Nevada 150 Photo Contest Winners
The Bureau of Land Management-Nevada selected the winners of the Nevada 150 Photo Contest, a part of BLM’s participation in Nevada’s 150th Year Sesquicentennial. The photos highlight adventures, activities and historic sites on public lands.
The winners were selected from over 300 entries and will be featured in a calendar and displayed on social media and other venues. The photos were judged on originality, artistic composition, technical quality, photographic technique, and whether the photograph showcases the best of BLM-Nevada.
We will be highlighting each winning photo throughout the course of this week! Follow along using the hashtag #nv150 on Tumblr and Instagram.
(Source: Flickr / blmnevada)
Being abroad is weird because for a good long while it’s the greatest thing you’ve ever done but soon the years pass and life becomes life again. Before you know it each street feels as familiar as the ones you spent 20 years of your life walking.
Every once in awhile though, on nights such as these, you have the perfect amount of wine- just enough to make you feel buzzed, and you see the lights again. You listen to the songs you obsessed over as you were first falling in love. You realise that you are experiencing your first Christmas and birthday in summer with the man that (rather secretly) caused you to stay for you knew there was something special about him. I guess, in the end, living abroad is no different from the rest of existence. There are ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs but the secret lies in trying. It lies in remembering the promises you made to never stop seeing the city and never stop appreciating his body next to yours.
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.””
"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)
DON’T GIVE ME THAT FRENCH SHIT.
Ms. Wake … had mixed feelings about previous cinematic efforts to portray her wartime exploits … “It was well-acted but in parts it was extremely stupid,” she said. “At one stage they had me cooking eggs and bacon to feed the men. For goodness’ sake, did the Allies parachute me into France to fry eggs and bacon for the men? There wasn’t an egg to be had for love nor money. Even if there had been why would I be frying it? I had men to do that sort of thing.”
IT GOT BETTER