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In August of 1911, Franz Kafka and his future literary executor Max Brod paid a visit to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. It was, all told, a weird time to make such a trip, because a week before the two arrived in Paris, crafty thieves abducted the famous painting. So why did they go if there wasn’t a painting to see? To look at the absence, of course. (h/t Arts and Letters Daily)

millionsmillions:

In August of 1911, Franz Kafka and his future literary executor Max Brod paid a visit to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. It was, all told, a weird time to make such a trip, because a week before the two arrived in Paris, crafty thieves abducted the famous painting. So why did they go if there wasn’t a painting to see? To look at the absence, of course. (h/t Arts and Letters Daily)

A bubble of bubble wrap

A bubble of bubble wrap

Best #tiling ever. #battle #armour #sinta #pena #portugal

Best #tiling ever. #battle #armour #sinta #pena #portugal

"What is meant by “reality”? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable—now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying. It overwhelms one walking home beneath the stars and makes the silent world more real than the world of speech—and then there it is again in an omnibus in the uproar of Piccadilly. Sometimes, too, it seems to dwell in shapes too far away for us to discern what their nature is. But whatever it touches, it fixes and makes permanent. That is what remains over when the skin of the day has been cast into the hedge; that is what is left of past time and of our loves and hates."

— Virginia Woolf (via vivialic)

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Glenlivet 70 Year Old
The Glenlivet claims to be ‘The Single Malt That Started It All,’ and in releasing this super-limited 70 year old whisky, we have no reason to doubt them. This particular batch was distilled in February 1940 and was aged in first fill sherry casks. This means that no other liquor was used in the casks prior to this batch, a very uncommon occurrence with modern whiskeys. It is packaged in a stunning tear-shaped crystal decanter that was hand-blown and features a silver stopper and base as well as a handmade box crafted from Scottish Elm. An ideal gift for the whiskey-lover man and costs $21,000.

No idea why it’s necessary to put whiskey-lover MAN in there. I’m sure there’s a lot of women who would enjoy this too. It sounds amazing!

eatdrinkthinkgo:

Glenlivet 70 Year Old

The Glenlivet claims to be ‘The Single Malt That Started It All,’ and in releasing this super-limited 70 year old whisky, we have no reason to doubt them. This particular batch was distilled in February 1940 and was aged in first fill sherry casks. This means that no other liquor was used in the casks prior to this batch, a very uncommon occurrence with modern whiskeys. It is packaged in a stunning tear-shaped crystal decanter that was hand-blown and features a silver stopper and base as well as a handmade box crafted from Scottish Elm. An ideal gift for the whiskey-lover man and costs $21,000.

No idea why it’s necessary to put whiskey-lover MAN in there. I’m sure there’s a lot of women who would enjoy this too. It sounds amazing!

snippetsfromthestruggle said: Lusophile. What a crackin' word.

What can I say? I just love all things Portuguese. So. Much. 

(This is me)

architecturia:

Charisma Arts World’s First Vertic

I like this. 

architecturia:

Charisma Arts World’s First Vertic

I like this. 

Very important information right here people. 

Very important information right here people. 

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odditiesoflife:

The Wave

The Wave consists of 200 million year old sand dunes that have turned to rock. These large sandstone formations are located on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona. The spectacular ribbons of various colors, called Liesegang Bands, were formed by the movement and precipitation of oxidizing materials such as iron and manganese in ground water. The Wave is accessible only on foot via a three-mile hike and is highly regulated.

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