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poetry-siir · 2 days ago
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utwo · 2 days ago
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Castello della Pietra
Pietra Castle was built as an outpost for Beseno Castle, which rises above it. It owes its name to the fact that it is located on a large cliff edge, the remains of a huge landslide: the Italian word "pietra" means "stone". Built in a strategic position, it was situated at the border between the county of Tyrol and the Venetian Republic until the 16th century. This area was the scene of battles that went down in history, such as the Battle of Calliano on the 10th of August 1487 or the meeting of Austrian and French troops under Napoleon at the end of the 18th century.
© P. Rajkai
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jstor · a day ago
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“Dragons, in the original sense of the word, are real animals,” according to scholars, so there you go.
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thecinamonroe · 2 days ago
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Marilyn Monroe photographed outside Fox Studios after costume tests for “The Misfits” in New York on July 8, 1960. Photo by Frieda Hull.
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marzipanandminutiae · 2 days ago
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like okay
history professionals in educational settings should not be going “oh my GOD the Victorians wore HUMAN HAIR in their jewelry!!! can you BELIEVE???” in tones of utter disgust
if your audience comes away with the impression that historical people were weird gross aliens we cannot possibly understand or relate to, you have failed
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2kcore · 11 hours ago
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a love letter that forms into a miniature art gallery when you open it up (1913)
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undr · a day ago
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Ernst Haas. A man walking by the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly, London, 1950s
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sovietpostcards · a day ago
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Girls in a phone booth. Photo by Valery Usmanov (Moscow, 1980).
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yesterdaysprint · 2 days ago
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The New Era, Alturas, California, October 25, 1911
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poetry-siir · a day ago
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utwo · 2 days ago
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Castle Finstergrün Austria
Burg Finstergrün consists of two castles. The old castle, today in ruins, dates probably from the 12th century. The new castle, built around the old castle was completed in 1908. However, it looks very similar to a historical castle because it was built in the style of the 13th century. Today Finstergrün is a youth hostel.
© Dartagnans
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i-was-today-years-old-when · 11 hours ago
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i learned that the Xerox 914, the first commercially successful photocopier, came equipped with a 'scorch eliminator'. The scorch eliminator was actually just a fire extinguisher, which was required as the device commonly caught fire (x)
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Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) "The Angel of Death" (1880) Oil on canvas Pre-Raphaelite De Morgan depicts the Angel of Death, who is symbolized by their grey hair and scythe, as a beautiful and benign figure, gently comforting the frail female figure they has in their sight. The young woman appears to have had a hard life--signified by the arid landscape behind her. In contrast the way forward is illustrated with a fertile landscape and spring flowers, demonstrating Evelyn’s view that the path of the Angel of Death is not to be feared.
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undr · a day ago
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An Irish wolfhound joins three sea gazers at a stormy Herne Bay. 1930s (Original Caption)
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sovietpostcards · 2 days ago
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"Tomato juice. Pleasant, refreshing drink. Contains vitamins A, B, C.” 
Soviet poster (1951).
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peashooter85 · a day ago
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Engraved Le Merveilleux squeeze fire pistol, France, late 19th century
from Rock Island Auctions
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unbelievable-facts · 2 days ago
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