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The Ambivalence of Open Spaces

A place on the web to park the writings, readings, music and musings for Youssef Alaoui Fdili
fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Franz Ritter von Liszt, was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary.
Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered by some to be perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner,Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Franz Ritter von Liszt, was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary.

Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered by some to be perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner,Hector BerliozCamille Saint-SaënsEdvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.

humanoidhistory:

"The fall of a bolide at sea," illustrated in Astronomy, 1875, by J. Rambosson. “Bolide” is a loose term related to meteors and meteorites; basically, it means a large fireball falling from space.

humanoidhistory:

"The fall of a bolide at sea," illustrated in Astronomy, 1875, by J. Rambosson. “Bolide” is a loose term related to meteors and meteorites; basically, it means a large fireball falling from space.

(via scientificillustration)

magictransistor:

Asa Smith. Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy. 1851.

Contd from here

magictransistor:

Pierre Dénys de Montfort, Collosal Polypus Octopus, c. 1815.

magictransistor:

Pierre Dénys de Montfort, Collosal Polypus Octopus, c. 1815.

(via mudwerks)

historical-nonfiction:

A snowball fight! (circa 1895-1897)

with new fairy photographs

with new fairy photographs

(Source: archive.org)

nypl:

This note was found on the back of a letter from birthday boy Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne. It reads: “If you find any sand in this letter, regard it as so many sands of my life, which run out as I was writing it.” You can see the full letter here,  complete with writing advice and other gems like “…I shall lay eyes on you one of these days however. Keep some Champagne or Gin for me.” Happy Birthday Herman Melville!

nypl:

This note was found on the back of a letter from birthday boy Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne. It reads: “If you find any sand in this letter, regard it as so many sands of my life, which run out as I was writing it.” You can see the full letter here,  complete with writing advice and other gems like “…I shall lay eyes on you one of these days however. Keep some Champagne or Gin for me.” Happy Birthday Herman Melville!