Colorful salt evaporation ponds in the Bay Area.
Found in San Francisco Bay, these salt evaporation ponds are shallow artificial ponds designed to produce salt from sea water and other brines. Water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows salt to be harvested. The bright colours of the ponds, ranging from bright green to magenta, are a result of microorganisms that thrive as the salinity levels increase.
Gorgeous. Landscapes like these are the best part of air travel.
You can only go to places that you will let yourself go.
— Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe
Let’s live here.
Also, I used google’s search by image to track down the source (flickr) of this photo. This is Richard A. Macksey’s private library. Macksey is a professor at Johns Hopkins University. Here’s a video in which you can see some more glimpses of the large number of books in his house.