۩ Hospital of the Soul ۩
WORST Street Fashion EVER = 
The Testicle backpack!! 
That’s nuts…

WORST Street Fashion EVER =

The Testicle backpack!!

That’s nuts…

Happy Roald Dahl Day! 💙💚💜My hero & fellow chocaholic bookworm was born on this day in 1916.
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Happy Roald Dahl Day! 💙💚💜
My hero & fellow chocaholic bookworm was born on this day in 1916.

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GUESS THE MOVIE: Describe a Movie plot in a bad way..

Awkward teenage boy talks to Kirsten Dunst, then shoots out sticky white goo for the next 2 hours.

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Inception: Leonardo DiCaprio and his friends enter people while they are sleeping.

An old Chinese guy teaches one kid to kick another kid in the face to avoid doing chores.

A rich white man actually thinks he can keep a bunch of dinosaurs in cages.

Girl gets obsessed with a pale guy whose body twinkles in sunlight and afterwards her best friend transforms into a giant German shepherd dog.

King learns how to speak in order to declare war properly.

God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs figure out how to open doors and eat man.

Tom Hanks takes a tropical vacation with a volleyball.

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A child brutally tortures two people after he is left behind during the holidays.

Two men ride horses up a mountain, and then each other.

A lady has her favorite writer stay at her house during a snowstorm.. (Misery)

Local Archaeology professor defeats Nazis using this old weird artifact.

A father cuts off his son’s hand because he doesn’t want to be a part of the family business.

Shy girl is asked to the prom, her dress gets ruined and she’s so pissed she kills everyone.

Giant raisin from outer space comes to earth to eat candy and dress like Mother Theresa.

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Vito Corleone gets fired from the grocery store. Then he resorts to a life of organized crime. He survives shooting only to be killed by pesticide spraying grandson.

Noseless villain with an unhealthy obsession with a teenage boy called Harry. He then takes 18 years (8 movies) to kill the teenage boy who only knows half as much magic as the villain!

Two cowboys make out in the woods for twenty years, but no one knows.

These Aliens invade earth but their Anti-Virus software isn’t up to date so Will Smith manages to blow them up.

Evil girl pukes pea soup and yells at priests..

Racially diverse group journeys to a volcano to destroy jewellery…

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British Nanny gives kids acid in sugar. Makes them think they can sit in the clouds then she abandons them.

Psychotic hermit invites 5 kids to his factory & then kills them in front of their parents one by one. Then selects the survivor to carry on his dark legacy!

It turns out the mission was possible

Old lady tells her grand-kids that a random shag meant more than their grandfather, then chucks a blue stone in the sea.

Against a backdrop of history’s most savage human slavery regime, white people have love problems.

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300 Greek dudes with great waxed abs and matching six-packs go to the beach and die.

Cop takes out marital frustrations on terrorists who seized office building.

Super-intelligent Artificial intelligent chooses Austrian bodybuilder as model for inconspicuous assassin.

A wealthy young boy uses cosplay to overcome the murders of his parents by dressing in a black rubber suit.

Rich Guy wants a hooker, hooker is oddly attractive, guy falls In love with hooker, they get married & live happily.

100 year old man goes to high school. Seduces teenage girl.

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Guy joyrides a Delorean round a car-park and almost shags his mother in the past.

A lady waits to catch a bus, some guy spends two hours telling her his life story.

Woman shacks up with seven miners, almost dies of food poisoning and eventually leaves them for another man.

For Norman Bates, every day is Mother’s Day.

Jealous cowboy tries to kill astronaut but then saves him from local psycho.
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Boat load of people take Ice Bucket Challenge. Ends badly. Leonardo diCaprio dies then girl floats away.

Liam Neeson is VERY angry on the phone.

Tim Burton directs this musical expose on the lax health standards of the Victorian era food service industry.

A talking rat repeatedly violates hygiene protocol in this heartwarming animated tale set in Paris.

Stressed out sports agent yells at people to show him more money.

Asthmatic father stops an incestuous relationship between his son and daughter while trying to build a death star.

Transported to a surreal landscape a young girl kills the fist person she meets. Then she teams up with three strangers to kill again..

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: Le Grand Eléphant of Nantes, France.


A giant mechanical elephant 12 meters high and 8 meters wide, made from 45 tons of wood and steel, that can carry up to 45 passengers! It is housed in a theme park inside the warehouses of the former shipyards in Nantes,

Jealousy comes from counting other people’s blessings instead of our own…
Jealousy comes from counting other people’s blessings instead of our own…
Paul Cézanne, Pyramid of Skulls, Private Collection circa1901. Working in isolation in the last decade of his life, #Cézanne frequently alluded to mortality in his letters: “For me, life has begun to be deathly monotonous” It is possible that the death of his mother on October 25, 1897 accelerated his meditations on mortality, a subject which had obsessed the artist since the late 1870s, but did not find pictorial form for another twenty years. The dramatic resignation to death informs a number of still life paintings he made between 1898 and 1905 of skulls. These works, some painted in oils and some with watercolor, are more subtle in meaning yet also more visually stark than the traditional approach to the theme of #vanitas.
Paul Cézanne, Pyramid of Skulls, Private Collection circa1901.

Working in isolation in the last decade of his life, #Cézanne frequently alluded to mortality in his letters: “For me, life has begun to be deathly monotonous” It is possible that the death of his mother on October 25, 1897 accelerated his meditations on mortality, a subject which had obsessed the artist since the late 1870s, but did not find pictorial form for another twenty years.
The dramatic resignation to death informs a number of still life paintings he made between 1898 and 1905 of skulls. These works, some painted in oils and some with watercolor, are more subtle in meaning yet also more visually stark than the traditional approach to the theme of #vanitas.
Bernardo Strozzi - Vanitas (Old Coquette) circa 1637
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow,

Bernardo Strozzi - Vanitas (Old Coquette) circa 1637

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow,

A bit of a random post but some remarkable outfits of ethic fashion by Aya Bapani came to my attention. She is a fashion designer from Kazakhstan who makes her dresses using traditional tajik embroidered textiles, known as suzani as well as embroidered wool felt.

Detail from Ulysses and the Sirens (260 AD), a mosaic found on a wealthy family’s villa at Thugga (Dougga) (Arabic: دقة‎) an ancient Roman city in northern Tunisia. 
In this work inspired from the Odyssey, the Greek hero is seen standing on a boat that is decorated with a human head and a palm branch and that has two sails and a battering ram. Ulysses’s hands are tied to the main mast so that he will not succumb to the fatal charm of the sirens’ music. Ulysses’s companions are seated around him, their ears blocked with wax as described in the legend. Three sirens stand at the base of a rocky crag. They are depicted with the bust of a woman, but with the wings and legs of a bird. One of them holds a flute, the second a lyre, while the third, who does not carry an instrument, is believed to be the singing siren. In front of Ulysses’s boat, there is a small barque with a fisherman holding a lobster, the depiction of which is over-sized. The mosaic has been dated to around 260-268 CE; it was discovered in the “house of Ulysses and the pirates”

Detail from Ulysses and the Sirens (260 AD), a mosaic found on a wealthy family’s villa at Thugga (Dougga) (Arabic: دقة‎) an ancient Roman city in northern Tunisia.

In this work inspired from the Odyssey, the Greek hero is seen standing on a boat that is decorated with a human head and a palm branch and that has two sails and a battering ram. Ulysses’s hands are tied to the main mast so that he will not succumb to the fatal charm of the sirens’ music. Ulysses’s companions are seated around him, their ears blocked with wax as described in the legend. Three sirens stand at the base of a rocky crag. They are depicted with the bust of a woman, but with the wings and legs of a bird. One of them holds a flute, the second a lyre, while the third, who does not carry an instrument, is believed to be the singing siren. In front of Ulysses’s boat, there is a small barque with a fisherman holding a lobster, the depiction of which is over-sized. The mosaic has been dated to around 260-268 CE; it was discovered in the “house of Ulysses and the pirates”

Sir William Hamilton [1730-1806] was a collector and enthusiast of the arts and sciences at the height of the Age of Enlightenment in Naples

This spectacular compilation of elevations, representing a superb collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman vases, is the fruit of a collaboration between Lord Hamilton and Hugues d’Hancarville (1719-1805), an amateur art dealer. While working as an envoy to the British Embassy in Naples, Hamilton developed a keen interest in antiquity, visiting the excavations of Pompeii and Hercolano and publishing the first scientific essays on volcanology. His friend d’Hancarville Introduced him to the Porcinari family, whose collection of vases Hamilton purchased in its entirety, and helped Hamilton seek out additional Items to augment his collection. In 1772, Hamilton sold his collection to the British Museum; before the invaluable pieces were shipped off to England (and half lost in a shipwreck), d’Hancarville commissioned elevations depicting the vases in great detail. These drawings were published in four volumes known as Les Antiquities d’Hancarville. Contemporary sets of these rare volumes fetch prices of up to 80,000 euros at auctions because these are the drawings that sparked Britain’s interest in classicism and inspired reproductions from pottery manufacturers such as Wedgeworth.

Architectural reconstruction of the Tholos from the Sanctuary of goddess #Athena Pronaia at Delphi.


In spite of this being the most famous structure in the whole of the ancient Delphi site, no one really knows its purpose. Its architect is recorded as Theodoros of Phokis. A total of 20 Doric columns were placed in a circle to support the roof. Three of these columns and a section of the frieze have been restored.

Allegorical bas-relief of “Kairos”. (Time, Opportunity, Chance).

This representation of the now lost original statue made by Lysippos, carved on pentelic marble in the Archaeological Museum of Torino, Italy.

Who are you? - Time who subdues all things.

Why do you stand on tip-toe? - I’m ever running.
And why you have a pair of wings on your feet? - I fly with the wind.
And why do you hold a razor in your right hand? - As a sign to men that I am sharper than any sharp edge”.

Epigram of Posidippus of Pella

(Greek Ποσείδιππος ο Πελλαίος, επιγραμματογράφος)

Titian, “Danaë receiving the golden shower”
1553–1554, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Medical physicist and artist Arie Van’t Riet used his knowledge of radiation to invent an X-ray technique that looks deep into intricate beauty of nature.

The artist uses an X-ray camera to capture the skeletal underpinnings of animals and the delicate fibers of flowers and plants.

The compositions are staged (using animals killed in traffic accidents and recently deceased pets of friends, so as not to harm live animals with radiation) in his studio and photographed through an process that uses different intensities of X-rays. Color is added digitally in Photoshop.

Here is Van’t Riet’s TED Talk, where he explains his process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=SPsRNoUx8w3rP1VF9Sj7XBixT4tRwV5Znx&v=qyYGRX_t8LU

I think I need an English bulldog in my life!