April152014
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Icelandic Landscape
Photography by Sarah Martinet (Baillargues, France); Iceland

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Icelandic Landscape

Photography by Sarah Martinet (Baillargues, France); Iceland

(via npr)

April142014

elqiao:

awkwardsituationist:

thirteen year old ashol pan is part of a nascent movement of girls who are keeping alive the six thousand year old kazakh tradition of golden eagle hunting known as berkutchy.

though long the monopoly of boys — once deemed uniquely strong enough to carry a full grown eagle on their arms and endure harsh winter hunts — fewer are now learning the skill, abandoning their traditional semi nomadic ways for life in the cities.

berkutchy is a life long profession, and is often a hereditary one. but ashol’s brother left for the military, leaving her father, an experienced eagle hunter, to ask if she would take his place and assume training.

asher svidensky — who took these photos during a four month trek in the mountains of western mongolia’s bayan ulgii (or “rich cradle”) province, where only 250 hunters remain — told the bbc that where most boys are at first apprehensive around their eagles, ashol was very much at ease.

ashol, though still in school, will spend much of her time nurturing her eagle, imprinting herself on the fiercely independent bird from birth. after much time and training, her eagle — who is considered a member of the family — will learn to track down rabbits, foxes and wolves, whose furs are needed for the harsh winters.

Also the cuteness here: image

(via singelisilverslippers)

April132014

mothernaturenetwork:

Aerial archaeologist finds bittersweet beauty in geological photo surveys
Ever since earning his private pilot license 26 years ago, German photographer Klaus Leidorf has made it his mission to capture a bird’s-eye perspective of the way humans have shaped the world — a study known as aerial archaeology.

April102014
architizer:

Frank Lloyd Wright, who passed away 55 years ago today, lived until 91. Read more. 

architizer:

Frank Lloyd Wright, who passed away 55 years ago today, lived until 91. Read more

(Source: architizeradmin, via npr)

April42014
April32014
travelchannel:

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Adorned with dozens of baroque statues, the historic 15th-century-era Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s most scenic and well-trodden thoroughfares.  (via Charles Bridge : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)

travelchannel:

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Adorned with dozens of baroque statues, the historic 15th-century-era Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s most scenic and well-trodden thoroughfares.
(via Charles Bridge : Daily Escape : Travel Channel)

April22014
pianoxamerica:

I’m leaving LA tomorrow and heading back to NYC. It’s time to take action and make big things happen. Let’s do it! #nyc #la #travel #ambition

pianoxamerica:

I’m leaving LA tomorrow and heading back to NYC. It’s time to take action and make big things happen. Let’s do it! #nyc #la #travel #ambition

April12014
sexymetalarm:

hungrylikethewolfie:

steamfitter:

yourpervert:


In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.
Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.
When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.
The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.
(x)

That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

If that portrait doesn’t scream “A hundred motherfuckers can’t tell me nothing” then I don’t know what does.

sexymetalarm:

hungrylikethewolfie:

steamfitter:

yourpervert:

In 1808, Napoleon, running out of scenic holiday destinations to invade, somehow totally forgot about his neighbor to the south, Spain. So that year he dispatched his troops, kicking off the Peninsular War.

Only 20 years old and working as a barmaid in the town of Valdepenas, Juana Galan was not expecting a surge of French soldiers to come storming through her village. But on June 6, that’s exactly what happened. At that time, most of the men were fighting Napoleon’s forces elsewhere in the nation. Juana, unfazed by things like rifles and Frenchmen and French riflemen, began organizing the women in her village to form a trap for the approaching army.

When the army arrived, Juana and her friends were ready. They dumped boiling water and oil on the French troops, which by all accounts will instantly take the fight out of pretty much anyone. Then Juana, armed with only a batan, beat back the heavily armed French cavalry with her squad of village women, almost none of whom were armed with guns.

The French retreated, giving up on capturing not just Juana’s town but the entire province of La Mancha, leading to ultimate Spanish victory. Today, she is seen in Spain as a national hero, a symbol of resistance, strength, patriotism, feminism and hitting shit with a stick.

(x)

That’s one hell of a portrait.

hitting shit with a stick

This is maybe the best portrait of anyone that I’ve ever seen, ever.

If that portrait doesn’t scream “A hundred motherfuckers can’t tell me nothing” then I don’t know what does.

(Source: lady-eboshi, via singelisilverslippers)

March312014
March292014

Special video

lastgengaming:

So the video is edited AND rendered out!! I’ll be posting it later today. Its too big for Tumblr and I want to get a little more cosmetic work done on the Youtube channel. Then I’ll upload it and share it here!

(via spiderfury)

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