Gritty Noryangjin Station, Seoul Subway Line 1.

  April 17, 2014 at 06:30pm


South Korea ferry update: Of 459 aboard, 2 reported dead, 164 rescued and nearly 300 are missing as of this time. 

In addition to denying help from the US, as the ferry capsized people on board were told “Don’t move,” a voice warned, according to a recording obtained by CNN affiliate YTN. “If you move, it’s dangerous. Don’t move.”

this is all anyone is talking about here. virtually an entire school is missing and presumably on the bottom of the ocean; the parents were contacted preemptively and told everyone survived. one of the 17 year old class presidents is confirmed dead after giving up his life vest and pushing his friends out the flooded door of their submerged cabin. the P.A. system is recorded telling nobody to move. the whole thing is horrifying. please keep everyone in your thoughts. 


Air pollution in London this morning by photographer Dan Kitwood

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: A general view through smog of the Canary Wharf financial district on April 2, 2014 in London, England. Dust from the Sahara combined with pollution from mainland Europe has contributed to one of the worst smogs of the year this week with record levels being recorded in parts of England on Tuesday. The BBC weather centre predicts a potential 8 or 9 out of 10 level of air pollution likely to be found in East Anglia and the East Midlands later today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

this makes me feel slightly bitterly better because at least it’s not just us


The Smog of War: China Battles Pollution

China’s environmental problems have become such an embarrassment to its leadership that the country suddenly finds itself on a war footing. On Wednesday, Premier Li Keqiang, the second-ranked political leader and head of economic policy, formally declared a “war on pollution” in a speech before the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress. The reform is welcome news, but overdue — and the outlook of the strategy Li outlined is about as clear as the morning sky on your run-of-the-mill, suffocating Beijing day.

Li called for the closure of 50,000 small coal-fired furnaces, the removal of 6 million old, emissions-belching vehicles from the streets, and new guidelines for air quality improvement in seriously affected northern Chinese cities. He described the state of Beijing’s air as “nature’s red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.”



so basically someone made a redesigned version of Comic Sans and holy shit I never knew I could warm up to something that resembles Comic Sans like this

I’m not a typographer so my eyes aren’t trained for this but I think I might use this from now on

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Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流し Tōrō = lantern / nagashi = cruise, flow) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival, festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.

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Title: Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean cover) Artist: Yuna 54,173 plays

Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean cover) - Yuna

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 at the 2013 world cup of rhythmic gymnastics in kiev, ukraine

  April 11, 2014 at 06:30pm


Green Bush Viper (Atheris squamigera)


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Vincent  van Gogh - From ‘Almond Blossoms’ Series (1888-1890)

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If you happen to find yourself about six miles east of Seoul, South Korea, be on the lookout for this awesome roadside attraction. Called The Dreamy Camera, it’s a two-story building designed to look like a gigantic Rolleiflex Camera. It’s a fully-funtional coffee shop and camera museum. We don’t think this enormous walk-in camera takes photos, but we love the idea of simply standing inside, looking out the lens window and taking a photo from the perspective of the giant camera.

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Thank you tumblr! We can now view images like this as we always should have.

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Florence panorama

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  • Reading a foreign language you're trying to learn: lol this is easy I understand so much of this
  • Trying to construct sentences in that language: wtf am I doing jesus take the wheel where is wiktionary
Title: Boy – X Artist: Nell (넬) 2,129 plays


Artist: Nell (넬)
Song: Boy – X
Album: Escaping Gravity: “Gravity” Trilogy Part.2

Whenever I listen to a Nell song (especially one from this album), I get this mystical feeling as if I’ve entered a new world. It’s a feeling unique to this amazing band that almost too perfectly puts together synths and rock.

Buy it in iTunes!