ninewhitebanners:

A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.

ninewhitebanners:

A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.



unhistorical:

White Russia in ExileDmitri Belyukin, 1992-94.

After the Russian Revolution of 1917 (and into the 1920s and 30s), between 1-2 million white émigrés fled Russia. Despite what the term suggests, not all of these émigrés were necessarily supporters of or participants in the White movement (though, of course, many were). Some left for religious reasons - the Orthodox Church in Russia, for the most part, was anti-Bolshevik and usually pro-White, while the Bolsheviks were secular and deemed the Church “counter-revolutionary”. At least three religious figures are pictured in the above painting: a nun in a white habit, a clergyman wearing an Epitrachil and pectoral cross, and perhaps a monk.

Military figures are present as well. The man in the center-left with the red peaked cap wears the distinctive Totenkopf shoulder patch of the Kornilov Division. He and several of the other military men seem to all be wearing the Cross of St. George or the Order of St. George, both Imperial Russian military decorations. The white, blue, and red chevrons that some of the men wear are symbols of the White movement; these colors - the colors of the pre-Bolshevik Russian Republic/provisional government - were eventually adopted by the Russian Federation. Another interesting bit in this painting is the discarded pile of military uniforms in the foreground. A medal that closely resembles a Bolshevik/WWII-era Soviet decoration is pinned to one of them, and the color scheme fits as well; they are both probably pieces of Red Army clothing.

The double-headed eagle symbol (with a tiny Saint George mounted figure represented in the interior) located on the side of the boat is the Imperial Russian coat of arms; it had been in use since the 15th century and remained in use until the coat of arms was replaced by a more communist-y sort in 1918. The Russian Federation has since reinstated the double eagle symbol in its coat of arms.



arquicomics:

archiwhit:

NYC | Mordor | Berlin Fabricio Rosa Marques

Great! Arquicomics+lord of the rings+gif :D



nattie-k:

Jewel book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria (1550) (complete set here Flickr)



betonbabe:

STEVEN HOLL
LIGHT SCORE (LIGHT STUDIES FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY IN CASSINO, ITALY), 1990s
> here’s the key

betonbabe:

STEVEN HOLL

LIGHT SCORE (LIGHT STUDIES FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY IN CASSINO, ITALY), 1990s

> here’s the key



The Death of Martha and Thomas Wayne Batman #29



Won’t be here for the next couple of days but I’ll keep my queue running.

I wish you all a good 25 de Abril.





ozu-teapot:

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge - Fritz Lang - 1924

Margarete Schön in sexy eyebrow action



avcasey:

New and improved Kintsugi theme for the contest!! 
This time I also took some inspiration from Ikebana and Hanakotoba.

avcasey:

New and improved Kintsugi theme for the contest!! 

This time I also took some inspiration from Ikebana and Hanakotoba.





idratherbeloislane:

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #17

I loved them as young dorks and I still love them as old dorks. 





lunacylover:

Piotr Stachiewicz (Polish, 1858-1938)

12 months - full set from “Boży rok”, where each illustration was based on proverbs and saints associated with the month.



teripaquitinho:

Postcards from Porto

Porto, Portugal 2005