Easter in Afghanistan
Five Stages Of Inebriation, ca.1863-1868 / Photographer Charles Percy Pickering
Stage 1: The Sober Stage
Stage 2: The Buzz
Stage 3: The Party Stage
Stage 4: The Downfall
Stage 5: Regret
Dated from period of Pickering’s location at 612 George Street
The photographs illustrate drunkenness in five stages, played by a male subject in a studio. Possibly commissioned by a local temperance group for educative purposes, the photographs may also have been used by an engraver for illustrations. The penultimate frame of the drunk in a wheelbarrow resembles S.T. Gill’s watercolour ‘Ease without Opulence’, 1863 (PXC 284/30). In 1866, NSW Premier James Martin introduced the Drunkard’s Punishment Bill — notes by Curator of Photographs, 2007. The printed studio mark on reverse reads “Photographic Artist. C. Pickering, 612 George Street, near Wilshire’s Buildings, Sydney”
Charles Percy Pickering / Via Flickr: statelibraryofnsw
Jean Segura has probably watched the Matrix once or twice.
Here’s to wishing we had another “blood moon” tonight. Learn more about Monday night’s eclipse here.
I thought I was looking at some surreal art for a second there
Are you saying it isn’t
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McFly Custom Prototype (via CycleEXIF)
Custom Columbus Zona (55) frameset made by Jan Kole & Colossi
- Sugino Mighty Comp Crank
- Drivetrain 16T/TA Specialites Alize 46T/Taya Eco Chain
- Handlebars/Stem: Nitto RB-021/Deda quill
- San Marco Zoncolan saddle
- H+Son wheels with Dura Ace 7600
whats your favourite bar?
Ralf Holleis’ 3D printed track bike takes a straight tube of carbon Fibre, and jams it into a titanium lug. The result is visually stunning. The potential applications are even more so. As Hollies states on his website, after you determine the riders anatomical measurements, you can use software to configure the geometry and the sizing of the bike. Also when using steel, the tubes don’t need to be butted as there is no welding involved.