August 30, 2011



Cloisters, originally uploaded by honestys_easy.

A candleholder at The Cloisters – the Medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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August 29, 2011



Quilt for Rhonda, originally uploaded by Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle.

For my friends R. and E. – they put a bird on it!!

What a gorgeous, happy, and fun quilt!

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August 19, 2011



Untitled, originally uploaded by Whatsername21.

A carved stone flower at Glastonbury.

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August 18, 2011



Manhatten Bridge, originally uploaded by hdc..

The Manhattan Bridge crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. The bridge was opened to traffic on December 31, 1909. Amusingly to me, the neighborhood near the bridge on the Brooklyn side is called DUMBO, an acronym for District Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

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August 17, 2011



voynich-1, originally uploaded by adampadam.

I know, I know, I posted the Voynich Manuscript “the world’s most mysterious manuscript” yesterday, but I had to post again to share this awesome XKCD comic relating to it … hee!!

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August 16, 2011



Voynich Manuscript, Sunflowers, originally uploaded by Real Distan.

“The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten book thought to have been written in the early 15th century and comprising about 240 vellum pages, most with illustrations. Although many possible authors have been proposed, the author, script, and language remain unknown. It has been described as “the world’s most mysterious manuscript”.

Generally presumed to be some kind of ciphertext, the Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. Yet it has defied all decipherment attempts, becoming a historical cryptology cause célèbre. The mystery surrounding it has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript a subject of both fanciful theories and novels.

In 2009, University of Arizona researchers performed C14 dating on the manuscript’s vellum, which they assert (with 95% confidence) was made between 1404 and 1438. In addition, the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago found that much of the ink was added not long afterwards, confirming that the manuscript is an authentic medieval document.” All preceeding text from Wikipedia.

Totally bizarre and AWESOME!

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August 15, 2011



At the Big Pineapple, originally uploaded by yewenyi.

It’s a really big pineapple! Actually, it’s THE Big Pineapple in Queensland, Australia.

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