Source: Shutterhound Photography
Shutterhound Photography: “I really cannot explain what is happening here, he took a seat next to his moniter and started crying. The band was rocking near the end of the show while he sat there”.
Pearl Jam - Seattle, WA - 6th December, 2013
Today in 1993, Nirvana played in Saint Paul, MN at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. After the band performed the final song ‘Endless, Nameless’ - Kurt stuck a cord in his mouth and pretended to be electrocuted. He was then carried off stage.
Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana, Cape Town, 1997
Chapel for Delinquent Boys Technical School on Harts Island, NYC
This image was taken by Sean Calvert and you can find the original source on Panoramio here. (I would have linked directly to the original source, but Panoramio doesn’t work well on mobile.)
Some details about Hart’s Island: Hart Island does not appear on the MTA’s subway map or the Department of Transportation’s bicycling maps. The AAA map in my car shows the blue dotted line of a public ferry from City Island to Hart Island, but the ferry closed to the public in 1976. Panorama, the room-sized Robert Moses-commissioned sculpture at the Queens Museum of Art — which displays every street and nearly every building in New York City — excludes the island entirely.
From an airplane at night, Hart Island is invisible from the west. It can be seen only on clear nights, only from the east and by inference, when lights from the city bounce off the water of the Sound and leave the island backlit. It appears as negative space, the darkest ink spot on a page of black.
Hart Island can be found on Google Maps, which labels the northern half of the island “Potter’s Field,” a term commonly used to refer to a place where unknown or unclaimed bodies are buried. The location is no longer accurate, and the name never was. When the city bought Hart Island for $75,000 in 1868, the new potter’s field was set on 45 acres at the island’s northern tip. Administration was handed over to what was then called the Department of Charities and Correction, which operated a prison and a technical school for delinquent boys on the island. Inmates were given the job of burying the dead, a practice that continues to this day. The Department of Correction estimates that more than 850,000 people are now buried on Hart Island, noting that the actual number may be somewhere between 750,000 and a million, a standard deviation that is jarring when you think about it. (Read more?)
Google Satellite Link: Lots of old run down buildings to look at. What a creepy place. http://goo.gl/maps/9FoQS