Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Che Guevara. Havana, Cuba. 1960. Photographer: Alberto Korda…. viα.
I visited and climbed up here. scared me silly but worth the view and the trip
The legendary sportscaster Stuart Scott, who’s been battling a rare form of cancer for seven years, was honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs Wednesday night. Scott, who was hospitalized as recently as last week, delivered a powerful acceptance speech on life with cancer that should be watched by everyone.
Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater
Brenda Ann Kenneally documents life below the poverty line in Troy, York in her documentary project, Upstate Girls.
Mud and Guts: 1918
Somewhere in Europe circa 1918, from a series of World War I views. “Dead German artilleryman.”…@.
Normally you do not think of women serving in the Civil War, but the picture above shows Civil War Nurses and officers of the sanitary commission. The picture was taken in 1864 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It would be interesting to know their stories….via via.
SO MANY LINKS HERE THAT I AM REPOSTING FROM THE OTHER DAY IN CASE YOU MISSED SOME
30 links and for sure you will find man y you will want to view
Weegee, Jet Man Flying Over Unisphere (distortion), ca. 1964 … @.
Title: The Uragh Stone Circle a Neolithic stone circle in Gleninchaquin Park, County Kerry
Taken by: mozzercork (our profile) (original source)
Topic: Ireland [W][FB][DBp]
But actually it’s better when she just records a version of a Hank original…
Kitty Wells: Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams) – from Kitty’s Choice, 1960… TUNE.
Breakfast of Champions, Robert C. Jackson… via.
By Evan Wright
In 1995 I was hired as entertainment editor of Hustler magazine at Larry Flynt Publications. I was 30, divorced and at the end of a screenwriting career that had been flatlining for several years. Not only had I failed as a writer, but I had functioned only marginally in a variety of menial, no-brainer day jobs. On my first day as an assistant location manager in charge of finding an office building for a commercial shoot, I had become lost. As a telemarketer of computer-printer supplies, the first week my employers put me on straight commission I earned $61. I failed at other jobs simply because I didn‘t get out of bed. Prior to working at LFP, I had found a niche at a Beverly Hills law firm, where I temped in the word-processing department correcting typographical and formatting errors in legal documents. It was a dull job, but its focus on minutiae dovetailed nicely with my habit of smoking several bowls throughout the day in the parking garage. Sitting for hours in a white cubicle hunting through densely written 200-page legal contracts for missing periods and double commas was a pleasant way to ride out a solid buzz. I held that job for nearly three months, a record length of time in my employment history.
The urge to tidy up cities is deadening – let’s celebrate the tangled chaos and honky-tonk energy that keep them alive
what? you viewed site early but missed this late posting? well, return often cause you just never know
German soldier, wounded once, continued to fight until he was killed by a grenade, Germany April 1945. (i.imgur.com)
The final battles of the European Theatre of World War II as well as the German surrender to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union took place in late April and early May 1945.
This story is confirmed in Elmer Bendiner’s book, The Fall of Fortresses.
—*Sometimes, it’s not really just luck.*
—Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a B-17 during WW II. He tells this story of a World War II bombing run over Kassel, Germany , and the unexpected result of a direct hit on their gas tanks. “Our B-17, the Tondelayo, was barraged by flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. That was not unusual, but on this particular occasion our gas tanks were hit.
It’s a complex, constantly multi-tasking network of tissue—but the myth persists.
The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel is located at the center of Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi. Built in 1967, it was Georgia’s finest hotel and a popular place to stay for its excellent location and sweeping views of the city. Then in the early 1990s, soon after the collapse and subsequent breakup of the USSR, civil war broke out in Georgia. Tbilisi was flooded with refugee ethnic Georgians coming in from the disputed territory of Abkhazia on the west of Georgia. More than 200,000 refugees poured into the city and the government was faced to deal with their reallocation. Many buildings in Tbilisi, including Hotel Iveria, were reallocated for housing the displaced. A thousand of them wound up in the hotel’s 22 floors where they would remain for the next ten years.
A British soldier surrounded by abandoned Argentinian helmets after the battle of Goose Green, May 1982 (i.imgur.com)