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Aerial view looking northwest of Manhattan Island and Brooklyn Heighs. Early 1963.

Photo: The Port of New York Authority

Source: Rai Y. Okamoto, Frank E. Williams and Et Al. “Urban Design Manhattan. Regional Plan Association” (New York, The Viking Press, 1969).

Monsta X in the Hunger Games

Shownu:  despite his outward appearance, he’s actually a very caring guy and would never brutally/try to hurt anyone in any way. He’d probably come from one of the higher districts, but never takes his status to an advantage and tbh he thinks it’s unfair how the whole games are played out year after year. Befriends a couple people before he realizes they’d turn their backs on him as soon as they get rid of their next target. He’d win for sure, or at least be one of the last surviving members since he hides very well and secludes himself.

Wonho:  is from the lower and more poor districts, but he’s well known around to be a tough guy and could probably handle anything thrown at him. Hoseok wouldn’t trust anyone when first getting chosen, he’d stick to himself and his tactics, only focusing on winning and making his whole family and district proud. Tbh he probably wouldn’t make it too far since he’d fall for someone when they helped him out, only to betray him later on.

Minhyuk:  is actually the Katniss of the group bc he’d volunteer as tribute, probably for his little brother or best friend. Everyone would be in shock bc they’d think he wouldn’t know how to handle himself since he isn’t from a well-off family, so he has no particular set of skills…little did they know, he’d be such a trickster when getting rid of the people who were causing harm to others in the game. He’d be like Robin Hood and serve justice to those who wronged the helpless ones, and it wouldn’t be surprising when he won.

Kihyun:  tries to use his skills at deception and fool people into becoming friends before he backstabs them- literally. He’s very skilled at knife throwing and probably has sleepless nights all the time, in fear of someone catching him hiding near the thick trees. He’ll most likely have a lot of sponsors since everyone would think he was the safer bet, and that he’d totally win and come out on top. He’d end up overestimating himself, and end up missing his chance at winning.

Hyungwon:  he’s grown up like a prince all his life, having grown up in the first district and all- is absolutely outraged when his name is picked, and probably has a biased opinion of those in the lowest districts. His mind will soon change when he makes a close friend on the dangerous fields, most likely someone he saved, and becomes very close to them. Unfortunately I don’t think he’d last for long, someone probably will take advantage of him and betray him.

Jooheon:  he knows he’s not exactly going to be the strongest or most liked of the bunch, so he’d have to rely on his skills of charming other people to get far ahead in the games. He’d regret making those friends only to lose them to another player who he’s made a deal with. Makes it very far and somehow survives all of the attacks that were meant to end him, and will most likely win if he keeps himself away from everyone.

I.M:  he is VERY smart, and knows these games aren’t about making friends or coming out of them to be named a hero. He’s just doing this bc his name was chosen, and maybe bringing a bit of respect to his family along the way. He’s not skilled in the muscles area, but he sure knows how to find a source of water and how to hide himself from any attackers. He’ll lay low and keep himself fed and hydrated enough to survive, just enough to not make himself seen by anyone, and will definitely win the whole game with his smarts.

Originally posted by thetrashskteer


Halite with Herbertsmithite

Amazing pseudostalactites form consist of cubic halite crystals from Lubin Copper Mine, Poland. Sharply formed, lustrous and transparent halite crystals in incredible green color which is caused by herbertsmithite inclusions. The base of the specimen is clear colorless halite.

Locality:  Lubin Mine, Lubin District, Lower Silesia, Poland

Night view of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District skyscrapers and Brooklyn Bridge’s viaduct. View looking southwest from East River, late 1962.

Photo: Shostal, New York.

Source: Roland Gööck. “Maravillas del Mundo. Prodigios de la Naturaleza y realizaciones del hombre, desde las cataratas del Niágara hasta las bases espaciales”. (España, Barcelona, Ediciones Nauta, 1968).

Playing With Wolves

Prologue to The Crimson Line.

No, I am not going to start this immediately. I will finish Let Us Live then I will either do The Crimson Line or something else. Have no fear - I finish what I start!

Word Count: 2,339

Rating: R, this series will have blood, violence, and mentions/descriptions of sex.

Characters: Human! Johnny, Vampire! Reader, Vampire Hunter! Taeyong.

Gender of Reader: Female, unspecified sex.

Summary: Taeyong runs into a vampire after an unsuccessful hunt. You just want to go home.

Keep reading

Aerial view looking north of Lower Manhattan’s Financial DIstrict skyscrapers. Spring, 1970. The Twin Towers of World Trade Center under construction are on left. Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers with Empire State Building can be visible above, background.

Photo: Laurence Lowry-Rapho Guillumette.

Source: Yves Pélicier, Francisco Alonso-Fernández. “Enciclopedia de la Psicología y la Pedagogía. Vol. 4”. Madrid-París. Sedmay-Lidis. 1979


Calcite (Fluorescent & Circa 1800′s)

Highly prismatic and extremely unusual, this Calcite from the historic St Andreasberg has a lot going for it. Rising up from the pinacoid base, the sharp, hexagonal prism alters to a tapering steeple that looks like it belongs on top of a church. The luster is glassy, the crystal primarily gemmy, and the fluorescence a reddish orange. Mined in the 1800’s,

Locality:  St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany

The 57-story City Bank Farmers Trust. 22 William Street between Exchange Place, Beaver and Hannover streets. Cross & Cross, 1930-1931. View looking south in 1932.

Photo: Peysey & Patzig.

Source: Stern, Robert A.M. Gilmartin, Gregory. Mellins, Tomás. “New York 1930. Architecture and Urbanism between the Two World Wars” (New York. Rizzoli. 1987).

Aerial view looking north of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District, in spring, 1969, showing the new skyscrapers that be changing the local skyline.

Left, the landfill that will be used by Battery Park City’s proyect and the steel skeleton of World Trade Center’s North Tower (1 WTC. Minoru Yamasaki & Associates-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973) began to rises behind Art Deco’s Dowtown Athletic Club (Starret & Van Vleck, 1930) red tower.

Center, above Battery Park are the new 40-story black-glass and aluminum negro del One Battery Park Plaza (Emery Roth & Sons, 1970) under construction with the new Seamen’s Church Institute (Eggers & Higgins, 1968) tower. Above can be seen the Wall Street’s area skyscrapers with Irving Trust (Voorhees, Gemelin & Walker, 1931), Marine Midland Trust (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1967), One Chase Manhattan Plaza (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1961) and 40 Wall Street (Henry Craig Severance-Yasuo Matsui, 1930) buildings.

Right, next Staten Island ferry terminal, are 50-story 1 New York Plaza (William Lescaze & Associates-Kahn & Jacobs, 1969) under construction with the Manufacturers Hanover Trust  Building(4 New York Plaza. Carson, Lundin & Shaw, 1968) and excavation works for future 2 New York Plaza (Kahn & Jacobs, 1971) and 55 Water Street (Emery Roth & Sons, 1970-1972) buildings. Above are Art Deco’s City Bank Farmers Trust (Cross & Cross, 1931) and Cities Service (Clinton & Russell, 1932) towers with the modern 80 Pine Street (Emery Roth & Sons, 1960) and the cluster of new buildings under construction: 77 Water Street (Emery Roth & Sons, 1970), 95 Wall Street Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1970), 100 Wall Street (Emery Roth & Sons, 1969) y and 130 John Street (Emery Roth & Sons, 1970). Next East River’s docks are First National City Bank (Emery Roth & Sons, 1968) y 120 Wall Street (Ely Jacques Kahn, 1930) buildings.

Photo: Ralph Amdursky.

Source: Hornby. “Photographing America. Know the Land and the People …through Photography”. New York. Crown Publishers, Inc. 1976.