I drove past true love,
in a dream.
like a house that caught fire
it burned and flamed.
and the magician disappeared
as quickly as he came
and with a sound like white magic caught in a black car's blazing trail.
"The Ryugyong Hotel is a 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. (…) Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. After 1992 the building stood topped out, but without any windows or interior fittings. In 2008 construction resumed. In 2012, the exterior was reported to be complete. The opening of the hotel was scheduled several times but postponed.”
DESIGN: Amazing Vintage 155 Year Old Gifs
Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation.
Study of Perspective (1995-2003) is a series of photographs by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Each photograph shows the artist flipping his middle finger at many iconic landmarks and places across the world. His gesture confronts the viewers with a universal statement of political opposition.
Pantone has announced PANTONE®18-3224 Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014.
Neptune, seen from the Keck Observatory in the infrared (wavelength 1.17-1.3 microns), 11 August 2004. (Program ID N19N2.)