art is the opposite of death

hyperallergic:

(via Scaling the Spires of Cambridge with 1930s Urban Explorers)
Back in the 1930s, a group of amateur climbers scaled the centuries-old Gothic stonework and shaky water pipes to reach the spires of the Cambridge colleges. While not the first curious explorers to look at the architecture of a building and see it as a ladder to a new vista, they were some of the first to document their exploits. French artist Thomas Mailaender has compiled these black and white photographs acquired from the Cambridge climbers’ archives into a new publication with British independent publisher the Archive of Modern Conflict.
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hyperallergic:

(via Scaling the Spires of Cambridge with 1930s Urban Explorers)

Back in the 1930s, a group of amateur climbers scaled the centuries-old Gothic stonework and shaky water pipes to reach the spires of the Cambridge colleges. While not the first curious explorers to look at the architecture of a building and see it as a ladder to a new vista, they were some of the first to document their exploits. French artist Thomas Mailaender has compiled these black and white photographs acquired from the Cambridge climbers’ archives into a new publication with British independent publisher the Archive of Modern Conflict.

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It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! “And this, too, shall pass away.”

Abraham Lincoln, 1859 (via austinkleon)


upperplayground:

By @_faith47 “‘Portrait of ma madlimini’ first in a series of portraits on the #waricktriangle bridge flyovers in Durban . Warick market is an intense mix of informal trade, sangoma market, indian food market, Nyama, lime and mphepho, taxi ranks. General Wildness with some thuggery mixed in. An amazing project made possible by @uia2014durban and #dala . I return to Durban in August to complete the last 3 pillars. #faith47 #durban #uiadurban #informaltrade #reasonstobreathe”
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upperplayground:

By @_faith47 “‘Portrait of ma madlimini’ first in a series of portraits on the #waricktriangle bridge flyovers in Durban . Warick market is an intense mix of informal trade, sangoma market, indian food market, Nyama, lime and mphepho, taxi ranks. General Wildness with some thuggery mixed in. An amazing project made possible by @uia2014durban and #dala . I return to Durban in August to complete the last 3 pillars. #faith47 #durban #uiadurban #informaltrade #reasonstobreathe”


hyperallergic:

(via 3D Printing Coney Island’s Bygone Electric Eden)
Luna Park at Coney Island was an “electric Eden” of spindly towers and ornate architecture laced with some 250,000 lights. The amusement park was closed in 1944 after a catastrophic fire, and mostly photographs remain. (A new Luna Park opened at Coney Island in 2010.) To recapture some of the lost wonder, artist Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, is building a 3D-printed facsimile of Luna Park in miniature.
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hyperallergic:

(via 3D Printing Coney Island’s Bygone Electric Eden)

Luna Park at Coney Island was an “electric Eden” of spindly towers and ornate architecture laced with some 250,000 lights. The amusement park was closed in 1944 after a catastrophic fire, and mostly photographs remain. (A new Luna Park opened at Coney Island in 2010.) To recapture some of the lost wonder, artist Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, is building a 3D-printed facsimile of Luna Park in miniature.

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