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Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between man and the universe. Flores gave the space the name Cosmovitral, a linguistic blend of the Spanish words for cosmos and glass.

To support the new artistic additions of 45 tons of blown glass and 25 tons of lead, the existing building had to be significantly strengthened and the walls reinforced with 75 tons of metal support. The half a million pieces of glass are arranged in expansive murals and a mosaic glass ceiling that tops the solarium. The centerpiece is an amazing image of a man in flames entitled Hombre Sol or Sun Man. Meant to represent humanity in harmony and balance with the heavens, Hombre Sol is perfectly aligned with the spring equinox and is so popular that it has become synonymous with the city of Toluca.

Now filled with over 500 plants from around the globe, the gardens receive thousands of visitors every year, but with over 95 percent of them from Mexico itself, the Cosmovitral remains relatively unknown to those outside the country. (via mymodernmet)

rifa:

betaruga:

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hungrylikethewolfie:

No but guys, GUYS, we need to talk about how important this scene is.  Because the commonly accepted lore about unicorns is that they are so good and pure that they’ll only appear to young virginal girls.  Because Molly Grue is a middle-aged woman who has been living with bandits for most of her life and is as far from innocent and virginal as you’re likely to get.  Because she’s so angry that this creature, embodying everything that society tells her she’s lost, everything she’s thrown away through her own choices, is here now when all that The Unicorn represents is long since behind her.  Because she knows, in a way that only someone who’s been steeped in an oppressive system her entire life can ever know, that she’s missed her chance and doesn’t deserve to be seeing a unicorn now.

And you know what?  The Unicorn doesn’t give two fucks about her virginity, about her supposed loss of innocence and purity.  She’s not repelled by Molly being older, being experienced, being a full human person.  None of that has ever mattered to unicorns, only to the people telling stories about them.  Not only does she step in to physically comfort her here, but before long this bandit’s wife becomes her friend, closer to her in most ways than Schmendrick.

This story is fucking revolutionary, you guys, and I just have a lot of feelings about it.

I heard Peter S. Beagle speak about this scene at a convention once. He said he just kept writing and writing into the scene and suddenly here was this powerful, moving dialogue which came out very strong and natural, flowing directly from inspiration.

He said it was one of those moments when “the writer just gets really lucky.” 

You know just how glad I am to see a Last Unicorn post on Tumblr get over 30,000 notes?

This book was so fucking good, if you’ve only ever seen the movie you owe it to yourself to pick up the book and give it a read

6 hours ago
  • …………..I’ll have to trust you on this one

    IT WILL WOOOOORRRKKKK.

    promise. 

    Also- Burlesque?

    
garnier opera, paris, by david laventi

    garnier opera, paris, by david laventi

    11 hours ago
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  • Come What May - Heronfem - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own] 

    Well, it’s complete.  Done.  Finished.  Go and read it.  Cry a bit, if it’s good enough.  It’s been a fun trip, even if it did give me migraines.

    Come What May is a Supernatural Moulin Rouge AU, with Sabriel as the main ship.

    11 hours ago
  • Not feeling great today, but I’m alone for a bit and there’s no creeper jesus right now, so we’ll count that as a win.

    Not feeling great today, but I’m alone for a bit and there’s no creeper jesus right now, so we’ll count that as a win.

    11 hours ago
  • I’m about to post the epilogue to Moulin Rouge.

    It’s like the end of an era.

    Even though it’s really only just started.

    12 hours ago
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  • I STILL SAY THAT THE ROLE OF LA CARLOTTA NEEDS TO BE MALES SO SAM CAN TAKE THEIR PLACE. IT HAS TO BE CROWLEY. ABADDON CAN BE THE FEMALE, BUT SHE CAN’T BE THE STAR ELSE SAM CAN’T REPLACE THE STAR

    It’s all good because the roles are getting swapped around in the operas for the 75th year.  So Crowley would have been singing the aria while Abaddon is belting out the Hannibal lines.

    messier-104:

    kate-wisehart:

    In my eleven years as a professional stagehand and twenty years as a participant in fandom, I have never been treated with this much respect and dignity by a performing member of the entertainment industry. Kim Rhodes (Jody Mills on Supernatural) made me cry today, in the best of ways.

    This is how you ally. Thank you, Kim, you made me feel like a human being. I can’t imagine a better mother for your daughter; she’s in great hands.

    [tweets]

    mintyprincess:

    CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A FUCKING MINUTE

    #video  #wtf  
    14 hours ago
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  • POTOverse- Character List

    hobbitkaiju:

emiii-chan:

psfashion:

Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!
When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Ladies, say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!
Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)
I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!
(I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

Saw this post and immediately went to check out the website and ordered a pair!

I NEED A PAIR OF THESE YESTERDAY

    hobbitkaiju:

    emiii-chan:

    psfashion:

    Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!

    When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Ladies, say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!

    Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)

    I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!

    (I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

    Saw this post and immediately went to check out the website and ordered a pair!

    I NEED A PAIR OF THESE YESTERDAY