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The Coffee Drinkers (A speech by Joseph Goebbels)

(Reblogged from fyeahgoebbels)

hominisaevum:

This is a renaissance hurdy gurdy based on instruments in paintings by Hieronymus Bosch

His most well known depiction of a hurdy gurdy is in his ‘Garden of earlthy delights’ in which a good amount of detail can be seen.

A lesser known depiction is from ‘The temptation of St. Anthony’ where a man with a wooden leg has an instrument slung over his shoulder.

The instrument above has English walnut back, ribs and fittings with boxwood pegs and sharp keys.

(Reblogged from hominisaevum)

opacasilentianoctis:

Survivors of German refugees from the “death march” from Lodz. From the Polish city evicted all residents of ethnic Germans. Of the group of 150 people came to Berlin ten.

(Reblogged from opacasilentianoctis)

webissance:

Mercury and Psyche - Reinhold Begas,  1857

(Reblogged from leafmouth)

Quentin C. Aanenson was an American World War II veteran fighter pilot and former Captain of the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps. He flew the P-47 Thunderbolt in the Normandy D-Day invasion and subsequent European campaign

Quentin C. Aanenson was an American World War II veteran fighter pilot and former Captain of the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps. He flew the P-47 Thunderbolt in the Normandy D-Day invasion and subsequent European campaign

(Reblogged from leafmouth)

hominisaevum:

The tomb of Alexander VII is a sculptural monument designed and partially executed by the Italian artist Gianlorenzo Bernini. It is in the basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican City (detail)

Entire piece

(Reblogged from hominisaevum)

mediumaevum:

Stairs in medieval fortifications were constructed to contain trick or stumble steps. These were steps that had different rise height or thread depth from the rest and would cause anyone running up the stairs to stumble or fall, so slowing down the attackers’ progress.

(Reblogged from mediumaevum)
ss-wiking:

Heer lieutenant with his “Dofficer”

ss-wiking:

Heer lieutenant with his “Dofficer”

(Reblogged from leafmouth)
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley. (via badass-ium)
(Reblogged from penminai)

cavetocanvas:

Charles Sheeler, Untitled (Giuliano de’Medici by Michelangelo), 1942

(Reblogged from leafmouth)