le blargh : quatre


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« T A L L »
How your body fights to keep you alive when you’re starving
“The human body can go without oxygen for about five to ten minutes, and about three to eight days without water. But remarkably, people have been known to live upwards of 70 days without food. How is this possible?”


« G R A N D E »
I debated whether or not to share this story.
“…in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in everyday life. How most men, even good caring men, have no clue what we go through on a daily basis just trying to live our lives.”
the author takes the same trains I do and yes, this kind of shit happens all the time



witley park
celebrity pool room, antiques roadshow edition

Whitaker Wright built a massive estate in the 1890s. From the website Lost Heritage, a blurb excerpt about Whitley Park:

But building a large house wasn’t enough for Wright. At a cost of approximately £500,000 (£24m in 2006) he set a small army of 600 labourers to work reshaping the landscape — much to the concern of local residents. Hills which obstructed his views were levelled, others created, a wall encircling all 1,400 acres was built and three artificial lakes were constructed. The lakes boasted a boathouse by Lutyens, an articifial island and, under one, a spectacular underwater billiards room — which still exists to this day.


Check out great photographs of Witley Park, including some of the underwater billiards dome at:

Photographs of Witley Park then, from Lost Heritage.

Photographs of Witley Park now, from urb-ex.co.uk.

the tunnel to the room

photograph courtesy of www.urb-ex.co.uk



vacation isn’t supposed to last forever
but I wish it did

I am coming up on the end of my time away. Expect a few non-billiard posts before we resume our usual bang-head-against-wall programming.



eat, drink, and be purry

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