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The Black Rose of Turkey

Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.

Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.

The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.

Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.

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While I was in the boat, I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me. When I had taken her to my cabin she was naked—as was their custom. I was filled with a desire to take my pleasure with her and attempted to satisfy my desire. She was unwilling, and so treated me with her nails that I wished I had never begun. But—to cut a long story short—I then took a piece of rope and whipped her soundly, and she let forth such incredible screams that you would not have believed your ears. Eventually we came to such terms, I assure you, that you would have thought that she had been brought up in a school for whores.

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[please do not remove the text] Recently, I saw an article that said that this generation may be the first not growing up on reruns of I Love Lucy. This made me quite sad and I wondered how many Lucy fans there still are out there. Let’s have faith in knowing that this isn’t a Lucyless generation. Reblog if you love Lucy, whether you’ve seen only an episode or two or know them all by heart. Don’t reblog to hate; I just went to see how many fans there are. If Lucy has ever made you laugh and smile, then reblog/like ♥

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[please do not remove the text] Recently, I saw an article that said that this generation may be the first not growing up on reruns of I Love Lucy. This made me quite sad and I wondered how many Lucy fans there still are out there. Let’s have faith in knowing that this isn’t a Lucyless generation. Reblog if you love Lucy, whether you’ve seen only an episode or two or know them all by heart. Don’t reblog to hate; I just went to see how many fans there are. If Lucy has ever made you laugh and smile, then reblog/like 

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Napoleon. 1895. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Description: “Napoléon” was a submission to a competition for a poster to advertise a new biography of the emperor. Lautrec’s composition is relatively conservative in its drafting and naturalistic in its detail, yet it is infused with a characteristic sense of immediacy and unconventional symbolism: the red, white, and blue horses suggest the French tri-color and the soldiers’ costumes evoke Napoleon’s campaigns in North Africa and Europe. Though Lautrec had tempered his style to suit the academic tastes of the jury, the winner of the competition was Lucien Métivet who submitted an emblematic and heraldic design. Despite his third-place ranking, Lautrec was satisfied enough with his image to produce it in an edition of 100, without lettering, for an ever-growing market of collectors of fine-art lithographic prints. (Source)

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rare-posters:

Napoleon. 1895. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Description: “Napoléon” was a submission to a competition for a poster to advertise a new biography of the emperor. Lautrec’s composition is relatively conservative in its drafting and naturalistic in its detail, yet it is infused with a characteristic sense of immediacy and unconventional symbolism: the red, white, and blue horses suggest the French tri-color and the soldiers’ costumes evoke Napoleon’s campaigns in North Africa and Europe.

Though Lautrec had tempered his style to suit the academic tastes of the jury, the winner of the competition was Lucien Métivet who submitted an emblematic and heraldic design. Despite his third-place ranking, Lautrec was satisfied enough with his image to produce it in an edition of 100, without lettering, for an ever-growing market of collectors of fine-art lithographic prints. (Source)

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THE REAL CLEOPATRA JONES | 1970
—— Saundra Brown, 28, the first black woman on the Oakland police force gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970.

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THE REAL CLEOPATRA JONES | 1970

—— Saundra Brown, 28, the first black woman on the Oakland police force gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970.

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