September 18, 2014
pagewoman:

Country Cottage

pagewoman:

Country Cottage

September 18, 2014

odditiesoflife:

The Stunning Wilhelmshöhe Palace & Park

Wilhelmshöhe Palace & Park is a stunning castle and unique landscape park in Kassel, Germany.  The area of the park is 2.4 square kilometres (590 acres), making it the largest European hillside park, and second largest park on a mountain slope in the world.

Construction of the park began in 1696 at the request of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel and took about 150 years. Originally laid out in the Baroque style of the Italian garden and the French formal garden with water features running downhill in cascades to the Wilhelmshöhe castle, it was later re-arranged into an English landscape garden with water features added in 1714.

During the summer, from May until October on every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon, visitors can watch the magical water show. Additionally, every first Saturday of the summer months this event takes place during the evening with different colored lights illuminating the water, the fountain and the different monuments (picture 2).

Visitors can follow the water’s way as it runs down the cascades, the Steinhöfer’s waterfall (pictures 1), the devil’s bridge (picture 4), until it tumbles down the aqueduct before finally arriving at the lake of the Wilhelmshöhe castle where a fountain of about 50 meters ends the spectacle (picture 3). This system has been in place for more than 300 years. In June, 2013 it was proclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which guarantees its preservation and elevates the site’s status as one of the many fascinating man-made structures on our planet.

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September 17, 2014

phlynn:

Industrial goth dance groups are having a good time

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September 17, 2014

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September 17, 2014
fairycemetery:

fashionsfromhistory:

Hair Ornament
1700-1899
Qing Dynasty, China
David Owsley Museum of Art

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fashionsfromhistory:

Hair Ornament

1700-1899

Qing Dynasty, China

David Owsley Museum of Art

September 17, 2014

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September 17, 2014
fairycemetery:

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September 16, 2014
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pixiedustparcels:

A bed monument from a small churchyard in Essex UK. The “sheets” of the bed depict many symbols including a book, some skulls, bones, and an Ouroboros (a snake biting its own tail and forming a circle, thus symbolizing eternity.)

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pixiedustparcels:

A bed monument from a small churchyard in Essex UK. The “sheets” of the bed depict many symbols including a book, some skulls, bones, and an Ouroboros (a snake biting its own tail and forming a circle, thus symbolizing eternity.)

September 16, 2014

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voyagebysexualdiscovery:

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wouldn’t that be awkward

Can I get some credible sources?

Here’s one

and another

and one more for the road

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September 16, 2014

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September 16, 2014

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September 15, 2014

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September 15, 2014
fairycemetery:

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September 15, 2014
edgina:

Upside-Down Mushroom Room by Carsten Höller

edgina:

Upside-Down Mushroom Room by Carsten Höller

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September 15, 2014

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