roman.a.clef

"I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare

It is abhorrent to me when a fine intelligence is paired with an unsavory character.

—Albert Einstein (via picalla)

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A multitude of small delights constitute happiness

—Charles Baudleaire (via picalla)

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cemeteryconservation:

One of my co-workers just sent me this. She took the picture at Delaware Water Gap NRA (Pennsylvania) in 1998 (Originally a slide). This is one of the most elaborate cast iron grave markers I have ever seen.

cemeteryconservation:

One of my co-workers just sent me this. She took the picture at Delaware Water Gap NRA (Pennsylvania) in 1998 (Originally a slide). This is one of the most elaborate cast iron grave markers I have ever seen.

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I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

—Agatha Christie (via itsquoted)

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thegetty:

On this day in history, the cornerstone of the United States Capitol was laid by George Washington in 1793.

Since then, the Capitol has been rebuilt and expanded dramatically (by no less than four different architects).

This photograph is from a trio of images by John Plumbe, Jr. that form the first photographic record of the site.

The United States Capitol, 1836, John Plumbe, Jr. J. Paul Getty Museum. 

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