Grander designs at Guédelon: historic chateau project brings past to lifeVolunteers and researchers are hewing and toiling in a French forest to build a 13th-century castle by medieval means
Map of Greenland and Frisland by Vincenzo Coronelli from 1592. Frisland was a phantom island which appeared on most maps from the 1560s through the 1660s [2755x2070]
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Seen on my bike ride on the west side of providence
Photos taken by ME…thanks for the photo cred miki!
colorized Cab Calloway at The Cotton Club in New York, New Years Eve 1937 - Imgur
888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the Tower of London, to remember fallen soldiers.
"Smile for the camera!" Atlantic city year 1905.- Imgur
Nelson’s Column under Construction. By: William Henry Fox Talbot, 1841 [500 x 409]. - Imgur
1,650 year old unopened Roman bottle of wine - Imgur
I’ll have the Chianti 364 AD, please, Waiter.
Tutenkhamun’s gold dagger and sheath. 3300 years old.
World’s oldest animation
You are looking at a GIF of a phenakistiscope, a 19th-century revolving paper disk imprinted with a series of drawings, which was spun so as to produce a moving image. The device was invented around 1840 by Joseph Plateau and it is the world’s oldest animation. The disk above is one of the oldest to survive and it shows the remarkable resemblance to our modern GIF: they both create motion where there is none. It is simply mesmerizing.
Note: as one follower noted, there are older animation-like devices. Greek vases from Antiquity hold sequential images; when spun, they show a running person. Read more about this “precursor to animation” here. The vase would make for a great GIF, if the museum lets you!