newyorker:

This past February, thanks to an unusually cold winter, the sea caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in northern Wisconsin, were accessible by foot for the first time in five years. Take a look at Erin Brethauer’s photos of the ice formations: http://nyr.kr/1mcY2ql

When I think about travel and its impact on my career, I think travel taught me how to observe. My parents would take my brother and I to Egypt frequently. I didn’t know what was going on half the time, but I had to pick up things quickly. I became a pretty good observer at 6 or 7 years old. And that’s a lot of what I do in my films. It’s a humbling position to watch and pick up context, especially when you don’t know a language and have to figure things out as you go. I had to focus on other things. I would focus on social cues, body language and gestures. I think that’s what travel did for me. It opened up my understanding of how people communicate. It was the first time I was put in the observer position because I was no longer the center of attention at such a young age. I had to watch other people.
Heidi Saman — Short Journeys (via secondsminuteshours)
ageofdestruction:

cassandra: Surface of Mercury, photographed by MESSENGER, 17th August 2013.
13 images taken over about 3 minutes. The increasing skew of the images reflects the changing angle between the spacecraft and terrain. Covers about 35 to 49°N, 270 to 280°W; craters are unnamed.
Image credit: NASA/APL/CIW. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

ageofdestruction:

cassandra: Surface of Mercury, photographed by MESSENGER, 17th August 2013.

13 images taken over about 3 minutes. The increasing skew of the images reflects the changing angle between the spacecraft and terrain. Covers about 35 to 49°N, 270 to 280°W; craters are unnamed.

Image credit: NASA/APL/CIW. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

wired:

These stunning aerial photos reveal patterns in seemingly mundane things.

[MORE: The Intricate, Beautiful Patterns of Civilization Seen From Above]

paulbrady:

Arecibo Observatory this afternoon.

paulbrady:

Arecibo Observatory this afternoon.

Spent a few days down in Guatemala last week near the historic city of Antigua. Great spot. In addition to exploring Antigua’s beautiful colonial architecture (and some ruins too), I also had a chance to hike to the summit of 13,000 foot Volcan Acatenango. You can check the full set of photos over at Flickr.

nevver:

Pattern recognition, Klaus Leidorf

thisisalisha:

Here’s 20,000 Free Vintage Maps, Courtesy of the NYPL

Wonderful.

martinscorsese:

North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock) 

Morning overlook.

Morning overlook.