You know how pretty much the only architecture you see celebrated on social media comes either from Europe, North America, or Dubai? Well, Igbo Excellence got tired of that shit and posted a thread about African architecture from the various regions/countries/ethnicities that have enriched that continent over the centuries. I’ve been impoverished, never having seen these pictures or pictures like them.
From the Department of Creepy but Beautiful, there’s a lake in Tanzania that’s all evaporatey, so it’s full of salt and natron. And hot. Birds crash into it and die, and kinda/sorta dissolved and kinda/sorta preserve. Photographer Nick Brandt collected some, left them in the poses they died in, but placed them as if alive, and photographed them. Creepy but Beautiful, I tell ya.
I had never heard of the Black Swallow of Death until the other day on Facebook. Now that I’m not getting into political/religious arguments on there, I love Facebook again. I just post my opinion and delete anybody who doesn’t disagree respectfully. ANYWAY, the Black Swallow of Death is what the French called Eugene James Bullard, the first African American combat aviator. He flew for France during World War I and spied for the French Resistance during World War II. He’s a national hero in France, but the Americans had him grounded because he wasn’t white. Yes, you read that correctly.
I’m still running my poll on what days to post and what to drop or change. Tomorrow will be the last day of it, and then I’ll figger out the results.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone is disrespected for something that shouldn’t matter.