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Madness pt.2, theme made by gyapo.
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Janne Lehtinen
Where the Earth Ends
2010-2013.

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mythologyofblue:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (illustration); Alexander von Humboldt’s Ideen zu einer Geographie der Pflanzen, c. 1813. (via magictransistor)

mythologyofblue:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (illustration); Alexander von Humboldt’s Ideen zu einer Geographie der Pflanzen, c. 1813. (via magictransistor)

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awkwardsituationist:

for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)

"the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."

leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”

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ekko-foto:

Ulendt. Rennebu

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Happy Hobbit Day!

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hara-kiri:

Daehyun Kim
Camouflage
2014

hara-kiri:

Daehyun Kim

Camouflage

2014

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From The Comet Book ( Kometenbuch), 1587

(Source: the-night-picture-collector)

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Trying new #steepster tea, knitting, and most definitely not crying because of The Fountain.

Trying new #steepster tea, knitting, and most definitely not crying because of The Fountain.

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"To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own."

Pacific Rim, 2013


One of the greatest things about this quote (and this movie) is that it had all the potential in the world to spread the dark and terrible (and often truthful) idea that in order to fight the darkness, one must absorb some of that darkness. It was very prominent in The Dark Knight trilogy, especially as articulated by Harvey Dent: “You die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” 

Pacific Rim doesn’t do this. Mankind bands together for a true world war. There are already enough monsters coming for them; they do not need to become monstrous themselves. The monsters they create are not beasts but guards and armor to protect, not universally destroy. The jaegers rarely deliberately destroy massive structures (remember Gipsy Danger carefully stepping over a large walkway and nimbly navigating between buildings during the fight in Hong Kong). The pilots in the jaegers are very human and imperfect but are still heroes. They may have created monsters, but they did not become them.

Everyone and their mother has lauded this, but it bears repeating: in Pacific Rim, mankind’s power is not in its capacity for destruction or power or control or harnessing its deepest instincts but instead in its humanity—its ability to rebuild, to persevere, to empathize and to understand. 

(via mymarysunshine)

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mythologyofblue:

Irving Penn, Self Portrait

mythologyofblue:

Irving Penn, Self Portrait

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