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And Death, in his shame,

built a kingdom from dust

as penance, as proof,

that his fingers were made

for more than destruction.
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historicaltimes:

Women assemble the Sears catalogue by hand. 1942.

historicaltimes:

Women assemble the Sears catalogue by hand. 1942.

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medievalpoc:

Godfrey Kneller and Jan Eyck
The Moroccan Ambassador (probably Mohammed ben Hadou)
England (1684)
Chiswick House
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You’ve already got a portrait of the first Moroccan ambassador to England, Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun (1600). However, the Anglo-Moroccan Alliance continued well into the 1700s, bringing a number of other dashing North African diplomats into London.
Mohammed ben Hadou visited the court of Charles II from 1681-1682, bearing a gift of two lions and thirty ostriches. He was a celebrated guest - not least because of his stunning displays of horsemanship in Hyde Park. 
I found a description of his approach to the King and Queen:

He came up to the throne without making any sort of reverence, not bowing his head, or body. [His retinue] were all clad in the Moorish habit, cassocks of coloured cloth, or silk, with buttons and loops, over this a white woollen mantle, so large as to wrap both head and body, a sash, or small turban, naked-legged and armed, but with leather socks like the Turks, rich scymitar, and large calico sleeved shirts. The Ambassador had a string of pearls oddly woven in his turban. I fancy the old Roman habit was little different as to the mantle and naked limbs. He was a handsome person, well-featured, of a wise look, subtle, and extremely civil. 

medievalpoc:

Godfrey Kneller and Jan Eyck

The Moroccan Ambassador (probably Mohammed ben Hadou)

England (1684)

Chiswick House

[x]

You’ve already got a portrait of the first Moroccan ambassador to England, Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun (1600). However, the Anglo-Moroccan Alliance continued well into the 1700s, bringing a number of other dashing North African diplomats into London.

Mohammed ben Hadou visited the court of Charles II from 1681-1682, bearing a gift of two lions and thirty ostriches. He was a celebrated guest - not least because of his stunning displays of horsemanship in Hyde Park. 

I found a description of his approach to the King and Queen:

He came up to the throne without making any sort of reverence, not bowing his head, or body. [His retinue] were all clad in the Moorish habit, cassocks of coloured cloth, or silk, with buttons and loops, over this a white woollen mantle, so large as to wrap both head and body, a sash, or small turban, naked-legged and armed, but with leather socks like the Turks, rich scymitar, and large calico sleeved shirts. The Ambassador had a string of pearls oddly woven in his turban. I fancy the old Roman habit was little different as to the mantle and naked limbs. He was a handsome person, well-featured, of a wise look, subtle, and extremely civil. 

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  • Preschooler: is our school made of concrete?
  • Me: yes
  • Preschooler: is the sidewalk made of concrete?
  • Me: yes
  • Preschooler: *terrified whisper* am I made of concrete?
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I love the part in Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda video when she’s in the kitchen, coyly spraying herself with whipped cream and teasing a banana, and then she takes a knife to the banana, chopping it up midair and then discards the thing with a look of distaste.

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supernovaqirl:

This literally took my breath away for a second

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asylum-art:

Fabergé Fractals – Subblue” 

Also known as Subblue, Tom Beddard is an English artist fascinated by the aesthetics and complexity of fractal figures, with rendering obtained in 3D. The result is “Fabergé Fractals”, beautiful and strange images and also a video that are to be discovered in the future. WebGL-based fractal engine Fractal Lab.

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The White Lady of Rohan.

The White Lady of Rohan.

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realvsable:

*protestation intensifies*

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catsamazing:

Evolution

catsamazing:

Evolution

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Behind the scenes of DoS

Behind the scenes of DoS

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daisyvalley:

thefinalhidingplace:

tyleroakley:

DOGS ARE SUCH GLORIOUS CREATURES.

Yes

I love dogs so much oh my god

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Victorious hedgehog.

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Victorious hedgehog.

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