150 Security Cameras Which Aren’t Watching Anything At All

SpY, Cameras; 2013


"Light Over Shadows" Series (2012) - Egyptian Artist MOATAZ NASR


Wadjda Wasn’t the First Feature Film Shot Entirely in Saudi Arabia:

There is this inaccurate “fact” going around, intentionally for publicity or not, regarding the recent Saudi film Wadjda as being the first ever feature film to be shot in Saudi Arabia. This is in fact is not correct. Since in 1980, a Saudi Action-Drama film titled “Appointement with the Unknown موعد مع المجهول" was produced and shot entirely in Al Riyadh, but never saw the light in Cinemas or Television due to its length. The film was around 3 hours, and was directed and written by Egyptian director Niyazi Ahmed, starring one of Saudi Arabia earliest actors Saad Khedir سعد خضر, in addition to a group of upcoming Saudi actors like Fawaz and Saleh al Zair. The film was produced by the Ministry of Interior, and these images seen here were only revealed in 2009 by Saad Khedir himself to Al-Jazira Newspaper (x).


Gabriel García Márquez, RIP


Gabriel García Márquez, RIP

Klimt’s famous “kiss” on the walls of a devastated building in Syria

Klimt’s famous “kiss” on the walls of a devastated building in Syria


[switches to mother tongue to talk shit about you]

"…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’"

Friedrich Nietzsche (via debauchedlifestyle)

my textbook and i have a lot in common


my textbook and i have a lot in common

"I can’t differentiate between your pulse and mine
and I want to tell you that
All my poems sound like sighs since I’ve met you,
but you’re painting my neck the color of your breath
and I’m so distracted, thinking of you and your lashes
that furl and unfurl just for me, tonight."

—shinji moon (via wingspan)


Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who died Thursday at the age of 87, wrote some of the most beautiful words ever put to paper. If you studied Spanish, if you studied English, if you studied literature of any kind, you likely read some of them. 

Two of his greatest literary achievements were Love in the Time of Choleraand One Hundred Years of Solitude — a novel that some argue contains the mostbeautiful opening sentence of all time: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” 

Those beautiful words are only one example of the incredible linguistic and literary legacy García Márquez leaves behind. Considered the father of magical realism and the most important Spanish-language author since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, García Márquez’ powerful impact on the literary world will not be soon forgotten. 

Enjoyed by readers of all generations, García Márquez’ words and language often offer the best advice for young people. Here are some of his greatest insights to carry with you, on life and love. 

1. On existence

"It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment." — One Hundred Years of Solitude 

2. On inspiration

"If I had to give a young writer some advice I would say to write about something that has happened to him; it’s always easy to tell whether a writer is writing about something that has happened to him or something he has read or been told." — The Art of Fiction

3. On children

"She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them." — Love in the Time of Cholera

4. On happiness

"No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” 

5. On aging

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” 

6. On marriage

"The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast." — Love in the Time of Cholera 

7. On memory

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”

8. On regret

"Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no." — Love in the Time of Cholera

9. On memories

"No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had." — Memories of My Melancholy Whores

10. On death

"A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can." — One Hundred Years of Solitude

11. On wisdom

"Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good." — Love in the Time of Cholera 

12. On poetry

"He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, that a poet." — Love in the Time of Cholera 

13. On love

"There is always something left to love." —One Hundred Years of Solitude

Source: Elena Sheppard for Policy Mic