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I would like to go to the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy. “Tucked inside a limestone cavern, this summer-only spot (open May through October) has hosted elegant dinners since the 18th century, when Italian nobility held banquets in the space.” - Conde` Nast Traveler

fortheloveofmegan:

I would like to go to the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy.
“Tucked inside a limestone cavern, this summer-only spot (open May through October) has hosted elegant dinners since the 18th century, when Italian nobility held banquets in the space.” - Conde` Nast Traveler

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Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

Maya Angelou, you will be missed. (via hydeordie)

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Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples by  Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate X-Ray Portraits. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the closeness of the bodies suggests that the two forms are actually experiencing personal intimacy.

The raw images portray the human body as muscles and bones, and the lack of soft skin eliminates the viewer’s normal understanding of human touch. The story of the two forms is told, rather, through gestures and body language, and viewers are left to determine the relationship between the couples. “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter. But these couples’ portraits reveal a pulse that isn’t normally seen,” explain the two students from Musashino Art University in Japan.

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