Jewel-toned robots mining for gemstones in a whimsical department store vitrine on Boulevard Hausmann, Paris.
A rose-quartz city.
Icicles hang from the mining shaft.
Amethysts and other gems are gathered in little buckets linked by a series of ropes and pulleys.
Have you read Newsweek's powerful cover story about marriage, gay and otherwise? Definitely worth reading and contemplating, no matter your philosophy.
And it turns out those Southern Republicans opposing government assistance for the American auto industry are looking out for their own special interests - foreign car production facilities in their own backyards. Read the sad, sordid story in Salon.