subtilitas:

Herzog De Meuron - Plaza de España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2008. The extreme geological conditions that formed the Canary Islands are the inspiration of the design. Highly textured black concrete pavilions mimic lava rock, and a large water basin, that fills with the tides, is divided with a tectonic-like line. Photos (C) Iwan Baan.

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subtilitas:

João Mendes Ribeiro - House renovation, Coimbra 2009. Such amazing detailing, worth clicking through the entire image set by Fernando Guerra.

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becausec4ts:

dogs howling is just the best ever.

becausec4ts:

dogs howling is just the best ever.

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ancient-serpent:

Giuseppe Tartini - The Devil’s Trill Sonata

travellinganachronism:

The Story behind the Devil’s Trill Sonata by Tartini

“One night, in the year 1713 I dreamed I had made a pact with the devil for my soul. Everything went as I wished: my new servant anticipated my every desire. Among other things, I gave him my violin to see if he could play. How great was my astonishment on hearing a sonata so wonderful and so beautiful, played with such great art and intelligence, as I had never even conceived in my boldest flights of fantasy. I felt enraptured, transported, enchanted: my breath failed me, and - I awoke. I immediately grasped my violin in order to retain, in part at least, the impression of my dream. In vain! The music which I at this time composed is indeed the best that I ever wrote, and I still call it the “Devil’s Trill”, but the difference between it and that which so moved me is so great that I would have destroyed my instrument and have said farewell to music forever if it had been possible for me to live without the enjoyment it affords me.”

To this day, it remains of the most technically demanding and complex violin pieces.

Nemo?

meme4u:

wait wait okay, nemo in latin means nobody…so the real name of the movie is finding nobody…so that means nemo wasn’t even real but just something that was part of marlin nemo’s dad’s imagination. He just unintentionally made up nemo to cope with the loss of his wife and his almost children.

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staysandstories:

the royal family, everybody

OH SNAP