The Alphabet of Flowers and Fruit. London: Dean & Son, 1856
Joseph Mallord William Turner - Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples
Frances P Mesquita
painting by Thomas Hoyne, 1979
May 20th 1927: Lindbergh begins first solo flight across Atlantic
On this day in 1927 at 7.52am, Charles Lindbergh set off from Long Island in New York on the world’s first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He landed in Paris at 10.22pm the next day. He covered nearly 3,600 miles in a purpose built single seat plane the Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh wanted the Orteig Prize, a $25,000 reward offered by Raymond Orteig for the first non-stop solo flight between New York and Paris; many died in the pursuit of the prize, but Lindbergh won it. Lindbergh was a US Air Mail pilot before his fame from this historic flight, for which he was awarded a Medal of Honor.
In the heart of the mythical Elqui Valley in Pisco, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, 500km north of Santiago in central Chile, lies a magical place that allows for star-spangled dreams beneath the clear pure sky. Combining stargazing and specialized astronomic tours with night-time horseback riding, meditation and even tarot readings, Elqui Domos is a hotel quite like no other.
It was completed in 2005 to fulfil its owners’ desire to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the one of the world’s most star-filled skies. It is one of only seven astronomic hotels around the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the magic skies draped over the Elqui Valley (the valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies, as it happens to sit under one of the clearest atmospheres in the world). The lack of rain and pleasant weather all year round set the perfect conditions for astronomic tourism, where guests can gather to enjoy a unique chance to liaise with the stars.
A Stoddard-Dayton Camping Auto, custom made for Thomas Coleman du Pont in 1913 for his supervision of the Dupont Highway Construction Project in Delaware (now known as U.S. Route 13)
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Snow sentinel, picture probably taken in 1915.
I went into Walmart last night to buy a bag of apples and left with only nutella and asiago cheez-its. I pretend to care about my job until I somehow can’t stop worrying about my performance. The following is a list of things that child Eddie hated but adult Eddie loves: jalapeños, pickles, cilantro, oatmeal, the Wall Street Journal, neckties, NPR.