Happy 100th Birthday, Rite of Spring! I shall celebrate by dressing in my finest and taking its performance into my ears, then becoming so shocked and appalled that I spill rioting into the streets, whereupon I shall likely faint.
Rose window of Catholic chapel on Hart Island, New York City’s Potter’s Field, where over 800,000 bodies lie in mass graves.
Source: Antiquarian23 (reddit)
About 2000 more each year, in trenches, the work done by Rikers Island inmates. Former Nike missile base, too. For a little patch of clay in a bay there sure has been the potential for a lot of madness. Oh, forgot: women’s lunatic asylum for a while, too!
Bouncy Bubble Beverage, It’s The Mandatory Thing!
(Paranoia RPG cup by West End Games, provided to cons ca 1990.)
I would have killed for one of these back in the day.
I don’t even want to know which way is up.
B-36H crash site in Labrador, Canada
This, too, looks like nothing so much as a time machine tucked out of the way hoping nobody finds it until its loop comes around again.
Nuclear explosion photographed less than one millisecond after detonation
Superheated plasma shooting to the ground along the tower’s guidewires, a jellyfish of pure destruction reaching toward its prey.
We put forty-eight strawberry plants into raised beds for Mothers Day. Soon they will be joined by lots of borage.
Abandoned West Side Highway, New York City, 1975
Early concepts for the High Line were met with understandable skepticism.
Movie set of Cameron’s ‘The Abyss’, Abandoned since 1989
Haul it out into the Atlantic and lower it down to the seabed alongside the Titanic!
Funicular used during communist years in Resita, Romania
COMMUNIST FUNICULAR is the name of my Pussy Riot cover band.