19 July 2013 @ 06:04 pm

18 April 2013 @ 06:58 am

The bedrooms of famous authors...

...and the prison cells of German criminals.

Almost sad to say that most of those cells look more inviting and warm than half of the university dorm rooms you see in the States. (Most of which you pay a whole lot of money to stay in, anyway.)
01 April 2013 @ 03:41 am

'Taking a Bath in Hitler's Tub for Vogue'

”Almost anyone with a medium income and no heirlooms could have been the proprietor of this flat,” Miller wrote in her diaries, “The place was in perfect condition, including electricity and hot water and heat available and [an] electric refrigerator. It wasn’t empty enough to be ‘sub-let’ as it stood, but a quarter of an hour’s clearing cupboards would have made it ready for any new tenant who didn’t mind linen and silver marked AH.”
05 March 2013 @ 10:45 pm

Mournful (2013): 2013, Staged Portraits, 2nd prize stories, Ebrahim Noroozi

In different Shiite areas, mourning for Moharam takes various forms. One of the traditional ways in Iran is 'fourthly pulpits', held every year in Lorestan province, especially in Khoram-Abad, a city 310 miles away from Tehran. In this ceremony on the ninth day of Moharam, the first and most important Shiite month, women from different classes gather barefoot - traditionally wearing black mourning clothes - with covered faces and go to 40 different pulpits called 'saqa–khaneh'. They light a candle in silence to show their respects for Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad who was slain in battle during the month, while waiting for him to accept their wishes.