allthingseurope:

Salzburg, Austria (by Serge Freeman)

allthingseurope:

Salzburg, Austria (by Serge Freeman)

allthingseurope:

Erfurt, Germany (by S. Lo)

allthingseurope:

Erfurt, Germany (by S. Lo)

Tags: Erfurt One Day

metaphorformetaphor:

This yearning for new and distant scenes, this craving for freedom, release, forgetfulness — they were he admitted to himself, an impulse towards flight, flight from the spot which was the daily theatre of a rigid, cold, and passionate service.

Thomas Mann, “Death in Venice,” Death in Venice: And Seven Other Stories (Vintage, 2010)

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wtf-fun-factss:

The beauty of Vermont -  WTF fun facts

wtf-fun-factss:

The beauty of Vermont -  WTF fun facts

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jakewyattriot:

I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe."

— Elie Wiesel (via missrosemaryclaire)

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impressionsonmymind:

Childe Hassam, New England Headlands, 1899, oil on canvas

impressionsonmymind:

Childe Hassam, New England Headlands, 1899, oil on canvas

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historia-polski:

Poznań, the capital of Wielkopolska (“Greater Poland”) (ca. 550 thousand residents), situated upon the Warta and Cybina Rivers, is a modern city of over a millennium long history connected with the onset of the State of Poland. Its diverse proposals for tourists, ranging from sightseeing, choir concerts to active relaxation in the Malta centre, can cater to everyone’s expectations.

In 10th and 11th centuries Poznań was the capital of the State of Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobry (Boleslaus the Brave), an important religious and state centre for the Piast Dynasty. In 19th century it was a resilient economic stronghold in the fight with the invader. Until today the economic position of the city is high and Poznań residents are famous for their honesty and laboriousness.

History can be traced in monumental, elegant buildings standing in direct vicinity of outstandingly beautiful tenement houses of diverse architecture, while the broad streets and busy city roads run near the charming Old Town.

Poznań’s eventful history is reflected in high-class historical buildings, majority of which are located alongside the Royal-Imperial Route. The city’s showcase is its renaissance town hall with legendary goats up on the tower, which attracts thousands of tourists to the Old Market Square.

Poznań Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (1651- 1732) is Europe’s masterpiece of monumental baroque, a top-class historical building, entered in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul (14th century) is also an impressive building located on Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) with the Golden Chapel – mausoleum of the first Polish kings: Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobry.

Additionally, highly recommended attractions of the city include a visit at the Palace in Rogalin, with its paintings gallery, the monumental oak trees of Lech, Czech and Rus, a visit at the town of Kórnik, and the old Polish manor house in Koszuty. Sports and recreational activities are the specialty of Malta (ski run, toboggan run, oarsman lane, playgrounds, rollers, mini-golf, swimming pool). Children (and others) are welcome to visit the New Zoological Garden.

Poznań is above all the capital of Polish commerce. Each year the International Poznań Fair is visited by about one million people and the pavilions are used all year round. It is also the capital of music, home to world-famous choirs: Poznań Cathedral Choir, Boys’ and Men’s Choir of the State Philharmonic in Poznań. The city also prides itself on its opera house, musical theatre and museums. Malta International Arts Festival held in June gains increasing importance.

Tasting the regional delicacy will give the tour around Poznań its finishing touch: St. Martin’s crescent rolls are baked to celebrate the St. Martin’s name day, but they can be bought all year long.” (source)

fot: Mariusz Cieszewski

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swedophile:

This morning, the sun rose on the 73,049th day of peace in Sweden, bringing it to exactly 200 years.
The last conflict Sweden – before it adopted its ways of neutrality – was in 1814, in which Sweden defeated the Danes and Norwegians.
The painting is Karl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway, painted by Fredric Westin.
#makemeatballsnotwar

swedophile:

This morning, the sun rose on the 73,049th day of peace in Sweden, bringing it to exactly 200 years.

The last conflict Sweden – before it adopted its ways of neutrality – was in 1814, in which Sweden defeated the Danes and Norwegians.

The painting is Karl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway, painted by Fredric Westin.

#makemeatballsnotwar