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"Swimming Instructor and Bather, Midland Beach, Staten Island, 1898," is part of the new Parkcentric exhibit.And no, he is NOT Nikola Tesla
Aug 20, 2014

"Swimming Instructor and Bather, Midland Beach, Staten Island, 1898," is part of the new Parkcentric exhibit.
And no, he is NOT Nikola Tesla

Aug 20, 2014 / 721 notes

quienesesachica:

In the city of Puebla, México, there is an old and very important library: La Biblioteca Palafoxiana (something like ‘Palafoxian’ Library would be the literal translation, noting that in Spanish biblioteca is where the books are for public read but not for sale as in a librería).

It would be completely useless trying to describe the bunch of feelings you get while entering the Biblioteca Palafoxiana room. The air is filled with the smell of cedar and old books, huge lines of thousands books’ spines on each side of the room, a XVIII century altarpiece at the end of the room, under the arched ceilings, furniture from different eras still —in use—… all that history and knowledge stored on those three stories with about forty thousand volumes.

Is considered the first public library in the continent.

Read the complete post. En español.

Photographs and information by Beco (Alberto Alcocer)

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* Another post by Beco: Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.

And the second part. Thank you sixemptybottles!

nihil1666:

La Bresque 
Aug 20, 2014 / 227 notes

nihil1666:

La Bresque 

(via greyfaced)

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Daisies (1966)

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Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966)

Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966)
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Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966)

Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966)
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Daisies (Sedmikrásky, 1966)

Aug 19, 2014 / 14,843 notes
Claudia Cardinale.
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Claudia Cardinale.

Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014 / 300 notes

A 57 años del terremoto de 1957.

El terremoto de México de 1957, conocido también como el Terremoto del Ángel, fue un sismo ocurrido a las 02:44 hora local (UTC-6), del domingo 28 de julio de 1957. Su epicentro se ubicó cerca del puerto de Acapulco, en la costa del estado de Guerrero y registró una magnitud de 7.7 (MW), aunque el Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos lo registró con 7,9°. La zona centro de la República Mexicana fue la más afectada, en especial la Ciudad de México, dejando un saldo de 700 muertos y 2500 heridos.

Información: Wikipedia.

Imágenes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Especial para fuckyeahmexico

Immigrant kids bring out the phobias in conservative xenophobes
Aug 19, 2014
Michael Peter Balzary (born 16 October 1962), better known by his stage name Flea.
Aug 19, 2014 / 5 notes

Michael Peter Balzary (born 16 October 1962), better known by his stage name Flea.

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books0977:

Reading the Letter (1924). Alfred Broge (Danish, 1870-1955). Oil on canvas.
Influenced by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, Broge depicts solitary, usually female, figures with concealed identities, Like Holsøe, Broge’s paintings evoke the brooding nature of introspection and self-absorption, exploring the emotional content inherent in the household interior.
Aug 19, 2014 / 84 notes

books0977:

Reading the Letter (1924). Alfred Broge (Danish, 1870-1955). Oil on canvas.

Influenced by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe, Broge depicts solitary, usually female, figures with concealed identities, Like Holsøe, Broge’s paintings evoke the brooding nature of introspection and self-absorption, exploring the emotional content inherent in the household interior.