Old Finnish people with things on their heads. That is all.
(OK, I lied, that is not all. These are part of a funny, gorgeous photo series by Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen called Eyes As Big As Plates, and you should look at as much of it as you possibly can.)
(Also: hat tip, so to speak, to Mr. Benjamin Birdsall.)
are you fuckin kidding me
Throwback Thursday: Viewing life from the roof
In 2007, Times reporter Jeffrey Fleishman told of life at the top in Cairo. But it’s not what you might think. People living on roofs there are the city’s poor — cheap rent and charity help them survive.
"Every rooftop has a story," Fleishman wrote. ”Mostly poor ones. If you’re up on the roof, you’ve missed something — the decent job, the lucky break, the well-connected cousin.”
He tells the story of Alia Qotb, pictured above on the rooftop where she had lived for more than 20 years. She was born in the basement of the building.
A widow who lived above her on the rooftop across the alley felt sorry for her.
"I look down and pity her. She has it worse," Samia Mekkawy told Fleishman.
But life wasn’t always so bleak for Qotb. Read Fleishman’s whole story here.
Photo: Alia Qotb and her husband Ahmed Gaballah on the roof where they lived in Cairo. Credit: Asmaa Waguih / For The Times
types of girls:
1. syrup that tastes so sweet but leaves a stickiness that won’t leave
2. docile dandelions that blow away and leave you forever
3. animal bones that crush under your jaw
What Do This Mean .
im gonna print this out onto a sweater and wear it everyday thats how much I love this dog