The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco / open to pedestrian traffic only, during its opening in May 1937 (top) and on its 50th anniversary in May 1987 (bottom).
In 1987, the weight of the 300,000 people that crossed the bridge caused it to sag by 5 feet.
this is horrifying
ellen paul day 15
William Mortensen (1897-1965)
Chained Nude, from "A Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft", circa 1925-1927
These stunning aerial photos reveal patterns in seemingly mundane things.
Boulevard 2012 Poetry Contest winner Jordan Pemberton!
still goin marathon poeming every day check it out
(thanks for the reblog boulevard!)
// dana grandstaff
putting my linguistics education to sentimentality and rocking #sadgirl
Twenty-three year old Viennese woman, before and after contracting cholera
One mid-19th century report describes cholera victims who were “one minute warm, palpitating, human organisms - the next a sort of galvanized corpse, with icy breath, stopped pulse and blood congealed - blue, shrivelled up, convulsed”. Cholera causes profuse vomiting and diarrhoea, dehydrating the body so rapidly and severely that the blood thickens and the skin becomes deathlike and blue.
Oak hull of a trawler in Rockland, mainememory.net, Maine Historical Society (via mainefrontier)
they’re finding out dolphins
talk about other dolphins when they’re not around.
dolphins even dolphins gossip
a lot of things are smarter than me
probably dolphins and definitely octupi
they don’t have brains
they don’t get counterproductive in their remembering
they don’t gossip contemplate “working it out”
they don’t “remembering” still they
open pickle jars
lobsters like humans
carry their babies to term, nine months but lobsters
are very unlike humans really
they don’t gossip and they can’t open pickle jars and they
can’t ask please for a little bit of privacy at the grocery store please
lobsters unlike humans
don’t have “central nervous system”
imagine feeling your brain throughout your body
what is heartache to a creature like that?
—anna k crooks
if you haven’t yet take a look through this blog.
French School, 17th Century, Grotteschi
Collection of 26 engravings. Each approximately 110x77 mm; 4 3/8x3 inches, narrow margins. Superb impressions of these extremely scarce engravings.