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pulitzercenter:

Violet Clarke’s home sits virtually in the center of the vast Athabasca tar sands, a colossal deposit of extremely heavy crude oil in the western Canadian province of Alberta.

She vaguely recalls seeing the gooey black stuff, which seeped naturally from the banks of the Athabasca River,…

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finn-wilkie:

Rintala Eggertsson, Hut-to-hut, Karnataka, 2013

www.ri-eg.com/

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#as noted 

The art of tree trimming.

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#atlanta 
zenkitty714:

earthmoonlotus:

fuckyeahrachelsawyer:

madame-ganj:

nezua:

hardcoregurlz:

Slave gravesite in New York City

“SOMETHING YOUR TOUR GUIDE MIGHT NOT TELL YOU: 
The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.
The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan. 
Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”
Literally, and daily.

damn

One of my anthropology professors actually worked at this dig site and told us all about it. Super interesting, and very important. I highly suggest everyone do their research. (Just look here, here, here and here *this one is an article by my professor*)

I’ve reblogged this before, but this version has sources, so…

Did not know this.

zenkitty714:

earthmoonlotus:

fuckyeahrachelsawyer:

madame-ganj:

nezua:

hardcoregurlz:

Slave gravesite in New York City

“SOMETHING YOUR TOUR GUIDE MIGHT NOT TELL YOU: 

The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.

The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan. 

Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”

Literally, and daily.

damn

One of my anthropology professors actually worked at this dig site and told us all about it. Super interesting, and very important. I highly suggest everyone do their research. (Just look here, here, here and here *this one is an article by my professor*)

I’ve reblogged this before, but this version has sources, so…

Did not know this.

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zenkitty714:

200degreemrfahrenheit:

Series of paintings discovered in an abandon mental asylum in Italy.

Terrifying and wonderful.

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ozziescribbler:

princesse—odette:

rickonroll:

petite-madame:

pawnr:

untilyoufoundme:

Breaking news from Paris! The Pont des Arts, famous because of the large amount of love locks which were placed on its fences by thousands of couples… began to collapse due to the high weigh of these love locks.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, as a consequence, ordered the removal of all the love locks. The Pont des Arts will never be the same anymore.

An international love symbol has disaspeared…

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(((( this is so sad!

y’all are overreacting, two and a half meters of the railing collapsed, out of the entire bridge it looks like nothing, it’ll be repaired and back up in no time.

I’m not used to vent but as it concerns my home town…(Sorry in advance about my English)

I’m sorry, we are not “overreacting”: we are concerned about an historical monument that is important to us, Parisians, and we are worried for obvious safety reasons. Somebody could have fallen. This isn’t the first time that a part of the bridge has collapsed due to these damn locks, it also happened last summer apparently causing the bridge to be closed.

In addition, if you combine all the weight of the locks together, it’s more than 12 tons of steel and it causes serious damage to the structure of the bridge itself.

This trend has to die like yesterday.

It’s not something that belongs to an “old and beautiful tradition” linked to Paris, the city of Love. It started in 2008-09 in Paris and it blew out of proportion because the vendors right next to the bridge saw a commercial opportunity when it came to selling locks to tourists. It looked like a good idea at the start: the tourists were happy, the vendors next to the bridge were happy and even the Maire because it showed Paris as a romantic city. Now, the Passerelle des Arts is in a piss poor state and so is the Pont Notre-Dame, a little bit less famous.

Not to mention that the tourists throw away the keys in the Seine and that it’s an ecological aberration.

More down to earth consideration: it cost money to repair the bridge and remove the locks every two-three weeks little by little. I’d prefer this money to be used for something else. It’s also difficult to cut the locks and reuse the iron because apparently, they are all made out of different types of metal. In the meantime, and according to Bruno Julliard who is in charge of Culture & Historical monuments at the Paris city hall, the removed locks are kept in a secret location, like the Ark of the Covenant in the Indiana Jones movies.

So guys, next time you come to Paris, PLEASE forget about these damn locks. You have 100 ways of proving your love to your S.O when in Paris.

REBLOGGING! Because this definitely needs to stop.

It’s also not just a Parisian thing. People leave love locks on bridges in Ljubljana and Minsk as well. The clearing away of the locks in Paris isn’t going to destroy an ‘international love symbol’. It would, however, be extremely sad if people decided that keeping the mass of locks on the Parisian bridge was worth more than the safety of other human beings.

I’ve lived in Paris, vacationed in Paris, and been to Paris on business.

The Pont des Arts was beautiful for a very long time before these stupid locks were attached to it a few years ago. And I hate to sound like an old man, but it’s so much more beautiful without them.

(Source: a-little-yellow-duck-feather, via miwrighting)

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perpill:

Gázfogadó állomásBudapest III. / Váradi utca 22.

perpill:

Gázfogadó állomás
Budapest III. / Váradi utca 22.

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designismymuse:

Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects in Baku, Azerbaijan (via zaha-hadid.com)

Retro sixties brutalism.

And much like the earlier works it referenced, a sense of scale is expressed only in the staggered curtainwall.

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So, this can happen when you slope glazing outward. Harsh.

So, this can happen when you slope glazing outward. Harsh.

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#reminder  #san Diego