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okiya:

Shimbashi Geisha, Tokyo

okiya:

Shimbashi Geisha, Tokyo

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I forget the name for it but those beautiful hair pins… I want them….

I forget the name for it but those beautiful hair pins… I want them….

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teachingliteracy:

This is the “Tower of Babel”, a creation made with thousands of books in languages from all over the world, at San Martin square in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 6, 2011. 
The artwork was created to celebrate that the UNESCO nominated Buenos Aires as the World Book Capital 2011. 
submitted by hardroadtoparadise.

I want it 0.o this is amazing I cant believe they made this its so fantastic, I am so excited :D

teachingliteracy:

This is the “Tower of Babel”, a creation made with thousands of books in languages from all over the world, at San Martin square in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 6, 2011.

The artwork was created to celebrate that the UNESCO nominated Buenos Aires as the World Book Capital 2011. 

submitted by hardroadtoparadise.

I want it 0.o this is amazing I cant believe they made this its so fantastic, I am so excited :D

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charlottledarwin:

Why Old Books Smell Good
“Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.
—From Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s Perfumes: the guide

This is the coolest thing ever XD

…okay maybe not ever, but its pretty awesome.  Science is awesome.

charlottledarwin:

Why Old Books Smell Good

Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.

—From Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s Perfumes: the guide

This is the coolest thing ever XD

…okay maybe not ever, but its pretty awesome.  Science is awesome.

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