detail of La Comtesse de Keller by Alexandre Cabanel
December 4th 1872: Mary Celeste found
On this day in 1872, the American ship the Mary Celeste was found unmanned in the Atlantic Ocean by the British brig Dei Gratia. The ship seemed to be abandoned (one lifeboat was missing), despite the fact that the weather was fine and the ship was still seaworthy, with no sign of a struggle. There was over six months worth of food and water on board and the personal belongings of passengers and crew were still there. All of the ship’s papers were missing, except for the captain’s logbook. Many possible explanations have been suggested, but the mystery of the Mary Celeste remains unsolved. The Mary Celeste is thus considered the archetypal ‘ghost ship’.
A bright video screen shows images of blue sky on Tiananmen Square during a time of dangerous levels of air pollution, on January 23, 2013 in Beijing.
That’s some dystopian shit.
so fucked up
Villerville Beach, Normandy (detail), Carlos de Haes, c.1877-1884
They were good times. We did good and we had fun. And that’s what I’m going to remember.
My best friend, and he’d kill me for saying that’s what he was, is dead.
Sherlock Holmes is dead.
Two German officers interrogate a Soviet lieutenant. The officer smoking the cigarette is wearing an award which indicates he won the Iron Cross in WW1 and qualified to earn one in WW2.
Engraved Zippo lights belonging to Vietnam soldiers.
Admiral Sir Graham Moore, Sir Thomas Lawrence, ca. 1790. Detail.
Ruins of the Frauenkirche, Dresden, East Germany, 1973.
The Red Warriors were a Paris street gang who used violent force to remove Nazis from France in the mid-late 80’s.
Prag, our husbands are making the rounds on Tumblr again.
We decided that the one on the left belongs to me, right?
Because the one on the left belongs to me.
All I ever wanted to be growing up is these guys
My favorite documentary is about them, look it up.
Our left, or their left?
A lady reading newspaper, 1932 (via)