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Jul 22, 2014 / 783 notes

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The city center, Belgium

Jul 20, 2014 / 7,085 notes

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A BMW Isetta ‘Bubble Window’ Cabrio, made in Munich, Germany, 1956, one of the 50 produced.

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Jul 15, 2014 / 581 notes

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Héctor Mediavilla

Grande Hotel I

The Place

The Grande Hotel was opened in 1955 with the claim to be the most luxurious hotel in Africa. It had an area of 21,000 square meters, more than 130 rooms, an olympic swimming pool, several restaurants and dance halls. Located just 5 hours off Rhodesia, it was the ideal place for the rich neighbours settlers, a spa with all kind of comforts and luxuries. The Grande Hotel ceased to function as such on February 28th, 1963 and eventually became a ghost building.

At the beginning of the 80’s the public pool, which had been open from the 70’s, was closed and the building gradually began to be squatted by low income families. Today, more than 2,000 people live in the ruins of this majestic hotel with no running water or electricity. A building that has been stripped of its elevators, glass and wrought iron railings. Any piece of the hotel could be sold to raise some money was sold by some of its own people.

Most of today’s residents of the Grande Hotel come from the northern provinces of Mozambique, from the bush. This rundown hotel is their first stop in Beira, which in the 50’s was a pintoresque bustling city with elegant cafés, international restaurants, luxurious hotels and boutiques with a cosmopolitan glamour.

This is a photo story about present and past of the colonial megalomania, the failed dreams of the independence process and the basic need of home for every human being.

Beira, Mozambique

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smithsonian:

This may look like an ordinary brown jar to you, but it is possibly the most written about jar in history. This famous tea jar even has a name: Chigusa. In 16th C Japan, tea connoisseurs wrote copiously about its beauty—its shape, glaze and color—and designed elaborate accessories with which to adorn it. To the tea men, this jar was the equivalent of what Benedict Cumberbatch is to the Tumblr community. 
You can see it on view at our freersackler until July 27. More about Chigusa and the #ArtofTea
Jul 15, 2014 / 572 notes

smithsonian:

This may look like an ordinary brown jar to you, but it is possibly the most written about jar in history. This famous tea jar even has a name: Chigusa. In 16th C Japan, tea connoisseurs wrote copiously about its beauty—its shape, glaze and color—and designed elaborate accessories with which to adorn it. To the tea men, this jar was the equivalent of what Benedict Cumberbatch is to the Tumblr community. 

You can see it on view at our freersackler until July 27. More about Chigusa and the #ArtofTea

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remash:

cracked earth concrete tile ~ hugo bugg | kaza concrete

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Jul 11, 2014 / 1,737 notes

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Specimens, Michael Mapes

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nevver:

Might as well, Max Wanger

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industriamexicana:

TAPO, Juan José Díaz Infante, 1979

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Jul 11, 2014 / 671 notes

architectureofdoom:

industriamexicana:

TAPO, Juan José Díaz Infante, 1979

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Jul 9, 2014 / 57 notes
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