all is so perfectly, damnedly well

It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things, or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my enquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.

—Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (via quotes-shape-us)



Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in Arizona. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a storphy. 

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Creepy, hauntingly, beautiful pictures.

(via lillyre)

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
1850 Star Chart

(Source: itschis, via facina-oris)

it was not ego that caused
you to fly too close,
it was the insatiable human
need to reach up and
dance among the galaxies

—a.c (via mhythology)


Félix Bracquemond, Sketchbook with manuscript notes, 1868-74. France. 67 leaves of drawings and watercolors of forests and vegetation in Balleroy, Calvados; preliminary designs for prints. Complete: Getty Museum


I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so. Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion. My life extends far beyond the limitations of me.

(Source: verrsailles)

The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.

—Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (via quoted-books)