به یاد باد صبا ˷ be yade bade saba


पछुवा हवा ˷ a persian ballad ˷ by alaleh a


“ I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafez

claimer/disclaimer :
i started this blog in the summer of 2009 ...
so many people before us expressed love in myriad forms - so many are looking now for the place they belong to - that inner place - and many more will come after us
the 'authors' of images and other material included here, are mentioned as far as i have knowledge of them - please suggest rectifications when needed
also please do not copy-paste any of my personal commentaries unless you name the source, thx - AA






Photograph of the 1882 transit of Venus taken at Vassar College 
by woman astronomer Maria Mitchell and her students.

They observed and photographed the 1882 transit of Venus from the observatory on the grounds of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

They used a small version of the photoheliostat.


(Picture courtesy of Vassar College Library)

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