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This is my first attempt at blogging. Here I would ramble about things I am currently doing or things that I find interesting. It may be book reviews, recipes, travel information or parenting and health issues. I would also like to upload some of my travel pictures of the various places I have visited in the past. Hope you enjoy reading.
medievalpoc:

Rosalba Carriera
Africa (from Allegories of Four Continents)
Italy (c. 1712)
Pastel on blue paper
34 x 28 cm.
One of the most successful women artists of any era, the Venetian-born Rosalba Carriera spent most of her life fulfilling commissions for distinguished patrons at courts across 18th-century Europe.
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medievalpoc:

Rosalba Carriera

Africa (from Allegories of Four Continents)

Italy (c. 1712)

Pastel on blue paper

34 x 28 cm.

One of the most successful women artists of any era, the Venetian-born Rosalba Carriera spent most of her life fulfilling commissions for distinguished patrons at courts across 18th-century Europe.

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scienceyoucanlove:

On this June 27, 1989: The Canadian Astronomical Society dedicated June 27 as “Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Day”. It was built by an international partnership of Canada’s National Research Council, France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the University of Hawaii. It was the first large telescope to be placed at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, considered by many to be the finest site on Earth for observing the universe. The clarity and uniformity of the atmosphere above the location, and the quality of the telescope have contributed to significant advances in the study of quasars, black holes and other areas of research. (image: By Vadim Kurland (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_2611.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons http://ow.ly/y8Wuw
text from Canada Science and Technology Museum

scienceyoucanlove:

On this June 27, 1989: 
The Canadian Astronomical Society dedicated June 27 as “Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Day”. It was built by an international partnership of Canada’s National Research Council, France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the University of Hawaii. It was the first large telescope to be placed at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, considered by many to be the finest site on Earth for observing the universe. The clarity and uniformity of the atmosphere above the location, and the quality of the telescope have contributed to significant advances in the study of quasars, black holes and other areas of research. 

(image: By Vadim Kurland (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_2611.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons http://ow.ly/y8Wuw

text from Canada Science and Technology Museum

demoniality:

occult-sabbath:

"Chaos Monster and Sun God"

Marduk slaying Tiamat.

demoniality:

occult-sabbath:

"Chaos Monster and Sun God"

Marduk slaying Tiamat.

Source: occult-sabbath

tessladapanda:

NGC 7318A pair of colliding galaxies that are part of Stephan’s Quintet.

tessladapanda:

NGC 7318
A pair of colliding galaxies that are part of Stephan’s Quintet.

Source: tessladapanda

arjuna-vallabha:

Siddhi Lakshmi, Patan Museum, Nepal

arjuna-vallabha:

Siddhi Lakshmi, Patan Museum, Nepal

allthingseurope:

Sagrat Cor, Barcelona (by Esparkling)

allthingseurope:

Sagrat Cor, Barcelona (by Esparkling)

art-of-swords:

Nine Ring Dao Sword

  • Dated: early 20th century
  • Culture: Chinese
  • Measurements: overall length 95 cm

The sword has a wide, curved, single-edged blade with a double groove. It features nine “teeth” at the back, each one provided with an iron ring. The typical, circular quillon is made of brass with relieved border and floral engravings. The grip has fabric binding and a wide ring at the edge.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu, javanese esculpture in gold, majapahit period.

arjuna-vallabha:

Vishnu, javanese esculpture in gold, majapahit period.

Source: arjuna-vallabha

mothernaturenetwork:

Do you know how your food grows?
You might be surprised to learn how some of your favorite fruits, vegetables and spices are cultivated.

ogdoad:

Statue of Isis Protecting Osiris (c.589–526 BCE, Late Period)

ogdoad:

Statue of Isis Protecting Osiris (c.589–526 BCE, Late Period)

Source: ogdoad

ogdoad:

Statue of Isis Protecting Osiris (c.589–526 BCE, Late Period)

ogdoad:

Statue of Isis Protecting Osiris (c.589–526 BCE, Late Period)

Source: ogdoad

ancientpeoples:

Quartzite head of king Amenmesse 
He is wearing the blue crown of Egypt. It is 44.5cm high (17 1/2 inch.) 
Found at Karnak, Thebes, Upper Egypt 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty (Ramesside Period), 1203 - 1200 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Quartzite head of king Amenmesse 

He is wearing the blue crown of Egypt. It is 44.5cm high (17 1/2 inch.) 

Found at Karnak, Thebes, Upper Egypt 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty (Ramesside Period), 1203 - 1200 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

centuriespast:

The Demon Samvara Kidnaps Krishna’s Infant Son, PradyumnaPage from a dispersed series of the Bhagavata Purana (10:55)
Artist/maker unknown, India
Geography:Made in Bashohli, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Asia
Date:c. 1760-65 Medium:Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver-colored paint on paper
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

The Demon Samvara Kidnaps Krishna’s Infant Son, Pradyumna
Page from a dispersed series of the Bhagavata Purana (10:55)

Artist/maker unknown, India

Geography:
Made in Bashohli, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Asia
Date:
c. 1760-65 Medium:
Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver-colored paint on paper
Philadelphia Museum of Art

virtual-artifacts:

A bust of a Sasanian King, perhaps Shapur II (AD 310-379), silver with mercury gilding, raised from a sheet of silver with chased and repousse details. The bearded King wears lobed earrings and wears a typical crenelated crown with striated orb mounted in a gilt crescent. height: 19 3/4 in. (50 cm) (note: A similar bust is held in the Metropolitan Museum NY gallery

virtual-artifacts:

A bust of a Sasanian King, perhaps Shapur II (AD 310-379), silver with mercury gilding, raised from a sheet of silver with chased and repousse details. The bearded King wears lobed earrings and wears a typical crenelated crown with striated orb mounted in a gilt crescent. height: 19 3/4 in. (50 cm) (note: A similar bust is held in the Metropolitan Museum NY gallery

Source: virtual-artifacts

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
— ― Martin Luther King Jr. (via psych-quotes)