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Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees
You may be wondering what bees need a hotel for, when they make their own hives. The truth is that many species of bees are solitary – the do not live in hives but instead construct their own nest. The main reason for this is because in these species every female is fertile and this would not make for comfortable communal living in a hive.
Eeeeee! That is the cutest bee face I have ever seen poking out there like “you rang?”
"Career Girl" June 1943.
"Miss Frances Heisler, pump attendant at one of the Atlantic Refining Company garages in Philadelphia."
Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information
Sleep eating Kangaroo.
Carl Krenek (Austrian, 1880-1948), Märchenszene: dunkler See, Boot, Trauerbirken, Blüten [Fairytale scene: dark lake, boat, weeping birches, flowers]. Tempera on paper, 14.3 x 17.3 cm.
Walker Evans, Self-portrait in New York Hospital Bed
The Library of Celsus
Built in honor of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus in Ephesus, Anatolia (now Selçuk, Turkey), the library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus. Celsus is buried in a sarcophagus beneath the library, in the main entrance.
Construction was between 117-120 AD, and the building is important as one of the few remaining examples of an ancient Roman-influenced library. It also shows that public libraries were built not only in Rome itself but throughout the Roman Empire.
The interior of the library and all its books were destroyed by fire in the devastating earthquake that struck the city in 262. Only the facade survived.
Jack Kerouac - 1942 (age 20)