Archive for June, 2013

Mayan temple bulldozed

June 5, 2013

A construction company in Belize, looking for crushed rock, took their backhoes and bulldozers to the Nohmo-MAYAN-PYRAMID-DESTROYED-570ul pyramid complex near the Mexico border in Belize. The Mayan Nohmul complex is approximately 2,300 years old and located in the middle of a privately owned sugar cane field. Because the pyramid mound is (was) about 100 feet high and situated in a naturally flat landscape, Jaime Awe of the Belize Institute of Archaeology concludes that the destruction was a result of “bloody laziness.”  All that remains of the pyramid is a stump about 65 feet tall.

To read more, go here and here.

Free to a good home: 250,000 transparencies

June 5, 2013

James DeeLooking for a project? How well do you know your art history?

D. James Dee is trying to find a home for his incredible collection of 250,000 color transparencies and slides (35 mm to 8 x 10 inches) that capture 40 years of the modern New York art scene. Mr. Dee, a retired SoHo Photographer, documented artists, galleries, exhibitions, books and portfolios. The collection is extensive and its free. Minor problem: Mr. Dee didn’t label his slides.

Read more about James Dee and his collection in the New York Times.

The perfect Pinterest picture

June 5, 2013

Aunt Peggy's Cucumber SaladWhat’s the most popular picture on Pinterest? It’s not a cute kitten or puppy. It’s not a celebrity or a beautiful sunset. No, it’s Aunt Peggy’s Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad. Read more about image optimization in Pinterest and Instagram here. Note: “Aunt Peggy’s Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad” recipe not included.