Posts Tagged With: History

franklin in paris

 

“Our new Constitution is now established,
everything seems to promise it will be durable;
but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

 

~ Ben Franklin ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of the plaque commemorating the signing of the final Treaty of Paris, on September 3rd, 1783 on the wall of the Hotel d’York taken in Paris in November 2007.


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la malédiction

 

“It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful.”

 

~ Anton Szandor LaVey ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of of a World War II bullet dredged out of the Rhine River taken in May 1981.


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trees talk

 

“Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”

 

~ Kahlil Gibran ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a dendrochronological sample of a tree felled in the year 30 AD, taken in March 2018.


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the dark attic of forgotten lives

 

“Full many a flower is born to blush unseen.”

 

~ James Joyce ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a cropped photo of a painting by Brigida Böttcher on a preserved section of the Berlin Wall taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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a sea of humanity

 

“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever
in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

 

~ Kenneth E. Boulding ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of art on a preserved section of the Berlin Wall taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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the inheritors

 

“Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.”

 

~ Gustave Flaubert ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art in Paris taken in September 2017.


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a personal observation

 

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

 

~ Khalil Gibran ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in May 2022.


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as civilization begins to crumble

 

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

 

~ Livy ~

 

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


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lullaby for losers

 

“Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in October 2018.


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lamp

 

“Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.”

 

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a Roman lamp taken in 2004.


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revolution is forever

 

“True revolution comes from true revulsion;
when things get bad enough the kitten will kill the lion.”

 

~ Charles Bukowski ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a Roman sculpture of a Celtic warrior prisoner, taken in January 2014.


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the winds of war

 

“I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence,
unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.”

 

~ Erich Maria Remarque ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2011.


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the fragment of a tear

 

“Always and inevitably, everyone underestimates
the number of stupid individuals in circulation.”

 

~ Carlo M. Cipolla ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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les mensonges

 

“Full frontal nudity is reserved for Adam and Eve!”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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love your world

 

“Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.”

 

~ Albert Einstein ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art by Kefran taken in Paris in June 2018.


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too many books

 

“Psychopathia librorum…
I surround myself with the printed word.”

 

~ Sven Birkerts ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2022.


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a purpose

 

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand
as in what direction we are moving.”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in September 2007.


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immortality

 
“A book is the only immortality.”

 

~ Rufus Choate ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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FADE

 

Life has to be given a meaning
because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.”

 

~ Henry Miller ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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CASTING SHADOWS

 

“We think not in words but in shadows of words.”

 

~ Vladimir Nabokov ~

 

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


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