A blog with no real theme; whatever I find interesting, beautiful--mostly nature, art, and men. Enjoy :)

 

todaysdocument:

Building a better bank Construction crews move a pillar into place in 1861 during construction of the west wing of the oldest Federal departmental building in Washington, D.C. In 1836, Congress authorized construction of a fireproof building to house the Treasury Department, after earlier buildings had been destroyed by fire. The Ionic columns of this Greek  Revival building were quarried on Dix Island, near Rockland, Maine, and are 36 feet tall, weigh 30 tons, and cost $5,000 each.

Photograph of the Treasury Department Building Under Construction, 09/16/1861

via DocsTeach

todaysdocument:

Building a better bank

Construction crews move a pillar into place in 1861 during construction of the west wing of the oldest Federal departmental building in Washington, D.C. In 1836, Congress authorized construction of a fireproof building to house the Treasury Department, after earlier buildings had been destroyed by fire. The Ionic columns of this Greek  Revival building were quarried on Dix Island, near Rockland, Maine, and are 36 feet tall, weigh 30 tons, and cost $5,000 each.

Photograph of the Treasury Department Building Under Construction, 09/16/1861

via DocsTeach

did-you-kno:

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering, confirming that levels have risen 4% since the year 2000. Source

did-you-kno:

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering, confirming that levels have risen 4% since the year 2000. Source

catsandcunts:

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

dogs are the embodiment of happiness

I’ve posted all of these before but they look cuter together ok

(Source: jackie-the-artistic)

italian-landscapes:

Cala Dogana, Isola di Lèvanzo, Sicilia (Customs Bay, Levanzo Island, Sicily), Italy

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did-you-kno:

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada since before Twitter even existed. Source

did-you-kno:

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada since before Twitter even existed. Source

did-you-kno:

China is building a “car-free” city that will support 80,000 residents who can travel without a vehicle. The project is designed to reduce waste, preserve wildlife, and cut energy use in half. Source

did-you-kno:

China is building a “car-free” city that will support 80,000 residents who can travel without a vehicle. The project is designed to reduce waste, preserve wildlife, and cut energy use in half. Source

did-you-kno:

A 9-year-old boy in the Philippines built an animal shelter out of his garage with donations from people all over the world who were inspired by a viral photo of him helping stray dogs. Source

did-you-kno:

A 9-year-old boy in the Philippines built an animal shelter out of his garage with donations from people all over the world who were inspired by a viral photo of him helping stray dogs. Source

did-you-kno:

Two doctors on a British Airways flight performed a surgery on a woman with a collapsed lung by using a urinary catheter, a wire hanger, a half-filled bottle of Evian, and some 5-star brandy from first class. They not only saved her life, but she was back to normal within 15 minutes. Source

did-you-kno:

Two doctors on a British Airways flight performed a surgery on a woman with a collapsed lung by using a urinary catheter, a wire hanger, a half-filled bottle of Evian, and some 5-star brandy from first class. They not only saved her life, but she was back to normal within 15 minutes. Source