New images of a possible lost city hidden by Honduran rain forests show what might be the building foundations and mounds of Ciudad Blanca, a never-confirmed legendary metropolis.
Archaeologists and filmmakers Steven Elkins and Bill Benenson announced last year that they had discovered…
La plus vieille horloge publique de Paris / The oldest public clock in Paris.
Cette horloge qui date du 14ème siècle a été ajoutée à l’une des tours de la Conciergerie (désormais “Tour de l’Horloge”) plusieurs années après sa construction. Les deux statues représentent la Loi et la Justice. L’écriture latine du dessus fait référence au roi Henri III qui était à la fois roi de France et roi de Pologne.
This 14th century clock was added to one of the Towers of the Conciergerie (now known as the “Clock Tower”) several years after it was built. The two statues represent the concepts of Law and Justice. The Latin writing above the clock is a reference to King Henri III who was both King of France and Poland.
-> 2, boulevard du Palais, 75001.
Propped up on bamboo scaffolding, two artisans are gently applying a dissolving solution to an arched ceiling inside Ananda, a signature temple of the ancient Burmese city of Bagan. They are removing layers of a white coating that served as a rudimentary protective barrier against abrasive…
Viking ship. The ships in this museum were excavated from the burial sites of prominent vikings - the vikings believed that the deceased could bring the material belongings buried with them into the afterlife.
As part of an advertising campaign for the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Saatchi & Saatchi Russia put together a creative team to assemble the deep, labyrinthine roots of some iconic buildings; the shoulders of giants that all current architecture stands atop of. You can see many more WIP shots over at Design You Trust
This is fucking with my head.
THIS IS AMAZING
Top left: Hippocampus sp. internal structure
Top right: Short-snouted seahorse - Hippocampus hippocampus
Center: 1. Syngnathus hippocampus [now Hippocampus hippocampus]
2. Pegasus draconis [now Eurypegasus draconis] - the Little Dragonfish (*unrelated to Syngnathidae family*)
3. Syngnathus pelagicus - the Sargassum pipefish
Bottom: Phyllopteryx taeniolatus -the Weedy Sea Dragon
Despite their remarkable appearance, seahorses are true ray-finned bony fishes (class Actinopterygii, infraclass Teleostei), along with bass, mullets, eels, salmon, and lanternfish.
Many people know of the male seahorse incubating the eggs and giving “birth” to 100-1000 offspring after they hatch, but reproduction is similar throughout the order Syngnathidae (including the seahorses, leafy and weedy sea dragons, and pipefish). There’s a persistent myth that seahorses are monogamous, but that’s not strictly true. The majority of species are serially monogamous, and remain together throughout the mating season (until the male births the babies).
Another remarkable thing about seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) is that they’re the only fish with prehensile tails - even their close relatives, the sea dragons and pipefish, don’t have this adaptation. However, since the seahorses are the only ones that swim upright, and they have the poorest locomotive skills, they need to be able to anchor themselves to the sea flora in order to not be swept away. The Guinness Book of World Records has named Hippocampus zosterae, the dwarf seahorse, the slowest fish in the world, moving less than 5 ft [150 cm] an hour.
Aside from the seahorses, the razorfish (Aeoliscus strigatus) is the only other fish to swim “upright”.
Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, Vol 1. 1881.
Arcana; or, The Museum of Natural History. George Perry, 1811.
It’s a sculpture of a defeated boxer, complete with caestus, or leather handwraps, still wrapped around his fists. Look at the cauliflower ear, the cuts, and the swollen face. It’s straight out of the latest pay-per-view but this was created more than 2,300 years ago.
This is divine.
Author: Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
Date: ca. 1925
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands