hallelujah to the hoot

"It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot." -Vladimir Nabokov
Header: detail from "Girl in the Woods" by Vincent van Gogh
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New Personal Blog

Hey, everyone! Because this is just a sub-blog, I can’t follow people from it, which is really, really annoying.  So I made a new personal blog! Here is a link to the new one (prosto-toska).  I am going to re-follow pretty much everyone from this blog, so please follow me back!

This is probably my last post on this blog, but if you follow my new blog, this isn’t goodbye! (and I will follow everyone back on my new blog)

Love all you guys!


Kurdish herdsmen in the plains near Urfa, in eastern Anatolia district,1992.
[Credit : Ara Güler]

Lie to me

Nina Leen - The local movie theater, boys have a very difficult time finding a place to put their long legs. Des Moines, June 1945

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."

 Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (via 735254)

Sirkeci, Istanbul, 1964.
[Credit : Ara Güler]


CROWD AT Karachi packs balconies on the mile-long Eisenhower parade route that led to Pakistan president’s house. Spectators who paid from $1 to $10 for space on balconies shouted, “President Eisenhower zindabad (long live).” 

Sharing this photo from Eisenhower’s visit to Karachi, Pakistan to show contrast how much Pakistan has changed over the last few decades. From flying American flags to burning American flags. 

Northwest Pakistan Affected by Heavy Floods by United Nations Photo on Flickr.