Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Juno Soundtrack: All I Want Is You


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Blue Oyster Cult- “Burnin’ For You” Live in South Bend 2009


Turkey Vulture at El Dorado Regional Park


Friendly Duck


November Sunset Lights: Wilderness Park, Downey


Sunset: Wilderness Park Downey

In Memoriam: Challenger


downey City Hall Center memorial to the shattles and the people lost in space.

Challenger & Columbia Shuttles Downey

Intersections


complex lights

Quotation Of The Day: Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Gertrude Käsebier (1852)


Gertrude Käsebier (1852)

Käsebier was one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century and a promoter of photography as a career for women. She photographed famous figures like the sculptor Auguste Rodin and American showman Buffalo Bill, but she is best known for her evocative images of motherhood and portraits of Native Americans. In 1899, Alfred Stieglitz declared her “the leading artistic portrait photographer of the day,” but a decade later, he was speaking out against her work. Why? More… Discuss

This Day In History


First Ascent of Lhotse (1956)

Reaching 27,890 ft (8,501 m), Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth. Tibetan for “south peak,” it is located in the Himalayas on the NepalTibet border and is connected to Mount Everest by a 25,000-ft (7,620-m) ridge. The first ascent of the mountain was made by Swiss climbers Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss in 1956. Thirty years later, what mountaineer summited Lhotse, becoming the first climber to have ascended all 14 mountains on Earth that peak more than 8,000 m above sea level? More… Discuss