Five days after the Soviet Spacewalk, several astronaut’s wives watch in tremendous anticipation as the first Gemini
lifts off with its two man crew. Love this, a broad brushstroke of
expression and emotion, much more than just one moment captured here,
these faces beam back all the pride, thrill, terror and raw astonishment
the Space Program can present.
Or maybe it’s a just a summer snapshot
with the greatest collection of 60′s sunglasses ever captured by camera. (From Sci-Fi-O-Rama)
Project Gemini was conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo, with ten manned flights occurring in 1965 and 1966.
Its objective was to develop space travel techniques in support of Apollo, which had the goal of landing men on the Moon.
Self-Portrait (1950) by Mexican muralist and architect Juan O'Gorman. He is known for designing Casa Azul (The Blue House) for Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Mosaic mural on the exterior of the UNAM Library in Mexico City by O'Gorman in 1953. The stone details decorate all four façades of the structure, depicting aspects of Aztec culture and the creation of modern Mexico.
O’Gorman’s own house outside Mexico City (1953–56, demolished 1969) was
considered his most extraordinary work. It was in part a natural cave
and was designed to harmonize with the lava formations of the landscape.
Decorated with mosaic symbols and images from Aztec mythology, it
marked his eventual rejection of Functionalism in favor of an approach
that united modern structural designs with indigenous Mexican decorative
In 1958, Juan O'Gorman was photographed by pioneering architectural historian Esther McCoy on his visit to the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. McCoy promoted the work of O'Gorman in California, organizing a solo exhibition for him in 1958 at the Long Beach Museum of Art.