Kara Smith

Undiscovered Worlds

legrandcirque:

Puppet-making. Photograph by Ralph Crane, June 1951.

legrandcirque:

Puppet-making. Photograph by Ralph Crane, June 1951.

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nirvananews:

"I became obsessed with turtles. I bought six of them and put them in a bathtub. They show no emotion, they’re so inanimate. It’s the complete opposite of what dogs are, I can’t stand dogs, they’re too willing to please. I like cats. Animals that require attention. Turtles have this fuck you attitude, ‘I’m stuck in this tank, I’m miserable and I’m not going to perform for you.’" - Kurt Cobain.

nirvananews:

"I became obsessed with turtles. I bought six of them and put them in a bathtub. They show no emotion, they’re so inanimate. It’s the complete opposite of what dogs are, I can’t stand dogs, they’re too willing to please. I like cats. Animals that require attention. Turtles have this fuck you attitude, ‘I’m stuck in this tank, I’m miserable and I’m not going to perform for you.’" - Kurt Cobain.

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When a Rising Moon has Touched the Treeline2014, Acrylic on canvas, 24” x 36”
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A selection of my paintings are now being represented by The Road Gallery.  www.theroadgallery.com
This feels like the home I haven’t found yet.

This feels like the home I haven’t found yet.

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Desk collection

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todayinhistory:

April 5th 1951: Rosenbergs sentenced

On this day in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for alleged spying. The couple were American citizens, but were convicted for espionage after they were accused of giving information to the Soviets about the atomic bomb. They were both arrested in 1950, and became the face of the supposed Communist conspiracy, the fear of which gripped Cold War United States throughout the 1950s and beyond. The couple insisted upon their innocence, but they were still convicted and sentenced to die. In the years between their conviction and execution, public opinion was divided on the guilt of the Rosenbergs. Despite the reservations of some, they were executed on June 19th 1953 by electric chair. It remained unclear whether the pair were indeed Soviet spies, but due to evidence which has since come to light Julius Rosenberg does appear to have been guilty.

A fascinating anniversary with an unusual musical footnote. If you haven’t heard the story of Abel Meeropol—the man who took in and raised the Rosenberg’s children also wrote Billy Holiday’s haunting Strange Fruit—check out the NPR story … 

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The Mighty Sonoran
Taliesin West
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feuille-d-automne:

Cliff House , c 1900 .

San Francisco. This was such a stunning structure. It was grand enough (for the time) that it brought a lot of movie stars and diplomats to San Francisco for galas and lavish parties and that sort of thing. Sadly it burned to the ground in 1907, ironically, only one year after managing to survive the 1906 quake that leveled practically the entire city. This building only stood for 11 years, built in 1896, by Adolph Sutro, a seven story Victorian Chateau, called by some “the Gingerbread Palace”.
I grew up visiting the site of the Cliff House, where now stands a shabby and modest viewing room mostly just to pay homage that does no justice to the grandeur of the original, in my opinion. The Sutro Baths, next door to this, is another lost San Franciscan treasure, which at the time was the largest complex of indoor swimming pools and water slides anywhere in the country, which was also built in 1896 but burned to the ground in the 1960s. Now just the ‘ruins’ of the concrete foundation remain.

foreveredmark:

feuille-d-automne:

Cliff House , c 1900 .

San Francisco. This was such a stunning structure. It was grand enough (for the time) that it brought a lot of movie stars and diplomats to San Francisco for galas and lavish parties and that sort of thing. Sadly it burned to the ground in 1907, ironically, only one year after managing to survive the 1906 quake that leveled practically the entire city. This building only stood for 11 years, built in 1896, by Adolph Sutro, a seven story Victorian Chateau, called by some “the Gingerbread Palace”.

I grew up visiting the site of the Cliff House, where now stands a shabby and modest viewing room mostly just to pay homage that does no justice to the grandeur of the original, in my opinion. The Sutro Baths, next door to this, is another lost San Franciscan treasure, which at the time was the largest complex of indoor swimming pools and water slides anywhere in the country, which was also built in 1896 but burned to the ground in the 1960s. Now just the ‘ruins’ of the concrete foundation remain.

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