—Drops Of Jupiter
I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.
—Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote (via evocativesynthesis)
Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi, of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years from 1861 to her death in 1908.
"I have often thought that i am the most clever woman that ever lived, and others cannot compare with me…. Although I have heard much about Queen Victoria. I don’t think her life was half so interesting and eventful as mine. She had really nothing to say about the policy of the country. Now look at me. I have 400,000,000 people dependent on my judgement."
When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.
Flashback Friday: 1970s festival hair inspiration from the Vogue archives
Photographed by Gianni Penati, Vogue, February 15, 1970
A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.
Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again.
Omg. Having your own little mini forest on your balcony would be perfect.