Every day I'm tumblin'

fuckinmiki:

Grander designs at Guédelon: historic chateau project brings past to life

Volunteers and researchers are hewing and toiling in a French forest to build a 13th-century castle by medieval means
thelandofmaps:

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]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

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]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

fuckinmiki:

Seen on my bike ride on the west side of providence

Photos taken by ME…thanks for the photo cred miki!

Horrifying to think about.

fuckinmiki:

colorized Cab Calloway at The Cotton Club in New York, New Years Eve 1937 - Imgur

fuckinmiki:

colorized Cab Calloway at The Cotton Club in New York, New Years Eve 1937 - Imgur

fuckinmiki:

888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the Tower of London, to remember fallen soldiers.

fuckinmiki:

888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the Tower of London, to remember fallen soldiers.

fuckinmiki:

"Smile for the camera!" Atlantic city year 1905.- Imgur

fuckinmiki:

"Smile for the camera!" Atlantic city year 1905.- Imgur

fuckinmiki:

Nelson’s Column under Construction. By: William Henry Fox Talbot, 1841 [500 x 409]. - Imgur

fuckinmiki:

Nelson’s Column under Construction. By: William Henry Fox Talbot, 1841 [500 x 409]. - Imgur

fuckinmiki:

1,650 year old unopened Roman bottle of wine - Imgur

I’ll have the Chianti 364 AD, please, Waiter.

fuckinmiki:

1,650 year old unopened Roman bottle of wine - Imgur

I’ll have the Chianti 364 AD, please, Waiter.

fuckinmiki:

Tutenkhamun’s gold dagger and sheath. 3300 years old.

fuckinmiki:

Tutenkhamun’s gold dagger and sheath. 3300 years old.

modern day GoT AU → Baratheon brothers
erikkwakkel:

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. 
Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif (of a 19th-century phenakistiscope). Here is another one, which I posted some time ago.
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!

erikkwakkel:

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.

Gif: this is the source of the 21st-century gif (of a 19th-century phenakistiscope). Here is another one, which I posted some time ago.

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!