“I not only like it better here than in London, but am also quite convinced that you would like it exactly the same. What amazes me most is the fact that things here are by no means all as new and advanced as one would really think; on the contrary: one can observe the contrast between the most modern and the most shabby things wherever one goes. There is no need to search for the surreal here, for one stumbles over it at every step. The skyscrapers are imposing in the early evening, but later when the offices have closed and the lights are sparser, they remind one of insufficiently illuminated European mews. And just think, there are stars here and a horizontal moon and splendid sunsets like those in the height of summer.”

Gretel Adorno describing NYC to Walter Benjamin
yo-tori:

r3ally-bad-url:

downto142:

frettedtoflame:

I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.


#prays this is fake#prays again#what if the early 2000’s get romantisized#no one wants to relive 2005#that was just a fucking ride


Ah geez. This is hella embarrassing.

omg!

yo-tori:

r3ally-bad-url:

downto142:

frettedtoflame:

I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

Ah geez. This is hella embarrassing.

omg!

(Source: theacheofmodernism, via kris-jenner-in-a-casket)

ianference:

It is truly a strange thing when a steam pipe bursts under an abandoned building in the dead of winter, but that’s exactly what happened under the Clinic Building at Greystone Park State Hospital in 2007, a month before the building was unceremoniously knocked down.  The steam congregated near the ceiling of the abandoned asylum infirmary, condensing on the pipes and dripping down in regular patterns - and creating these ice stalagmites.  An hour after taking this photograph, demolition workers came into the building and chased us through the tunnels; we had to hide in an attic in 0 degree weather for hours while cops searched for us.  The next time I drove out there, there was no trace that a building had ever stood in this spot.

ianference:

It is truly a strange thing when a steam pipe bursts under an abandoned building in the dead of winter, but that’s exactly what happened under the Clinic Building at Greystone Park State Hospital in 2007, a month before the building was unceremoniously knocked down.  The steam congregated near the ceiling of the abandoned asylum infirmary, condensing on the pipes and dripping down in regular patterns - and creating these ice stalagmites.  An hour after taking this photograph, demolition workers came into the building and chased us through the tunnels; we had to hide in an attic in 0 degree weather for hours while cops searched for us.  The next time I drove out there, there was no trace that a building had ever stood in this spot.

(via gryffin-dyke)

the-13th-floor:

“Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.

the-13th-floor:

“Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.

(via grossefumeuse)

(Source: unimpressedcats, via pixie-tyx)