Three brothers taking home a holiday tree through a rubble-strewn lot in the Bronx. Even 40 years ago, New York’s was a tale of two cities, according to Deirdre Carmody in a Dec. 22 article from 1973 headlined, “Christmas in the City Intensifies the Happiness — and Sadness.” She took the pulse of New York with stories — some happy, like a restaurant owner whose establishment was brought to life by carolers; others sad, like that of a retiring police commissioner or of an inert man slumped over on 42nd Street, left with a stack of coins by a compassionate young passer-by. Photo: William E. Sauro/The New York Times
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Beautiful soul gems from Puella Magi Madoka Magica! Homura’s is especially lovely. I’ll have to save up for one of these one day! uwu
Sculptures by Francesco Albano
Francesco Albano was born in Oppido Mamertina, Italy on November 19, 1976. He lives and works in Istanbul and graduated from the sculpture department of Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in 2000. In 2005 he won the National Prize of Arts-MIUR for sculpture. In 2008 he had his first solo exhibition “Everyday Bestiary” curated by Flavio Arensi and Stefano Castelli at the Castle of San Giorgio di Legnano(MI). Dovevaccadere-SALe (space art legnano). The same year, Turkish director Cansin Sağesen made a short movie inspired by his works. In September 2009, he had his second solo exhibition “Five Easy Pieces” at Ex- Marmi Gallery in Pietrasanta. In June 2011 he had two sculptures in in the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice Biennale at the Arsenale in the exhibition”Lo Stato dell’ Arte”. In December 2011 his sculptures series P.I.E.T.A.S. were exhibited at the gallery Studio 9 in Istanbul.