scarlettjohnsson:

Scarlett Johansson while pregnant

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fuckyeahcycling:

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 27: Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team performs a wheelie to celebrate his victory following the twenty first stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 138km stage from Evry into the Champs-Elysees, on July 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (via Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team performs a wheelie to… News Photo 452799354 | Getty Images)

fuckyeahcycling:

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 27: Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team performs a wheelie to celebrate his victory following the twenty first stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 138km stage from Evry into the Champs-Elysees, on July 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (via Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team performs a wheelie to… News Photo 452799354 | Getty Images)

— 21 hours ago with 155 notes
vivipiuomeno:

Francesca Woodman, from Eel Series, Rome, 1977-1978

vivipiuomeno:

Francesca Woodman, from Eel Series, Rome, 1977-1978

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— 21 hours ago with 98 notes
literally cringed at this… 

literally cringed at this… 

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— 23 hours ago with 57 notes
phillypedals-photos:

Cheating a bit on my commute. #Colnago #PhillyPedals #DontWannaGetToWorkSweaty by mattsmithereens http://ift.tt/1zfQhq4

phillypedals-photos:

Cheating a bit on my commute. #Colnago #PhillyPedals #DontWannaGetToWorkSweaty by mattsmithereens http://ift.tt/1zfQhq4

— 23 hours ago with 3 notes
"The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance."
Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)

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— 23 hours ago with 78 notes
blackandgoldbike:

akalle:

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)
An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

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blackandgoldbike:

akalle:

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

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— 23 hours ago with 1813 notes

archiemcphee:

The Japanese city of Nara is renown for its deer. Thanks to their legendary history, they’re regarded as heavenly animals, messengers of the gods according to Shinto belief, and guardians of both the city and Japan itself. A population of over 1000 remarkably tame Sika Deer reside in Nara Park, where they roam freely and visitors may feed them special biscuits, and every summer they do something strange and awesome. They leave the park and swarm the streets, lounging together on the sidewalks and sometimes right in the road, looking like they haven’t got a care in the world and the middle of the road is the perfect place to be.

YouTube user Blue Bells 9999 shot video of this marvelous phenomenon in 2013 and describes it as a regular occurrence in late July:

"…with the deer strolling out of the park to “enjoy the coolness of the street.” Given that the concrete sidewalk and asphalt road surface would ordinarily retain heat during the summertime, we’re guessing that the surrounding cityscape and topography creates either a cooling wind tunnel or an inviting patch of shade.

Although it might seem like an alarming event, Nara residents seem very used to the presence of the deer. It’s been happening for so long now that the city posts warning signs to drivers about deer crossing the road. No one honks at them or suddenly swerves to avoid them. We’d be so amazed by the sight of them that people would be honking at us for blocking traffic ourselves.

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