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east of east st. louis
and the wind is making speeches
and the rain sounds like a round of applause

vintage clothing. plaid. Gemütlichkeit. wool socks. christoph waltz. bbc radio 6. dorothy parker. scotland. cocktails. british sea power. ivy. tweed. very long reads. the scent of pipe tobacco. terriers. road trips. barbara stanwyck. fog.
not necessarily in that order.

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gentlenight:

what i wanna know is where is christoph waltz and why aren’t the paparazzi doing their job? like is he on holiday? is he filming a movie? is he shirtless somewhere? these are important questions that need answering

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#perhaps they all landed in a garbage can 
movieposteroftheday:

Soviet poster for MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (Dziga Vertov, USSR, 1929)
Designers: Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii Stenberg (1900-1933)
Poster source: Christie’s
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA was just voted the Greatest Documentary of All Time in a Sight & Sound poll of 340 critics, programmers and filmmakers.
(And this poster was sold for $176,000 at auction in November 2012, making it one of the ten most expensive movie posters of all time.)

movieposteroftheday:

Soviet poster for MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (Dziga Vertov, USSR, 1929)

Designers: Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii Stenberg (1900-1933)

Poster source: Christie’s

MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA was just voted the Greatest Documentary of All Time in a Sight & Sound poll of 340 critics, programmers and filmmakers.

(And this poster was sold for $176,000 at auction in November 2012, making it one of the ten most expensive movie posters of all time.)

— 3 hours ago with 168 notes
greeneyes55:

Domino Players London 1935 
Photo: Bill Brandt 

greeneyes55:

Domino Players London 1935 

Photo: Bill Brandt 

(via schwanensee)

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"Ich bin ein Berliner."

Why it’s so famous:

  • Because it’s quoted from John F. Kennedy’s speech at the Schöneberg city hall on 26 June 1963 celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift and the first visit from an American president since the wall was built in 1961. Mr Kennedy wanted to express his solidarity with the West German inhabitants with this sentence.

A more plausible reason is:

  • Mr Kennedy’s German grammar was, unfortunately, not the best. This resulted in him making a fool of himself in front of the Germans with precisely this sentence - what he wanted to say was that he is a citizen of Berlin; what he said, instead, was that he’s a jelly-filled doughnut.

How did this happen?
Simple. He said “ein Berliner” instead of simply “Berliner”.

In German, you never express your nationality and occupation with an article:
Bist du Münchnerin?
Er ist Arzt.
Sie ist Studentin.
Ich bin Berliner.

The meaning of Berliner changed with the simple addition of “ein”!

What is a Berliner?
image
English: Jelly-filled doughnut, jelly donut
North Germany (except Berlin): Berliner
Berlin (and neighbouring areas): Pfannkuchen (so be sure to check before you buy!)
South Germany: Krapfen 

(via fuckyeahdeutsch)

(via germannn)

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#ich bin ein Krapfen tho 
dogswaitinginberlin:

Winner of the “dogs waiting in berlin Picture Vote #95”
Take part in picture votes at: http://www.facebook.com/dogswaitinginberlin
Thanks Steff!

dogswaitinginberlin:

Winner of the “dogs waiting in berlin Picture Vote #95”

Take part in picture votes at: http://www.facebook.com/dogswaitinginberlin

Thanks Steff!

— 1 day ago with 31 notes
#german dogs  #the most well behaved dogs on the planet 
liebesdeutschland:

Klösterl Walchensee
Walchensee (Kochel am See), Bayern

liebesdeutschland:

Klösterl Walchensee

Walchensee (Kochel am See), Bayern

(Source: Flickr / blichb)

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fuckyeahdeutsch:

It’s more common to say “Fuchs und Hase” and not “Hase und Fuchs” though,i.e. “wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen”.

fuckyeahdeutsch:

It’s more common to say “Fuchs und Hase” and not “Hase und Fuchs” though,
i.e. “wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen”.

(via germannn)

— 2 days ago with 429 notes
natgeofound:

Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

— 2 days ago with 2721 notes

Christoph Waltz at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

(Source: humphreysbogart, via cwaltzfan)

— 2 days ago with 420 notes
#oh my god  #no  #no no no no no  #just nope 

marinaesque:

inside The Grand Budapest Hotel

(via cussyeah-wesanderson)

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