archaicwonder:

Ostrogothic Gold and Garnet Buckle with Crystal Loop, 6th century AD
The upper face with a panel of cloisonne garnets surrounding a rectangular garnet panel with hatched foil beneath, four green glass inserts forming a swastika design.

archaicwonder:

Ostrogothic Gold and Garnet Buckle with Crystal Loop, 6th century AD

The upper face with a panel of cloisonne garnets surrounding a rectangular garnet panel with hatched foil beneath, four green glass inserts forming a swastika design.

shiningjasmin:

shiningjasmin
Drawings of war machines.
Code “Arundel”: the code is a collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. There is also pages written by Leonardo da Vinci.
Approximately 1518 AD.
"Arundel" is the name of the first owner of the code.
British Library, London.

shiningjasmin:

shiningjasmin

Drawings of war machines.

Code “Arundel”: the code is a collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.
There is also pages written by Leonardo da Vinci.

Approximately 1518 AD.

"Arundel" is the name of the first owner of the code.

British Library, London.

I wanted all things
To seem to make some sense,
So we could all be happy, yes,
Instead of tense.
And I made up lies
So that they all fit nice,
And I made this sad world
A par-a-dise.

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via observando)

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pmVienna28 July 1914The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.Count Berchtold

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pm

Vienna
28 July 1914

The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.

Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.

Count Berchtold

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

W.B. Yeats (via observando)

italian-luxury:

Firenze | Italy | Source
Florence is the capital of Toscany and is a major tourist attraction. It is very rich with art and architecture. Here from a distance you can see the basilica (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). The translation is Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower. The photographer, cleverly captivated flowers and the duomo.

italian-luxury:

Firenze | Italy | Source

Florence is the capital of Toscany and is a major tourist attraction. It is very rich with art and architecture. Here from a distance you can see the basilica (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). The translation is Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower. The photographer, cleverly captivated flowers and the duomo.