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asylum-art:

The Beauty Of Wat Rong Khun Temple

Wat Rong Khun temple is unique in that it was built entirely in white with reflection triggering of luminous glass mosaic mirrors embedded in the white plaster. The temple is an idea Mr Chalermchai Kositpipat, one of Thailand’s most famous artists, who wanted to build a temple all in white to signify the purity of the Buddha. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. The artist continues to puts his religious beliefs and his desire to enrich Buddhism in Thailand into the design of contemporary art. Construction of the White Temple is Khun Chalemchai master work, which he described as an offering to the Buddha and his beloved country

This temple designed by the architect in 1997 by the former a former painter, Chalermchai Kositpipat, stunning temples are such that with a combination of traditional Thai architecture and surrealism or fantasy

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On Narrative Voice

gileonnen:

I believe that there is still a place for a narrator who draws attention to hirself. This is the premise with which I want to start, when I talk about narrative voice.

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I almost never make a big deal of people’s research errors in fic, but it is satisfying to point out places where someone’s calling out another writer on research errors and their call-out is itself incorrect. FFA had a thread lately where posters were making fun of writers who had Steve Rogers never have seen a color photograph of Bucky and who had young Steve and Bucky think about buying a house in the suburbs, because don’t you know color photography was already around in the 30s and 40s and the suburbs didn’t exist until the 50s…

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solipsistictendencies:

A sebil is a public water fountain, often decorated with stone carvings. Sebils were built at crossroads and outside mosques throughout the Ottoman Empire to provide drinking water for travelers and enable ritual purification before prayer. The construction of many sebils was considered the hallmark of a beneficent ruler. Until the spread of inhouse plumbing by the end of the 20th century, they were essential for the daily life of the inhabitants of Istanbul.

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怜香伴 - the fragrant companion
怜香伴 was written by Li Yu, a late-Ming early-Qing actor and playwright, and tells the tale of two women, Cui Jianyun and Cao Yuhua, who meet at a temple and fall in love, and promise to be husband and wife in their next lives. Having newly married Fan Jiefu, Cui Jianyun convinces her husband to take Cao Yuhua as a second wife, so that the two might be together forever. [x]

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ericgeller:

Leo McGarry, everybody.

more Big Block of Cheese Day

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mrvaidya:

Chiefs of Staff

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mrvaidya:

The White House Chief of Staff would like to remind you: no glove, no love.

sorry, busy reblogging West Wing things for a few minutes

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  • Leo: Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House, had a big block of cheese.
  • Toby: Hmmm.
  • Leo: I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I'm preparing appropriate retribution. [beat] The block of cheese was huge -- over two tons. And it was there for any and all who might be hungry.
  • Toby: Leo, wouldn't this time be better spent plotting a war against a country that can't possibly defend itself against us?
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Come meet the girl who can.

awww yeah this is great

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