The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance — the idea that anything is possible.
— Ray Bradbury (via mycolorbook)
18th century fashion doll in court costume
Design for a gutter on Boulevard Haussmann, Paris
Illustration by Edmund Dulac
QUATRAIN I, p. 41, [First Edition of the Translation]
Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.
~Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]
GREEK TERRACOTTA PROTOME BUST OF A GODDESS
Probably Persephone, wearing peplos and himation; jewelry, garment folds and blond hair in red and yellow paint still visible.
Ca. 470-450 BC
H. 10 1/4 in. (26.2 cm.)
Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?
— Daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor (via mcllscott)
Lady with Fan ~ Gustav Klimt
Life is either always a tight-rope or a feather bed. Give me the tight-rope.
— Edith Wharton (via mycolorbook)
Golden solidus of Valentinian
2cm in diameter (13 / 16 inch.)
Byzantine Period, 365 - 374 AD.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
New Kingdom; Dynasty 18, ca. 1560–1479 B.C.; Egypt