"After Dark" by Harriet Lee-Merrion

untitled by sleep, dream on Flickr.

Lowell Birge Harrison, Fifth Avenue at Twilight (c. 1910)
"Lowell Birge Harrison merged his Beaux-Arts academic training with American Transcendentalist sensibilities. He combined a technical finesse with a subjective feeling for the spiritual essence of landscape that made his art and teaching (his textbook on landscape painting was a bestseller in its day) central to the Tonalist movement. Harrison championed what he called “the big vision—the power to see and to render the whole of a given scene or picture motive, rather than to paint a still-life picture of its component parts; the power to give the essential and to suppress the inessential, the power to paint the atmosphere which surrounds the objects rather than the objects themselves….” Like James Abbott McNeill Whistler and George Inness, Harrison sought to express the power of place to move the observer." - Artsy

the divyak tagged me in this: “You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. hit shuffle on your ipod/iphone/itunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. then pass this onto some people.”

1. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

2. Florence + The Machine - Swimming

3. Federico Aubele - Laberinto Del Ayer

4 Coeur de Pirate - Francis

5. Thirteen Senses - Animals

6. John Lennon - Imagine

7. Michel Thomas - Track 3 (Chinese Vocabulary CD3)

^does this count haha. if not, Secret Garden - Posterale is the next one

8. Cloud Cult - Complicated Creation

9. Foals - My Number

10. Bombay Bicycle Club - Leave It 

Some People:


(Source: realjonsnow)


(by timrobisonjr)

Dead Sea, Israel Photograph by George Steinmetz, National GeographicSwimmers float effortlessly in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea near Ein Bokek, Israel. Ten times saltier than seawater, the lake is extremely buoyant and a popular destination for holidaymakers. It’s also Earth’s lowest point on land.

crowds2 by mariedraws on Flickr.

Shel Silverstein, “Happy Ending?”