Josef Sudek, Detail with Baroque Wing
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Departure of the Witches, Luis Ricardo Falero (1851–1896)
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None sing as purely as those in deepest Hell; it is their singing that we take for the singing of angels. — Franz Kafka, from Abandoned Fragments: The Unedited Works of Franz Kafka, 1897-1917 (Sun Vision Press, 2012)
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Shrine of The Vampires (1919)
Excavation of King Sargon II. palace, Khorsabad, Mesopotamia, 1930s
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You said: “I’ll go to another country, go to another shore,
find another city better than this one.
Whatever I try to do is fated to turn out wrong
and my heart lies buried as though it were something dead.
How long can I let my mind moulder in this place?
Wherever I turn, wherever I happen to look,
I see the black ruins of my life, here,
where I’ve spent so many years, wasted them, destroyed them totally.”
You won’t find a new country, won’t find another shore.
This city will always pursue you. You will walk
the same streets, grow old in the same neighborhoods,
will turn gray in these same houses.
You will always end up in this city. Don’t hope for things elsewhere:
there is no ship for you, there is no road.
As you’ve wasted your life here, in this small corner,
you’ve destroyed it everywhere else in the world.
(The city, C.P. Cavafy. Translated by Edmund Keeley)
Only mystery makes us live. Only mystery. — Federico García Lorca, Le Poète À New York (via observando)
Mars by Hans Thoma
Be proud of your place in the Cosmos. It is small, and yet, it is. — Cecil Palmer (via talisman)
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The Black Cat (1934, dir. Edgar Ulmer)
I will be wild. I will be brutal. I will encircle you and conquer you. I will be more powerful than your boats and your swords and your blood lust. I will be inevitable. — Iphigenia, from A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky. (via sourirefugace)
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