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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Edward Sanders: "The Enormitude..." / Giuseppe Ungaretti: Tramonto (Sunset), 1916 / Just so much going on today on Hollywood Blvd.

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From series "Family album" | by Taras Bychko

From the series "Family Album" © Taras Bychko, Lviv, 2017: photo by Taras Bychko, 22 June 2017

From series "Family album" | by Taras Bychko
 
From the series "Family Album" © Taras Bychko, Lviv, 2017: photo by Taras Bychko, 22 June 2017

From series "Family album" | by Taras Bychko
   
From the series "Family Album" © Taras Bychko, Lviv, 2017: photo by Taras Bychko, 22 June 2017

Edward Sanders: "The Enormitude..."

The Enormitude 
of the Multiplicity!

19 July 2017

Iraq Prisoners

Suspected Islamic State members sit inside a small room in a prison south of Mosul, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Hundreds of suspected Islamic State members swept up by Iraqi forces in Mosul are being held in a cramped and stifling prison just outside the city.: photo by Bram Janssen/AP, 18 July 2017


In camps and ruins, Mosul civilians' ordeal is far from over. Photo A refugee camp in Mosul by Azad Lashkari: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 19 July 2017


Funeral of Showkat Ahmad Lohar a rebel of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in south Kashmir's Bijbehara on July 18, 2017 @lookaround81: image via Faisal Khan @lookaround81, 18 July 2017


Funeral of Showkat Ahmad Lohar a rebel of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in south Kashmir's Bijbehara on July 18, 2017. @lookaround81: image via Faisal Khan @lookaround81, 18 July 2017

India Kashmir Voilence

Kashmiri villagers watch funeral of Showkat Ahmed Lohar, a local militant in Arwani, about 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Indian soldiers and police killed three suspected rebels during a brief gun battle Monday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 18 July 2017

India Kashmir Voilence

Kashmiri villagers watch funeral of Showkat Ahmed Lohar, a local militant in Arwani, about 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Indian soldiers and police killed three suspected rebels during a brief gun battle Monday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said.: photo by Dar Yasin/AP, 18 July 2017
 

Kashmiri women attend the funeral of Parvaiz Ahmad Mir, a local rebel killed in a gun battle with Indian troops #Kashmir: image via iKashmir @icashmir, 16 July 2017


Father of Parvaiz Mir, a local rebel killed in gun battle with Indian troops, mourns on seeing his mutilated body during his funeral #Kashmir: image via iKashmir @icashmir, 16 July 2017


Father of Parvaiz Ahmad, a militant, consoles relatives as they mourn, during his funeral at Pahoo village of South Kashmir's Pulwama district: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 16 July 2017


Thousands of people attend in the funeral prayers of Parvaiz Ahmad, a militant in Pahoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 16 July 2017


Thousands of people attend in the funeral prayers of Parvaiz Ahmad, a militant in Pahoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 16 July 2017


Thousands of people attend in the funeral prayers of Parvaiz Ahmad, a militant in Pahoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 16 July 2017


Thousands of  people attend in the funeral prayers of Parvaiz Ahmad, a militant in Pahoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 16 July 2017


Ugly shades of occupation - Glimpse #Kashmir: image via Muhammad Kamran @_Kamranfcma, 18 July 2017


'99% of the girls are beautiful. The rest 1% are in my bus.' [only in #Kashmir]: image via kashmir @mykashmirlife, 19 July 2017


This is why we have so many poets.: image via Rouf Bhat @RoufBhat_, 17 July 2017


Nishat Garden, Srinagar: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 17 July 2017


A Kashmiri fisherman paddles his boat during sunset on Dal Lake in Srinagar: image via BASIT ZARGAR @BASIIPJ, 18 July 2017 

 
Today in 2014: Indian forces martyred Suhail Ahmad (16) from Kulgam, while protesting Israel's barbarity in Gaza. #Kashmir: image via Lost Kashmir History @LostKashmirHist, 19 July 2017


Just over 3 years ago, 4 Palestinian boys were massacred on a beach while playing soccer #Gaza: image via (((YousifMunayyer))) @YousefMunayyer, 18 July 2017


I dedicate these photos to all the disinformation that the Mass Media do on the #Gaza PPL. Workers, talents, artists treated as terrorists.: image via stefania_Palestine @stefaniafoddis1, 15 July 2017


I dedicate these photos to all the disinformation that the Mass Media do on the #Gaza PPL. Workers, talents, artists treated as terrorists.: image via stefania_Palestine @stefaniafoddis1, 15 July 2017


I dedicate these photos to all the disinformation that the Mass Media do on the #Gaza PPL. Workers, talents, artists treated as terrorists.: image via stefania_Palestine @stefaniafoddis1, 15 July 2017
 

GAZA CITY - A Palestinian farmer collects vegetables in a field in Gaza City. Photo @mohmdabed #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017

Its nearly 3 am, power is off and it's so hot/humid that I can't Even breathe and feels like my skin is burning. Too dark and no cold water. #Gaza: tweet via Omar Ghraieb @Omar_Gaza, 19 July 2017


GAZA CITY - A Palestinian man drinks water to cool off in Gaza City. @mohmdabed #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


SYRIA - Members of the Women's Protection Units are seen through a window on the outskirts of Raqa as they travel to frontline. Photo @Kilicbil: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


SYRIA - Sold by IS group in #Raqa, female Yazidi fighters back for revenge Photo @Kilicbil: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


#Timor-Leste Fretilin party supporters participate in an election campaign rally in Dili, East Timor Photo Valentino Dariel Sousa #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


#Myanmar The 70th Martyrs' Day commemorates the assassination of the country's independence leader General Aung San in Yangon. Photo @ye_aung_thu #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


#Venezuela A truck set ablaze by opposition activists blocking an avenue during a protest burns in Caracas. Photo @jbarreto1974 #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017
 

#Afghanistan An Afghan man makes kebabs for customers early in the morning in Mazar-i-Sharif. Photo @Farshadusyan #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


#Malaysia Workers wash used alloy car wheels before spraying them with paint at a workshop in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur. Photo @rasfan #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


#India Indian participants take part in the 'Ekka' race organised every year during the holy month of Shravana in Allahabad. Photo @sanjaykanojia07: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


#China People ride camels in the desert in Dunhuang, China as stage 10 of The Silkway Rally continues. Photo @franck_fife #AFP: image via Frederique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017


Israeli police clash with Palestinians outside Lion's Gate after clerics call for Muslims to pray in streets and not Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 19 July 2017


The world’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 19 July 2017

Trump

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, pauses after speaking to members of the media during a lunch with services members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.: photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP, 18 July 2017


 @realDonaldTrump re healthcare bill: "We're not gonna own it." "We'll let Obamacare fail and then Democrats are going to come to us."
:  image via Stephen Crowley @Stcrow, 18 July 2017


Sens. Capito and Heller, opponents of bill to repeal, replace ObamaCare, listen as @realDonaldTrump says Senate shouldn't leave town w/o plan.: image via Stephen Crowley @Stcrow, 19 July 2017

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  Sen. Isakson showing up for #healthcare caucus as such drives home med 2x standard and how far GOP out of touch. Photo @jonathanernst @Reuters: image via Reading The Pictures @ReadingThePix, 18 July 2017 
  
Congress Health Overhaul

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. jumps the tracks of the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, to get around a large gathering of reporters as he arrives on Capitol Hill.: photo by Andrew Harnik/AP, 18 July 2017

Jordan

A pile of tires is seen burning on a road leading to the southern Jordanian town of al-Jafr on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Hundreds of people in al-Jafr staged protests Tuesday following the conviction of a local soldier a day earlier in the shooting deaths of three U.S. military trainers. The U.S. troops were killed in November at the gate to the al-Jafr air base when their convoy came under fire.: photo by Reem Saad/AP, 18 July 2017

Nepal Daily Life

A Nepalese woman separates chaff from wheat in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Bhaktapur was one of the worst hit in the April 25, 2015 earthquake, with many lives lost and hundreds of houses and Cultural heritage sites destroyed.
: photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP, 18 July 2017

Giuseppe Ungaretti: Tramonto (Sunset), 1916


Tramonto sull'Isonzo. Tramonto sul fiume Isonzo ripresa dell'isola della Cona: photo by Teone! 2 March 2008
Versa il 20 maggio 1916

Il carnato del cielo
sveglia oasi
al nomade d'amore



Isonzo: photo by Nicola Tomasi, 13 May 2010
Versa 20 May 1916

The sky's chaste flesh
awakens oases
in the nomad of love

Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970): Tramonto (Sunset), from Il porto sepolto (The buried harbor), 1916; English by TC
 

Wounded at field hospital on the Isonzo: photographer unknown, for Bain News Service, c. 1915 (George Grantham Bain Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)


I began Il porto sepolto on the first day of my life in the trenches -- Christmas Day 1915. I was in the Carso, on Mount San Michele. I spent those nights lying in mud, opposite the enemy who was positioned higher than us and who was a hundred times better armed. In the trenches, almost always in those same trenches, because we stayed on San Michele even during the breaks -- the battles went on for a year. Il porto sepolto contains the experience of that year.

I was in the presence of death, in the presence of nature, of a nature that I learned to know in a new, terrible way. From that moment I became a man who makes war. It wasn't the idea of killing or being killed that tormented me: I was a man who wanted nothing for himself but relationship with the absolute, the absolute that was represented by death, not by danger, that was represented by the tragedy that brought man to meet himself in massacre. In my poetry there is no trace of hatred for the enemy, nor for anyone: there is the grip of consciousness of the human condition, of the fraternity of mankind in suffering, of the extreme precariousness of its condition. There is the will to expression, the necessity of expression, there is elation, in Porto sepolto, that almost savage elation of vital impulse, of the appetite for living, that is multiplied in the proximity and daily company of death. We live in contradiction...

Il porto sepolto was printed in Udine in 1916, in edition of eighty copies edited by Ettore Serra. It was entirely his fault. To tell the truth, those pieces of paper -- postage-exempt postcards, margins of old newspapers, white spaces in cherished letters I had received -- on which for two years, day after day, I had been examining my conscience, sticking them afterward helter-skelter into my knapsack, carrying them to live with me in the mud of the trenches, or making myself a pillow out of them during rare breaks, were not destined for any public. I had no idea of a public, and I hadn't wanted the war and didn't participate in the war to draw applause; I had, and I still have today, such respect for a great sacrifice such as war is for a people, that every act of vanity in that sort of circumstance would have seemed to me a desecration -- even that of one one who, like us, found himself in the midst of the fray. Also, I had set for myself an ideal so rigorous, and perhaps absurd, of anonymity in a war destined to end, according to my hopes, with a victory of the people, that anything that might in the slightest sense have distinguished me from another foot soldier would have struck me as a hateful privilege and an offense to the people to whom I had meant to give a sign of complete dedication, accepting the war in that most humble state.

This was the state of mind of the soldier who left that morning along the streets of Versa, carrying along his thoughts, when he was accosted by a lieutenant. I didn't have the courage not to confide in that young officer who asked me my name, and I told him that I had no other relief but to search for and find myself in some words, and that this was my way of making progress as a human being. 

Ettore Serra carried off my knapsack, put into order the scraps of paper, and brought to me one day, when we had finally taken San Michele, the proofs of my Porto sepolto.

Giuseppe Ungaretti, prefatory note to L'allegria (1931), English by Andrew Frisardi


Soldati nei campi di battaglia dell'Isonzo. Corpo di guardia nel campo di innalzamento del dragen-ballon. Ruda, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy: photographer unknown, c. 1916; image by album di luismen, 12 April 2006



Autumn 1916, Gorizia. Tramonto sull'Isonzo (Sunset on the Isonzo)
: photographer unknown; image by rvivanti, 20 April 2008 

 

Entrance to the Schönburg tunnel, Monte San Michele: photographer unknown, February 1916; image by by Hans de Regt, 31 August 2010



Early Italian gas mask from the 1915-1918 Battles of the Isonzo, Gorizia Museum
. This single-purpose (monovolente) mask, called the Ciamician-Pisci type, had a conical shape. It was made of 10 layers of gauze saturated with an alkaline solution of sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate. To keep the alkaline solution from irritating the user's lips a strip of flannel protected the mouth. It, too, offered protection only against chlorine. It was a major cause of a disaster at Monte San Michele on the Carso which was abandoned when the Austrians attacked with phosgene gas: photo by Hans de Regt, 5 September 2010


Old trenches from the 1915-1918 Battles of the Isonzo, Monte San Michele
: photo by Hans de Regt, 31 August 2010




La Valle dell'Isonzo. The Isonzo/Soča Valley. This river is known as "The Emerald Beauty". Around 500,000 soldiers lost their lives along the Isonzo River in twelve battles during WWI
: photo by Alberto De Marco, 26 May 2009



 Reflessi sull'Isonzo.
La tappa sul ponte sull'isonzo è staat turbolenta. Mentre mi fermavo a fare foto, le nacchine mi sfrecciavano vicino facendo rumore sulle giunture del ponte: photo by Davide e Paola, 20 January 2008



 Isonzo dall'isola della Cone verso la strada per Grado. Gorizia, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy
: photo by SERGIO (giotto1959), 28 December 2007



Tramonto sul fiume Isonzo
: photo by waferwaffa, 5 October 2006



Isonzo. Isola della Cona, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy: photo by SERGIO (giotto1959), 20 August 2008

Isonzo | by [desta]

Isonzo: photo by Marco de Stabile, 2 January 2009

Just so much going on today on Hollywood Blvd. 


LAPD officers keeping the peace on Hollywood Blvd.: image via Marcus Yam @yamphoto, 15 July 2017


Two arrested as Trump supporters, opponents face off at competing rallies in Hollywood.
: image via Marcus Yam @yamphoto, 15 July 2017


Two arrested as Trump supporters, opponents face off at competing rallies in Hollywood.: image via Marcus Yam @yamphoto, 15 July 2017



Two arrested as Trump supporters, opponents face off at competing rallies in Hollywood.: image via Marcus Yam @yamphoto, 5 July 2017


Two arrested as Trump supporters, opponents face off at competing rallies in Hollywood.: image via Marcus Yam @yamphoto, 15 July 2017


Phos chek drop #WhittierFire to assist controlled backfires on W Camino Cielo burning away unburned vegetation to contain and stop progress: image via Al Seib @AlSeibPhoto, 15 July 2017


#USA A firefighter sprays down flames as the Detwiler fire rages on, near Mariposa. Photo @JoshEdelson #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 19 July 2017

  
A man douses himself with water while using a garden hose to fight #brushfire that threatens to burn homes near the 5 FWY in #BoyleHeights: image via Luis Sinco @luissinco, 12 July 2017
 
 
Just so much going on today on Hollywood Blvd.: image via Marcus Yam @yamphoto, 15 July 2017
 

William Claxton Donald Byrd on the A train, New York City, 1959
: image via aucharbon @alcarbon68, 17 July 2017