candombe del Uruguay.... Beautiful hand drums for street parties... but, those big piano drums must be heavy...

"The thunderous rhythms pounded out by candombe drummers have become an emblematic part of carnaval and Uruguayan culture in general.

Mjölner - Iron Thor's hammer from Birka

Iron Thor's hammer from Birka (During the Viking Age, Birka on the island of Björkö in Sweden, was an important trading center which handled goods from Scandinavia as well as Central and Eastern Europe and the Orient.

Khachkar. One of the beautiful ancient stone carvings in Noratus, Armenia.

One of the beautiful ancient khachkar stone carvings in Noratus, Armenia (khachkhar means 'stone cross')

Sirimiri

Love to sit in an open windowsill with a blanket on my lap, a book in my hands, and my dog at my feet during these wet days.

Unheimlich • eerie • Chemische Fabrik Superphosphat-Werk, Lauban (Germany, now Lubań in Poland), Hans Poelzig, 1910-11

Chemische Fabrik Superphosphat-Werk, Lauban (Germany, now Lubań in Poland), Hans Poelzig,

Biz biliriz ki; hüzün huzurun nazlı kapısıdır. - Mehmet Deveci Hüzün is the word

Biz biliriz ki; hüzün huzurun nazlı kapısıdır. - Mehmet Deveci Hüzün is the word

Raxeira

(It would be kinda spooky to walk down this hallway at night, specially in the winter with the leafless trees out the windows.) dark and light - black and white - darkness and sunlight - hallway, windows - rustic home

Soroban abacus and finger math

Soroban Math - Have you ever wondered why the Oriental Soroban abacus has 4 separate beads? In response to yesterday’s post Hand tricks! Alexander Bogomolny linked his…Read more ›

La Gran Muñeca es la murga campeona | Carnaval

La Gran Muñeca es la murga campeona | Carnaval

Spinario (Boy Pulling a Thorn from his Foot) Antico or Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi.

This is the best surviving example of Antico’s Spinario – a boy pulling a thorn from his foot – which takes as its starting point a long-celebrated bronze figure, executed in the century BC and now, as in Antico’s day, to be admired in Rome

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