The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]
"At the turn of the 20th century he ruled everything - from architecture through furniture to fashion and biscuit stickers. This ‘brushwork’ is connected with the name Alphonse Mucha, thanks to whom Art Nouveau is still alive today." - Ivan Lendl: Alphonse Mucha
A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.
one of my favorite pictures in the world
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
My friend painted a piano to look like a cartoon piano. This is the final result.