— Griffith Observatory

When Griffith Jenkins Griffith purchased the land on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in 1882, he envisioned bringing a park of European grandeur to Los Angeles. The renowned industrialist and philanthropist, who had emigrated from Wales to the United States in his teenage years, sought to elevate the living quality of his adopted city by providing its residence with a ‘place to rest and relax’ away from the city. Today, Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America, spanning over 4000 acres; it covers the eastern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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— Five Illustrators Do Moby Dick

Having watched ‘The Whale’ on BBC over Xmas, telling the true story of the event that inspired Melville to write his classic tale of one man and a whale, Moby Dick, here’s an opportunity to view five rather great illustrations of that particular fabled beast.

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— Glen Luchford

Just one of those beautiful shots that one bumps into when wandering the web.

 

This time it’s an image by Glen Luchford shot for Prada’s Autumn/Winter 1997 campaign.

 

Via: My Tingle Factor

Glen Luchford, Prada, F/W 1997, lingerie, knickers, photography

— Last Summer

Two film posters for one of those movies that, for whatever reason, still resonate from when I watched it in my youth; Frank Perry’s ‘Last Summer’ (starring Barbara Hershey and Richard Thomas).

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