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Lavra in Kiev (Ukraine) (by Goshovsky)

evysinspirations:

Lavra in Kiev (Ukraine) (by Goshovsky)

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yemen - sana’a (by Retlaw Snellac)

evysinspirations:

yemen - sana’a (by Retlaw Snellac)

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18th century French sample book
Prelle
Le Divan Fumior

ornamentedbeing:

 

18th century French sample book

Prelle

Le Divan Fumior

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A través de Flickr: These Tokugawa-era swords (or sham swords, in the case of the silver-carrier at the top) were used for the safe transport of high value money.

From the Edo or Tokugawa period of Japanese history, which was ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family, running from 1603 to 1868.

A través de Flickr:
These Tokugawa-era swords (or sham swords, in the case of the silver-carrier at the top) were used for the safe transport of high value money.

From the Edo or Tokugawa period of Japanese history, which was ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family, running from 1603 to 1868.

7 notesReblog Median rhyton (drinking vessel) in the shape of a ram’s head - gold, turn of the 7/6 th century BC.

Median rhyton (drinking vessel) in the shape of a ram’s head - gold, turn of the 7/6 th century BC.

1 noteReblog Lower Rotgüldensee in Hintermuhr, Austria.

Lower Rotgüldensee in Hintermuhr, Austria.

4 notesReblog Saint Nicholas Church, Mozhaysk Russia.

Saint Nicholas Church, Mozhaysk Russia.

3 notesReblog Medallion 25mm in diameter (1875) - Samuel Plimsoll.
Samuel Plimsoll (1824 – 1898) was a British politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line (the line painted on a ship’s hull indicating where the waterline should be at or below, reflecting the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded).
Plimsoll became destitute after failing to become a coal merchant, and then learned to sympathize with the struggles of the poor, so when his good fortune returned, he devoted his time to improving their condition.
His efforts were directed especially against what were known as “coffin ships”: unseaworthy and overloaded vessels, often heavily insured, in which unscrupulous owners risked the lives of their crews.

Medallion 25mm in diameter (1875) - Samuel Plimsoll.

Samuel Plimsoll (1824 – 1898) was a British politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line (the line painted on a ship’s hull indicating where the waterline should be at or below, reflecting the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded).

Plimsoll became destitute after failing to become a coal merchant, and then learned to sympathize with the struggles of the poor, so when his good fortune returned, he devoted his time to improving their condition.

His efforts were directed especially against what were known as “coffin ships”: unseaworthy and overloaded vessels, often heavily insured, in which unscrupulous owners risked the lives of their crews.

10 notesReblog Portrait of the Tianqi emperor (1620-1627) of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644) of China in court costume. Hanging scroll, colors on silk. Palace Museum, Beijing.

Portrait of the Tianqi emperor (1620-1627) of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368 - 1644) of China in court costume. Hanging scroll, colors on silk. Palace Museum, Beijing.

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Mirror and handle with the birth of Helen, bronze.
Italy
400-350 B.C.
[Museum of Fine Arts - Boston]

triglifos-y-metopas:

Mirror and handle with the birth of Helen, bronze.

Italy

400-350 B.C.

[Museum of Fine Arts - Boston]

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Colours of Fatimah al-Ma’sūmah shrine in Qom, Iran (by DaF1967).


Colours of Fatimah al-Ma’sūmah shrine in
Qom, Iran (by DaF1967).

You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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03-Yaoundé_0061 (by arno741)
Yaoundé, Cameroon

evysinspirations:

03-Yaoundé_0061 (by arno741)

Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Poet as Orpheus with Two Sirens
Greek, Taras, South Italy, about 350 - 300 B.C.  Terracotta and pigment
The J. Paul Getty Museum

theancientworld:

Poet as Orpheus with Two Sirens

Greek, Taras, South Italy, about 350 - 300 B.C.
Terracotta and pigment

The J. Paul Getty Museum