Fashion! Put It All On Me ➝ Paolo Sebastian f/w 2014-15
HISTORY MEME | 3/10 Moments → Trinity Test
On 16 July, 1945 at 5:29 in the morning the atomic age dawned as the first ever-atomic bomb, nicknamed “the Gadget”, was detonated in the New Mexico desert. For a few moments, it seemed as though the pre-dawn darkness had been swept away as a radiance “brighter than a thousand suns” illuminated the surroundings. The bomb was a carefully assembled implosion type device with a plutonium core, and the blast generated an explosive power close to that of 20 tons of TNT.
“We knew the world would not be the same.” said J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the team that designed the bomb. The test was a success for him and the others who worked on the Project, though other sources claim that Oppenheimer was less eloquent at the time of the detonation, simply exclaiming “It worked!” Nonetheless, the fact that the bomb did indeed work changed the course of human history. Hundreds of other nuclear tests would follow it, as well as the two actual bombings of Japan in August of the same year.
'Maybe he's right. Maybe there is something the matter with me. I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.’
The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The World’s Oldest Crown
The crown was discovered in a remote cave in the Judaean Desert near the Dead Sea in 1961 among hundreds of other objects from the period. Known as the ‘Nahal Mishar Hoard’, more than 400 objects were discovered by Pessah Bar-Adon and his fellow Israeli archaeologists in the cave which became known as the ‘Cave of the Treasure’. The ancient relic, which dates back to the Copper Age between 4000–3300 B.C., is shaped like a thick ring and features vultures and doors protruding from the top. It is believed the crown played a part in burial ceremonies for people of importance at the time.
Shield of Henry II of France, France, ca. 1555.
The battle scene at the center is thought to depict the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in Cannae in 216 B.C., which here could be interpreted as an allusion to the struggle of France against the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. In the strapwork borders are the intertwined letters: H for Henry II (reigned 1547–59); C for Catherine de Médicis, his queen; and possibly also D for Diane de Poitiers, his mistress. Interspersed with the initials are crescents, the king’s personal badge and a reference to the moon goddess Diana and her namesake Diane de Poitiers.
Francisco Laporta Valor (1850-1914), Rosa mística - 1894
"what are you going to do with a degree in english?" *compassionately puts a hand on your shoulder* "what is a degree in english going to do without you?”