Happy 10th Birthday, Millennium Park!

chicagopubliclibrary:

Industrial wasteland turned cultural gem, let’s geek out today looking at before, during, and after photos of building Millennium Park. 

Before: 

A railway, parking lots, and sparse greens in the space where Millennium Park is now (looking east). 

After: 

 

Looking west and slightly south, Millennium Park in all its glory. 

Grab yourself a slice of birthday cake and look through more photos in our digital archives: 

calumet412:

Louis Lingg, one of the Haymarket Martyrs, taken shortly before the riots in 1886, Chicago.

Lingg was sentenced to death for his conspiracy but committed suicide by placing a cap in his mouth, the day before he was to hang.

calumet412:

Louis Lingg, one of the Haymarket Martyrs, taken shortly before the riots in 1886, Chicago.

Lingg was sentenced to death for his conspiracy but committed suicide by placing a cap in his mouth, the day before he was to hang.


"Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him."
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"Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him."
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"Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him."

erinthesails:

lyriumpomegranates:

angelicdiaspora:

kyrstin:

Ron always just fucking knows

If you remember, Ron was always weirdly good with Divination. Whenever he’d joke about a possible outcome, it would eventually happen in some roundabout way!

#AU where Ron is actually a great prophet but no one fucking knows it #and when they find out#Ron is torn between being pissed as hell and thinking it’s hilarious

There’s actually a whole point about this in these Harry Potter analysis books I used to read obsessively. Two of their cardinal rules of HP foreshadowing are “Hermione is always right, except when she’s emotional” and “Ron is always wrong, except when he’s joking”. This actually plays out pretty frequently in the series if you look for it!

erinthesails:

lyriumpomegranates:

angelicdiaspora:

kyrstin:

Ron always just fucking knows

If you remember, Ron was always weirdly good with Divination. Whenever he’d joke about a possible outcome, it would eventually happen in some roundabout way!

 

There’s actually a whole point about this in these Harry Potter analysis books I used to read obsessively. Two of their cardinal rules of HP foreshadowing are “Hermione is always right, except when she’s emotional” and “Ron is always wrong, except when he’s joking”. This actually plays out pretty frequently in the series if you look for it!