Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

William Garnett.

“Aerial photographs that possess true coherence of intention and resolution are rare, and a remarkable number of those that hold firm in our memories were made by William A. Garnett” - John Szarkowski

via: 3rd of May
Photographs from top to bottom (with the last one added by me) Grading Lakewood, 1950; Trenching Lakewood, California, 1950; Framing Lakewood, California, 1950; Foundations and Slabs, Lakewood, California, 1950; Plaster and Roofing, Lakewood, California, 1950; Finished Housing, Lakewood, California, 1950

Friday, September 16, 2011

It may be as you say.

"This human mind wrote history, and this must read it. The Sphinx must solve her own riddle. If the whole of history is in one man, it is all to be explained from individual experience. There is a relation between the hours of our life and the centuries of time. As the air I breathe is drawn from the great repositories of nature, as the light on my book is yielded by a star a hundred millions of miles distant, as the poise of my body depends on the equilibrium of centrifugal and centripetal forces, so the hours should be instructed by the ages, and the ages explained by the hours."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

You have been dead.

via: Christopher Paquette
excerpted from "The Complete Walker" by Colin Fletcher

"If you judge safety to be the paramount consideration in your life you should never, under any circumstances, go on long hikes alone. Don't take short hikes alone either- or, for that matter, go anywhere alone. And avoid at all costs such foolhardy activities as driving, falling in love, or inhaling air that is almost certainly riddled with deadly germs. Wear wool next to your skin. Insure every good and chattel you posses against every conceivable contingency the future might bring, even if the premiums half-cripple the present. Never cross an intersection against a red light, even when you can see that all roads are clear for miles. And never, of course, explore the guts of an idea that seems as if it might threaten one of your more cherished beliefs. In your wisdom you will probably live to a ripe old age. But you may discover, just before you die, that you have been dead for a long, long time."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Memory... Strange that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago; of men and women long since dead."

Monday, September 5, 2011

Voyager 1.

34 years ago today the Voyager 1 space probe was launched into space.
Voyager 1 is the farthest man made object from the Earth.
Voyager 1 will be the first probe to leave our solar system.