Three shafts of sunlight illuminate the basilica and its mosaic floor in the Vatican, December 1971 by National Geographic
St. Peter’s Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri; Italian: Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City.
Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Roman Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”.
Photography: Albert Moldvay/National Geographic
“So what’s vodka for?”
“For the soul. If it’s hurting real bad.
(This is the most Russian thing I have ever seen.)
Josh needs someone with imagination, someone to take care of him. Someone to laugh at his jokes, in case he ever makes any. Then suddenly… Oh, my God! l love Josh. I am majorly, totally, butt crazy in love with Josh!
New DALeast mural in Warsaw, Poland
Chinese-born, South Africa-based artistDALeast was recently in Poland painting a new mural for the Street Art Doping mural festival in Warsaw. This is one of the few murals he has painted as of late, as he has been focusing on studio work this year. DAL’s distinctive style evolved from his effort to paint large pieces without using much paint, a technique he came up with back in his homeland. As time went on, this technique became his unique, recognizable signature.
honest to god - for a second there I thought
"yeah it worked out great - now one of them is dead"
until I realized - NO THEY’RE BOTH FINE - THEY’RE NOT ACTUALLY REALLY FRED AND GEORGE - IT’S OK
and now I’m sad and relieved at the same time…
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
These are some fun fucking facts