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Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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werspicey: Suburban sunset

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

werspicey:

Suburban sunset

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Guess where we went today. 🙂

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Guess where we went today. 🙂

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catonhottinroof: César de Cock  (1823-1904)L’Epte à Gasny…

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

catonhottinroof:

César de Cock  (1823-1904)

L’Epte à Gasny (Eure)

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loumargi: Mykhaylo Berkos (1861–1919), Flax Blooms (1893),

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

loumargi:

Mykhaylo Berkos (1861–1919), Flax Blooms (1893),

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have you ever noticed how in the Lord of the Rings films…

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

gallusrostromegalus:

lotrfansaredorcs:

Throughout the Fellowship of the Ring, Boromir wears unique leather bracers (forearm-guards) adorned with the symbol of the White Tower and the Seven Stars…

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After Boromir’s death, Aragorn takes up his bracers. He takes them as a reminder that Boromir’s kingdom is now his kingdom, that Boromir’s burden now falls on his shoulders….or just as something to remember his friend by…

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 Aragorn wears them throughout the Two Towers…

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And Return of the King….

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And when we’re shown a “flash-forward” to Aragorn’s death, many long decades after The War of the Ring, he isn’t laid to rest in a king’s priceless silver armor. Instead, we find out…

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...Aragorn keeps Boromir’s bracers all his life, and is buried in them

Look it’s basic party ettiquite that if something unfortunate happens to a player character, you’re allowed to loot for the good gear, but you can’t sell it. Ever.

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oldfarmhouse: The simple Things🌷 Via@flickr @500it

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

oldfarmhouse:

The simple Things🌷

Via
@flickr @500it

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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“Elizabeth sits at the side of the dance-floor. She looks at Mrs Bennet dancing in outrageous…”

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Elizabeth sits at the side of the dance-floor. She looks at Mrs Bennet dancing in outrageous fashion. Cut to later: Lydia is getting more and more leery with a group of soldiers, Elizabeth walks away in embarrassment only to see Mr Collins smiling at her from across the room. Cut to: Elizabeth dancing joylessly with the excruciating Mr Collins, as she turns in the dance she sees Darcy look on with obvious disdain. Cut to: much later, the band are exhausted, guests are leaving. The staff are asleep on their feet. Elizabeth almost alone watching her parents dancing almost the only people left on the dance floor, Kitty is asleep over Elizabeth’s lap. This is a never- ending nightmare…

Day light creeps through the curtains. Mrs Bennet is sprawled on a sofa. Lydia completely drunk. Kitty asleep. Jane sitting demurely. Collins looking longingly at Elizabeth. Mrs Bennet is holding court, whilst the footmen behind are literally ready to drop. Bingley is standing, the perfect host, but obviously willing the Bennets to leave.

from Deborah Moggach’s 2005 P&P screenplay 

everything about this is perfect. 

(via austenchanted)

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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orangepenguino: thegetty: Art Under the Microscope: Threads How…

Friday, April 28th, 2017


This photomicrograph shows the warp and weft threads used to create a background detail in the Triumph of Bacchus tapestry


Triumph of Bacchus, design overseen by Raphael, ca. 1518-19; design and cartoon by Giovanni da Udine. Brussels, workshop of Frans Geubels, ca 1560. Paris, Mobilier National, inv. GMTT 1/3. Image © Le


The horizontal threads are the undyed wool warps that are the backbone of the underlying weave structure to the tapestry.


The decorative vertical threads include both crimson colored silk wefts as well as precious metal weft threads

orangepenguino:

thegetty:

Art Under the Microscope: Threads

How exactly was the gilding of tapestries done in the 16th century? These microscopic images reveal all.  

These images show the warp and weft threads used to create a background detail in the Triumph of Bacchus tapestry recently exhibited in “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV.” 

Viewed from a distance (like when the tapestry is hanging high up on a wall), the combo of the crimson silk with the gold threads looks like a bright copper, and here we can see all the separate colors and textures that build up that look.


Triumph of Bacchus, design overseen by Raphael, ca. 1518-19; design and cartoon by Giovanni da Udine. Brussels, workshop of Frans Geubels, ca 1560. Paris, Mobilier National, inv. GMTT 1/3.  Image © Le Mobilier National. Photo by Lawrence Perquis


Art Under the Microscope is a series that features, well, art under the microscope, as photographed by our conservators to better study and preserve our collections.

Hey @tawnypixie

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somerandomdavid: To prove a point.It isn’t about having a good…

Friday, April 28th, 2017

somerandomdavid:

To prove a point.
It isn’t about having a good camera, it’s about going out and doing it. All of these were taken on a an 8 year old ipod touch. None of them have been edited or processed. All straight out of the camera. Go out and take photos with whatever you have. Just do it.

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mostlythemarsh: Side One 1979.  My senior year in High School….

Friday, April 28th, 2017

mostlythemarsh:

Side One

1979.  My senior year in High School.  I remember buying this record without hearing it.  I already had DSOM, Animals, WYWH… so of course I’m getting a new Pink Floyd record.  It was played daily that year.  I don’t hear it with the same ears I had then, but this record will always be a part of me.

Same.

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Friday, April 28th, 2017

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brenda-is-reading:I would like to see this in a…

Friday, April 28th, 2017

brenda-is-reading:

I would like to see this in a book.

@unacaritafeliz (or I guess @sylvia-morris, with apologies for not having lined up a second on my side)

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lilacsinthedooryard: Anton Pieck (Dutch, 1895-1987) Goblin…

Friday, April 28th, 2017

lilacsinthedooryard:

Anton Pieck (Dutch, 1895-1987)

Goblin Ball

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Favourite Colour – Spc Eco

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Favourite Colour – Spc Eco

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davidcater: Five years of #LBD?! Then this #tbt goes back to…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

davidcater:

Five years of #LBD?! Then this #tbt goes back to #vidcon 2012 when @fromgenevieve and I met the core four of @theashleyclem, @thatjuliacho, @mkwiles & @itslauraspencer (and @mrcheezypop) for the first time. Complete with my copy of P&P, how time flies! #lizziebennet #prideandprejudice

Is that bonus @jaybushman in the back?

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the-eldest-woman-on: Rosette NebulaTaken by Charles Chiofar on…

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

the-eldest-woman-on:

Rosette Nebula
Taken by Charles Chiofar on December 31, 2016 @ Buckley, Washington

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forest-nation:Yosemite Falls in Winter by alexspaethphoto

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

forest-nation:

Yosemite Falls in Winter by alexspaethphoto

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