Hyacinth Dirigible

"For the world we see is like a sack placed over our heads, so that we are blind to the true nature of things; yet there are places where the sack-cloth is threadbare, where the fabric of it is worn thin, and strange sights may sometimes be seen..."
magictransistor:

The East Village Other. Celebrating the Decline of Traditional Values. Vol. 6 No. 6. 1971.

magictransistor:

The East Village Other. Celebrating the Decline of Traditional Values. Vol. 6 No. 6. 1971.

sleepydrummer:

“Believe me—the crowd gave me $18 in tips. I ran out the door. Bought a whole chicken. Ran up Seventh Avenue to my home. Mother and I ate that night— and we have been eating pretty well since.”—Billie Holiday, recounts her first paid singing gig

sleepydrummer:

“Believe me—the crowd gave me $18 in tips. I ran out the door. Bought a whole chicken. Ran up Seventh Avenue to my home. Mother and I ate that night— and we have been eating pretty well since.”

—Billie Holiday, recounts her first paid singing gig

(Source: downbeat.com, via kitschgirl65)

artofprayer:

Called the “City of 1001 Churches,” Ani stood on various trade routes and its many religious buildings, palaces, and fortifications were amongst the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world.

At its height, Ani had a population of 100,000–200,000 people and was the rival of Constantinople, Baghdad and Damascus. Long ago renowned for its splendor and magnificence, Ani was abandoned and largely forgotten following the earthquake of 1319.

(Source: peopleofar.wordpress.com, via luminousinsect)