Monday, October 22, 2018

Soviet Control Rooms

A collection of Soviet control rooms. Power stations, control towers etc. Vintage design.

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The Geometry of Farming

Aerial photos bring rows of crops, meticulously terraced hillsides and other means of cultivation into sharp focus.

A rice farming terrace in Guiyang, southwest China.

Tourists visit a tulip field in Zhumadian, Henan province, China.

Newly harvested red chili peppers spread out to dry
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China.
China Daily News/Reuters

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Lost murals By Italian Futurist Rediscovered In a Bank In Rome

Balla's murals today. Photo: Banca d'Italia

Murals painted by a key proponent of the Futurist movement, Giacomo Balla, have been rediscovered in a Bank of Italy building under renovation in Rome.The paintings cover the walls and ceiling of the former Bal Tic Tac, the first Futurist venue in Rome, opened by Balla in 1921.

Balla's best known work is his 1912 painting Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash:

The murals will be visible to the public as part of the Bank of Italy's new museum, which is scheduled to open in 2021 – exactly 100 years after the Bal Tic Tac debuted.

More: The Local


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Are You The Couple in This Yosemite Engagement Photo?

On October 26, 2018 photographer Matthew Dippel saw a man walk out to the edge of a cliff with his girlfriend and drop to one knee. Dippel captured a photo of the proposal from his vantage point in Yosemite National Park but, by the time he made his way over to the spot, the pair had disappeared. Now he’s searching for the mystery couple in his photo.

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Lest We Forget the Horrors

McSweeney’s has compiled a catalogue of Trump's worst cruelties, collusions and crimes to be read before the midterms.

Part 1 takes us up to February 28, 2017. It's overwhelming.