23rd July 2014

Photoset reblogged from unimpressed cats with 255,471 notes

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masterofpowerslaves:

rec0rrupted:

My absolute favourite cat ever. This is a manul, or pallas cat. Found in the Afghan mountains, they’re one of the oldest pure-blood cousins of our own goggies.

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they look like fat balls of rage

Just gonna leave this here

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22nd July 2014

Photo reblogged from QUADRINGENTI PROBOS MORES FACERE NULLIS with 12 notes

without-horilka:

Polish and polished.

without-horilka:

Polish and polished.

Source: acidofilia

21st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from The History of Poland with 122 notes

historia-polski:

Rusałka [or Rusalka] is the Slavic counterpart of the Greek sirens and naiads.  Although the Russian word rusalka is commonly translated as mermaid, they lack a fishlike tail. The nature of rusalkas varies among folk traditions, but according to ethnologist D.K. Zelenin they all share a common element: they are the restless spirits of the unclean dead.  They are usually the ghosts of young women who died a violent or untimely death, perhaps by murder or suicide, and especially by drowning. Rusalkas are said to inhabit lakes and rivers. They appear as beautiful young women with long green hair and pale skin, suggesting a connection with floating weeds and days spent underwater in faint sunlight. They can be seen after dark, dancing together under the moon and calling out to young men by name, luring them to the water and drowning them. The characterization of rusalkas as both desirable and treacherous is prevalent in southern Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus, and was emphasized by 19th-century Russian authors.  The best-known of the great Czech nationalist composer Antonín Dvořák”s operas is Rusalka.  [Top image: Rusałki by Witold Pruszkowski]

In Sadko (Russian: Садко), a Russian medieval epic, the title character—an adventurer, merchant and gusli musician from Novgorod—lives for some time in the underwater court of the “Sea Tsar” and marries his daughter before finally returning home. The tale inspired such works as the poem “Sadko” by Alexei Tolstoy (1817–1875), the opera Sadko composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the painting by Ilya Repin.”  [Bottom image:  Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom by Ilya Repin]  (source)

20th July 2014

Photo reblogged from The Moon Is A Circle Of Ghosts In The Sky with 26 notes

boundlessmistanddecay:

Baba Yaga.

boundlessmistanddecay:

Baba Yaga.

19th July 2014

Photo reblogged from QUADRINGENTI PROBOS MORES FACERE NULLIS with 247 notes

ritasv:

Lobkowiczky Palac (Prague Castle)
Photo by AaronTsang   

Taken on July 31, 2013
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

ritasv:

Lobkowiczky Palac (Prague Castle)

Photo by AaronTsang 

Source: flickr.com

18th July 2014

Photo reblogged from QUADRINGENTI PROBOS MORES FACERE NULLIS with 7,861 notes

abandonedography:

Patrycja Makowska

abandonedography:

Patrycja Makowska

Source: abandonedography.com

17th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from QUADRINGENTI PROBOS MORES FACERE NULLIS with 371 notes

untrustyou:

Police interrogations in Ukraine

Donald Weber

Source: untrustyou

16th July 2014

Photo reblogged from QUADRINGENTI PROBOS MORES FACERE NULLIS with 400 notes

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15th July 2014

Photo reblogged from legend of the monsters inside us with 57 notes

14th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Seize the day~! with 48 notes

perfumedrinking:

Николай Фомин “Деревья в женских образах”

Source: perfumedrinking