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What is it about a snowfall that makes the world so silent?

It’s because every living thing that might otherwise be making noise is hunkered down until the air is clear again. The birds are all silent. Can it really just be the absence of their songs that makes such an eerie hush?

The air pump in my old fish tank was obnoxiously loud, but when it ran every second of every day, its buzzing was nothing – until it was turned off, and the silence was deafening.


Posted February 11, 2013 by benjaminsapiens in photography

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The Atlantic Wire: The Most Unbelievable but Real Pictures of Sandy’s Destruction

Last night’s storm brought in incredible floods and massive power outages to the East Coast. Some of the waters have subsided, but millions are still without power in the country. Thanks to Instagram, Twitter, and the Associated Press and Reuters photo services, we get an idea of how bad things got last night.

An eerie skyline, as much of Manhattan went dark when ConEd either shut off or lost power for many of the city’s residents.

The East Village is underwater in this photo from last night.

The aftermath at Exchange Place in Jersey City.

80 homes in the neighborhood of Breezy Point in Queens burned to the ground last night in an inferno spread by high winds.

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow near Belington, West Virginia.

Submerged taxis in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Firefighters in the ruins of one of the houses in Queens destroyed in last night’s six-alarm blaze.

Cars are submerged at the entrance to a parking garage in New York’s Financial District.