isebrand The public lives of #scaffolding. The Kickstarter project you'll never see: coffee table book of scaffolding photos. #NYC #watertower #reflection #citywindows #facade #condos 2w

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isebrand Detail from "Christ Before Pontius Pilate," c. 1520, oil and tempera on oak, attributed to Hieronymus Bosch or a member of his circle. #PUArtMuseum #HolyWeek #PassionWeek #Flemish #HieronymusBosch #museum #artmuseum #Princeton #NewJersery 4w

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isebrand St. James's #Chapel in The #Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (@stjohndivinenyc) is the location for tonight's performance of early music by the cathedral choir, part of the Great Music in a Great Space (GMGS) concert series. Among other selections will be performed Guillaume de Machaut's "Messe de Nostre Dame" #kyrie #plainchant #NYC 2mon

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isebrand Juriaen van Streeck (1632–1687) Dutch #stilllife #oilpainting (detail) — bread, orange, lemon, #lemonpeel glass of white wine with spoon, grapes, candies wrapped and unwrapped, tall flute-like glass. @PUArtMuseum 2mon

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isebrand I'll be home from Christmas? From late December. #nofilter #manhattan #skyline #LGA #wintersky #shadesofgrey #eastriver #LongIsland Wish I knew the island in the foreground as well as the identity of other features. Can you help? Perhaps Hart Island with the Throgs Neck Bridge in the background? 3mon
  •   clarkyfy Isn't Hart Island fascinating? 3mon
  •   isebrand @clarkyfy I've never been. I'm not sure that's Hart Island. Is it? Now I'd better go Google it. ;D 3mon
  •   clarkyfy I can't tell from that angle. I need to see City Island when I'm flying over and then I know where it is. I haven't been either - need to be a Rikers inmate or dead I guess. 3mon
  •   isebrand @clarkyfy ️Have to be a criminal or a corpse. — Never been to City Island. 3mon
  •   clarkyfy Great seafood there! It's a nice bike ride too. I'll let you know next time I go!🚴 3mon

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isebrand Brown howler monkey (Alouatta guariba) specimen, Hall of Primates, American Museum of Natural History ( @amnh ). Native to the Atlantic forests of #Brazil, the brown is one of the 15 species of howler monkeys. Howlers are slow-moving, the only #folivore New World monkeys, and are one of the loudest land animals on Earth; their calls—"howls", which sound less like howls than like guttural, somewhat burp-like, somewhat growl-like roars—are up to 90dB and can be heard from 5km (about 3 miles) away. #primates #taxidermy #museum #howlermonkey #upperwestside #monkey #hyoid #loud #decibels #naturalhistory #leafeater 3mon
  •   umpaah Just watched them in Costa Rica ! 3mon

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isebrand Detail from the 19th-century #bronze plaque bearing the translation of the #hieroglyphics on the south face of the nearly 3,500-year-old Egyptian #obelisk in Central Park, #NYC #cleopatrasneedle #Amun #centralpark 4mon

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isebrand The oft-called "Cleopatra's Needle" is an ancient Egyptian #obelisk on display in Central Park and was already more than 1,000 years old by the time of Cleopatra's reign in Egypt. It's one of a pair, the other being on display in London. They were both created during the reign of #Pharaoh #Thutmose III (1479–1425 BC) and inscribed about two centuries later to commemorate military victories of Pharaoh #Ramesses II. Each is of red Aswan granite, about 69 feet high, and 224 tons. The London obelisk was re-located to there from Egypt in 1878, this New York one to here in #1881. #centralpark #ancientegypt #redgranite #hieroglyphs #antiquity 4mon

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isebrand Looking south over Conservatory Water, Central Park, New York City, winter solstice 2014. #NYC #centralpark #solstice2014 #ambientlight #lightpollution #manhattanatnight #nycnight 4mon

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isebrand Great Neck (New York) Fire Department's festive Assistant Chief's vehicle paying a visit to #NYC. #chevy #firetruck #wreath #red 4mon

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isebrand Sunrise over Tucson. #tucsonsunrise #cloudporn 5mon

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isebrand Yours truly atop Wasson Peak, Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountains; the city of Tucson is in the distance. #wassonpeak #ccc #tucson #takemypic #givemebackmyphone #nasa #floppyhat 5mon

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isebrand Golden Gate Mountain, Tucson Mountain County Park, sunset in early December. #desertsunset 5mon

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isebrand Tucson Mountains at sunset, looking northeast in the Tucson Mountain County Park from along Kinney Road. #tucson #sunset #desert #mccainloop 5mon

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isebrand 10 acres and a hydrogen bomb. Built in 1963, the is now the only existing Titan II nuclear ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) launch site in America, Airforce Facility Missile Site 8 (571-7), in Sahuarita, Arizona. It is now, thankfully, the Titan Missile Museum; the #warhead (which was in the conical nose that the USAF called the "re-entry vehicle") is inert, with the site's silo doors opened halfway and a large hole in the re-entry vehicle so passing Russian satellites can verify the missile remains non-threatening. From 1963–1989, this silo was manned by 4-person crews on 24-hour watches, in a state of constant readiness, as was the case with crews at dozens of other nuclear missile silos in the US, in case the order of the President of the United States came down the chain of command authorizing a retaliatory nuclear strike against the USSR. The Titan II carried a 9-megaton warhead which could cause 100% above-ground casualties within a 3.65-mile radius of where it exploded. It was accurate to within about 1 mile. We had about 65 of these warheads but more than 100 Titan II #rockets because they were also used for the space program's Project Gemini. The Titan ICBM program was replaced by the Minuteman missile system which was much more precise and thus used smaller-yield warheads. #titan2 #misslemuseum #coldwar #deterrence #usaf #icbm #strategicaircommand #defcon #hbomb #projectgemini #wargames #firstcontact 5mon
  •   isebrand Oops, a clarification is required: the warhead is not inert, it is *removed*!, therefore the missile is inert as a weapon—not to mention that there's no fuel in the rocket, either, of course. (The fuel used by Titan was highly toxic.) 5mon
  •   ianlogandesign Not sure that one should like that 5mon
  •   isebrand @ianlogandesign It's a sobering place; I think it is extremely important to preserve it. A 20something from Columbia was along with our group, and it was a very eye-opening experience to him—that the US and CCCP were poised to annihilate each other and much of the rest of the world. If you're born much later than about 1980, chances are, you know about as much concerning the Cold War as I do about the latest hit Xbox game. 5mon
  •   isebrand Colombia I meant! €#%* autocorrect strikes again! (But it makes a better story perhaps if he'd been a Columbia University student.) 5mon

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isebrand Poser. ;) This #bobcat seemed pretty willing to be seen and photographed at the @desertmuseum The bobcat's species name is "Lynx rufus". #lynx #sonorandesert 5mon

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