Category Archives: Beauty

Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927 

(click on photo to enlarge and zoom)             Source: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927 high-resolution photo

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GoLo or Go Homies

I found this Lowrider Magazine trophy on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in front of the Gap (which closed in 2007) and when David Gonzales’ ‘Homies’ first came out in the early Noughts I spent a small fortune collecting … Continue reading

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Wonderful Idea for Bus Drivers to Learn What it Feels Like to Be a Bicyclist

In Cariacica, Brazil, part of the bus driver training is to have the drivers ride on a stationary bike while a bus zooms by them at top speed, to give them a sense of how cyclists feel. What a brilliant … Continue reading

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The 12,400km by 200m Nature Preserve

The European Green Belt initiative is a grassroots movement for nature conservation and sustainable development along the corridor of the former Iron Curtain. The term refers to both an environmental initiative as well as the area it concerns. The initiative is carried out under … Continue reading

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ABC Scrap Books

A few years ago I went to New York City for my daughter Aurora’s graduation from NYU and during my stay in there I created this alphabet of collected images.  (the ‘C’ is a link of chain, not dog feces, honest)   … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy Test Flight: A Momentous Event

The world’s newest, most powerful rocket in decades has reached space. It took a few weather delays Tuesday, but the private space company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center. Watch the video of the launch at the … Continue reading

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Illustrations from the Russian Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907) |

From Runiverse, a sort of Russian Google Books: Dear users!  Again we present you the “Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron”. We carried out work to restore the integrity of the publication. The volumes XXVIIa and XXVIII, dedicated to Russia, and also … Continue reading

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Galactic Lens Shows Quad-Quasar View

Explanation: An odd thing about the group of lights near the center is that four of them are the same distant quasar. This is because the foreground galaxy — in the center of the quasar images and the featured image … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombing Pachyderms!

Okay, not really ‘yarn bombing’ since it’s not done surreptitiously but from a practical standpoint I’d still say that wrapping Asian elephants in knitted wool sure comes close to it for its inherent coolness. Below is a short video showing elephants being given beautiful … Continue reading

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‘Curmudgeons’ ~by Danny Devito

I just finished watching this exquisite little movie and want to share it with the world. I imagine you will too: <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/159449591″>Curmudgeons</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/jersey2ndave”>Jersey 2nd Avenue</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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