Saturday Scenes

Wed 20 April 2011

Turn on, tune in, drop out

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 23:49

On the 16th of April in 1943, Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman, who had synthesised “Lysergsäure-diethylamid 25” as a part of his research into respiratory and circulatory stimulants, accidentally absorbed a small amount through his fingertips.

16 April – This Day in History

“Last Friday, 16 April 1943, I was forced to interrupt my work in the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceed home, being affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant, intoxicated-like condition characterised by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colours. After some two hours this condition faded away.”

Albert Hoffman had discovered the effects of LSD on human consciousness.

On the 16th of April in 2011, I thought I was hallucinating when I saw how many photographs had been submitted to Saturday Scenes. We broke all records this week with forty photographs. Take a look!

And these are the psychedelic souls who submitted the scenes:


Would you like to add your photo? It’s simple to join in:

  1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
  2. Upload the photograph
  3. Send a tweet to @SatScenes with the location

We’d all love to see even more SatScenes in the next edition!

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