Posted 2 days ago / 322 notes / Via: tentaclegarden

thecadaverousportrait:

Allegory of the Five Obstinate Monsters, 16th Century.

thecadaverousportrait:

Allegory of the Five Obstinate Monsters, 16th Century.

Posted 2 days ago / 3,924 notes / Via: chardonette

my-unreadletters:

gothiccharmschool:

The library at Mafra National Palace in Portugal. Where, to keep books from being damaged by insects, they uses 500 bats! The bats are kept in boxes during the day but at night they are let out and eat up to double their own body weight in insects. (Info taken from this article at bookwire. Thanks to amygarvey for telling me about it!)
I think I need to go there. Do you think they’d notice if I moved in?

It was considered the most beautiful library in the world!

my-unreadletters:

gothiccharmschool:

The library at Mafra National Palace in Portugal. Where, to keep books from being damaged by insects, they uses 500 bats! The bats are kept in boxes during the day but at night they are let out and eat up to double their own body weight in insects. (Info taken from this article at bookwire. Thanks to amygarvey for telling me about it!)

I think I need to go there. Do you think they’d notice if I moved in?

It was considered the most beautiful library in the world!

Posted 2 days ago / 189 notes / Via: ghosts-in-the-library

inkfromtheoctopus:

California News (Otherwise known as a bunch of gentlemen hotties reading the newspaper).Gabriel Harrison.c. 1850.

inkfromtheoctopus:

California News (Otherwise known as a bunch of gentlemen hotties reading the newspaper).
Gabriel Harrison.
c. 1850.

Posted 2 days ago / 325 notes / Via: ruineshumaines

ruineshumaines:

Joana Vasconcelos, Piano Dentelle, 2008-2011.

Steingraeber & Söhne baby grand piano, piano stool, handmade cotton crochet.
100 x 150 x 206 cm
Private collection/Courtesy Haunch of Venison, London.

I LIKE TO CREATE A SPACE FOR DISCOVERY, A FIRST MOMENT WHERE YOU CAPTURE WHAT IS OBVIOUS IN THE PIECE, WHERE YOU CAN CONSUME IT IN THE FIRST INSTANT. BUT AS YOU COME CLOSER, YOU DISCOVER THERE’S MORE TO IT AND YOU START TO DECONSTRUCT IT.

- JOANA VASCONCELOS

Posted 2 days ago / 251 notes / Via: oldbookillustrations

oldbookillustrations:

France, 18th-19th century — shawls.
Auguste Racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, Paris, 1888.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

France, 18th-19th century — shawls.

Auguste Racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, Paris, 1888.

(Source: archive.org)

Posted 2 days ago / 775 notes / Via: ancient-serpent

end0skeletal:

(via Horned Owl by Aktuell on deviantART)

end0skeletal:

(via Horned Owl by Aktuell on deviantART)

Posted 2 days ago / 38 notes / Via: feuille-d-automne
Un grand sommeil noir

feuille-d-automne:


Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !

Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien…
O la triste histoire !

Je suis un berceau
Qu’une main balance
Au creux d’un caveau :
Silence, silence !


Paul Verlaine

Posted 5 days ago / 1,920 notes / Via: weirdvintage

weirdvintage:

Haruo Nakajima and Momoko Kôchi on the set of Godzilla (Gojira), 1954 (via This Is Not Porn)

weirdvintage:

Haruo Nakajima and Momoko Kôchi on the set of Godzilla (Gojira), 1954 (via This Is Not Porn)

Posted 5 days ago / 342 notes / Via: fuckyeahabandonedplaces

fuckyeahabandonedplaces:

Nasty Church by J0S0K on Flickr.

fuckyeahabandonedplaces:

Nasty Church by J0S0K on Flickr.

Posted 5 days ago / 140 notes / Via: tentaclegarden

malakadny-lost-magical-land:

Pinterest on We Heart It.

malakadny-lost-magical-land:

Pinterest on We Heart It.

Posted 5 days ago / 950 notes / Via: bookporn

A Writer’s Tools

A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.

Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)

Byzantine/Egyptian Wooden Tablet (500-700 A.D.)

Roman Bronze Stylus (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

  (x)(x)(x)(x) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

(Source: last-of-the-romans)

Posted 6 days ago / 5,985 notes / Via: funeral-wreaths

publicdomaindiva:

From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.

publicdomaindiva:

From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.

Posted 6 days ago / 333 notes / Via: mirroir

joachimmurat:

tiny-librarian:

Prognathism is well recorded as a trait of several historical individuals. The most famous case is that of the House of Habsburg, among whom mandibular prognathism was a family trait; indeed, the condition is frequently called “Habsburg Jaw” as a result of its centuries-long association with the family. Among the Habsburgs, the most prominent case of mandibular prognathism is that of Charles II of Spain, who had prognathism so pronounced he could neither speak clearly nor chew as a result of generations of politically motivated inbreeding.

Don’t marry your cousins for 20-odd generations, guys. Or else you’ll look like this.


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