Showing posts with label night. Show all posts
Showing posts with label night. Show all posts

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Switch Lights, Head Lights and Lamps

Activity in the Santa Fe R.R. yard, Los Angeles, Calif. All switch lights, head lights and lamps have been shaded from above in accordance with blackout
regulations. The heavy light streaks are caused by paths of locomotive headlights and the thin lines by lamps of switchmen working in the yard. Santa Fe
R.R. trip
, Jack Delano, 1943

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Memento Mortis

Gravestone (Night), Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Walker Evans, September 29, 1974

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The huntsmen are up in America

The huntsmen are up in America, writes Thomas Browne in The Garden of Cyrus, and they are already past their first sleep in Persia.
The shadow of night is drawn like a black veil across the earth, and since almost all creatures, from one meridian to the next, lie down
after the sun has set, so, he continues, one might, in following the setting sun, see on our globe nothing but prone bodies, row upon row,
as if levelled by the scythe of Saturn -- an endless graveyard for a humanity struck by falling sickness.

from W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn