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This man knows how to ride a Segway

This is the ONLY way to ride a Segway.

OH hai Marc Antony


This makes me SO happy!!! :)

tiny-librarian:

twirlytumblfluff:

memeguy-com:

This man knows how to ride a Segway

This is the ONLY way to ride a Segway.

OH hai Marc Antony

This makes me SO happy!!! :)

Watching the live TV coverage of the votes coming in from the Scottish Referendum. A crazy time indeed to be living in Edinburgh.

Watching the live TV coverage of the votes coming in from the Scottish Referendum. A crazy time indeed to be living in Edinburgh.

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I’m so down to own something like this.

DO WANT  
MUST HAVE
NEEEEEEEED

Yes, please.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Never ever knew this technology existed back then.
Stunning.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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The Balmoral - Edinburgh - Scotland (von rafaelsoares)

breathtakingdestinations:

The Balmoral - Edinburgh - Scotland (von rafaelsoares)

art-of-swords:

Tanto Dagger

  • Dated: Koto era
  • Measurements: 11 3/4 inches overall, 7 inch blade

The dagger has a blade fitted with a golden collar, showing a deeply carved bonshi horimono on the right side of the blade and a spearhead pattern on the left. The signature on the tang attributes the blade to “Kanemitsu”, in the later portion of the Koto era.

The black lacquer panels feature golden floral accents are present on the sides of the hilt and sheath, with the edges and tips, along with the tsuba, decorated with raised cherry blossoms with golden accents.

The mekugi is topped with a pair of 3/4 inch long golden butterflies, and a three dimensional gold accented silver flower arrangement serves as a suspension band on the back edge. The dagger has a 6 inch long two-piece kogai with 5 carved symbols on the front of each side, and a two symbol signature on the back with a golden three symbol signature inside the slot.

Sidenotes:

  1. Swords/blades made during the Heian period (794-1185) through the late Muromachi Era (1573-1599) are called Koto, and are classified in terms of the Gokaden, the five schools that developed in the provinces of Yamashiro, Yamato, Bizen, Soshu, and Mino.
  2. During the Koto period, the features of the jigane varied significantly because of the different materials used in each province. Swords made during this period can be recognized by the forging style, often down to the specific smith.

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Never seen anything like this. Looks more like World War Two technology; incredible!

Myself and my wife now live in Edinburgh!!!

Sorry everybody for the lack of posts, we moved here almost two weeks ago and we have no internet. But this city it a history lovers dream. Plus I started my placement at the Museum of Edinburgh, which is wonderful.

Lastly a big high five to my wife biolumo for starting her masters at the University of Edinburgh. Being awesome since 1583.

Myself and my wife now live in Edinburgh!!!

Sorry everybody for the lack of posts, we moved here almost two weeks ago and we have no internet. But this city it a history lovers dream. Plus I started my placement at the Museum of Edinburgh, which is wonderful.

Lastly a big high five to my wife biolumo for starting her masters at the University of Edinburgh. Being awesome since 1583.

Christy Mack whom I only posted last week on my other tumblr pretty-delights I just discovered was violently attacked by her ex-boyfriend Aug 8. He an MMA fighter named War Machine, who was subsequently arrested and charged with many horrid things.

My heart goes out to Christy Mack and money is being raised to help her with the costs related for recovery from such evil.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qcd5/christy-mack-s-medical-expense-fund

Christy Mack whom I only posted last week on my other tumblr pretty-delights I just discovered was violently attacked by her ex-boyfriend Aug 8. He an MMA fighter named War Machine, who was subsequently arrested and charged with many horrid things.

My heart goes out to Christy Mack and money is being raised to help her with the costs related for recovery from such evil.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qcd5/christy-mack-s-medical-expense-fund

Sir Richard Attenborough has sadly passed at the age of 90.

Sir Richard Attenborough has sadly passed at the age of 90.

200 years ago today Washington D.C was burned by an invading British army led by General Robert Ross during the War of 1812.

1) “Capture of the City of Washington,” Based on an engraving from “Rapin’s History of England,” published by J. & J. Gundee, Albion Press, London, 1815. 2) A mural by Allyn Cox displayed in the Capital Building and completed in 1974.
3) The White House. A watercolour by George Munger.
4) The Capital Building. A watercolour completed in 1814.

Lieutenant Colonel N A L Corry leads the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards out of La Havre, Belgium on the 15th August, 1914.

This began a journey that would eventually see the Grenadier Guards form up with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the vicinity of Mons on the 22nd of August. This would be the BEF’s first real fight against the Imperial German Army.

Lieutenant Colonel N A L Corry leads the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards out of La Havre, Belgium on the 15th August, 1914.

This began a journey that would eventually see the Grenadier Guards form up with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the vicinity of Mons on the 22nd of August. This would be the BEF’s first real fight against the Imperial German Army.