I adore you.
July 28, 2014
Lo-fi rock and roll and sunshine

July 28, 2014
humansofnewyork:

Seen in Jamaica, Queens.

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Jamaica, Queens.

July 28, 2014
"The interplay between these new theoretical ideas and new high‐quality observational data has catapulted cosmology from the purely theoretical domain and into the field of rigorous experimental science. This process began at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the work of Albert Einstein."

Free chapter from Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction on the history of cosmology and how it extends from myth to science. This chapter is free until 25 September on Very Short Introductions Online. (via oupacademic)

July 28, 2014

secretrepublic:

nevver:

Summer over the city, George Steinmetz

#Life

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July 26, 2014

"Pale Blue Eyes, The Velvet Underground LP (1969), The Velvet Underground.

July 25, 2014
"

If you weren’t so stupid, I could have loved you.

So let’s not be friends.

"

— "Stupid," Brendan MacLean

July 25, 2014

Production DesignBlade Runner (1982)

by Lawrence G. Paull

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July 24, 2014
oupacademic:

Following on from the celebrations in France that marked Bastille Day and the 225th anniversary of the French Revolution, we’ve made a chapter of our Modern France: A Very Short Introduction free on VSI Online: “The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation”.

oupacademic:

Following on from the celebrations in France that marked Bastille Day and the 225th anniversary of the French Revolution, we’ve made a chapter of our Modern France: A Very Short Introduction free on VSI Online: “The French Revolution, politics, and the modern nation”.

July 24, 2014
"Put it this way: I think that Camus was right to reject political and philosophical appeals; I think he was wrong to make nice with the abyss that remains after such appeals have been filed and cert. denied. Mortality salience is key—“your death and mine,” as Jim Goad puts it. It’s just that I am no longer convinced that the inevitability of death endows a life—or “life itself”—with any special significance. The inarguable fact is that every one of us has been dropkicked into a life we didn’t ask for, that leads to death. And the world ends when you die. Not a metaphor. Zeros don’t multiply. The apple isn’t just rotten; it’s shot through with poison. You say this kind of thing and people respond in predictable ways. I will be enjoined to throw myself off the nearest bridge. I will be advised to man up for the struggle. I will be told that I am a coward or that God is the answer. Don’t think for a second that I haven’t thought it through. There are plenty of shiny distractions to keep my interest for the time being. There are animals to be fed, deadlines to be met, and I want to see how Breaking Bad ends. But deep pessimism is where aesthetics breaks down for me. In particular, it’s what impels me to reject appeals to transcendent “survival” that resound in racialist and environmentalist rhetoric. Pace every zombie movie ever made, I don’t think “survival”—in the literal, generational, tribal, or metaphorical sense—is anything to celebrate. It’s just a Darwinian tic."

— Chip Smith (via blackestdespondency)

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July 24, 2014
"To be a happy person, one has to drop all comparison. Drop all these stupid ideas of being superior and inferior. You are neither superior nor inferior. You are simply yourself! There exists no one like you, no one with whom you can be compared. Then, suddenly, you are at home."

— Osho (via yogachocolatelove)

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