Leonard Norman Cohen, born 21 September 1934, Almost Like the Blues
"We’re eye doctors."
"What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?"
"The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."
Cassandro in the Ring (The New Yorker‘s Photo Booth) Photos of Saúl Armendáriz, known to lucha libre devotees as Cassandro. Armendáriz is an exótico, an openly gay luchador who plays a drag-queen character and forgoes the customary mask in favor of a full face of makeup and coiffed hair
Amazing Art on Japanese Manhole Covers
In Japan, there are many cities and towns that place visually stunning works of art right underneath pedestrians’ feet. There are almost 6,000 of these covers around the country, turning unattractive necessities into eye candy. Photographer S. Morita has documented hundreds of these covers over the years which are available on Morita’s Flickr page.
"This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy who invented the daguerreotype process of photography.
Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being.
Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot — he was having his shoes shined.”
1. Japan. Fried fish, dried seaweed, tomatoes, miso soup with potatoes, rice in a metal container, served with milk.
2. Israel. Falafel, pitta chips, yoghurt and cucumber sauce, with green leaves.
3.Finland. Salad, chicken curry and pudding, string beans and carrots, served with milk.
4. Czech Republic. Semolina and vegetable soup, beef with garlic, spinach and potato dumplings, an orange.
5. Brazil. Meat in BBQ sauce, rice, green salad, pudding, and a strawberry juice.
6. Barcelona, Spain. Tomato fusilli, deep fried fish, salad, bread, and an apple.
7. France.Fries and nuggets with broccoli, bread, pasta salad, and a slice of cake.
8. South Korea. Pickled sesame leaves, kimchi, doenjang (a soybean paste) stew served with rice and a side of grapes.
9. Austin, Texas. Turkey taco salad, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler, and iced tea.
10. Sweden. Potatoes, cabbage, and beans, served with a cracker, Lingon Berry juice to drink.