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huntingtonlibrary:

Since it’s a bajillion degrees out today here at The Huntington, here’s a virtual trip outside to walk along the phases of the moon in our Children’s Garden. When the temps drop off a bit, you’ll have to come moonwalk for real.

huntingtonlibrary:

Since it’s a bajillion degrees out today here at The Huntington, here’s a virtual trip outside to walk along the phases of the moon in our Children’s Garden. When the temps drop off a bit, you’ll have to come moonwalk for real.


"She’s amazing. She is twelve and she’s got this thick Irish accent, then she comes out and she’s got this pitch perfect 1940’s British accent. I think what’s incredible with Saoirse is that’s not taught. That’s not taught. So where does that talent come from? It’s just… it is extraordinary. People keep on saying ‘What advice are you giving her?’ I would never dream of giving Saoirse Ronan advice. I’ll take advice from her, but I certainly won’t give it."

"She’s amazing. She is twelve and she’s got this thick Irish accent, then she comes out and she’s got this pitch perfect 1940’s British accent. I think what’s incredible with Saoirse is that’s not taught. That’s not taught. So where does that talent come from? It’s just… it is extraordinary. People keep on saying ‘What advice are you giving her?’ I would never dream of giving Saoirse Ronan advice. I’ll take advice from her, but I certainly won’t give it."

(Source: chelas)

itcouldbeamazing:

The London Sales - 1908

itcouldbeamazing:

The London Sales - 1908

solipsistictendencies:

Kasımiye Medresesi, Mardin, Turkey (built in 1457 -1502)

It’s building process began in the end of Artuqid (Turkmen dynasty, Artukoğulları) domination, possibly in Sultan Isa Period after the building of Zinciriye Madrasa, also possibly by the same architect, but that process was left half finished since Timur invasion and Akkoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans) pressure began to rule Mardin politics, then the madrasa was called with the name of Kasım, the son of Cihangir, possibly since it was finished by the Akkoyunlus. The madrasa which has a open front in south is one of the biggest ones among Mardin buildings. The madrasa and the small mosque adjoining it to its west are built into a south-facing hillside, overlooking agricultural plains bound by mountains. (x) (x)

ottomananimals:

The tent was captured at Vienna in 1683 during the defeat of the Turkish army. In 1729 the tent was taken to Saxony. The tent underwent  restoration from 1991 until 1999. It was recently on display in Wawel Royak Castle in Krakow.

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hasavrat:

Here’s a scene from the Trojan War that’s not that well known. Two figures clash either side of an unusual looking lump. The lump in question is a mound representing an altar to Apollo and on it’s left is Achilles, facing him on the right is Hector.
What’s interesting is the small object on the end of Achilles’ spear - a head. This head belongs to Troilus, a younger brother of Hector and Achilles is taunting him with it.
According to various myths Achilles killed Troilos after he escaped to an altar of Apollo (which should have given him safety). Achilles ignored this and killed him, angering Apollo. The result of this was Apollo’s assistance to Paris which resulted in the fatal arrow-shot to Achilles’ heel.
The vase is by the Timiades Painter and dates to the mid 6th century BCE. Also by this artist was the similarly gruesome sacrifice of Polyxena. Both these images really hit home, the Trojan war was a truly brutal affair.
(Source: hehasawifeyouknow, who is great to follow for wonderful and informative posts on classics and the ancient world.)

hasavrat:

Here’s a scene from the Trojan War that’s not that well known. Two figures clash either side of an unusual looking lump. The lump in question is a mound representing an altar to Apollo and on it’s left is Achilles, facing him on the right is Hector.

What’s interesting is the small object on the end of Achilles’ spear - a head. This head belongs to Troilus, a younger brother of Hector and Achilles is taunting him with it.

According to various myths Achilles killed Troilos after he escaped to an altar of Apollo (which should have given him safety). Achilles ignored this and killed him, angering Apollo. The result of this was Apollo’s assistance to Paris which resulted in the fatal arrow-shot to Achilles’ heel.

The vase is by the Timiades Painter and dates to the mid 6th century BCE. Also by this artist was the similarly gruesome sacrifice of Polyxena. Both these images really hit home, the Trojan war was a truly brutal affair.

(Source: hehasawifeyouknow, who is great to follow for wonderful and informative posts on classics and the ancient world.)

suicideblonde:

Marion Cotillard

suicideblonde:

Marion Cotillard

loverofbeauty:

Abu Simbel / Francis Frith. ca.1856-60. Library of Congress

loverofbeauty:

Abu Simbel / Francis Frith. ca.1856-60. Library of Congress

(Source: fishstickmonkey)

(Source: thefabricpress)


"The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon."

"The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon."

(Source: queen-angelina)

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