December 1, 2016

Miscellany #50

Fifty shades of white: Artist captures beautiful images of albinos against light backgrounds to reveal 'their beautiful tones'

Yulia Taits, 38, from Moscow, captured the images of models and says she did not need to use Photoshop for any of them.

Ms Tait, who now lives in Israel, said: 'Their unique beauty hypnotizes me. This beauty is so pure and amazing for me, as if it was taken from fantasies and fairytale legends. ...'I’m excited to prove that white is not just one color! It has many tints, shades and beautiful tones."

 Albino Aldi

Lost poem by Anne Frank unearthed: She wrote the eight lines of advice when she was only 12, in a book belonging to Christiane 'Cri-cri' Van Maarsen, the younger sister of her best friend Jacqueline, only months before the family went into hiding from the Nazis. 

If you did not finish your work properly,
And lost precious time,
Then once again take up your task
And try harder than before.
If others have reproached you
For what you have done wrong,
Then be sure to amend your mistake.
That is the best memory one can make.

Migrants Burn Down German Refugee Center After Camp Runs Out of Nutella and Gummy Bears

Rakotzbrücke Devil's Bridge

This jaw-dropping 19th-century bridge uses its reflection to form a perfect circle.  Commissioned in 1860 by the knight of the local town, the thin arch stretching over the waters of the Rakotzsee is roughly built out of varied local stone. Like many similarly precarious spans across Europe, the Rakotzbrücke is known as a “devil’s bridge,” due to the colloquialism that such bridges were so dangerous or miraculous that they must have been built by Satan.

 Devil's Bridge

‘Suicide bomber’ squirrel hospitalizes Chicago politician who spoke out against squirrels

The Factory of Fakes In the New Yorker - How a workshop uses digital technology to craft perfect copies of imperiled art.

Explore the stories behind the 100 most influential images of all time put together by Time magazine and an international team of curators

15 Reflections That Mess With Your Head

 #2 Starry Night In A Puddle
#2  Reflection in a Puddle Where The Gravel Looks Like A Starry Night Sky

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