The modern State cannot be grasped as a reality, substance, objectivity (an inert or organic object). The State is not seen. No more than the Law. They do not pertain to the sensible. You can photograph rulers. Not the State. What does the spectator see, from the outside, or the member, from the inside? He does not see the Law, only the policeman. We only see the theatrical appearance of the State, the ceremonial garments. The State is not seen, it is conceived: this allows Hegel and Hegelians to claim that the State is (nothing but) an idea.
Lefebvre, Henri, De l’État, vol. 1, 1976, pp. 42-3
Pressed Flowers. The oldest, dated collection of plants at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Arborum, fruticum et herbarum flores et folia in insula Gothlandia collecta annis (1701-02), by Antonius Christophori Münchenberg.
The flowers for the Herbarium were collected from 1699 to 1702, and contain 300 native and cultivated plant species from the island of Gotland, an island province of Sweden.
Even if we’re married for 23 years,
I still want you to flirt with me.
A novel written by me. (via princessariel2323)
SOVIET UNION. Russia. Moscow. 1954. Museum of the Revolution.
Armed workers of the German Revolution in the streets of Berlin, 1918.
Discarded Books. New York City. 1974.
Photographer: André Kertész