Posts Tagged With: Civilization

AGELESS AM I

 

“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”

 

~ George Carlin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Kinderdijk, Netherlands in April 2007.


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PILES OF BONES

 

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in 1988.


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NO GOD

 

“There is no darkness but ignorance.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2017.


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COMIC OPERA

 

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity
is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman oil lamp, unearthed in a cremation burial, taken in September 1988.


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RISE UP

 

“Life shrinks or expands
in proportion with one’s courage.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art by Gregos taken in Paris in May 2017.


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AS CIVILIZATION BEGINS TO CRUMBLE

 

“We can endure neither our vices
nor the remedies needed to cure them.”

 

~ Livy ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2018.


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THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS

 

“Billions of years from now our sun,
then a distended red giant star,
will have reduced Earth to a charred cinder.
But the Voyager record will still be largely intact,
in some other remote region of the Milky Way galaxy,
preserving a murmur of an ancient civilization that once flourished.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a natural calcite formation taken in the Musée de Minéralogie in Paris in May 2018.


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THE GREAT EXTINCTION

 

“Our planet is currently undergoing
a mass extinction of species
called the Anthropocene – the Age of Man.”

 

~ Louie Psihoyos ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2018.


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RUINS

 

“It is grand to contemplate the ruins of cities;
but it is grander still to contemplate the ruins of human beings!”

 

~ Comte de Lautréamont ~

 

000-ruinsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 1981.


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