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this day in the yesteryear: The Elektromote Is Tested (1882) Ernst Werner von Siemens



The Elektromote Is Tested (1882)

Ernst Werner von Siemens demonstrated his Elektromote, the world’s first trolleybus, on a

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591-yard (540-m) test track in a suburb of Berlin, Germany. The trolleybus was a converted four-wheel coach equipped with two electric motors. Electric power was transmitted to the coach via a flexible cable from a small, eight-wheeled “contact car” running on the power lines above. How long was the Elektromote in operation? More… Discuss


Quotation: Francis Bacon – “…But men must know…”

But men must know, that in this theater of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss


Graffiti at Turnbull Canyon Water Tower (I called it “Outdoors Art Center/messate Board”)

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Graffiti Graffiti is a form of visual communication, usually illegal, involving the unauthorized marking of public space by an individual or group. Derived from the Italian word graffio (“scratch”), “graffiti” technically applies to designs scratched through a layer of paint … Continue reading

today’s birthday: Auguste Rodin (1840)

Auguste Rodin (1840)

Rodin was a French sculptor noted for his renderings of the human form. He spent 37 years working on The Gates of Hell, a monumental sculptural group commissioned for a proposed Musée des Arts Décoratifs and inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The project was never finished, but many of the 186 figures intended for it, including The Thinker, The Three Shades, and The Kiss, were later presented as individual works. Who was The Thinker intended to represent? More… Discuss


Masterpieces Missing after Museum Theft

The art world is reeling after bold thieves in the Netherlands broke into Rotterdam‘s Kunsthal museum yesterday and made off with several works worth tens of millions of dollars. In total, seven paintings were stolen, among them works by PicassoMatisse,Monet, Gauguin, and other prominent artists. Investigators are trying to figure out how the thieves managed to pull off the heist given that the museum supposedly has a state-of-the-art alarm system. More… Discuss