"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
Agatha Christie (via courageous-and-strong)
The City of Norilsk photos by Elena Chernyshova
Norilsk in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, is the world’s northernmost city, experiencing an average annual temperature of 15F/-9C and covered in snow for approximately 275 days out of each year. 175,000+ residents call this frigid cradle in the Arctic Circle home.
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who is the artist? i would like to thank them for creating the most relatable thing i have ever read in my life
I’m getting a lot of questions about this… it was posted anonymously originally on here
""You your best thing, Sethe" [from Toni Morrison’s "Beloved"]. That line always makes me cry. How many of us have lived lives without ever realizing the possibility of that sentence? You your best thing. Man."
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
Today’s photo of a young Hazara school girl was taken in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
Summer at the Wannsee,Berlin. (Photo: Ralf Hirschberger / EPA via the Wall Street Journal)