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atlasobscura:

Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel Kissing Within a Tetrahedral Kite
Engineer and inventor Alexander Graham Bell pioneered optical telecommunications and was also very fascinated with flying. In a photo dated 1903, Bell is seen giving his wife Mabel a smooch while they were both inside the geometric gizmo called the tetrahedral kite.

atlasobscura:

Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel Kissing Within a Tetrahedral Kite

Engineer and inventor Alexander Graham Bell pioneered optical telecommunications and was also very fascinated with flying. In a photo dated 1903, Bell is seen giving his wife Mabel a smooch while they were both inside the geometric gizmo called the tetrahedral kite.


poetrysince1912:

‘Tis the season for imbibing—and what better way than with a literary cocktail? Rosie Schaap mixes cocktails based off The Age of Innocence and My Antonia with Studio 360 (above), she and Jeff Gordinier discuss their favorite boozy poems (Frank O’Hara, Alicia Ostriker), and we’ve got the Poetry cocktail of the centennial, The Hippocrene, which has roots in John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”:

The Hippocrene

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce ginger liqueur (domaine de canton)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mint tea (brewed at double strength) and chilled
  • 2 ounces dry, sparkling wine
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
  • Dash or two grapefruit bitters

Method:
  • Single glass preparation:
  • Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine, basil, and bitters (if using) in a mixing glass over ice. Stir and strain into a glass and top with remaining ingredients.
  • Punch preparation:
  • Combine all ingredients (in greater quantities) except sparkling wine, basil and bitters in an adequately sized serving bowl, along with some large blocks of ice. It’s best to let this mixture chill and dilute a little while before adding everything else, but if time is short, it could be refrigerated beforehand and water (sparkling or still) can be added along with the rest of the ingredients at service time. The basil should still be added directly to the glass, as it is the aroma and not necessarily the flavor that you’re after. It would also be nice to garnish the mixing bowl with some citrus slices, for color and a generally vigorous appearance.

His sad infinite eyes, like those of a new-born beast of burden, are dreaming of lilies, angels and silk sashes. His eyes are like the bottom of a glass, like a mad child’s. Very ugly. Very beautiful. An ostrich’s eyes. Human eyes in the exact balance of melancholy.

Federico García Lorca wrote about Buster Keaton, El Paseo de Buster Keaton (1928)

(Source: woodysblues)