Out West is a visual travelogue documenting rural communities in the Canadian west. Over a hundred communities of between six and 1,000 inhabitants were documented. The project offers a version of the current state of affairs in the Canadian West, exploring how rural spaces experience an urban-rural time lag. The images conjure up a Vonnegut-like idea of being “unstuck in time”, where objects and the built landscape deceive the viewer as to what period they belong too. (artist statement)
Abandoned monuments built in the 60’s in the Former Yugoslavia [640x505] [Jan Kempenaers] [Full album in comments]
Rocket fire between Gaza and Israel is seen in this photo taken from the International Space Station by German astronaut Alexander Gerst. He called it “my saddest photo yet.” (via Mashable)
Day and night in Reykjavik
Herman Melville (via likeafieldmouse)
…the Saints are displayed in a cathedral in Eastern Germany close to the Czech border and were acquired in the 17th century when there was a big trade in relics. They are said to be the remains of Martyred saints that were stored in the catacombs of Rome before being removed and traded. They were reassembled and dressed in their fine regalia and displayed in ornate cabinets.
Ah ben tabarnak.