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kagashio:

The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833-36. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay.

The series of paintings depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city, situated on the lower end of a river valley, near its meeting with a bay of the sea. The valley is distinctly identifiable in each of the paintings, in part because of an unusual landmark: a large boulder is precariously situated atop a crag overlooking the valley. Some critics believe this is meant to contrast the immutability of the earth with the transience of man.

boyirl:

Javier PérezHumano, 1998

boyirl:

Javier Pérez
Humano, 1998

visitheworld:

One of the most impressive impact craters on Earth, Pingualuit Crater in Ungava Peninsula / Canada (via aventureskangiqsujuaq).

visitheworld:

One of the most impressive impact craters on Earth, Pingualuit Crater in Ungava Peninsula / Canada (via aventureskangiqsujuaq).

fashiondestruction92:

Marc Jacobs F/W 14. Photos by David Urbanke.

fashiondestruction92:

Marc Jacobs F/W 14. Photos by David Urbanke.

mpdrolet:

Parking Lot Maple Plantings, East St. Louis, Missouri, 2010 
Alex S. MacLean

mpdrolet:

Parking Lot Maple Plantings, East St. Louis, Missouri, 2010

Alex S. MacLean