Daily Archives: September 25, 2010

Scaling Transmission Tower

Extraordinary video showing transmission workers scaling the terrifying height of a broadcast antenna.
The six-minute film, shot using a helmet camera, follows the progress of two engineers as they scale a 1,768 ft pylon in the US.

In case anyone is in doubt about the height to which the workers climb, the top of the antenna shown in the film is higher than Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the tallest skyscraper in the US.

via Djkaplin

tip of the hat to Michiel


sometimes i am alive because with

sometimes i am alive because with
me her alert treelike body sleeps
which i will feel slowly sharpening
becoming distinct with love slowly,
who in my shoulder sinks sweetly teeth
until we shall attain the Springsmelling
intense large togethercoloured instant

the moment pleasantly frightful

when, her mouth suddenly rising, wholly
begins with mine fiercely to fool
(and from my thighs which shrug and pant
a murdering rain leapingly reaches the upward singular deepest flower which she
carries in a gesture of her hips)

“sometimes i am alive because with” by e.e. cummings



After the Bath, Woman Drying Her Back


Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas


The title of this photograph is more poetic than indicative of an actual scene. The blackened bottom of the model’s foot suggests that the photograph was really made before, not after the bath. The casual setting is entirely fictional, and the towel and sofa are mere props for her unusual posturing. The model twists her torso in an unnatural position as the shadows contrive to decapitate her. Her contorted pose is purely formal; she does not appear to be drying any part of her body. Like many artists, Edgar Degas made photographs as preparatory studies for his drawings and paintings. This photograph may have been made in connection with a series of drawings devoted to the motions of women dressing and bathing.

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