A Perfectly Imperfect World

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
~George Santayana
bookpatrol:

3 wheel mobile library in rural Italy

bookpatrol:

3 wheel mobile library in rural Italy

(via thefaeryesarereal)

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jenartographist:

| Winter 2013 | Baker Beach | Nikon N80 | Fujifilm Superia 400 |

jenartographist:

| Winter 2013 | Baker Beach | Nikon N80 | Fujifilm Superia 400 |

— 6 months ago with 20020 notes

mdhsphotographs:

City Post Office 
Calvert Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
circa 1915
Hughes Company
8x10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC6488

Full image and details. Click to enlarge.

This post office was built between 1882 and 1889 and is the site of the present post office. This photograph includes a street car, edge of Battle Monument fence, and part of the City Hall dome. 

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pinklikeme:

ccoastal:

hanars:

luckykrys:

thecreach:

luckykrys:

"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."
Sculpture by Erik Christianson.

I’m not entirely sure that the statue really needed to have a tit out.

How dare women try to have nipples.

Actually I’ve seen this before and I can tell you— it’s because these women were bad ass pirates and when they killed someone they’d expose one or both breasts so that when their victim died, (s)he knew that they were killed by a woman.

ACTUALLY Anne Bonny purposely wore loose fitting clothes and displayed her breasts openly at all times during battle - mainly because men were distracted by them, and she took pleasure in killing said men while they were too busy staring at her breasts. Mary Read dressed mainly as a man (after posing as her deceased brother, Mark, for the entirety of her childhood) and both ladies cross-dressed from time to time, hopping between ships. They were known as the ‘fierce hell cats’ due to their ferocious tempers, and were key elements to Captain ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham’s crew - they were the only two known female pirates in the Golden Age of Caribbean piracy. IN FACT, when the ship was captured by the British Navy, Anne and Mary were the ONLY TWO pirates who fought while the males of the crew hid - they were all tried to be hung as pirates but Bonny and Read were both pregnant and were pardoned.
Calico Jack was a lover to Bonny, and as he was to be hung, Bonny’s final words to him were, “Had you fought like a man, you need not be hung like a dog.” Bonny and Read were possibly two of the most badass fucking pirates and they were FEMALE. The more you know. 

Look at these badass womens

pinklikeme:

ccoastal:

hanars:

luckykrys:

thecreach:

luckykrys:

"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."

Sculpture by Erik Christianson.

I’m not entirely sure that the statue really needed to have a tit out.

How dare women try to have nipples.

Actually I’ve seen this before and I can tell you— it’s because these women were bad ass pirates and when they killed someone they’d expose one or both breasts so that when their victim died, (s)he knew that they were killed by a woman.

ACTUALLY Anne Bonny purposely wore loose fitting clothes and displayed her breasts openly at all times during battle - mainly because men were distracted by them, and she took pleasure in killing said men while they were too busy staring at her breasts. Mary Read dressed mainly as a man (after posing as her deceased brother, Mark, for the entirety of her childhood) and both ladies cross-dressed from time to time, hopping between ships. They were known as the ‘fierce hell cats’ due to their ferocious tempers, and were key elements to Captain ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham’s crew - they were the only two known female pirates in the Golden Age of Caribbean piracy. IN FACT, when the ship was captured by the British Navy, Anne and Mary were the ONLY TWO pirates who fought while the males of the crew hid - they were all tried to be hung as pirates but Bonny and Read were both pregnant and were pardoned.

Calico Jack was a lover to Bonny, and as he was to be hung, Bonny’s final words to him were, “Had you fought like a man, you need not be hung like a dog.” Bonny and Read were possibly two of the most badass fucking pirates and they were FEMALE. The more you know. 

Look at these badass womens

(via past-imperfect)

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mapsontheweb:

Chicago in 1833, population - 350

mapsontheweb:

Chicago in 1833, population - 350

— 6 months ago with 438 notes
#chicago 
"I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant."
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via observando)
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#quote 
nitratediva:

Ingrid Bergman in a 1938 Technicolor screentest for Intermezzo (which, of course, ended up being shot in black-and-white).

nitratediva:

Ingrid Bergman in a 1938 Technicolor screentest for Intermezzo (which, of course, ended up being shot in black-and-white).

(via vintagebreeze)

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erikkwakkel:

Survivor of a disaster
Picture this. For thousands of years the ancient Nubian city of Faras, on the border of Egypt and Sudan, was a major centre of trade and culture. Numerous artists were at work there and in the 8th century one of them made this drawing on a wall: a portrait of St Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary. Then, in 1960, the city disappeared completely when it was flooded by Lake Nasser. Right before it happened major excavations were undertaken by a team of Polish archeologists. This expressive face was taken from the wall and brought to Poland, where it still resides. The gentle touch of her finger seems to express astonishment: spared a life in the deep, she is now one of the few remains of a millennia-old culture.

Pic: Warsaw, National Museum (source).

erikkwakkel:

Survivor of a disaster

Picture this. For thousands of years the ancient Nubian city of Faras, on the border of Egypt and Sudan, was a major centre of trade and culture. Numerous artists were at work there and in the 8th century one of them made this drawing on a wall: a portrait of St Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary. Then, in 1960, the city disappeared completely when it was flooded by Lake Nasser. Right before it happened major excavations were undertaken by a team of Polish archeologists. This expressive face was taken from the wall and brought to Poland, where it still resides. The gentle touch of her finger seems to express astonishment: spared a life in the deep, she is now one of the few remains of a millennia-old culture.

Pic: Warsaw, National Museum (source).

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#history 
"We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read."
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth (via observando)
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#quote  #reading