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October 26, 2012 at 9:16 PM

evysinspirations:

Beautiful Fall Day at Þingvellir National Park, Iceland by christine zenino on Flickr.

evysinspirations:

Beautiful Fall Day at Þingvellir National Park, Iceland by christine zenino on Flickr.

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October 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

drtuesdaygjohnson:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 1, 1890: Yosemite Established as National Park
On this day in 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill into law creating Yosemite National Park. This law decreed that about 1,500 square miles of public land in the California Sierra Nevada would be preserved for the public trust. 
To learn more about all of America’s national parks, explore Ken Burns’s The National Parks: America’s Best Idea collections.
Photo: Library of Congress

The federal government’s system of “preservation” meant claiming lands and outlawing, by means of the US cavalry’s force, hunting and gathering within those lands. This specifically targeted the Yosemite Indians, a conglomerate of tribes who used the land for sustenance and settlement. America’s views of the west’s wilderness as “pristine” and “untouched by man” was contradicted in light of native settlements and their relationship with land. American’s obsession with and interpretation of wilderness and preservation was ultimately used to dislocate and vilify American Indians’ way of life.
Images such as this one were essentially propaganda at the time, promoting a false reality of a pristine, uninhabited landscape, void of human settlement and exploitation—except for the occasional white visitor, there to embrace a “true” wilderness of his own.

drtuesdaygjohnson:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 1, 1890: Yosemite Established as National Park

On this day in 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill into law creating Yosemite National Park. This law decreed that about 1,500 square miles of public land in the California Sierra Nevada would be preserved for the public trust. 

To learn more about all of America’s national parks, explore Ken Burns’s The National Parks: America’s Best Idea collections.

Photo: Library of Congress

The federal government’s system of “preservation” meant claiming lands and outlawing, by means of the US cavalry’s force, hunting and gathering within those lands. This specifically targeted the Yosemite Indians, a conglomerate of tribes who used the land for sustenance and settlement. America’s views of the west’s wilderness as “pristine” and “untouched by man” was contradicted in light of native settlements and their relationship with land. American’s obsession with and interpretation of wilderness and preservation was ultimately used to dislocate and vilify American Indians’ way of life.

Images such as this one were essentially propaganda at the time, promoting a false reality of a pristine, uninhabited landscape, void of human settlement and exploitation—except for the occasional white visitor, there to embrace a “true” wilderness of his own.

(via johnmyersart)

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October 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM

shinimasu:

Ófærufoss by Thierry Hennet

shinimasu:

Ófærufoss by Thierry Hennet

(via k1lluh)

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October 4, 2012 at 11:14 PM

tupac:

Three camels by dj_pingu

tupac:

Three camels by dj_pingu

(via k1lluh)

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October 4, 2012 at 10:26 PM

justcallmegrace:

Dolomites, Italy

justcallmegrace:

Dolomites, Italy

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October 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM

j-h-affloressence:

Morning Mediation by kunitsa on Flickr.

j-h-affloressence:

Morning Mediation by kunitsa on Flickr.

(via goodmemory)

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September 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM

awhistlingbird:

Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Se So Hung

awhistlingbird:

Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Se So Hung

(Source: fields-of-roses, via indiaincredible)

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September 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

live-2-learn:

landscape #79

live-2-learn:

landscape #79

(via positivelynoteworthy)

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September 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM

(Source: scentofapassion, via nalisest)

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September 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

magic-bazaar:

Fjadrargljufur, Iceland

magic-bazaar:

Fjadrargljufur, Iceland

(Source: memory-bazaar, via wishflowers)

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September 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM

enchantedengland:

   Poppy field in Badbury, Oxfordshire, England (Phil Selby flickr)

enchantedengland:

   Poppy field in Badbury, Oxfordshire, England (Phil Selby flickr)

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September 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

llbwwb:

A Place to Skip Rocks, Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park (by Jared Ropelato)

llbwwb:

A Place to Skip Rocks, Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park (by Jared Ropelato)

(via papapantu)

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September 16, 2012 at 1:07 PM

landscapelifescape:

huang shan stairs, Yellow Mountain, China
(by mr.paulb)

landscapelifescape:

huang shan stairs, Yellow Mountain, China

(by mr.paulb)

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September 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

gearheadsandmonkeywrenches:

Cameron Davidson
censu:

gearheadsandmonkeywrenches:

Cameron Davidson

censu:

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September 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

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