Fragile Bond / Bedtime Story from Childhood Series by Veronica Ebert
17 year Cicada emergence .gif, because I had to see it animate.
Letters from Vincent van Gogh to his brother, Theo.
by Randy Mora
The Winchester Mystery House was commissioned by widow Sarah Winchester, after a medium told her that if she did not continue building a house forever, she would die. The result is a strange 7 story mansion (reduced to four stories after the 1906 earthquake) with dead ends, traps, false fireplaces, and more:
She believed her only chance of a normal life was to build a house, and keep building it. If the house was never finished, no ghost could settle into it. The house contains many features that were utilized to trap or confuse spirits. There are doors that are small or lead nowhere and windows that look into other parts of the house. The mansion may be huge but there are only two mirrors in the whole place. This is because Sarah believed that ghosts were afraid of their own reflection.
The house has about 160 rooms, including 40 bedrooms, 2 ballrooms, 47 fireplaces, 10,000 window panes, 17 chimneys, 2 basements and 3 elevators.
Changing Partners - Helen Forrest
Today is my 18th birthday and I’m recovering from tonsillitis. 18 is one of those big years where you just reevaluate your life and honestly, I’m so happy with everything and everyone who has accompanied me on this journey, and I have such beautiful hopes for this year…
Feb. 14, 1940: Workers at La Guardia Airport fought the elements to hold down a plane as a large storm brought seven inches of snow and winds gusting at 60 miles per hour to New York, hammering the eastern part of the country. Bus services were suspended and a swath of the West Side Highway closed, but the city seemed to prevail in “what appeared to be a winning effort to keep essential services functioning.” Photo: The New York Times