pappubahry:

Saturn’s rings and Mimas, photographed by Cassini, 19-20 September 2012.
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missvoltairine:

do you ever just get a vibe that someone has a crush on you and then you’re not sure if they actually do or if you’re just really really self-absorbed

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steve-scott:

Here’s a preview of my one of my pieces for the Not For Rental exhibition which opens on the 4th July at 71A gallery London. Details here:
http://notforrentalproject.com/
It looks like its going to be a great show.
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fuckyeahbrutalism:

Orphanage, Amstelveenseweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1955-60
(Aldo Van Eyck)
coloursteelsexappeal:

Detroit Science Center - Detroit, Michigan; 1979
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handa:

Frigiliana, Andalusia, Spain
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lostinhistory:

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flutiebear:

archdrude:

The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 

"The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

NO.

NO NO NO NO NO.

For starters, these architectures resemble each other only superficially. Egypt is on a flood plain. Peru is in the Ring of Fire. One area has to worry about floods; the other, earthquakes. Thus their native cultures designed their buildings accordingly, with different shapes, materials, building processes/tools and construction techniques. Only the most superficial gaze sees these stone and adobe constructions and concludes that they’re “eerily similar”, presumably because all stonework is the same? I mean FFS the blocks aren’t even shaped the same or joined in the same patterns, unless you think there’s something spookily similar about people lining stone blocks up into a row, or into pillars with a slab on top.

Secondly, I can’t identify all the sites/artifacts in these pictures, but I see at the very least Qorikancha, Chan Chan, maaaybe Huaca del Sol and what appears to be a skull from the Colca region — meaning that the person who has assembled this photoset has cherry-picked from several hundred miles (and more than a thousand years!) of distinct, disparate archaelogical sites, geographies and culturesof “Pre-Inka” history in order to match a few photos of the Egyptian pyramids, which were built in the same general region. That’s some super-duper disingenuous bullshit right there.

Finally, the Pre-Inka and Inka cultures and dynastic Egyptian mythos and religions are nothing at all alike, unless you’re the sort of person that assumes all religions with multiple gods are the same. Which a lot of Eurocentric Victorians were. 

This photoset and the accompanying article is racist bullshit; it’s the archaeological equivalent saying all brown people look alike because they’re brown. I shouldn’t even be surprised that the article invokes research “suppression” and the concept of Atlantis to explain similarities that don’t even exist, save in a racist’s mind’s eye.

yeah so after the first couple of pictures I’m like “this is gonna be some chariots of the gods bullshit” and I wasn’t quite right because it’s more like “the Illuminati are covering up the existence of Atlantis”

but if I can borrow a phrase the ancient aliens people and the Atlantis people share many baffling similarities like thinking superficial likenesses mean something, or being convinced that brown people couldn’t have figured out how to do things on their own without outside help

oh my god they both thought the sun was important and they stacked rocks in piles this can’t possibly be a coincidence

"Holy crap they both used spirals!  Connecshions!”

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subtilitas:

"‘Architects have to stop thinking in terms of buildings only. Built and physical architecture, freed from the technological limitations of the past, will more intensely work with spatial qualities as well as the psychological ones. The process of erection will get a new meaning, spaces will more consciously have haptic, optic and acoustic properties. A true architecture of our time will have to redefine itself and to expand its means. Many areas outside traditional building will enter the realm of architecture, as architecture and “architects” will have to enter new fields. All are architects. Everything is architecture.’"

Architect, theorist, artist, designer, and writer Hans Hollein has passed away at age 80. The 1985 recipient of the Pritzker prize, Hollein was a fairly polarized figure in architectural discourse, putting forth some of the more challenging and fascinating ideas on architecture, while producing some of the more disputed structures in recent architectural history. 


Part of the reason why I love acting is that you do hope that somehow your work will connect to people and somehow expand their consciousness somewhat, and being able to challenge notions of prejudice through work - through my work - is really thrilling.
1910-again:

Attributed to Giuliano Pesello, The Celestial Hemesphere in the Sagrestia Vecchia ca.1442
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