Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

August 16 2015

0765 6bba 500

huffingtonpost:

Over 15 Years’ Worth Of Dazzling Art At Burning Man

Photographer NK Guy has been capturing the artworks built for Burning Man on camera for over a decade, recently anthologized his findings in a new book, Art of Burning Man. In it, he pays poetic homage to the way the sun rises over the event’s central sculpture in the mornings, and the glow of LED lights and lasers after sunset. He emphasizes the structures’ ability to bring people together from all walks of life – accomplishing, according to Guy, the feelings of connection that art should achieve, but so often fails to inside of a museum.  

See more stunning art from Burning Man here. 

0782 cffe 500

wine-loving-vagabond:

walpurgishall:

Walton Ford “Gleipnir” 2012

In Norse mythology, Gleipnir is the binding that holds the mighty wolf Fenrir. The Gods had attempted to bind Fenrir twice before with huge chains of metal, but Fenrir was able to break free both times. Therefore, they commissioned the dwarves to forge a chain that was impossible to break. To create a chain to achieve the impossible, the dwarves fashioned the chain out of six supposedly impossible things:

  • The sound of a cat’s footfall
  • The beard of a woman
  • The roots of a mountain
  • The sinews of a bear
  • The breath of a fish
  • The spittle of a bird

Therefore, even though Gleipnir is as thin as a silken ribbon, it is stronger than any iron chain. It was forged by the dwarves in their underground realm of Niðavellir.

Gleipnir, having bound Fenrir securely, was the cause of Týr’s lost hand, for Fenrir bit it off in revenge when he was not freed. Gleipnir is said to hold until Ragnarök, when Fenrir will finally break free and devour Odin. (via wiki)

0797 b994 500

coolthingoftheday:

Because you guys liked my last mushroom/fungus post.

1. Lion’s mane mushroom

2. Golden jelly fungus

3. Red cage fungus

4. Inky cap mushroom

5. Glowing mushroom

6. Veiled lady mushroom

7. Hedgehog mushroom

8. Pinwheel mushroom

9. Pixie’s parasol mushroom

10. Waffleball stinkhorn

0811 da25 500

deathandmysticism:

Elephanta Caves, India, late 19th century

0824 65b2 500

wehadfacesthen:

One of my favorite photos of Joan Crawford, by George Hurrell, 1932

August 09 2015

0872 e325 500

allthingseurope:

Castle Churburg, Italy (by lazzo51)

0892 1c53 500

discardingimages:

hi dragon. nice hat

pontifical, Avignon ca. 1330-1340

Tours, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. Diocèse 8, fol. 59r

0907 797e 500

kqedscience:

‘Downright Scary-Looking’ Anglerfish Found in Deep Sea

“A new species of fish that researchers describe as being “downright scary looking” has just been discovered in the deep sea.”

Scary. But cool. There are still so many more secrets to discover from the deep sea. 

Read more about this odd creature from Discovery News

0946 b669 500

humanoidhistory:

August 9, 2013 – High above a stunning cloudscape, the unmanned Japanese “Kounotori” supply ship approaches the International Space Station. (NASA)

0963 9107 500

mapsontheweb:

Litres of beer consumed per year per capita in Europe.

More beer maps >>

0981 c2b5 500

deathandmysticism:

Japanese samurais, ca. 1880

0993 e362 500

allthingseurope:

Budapest, Hungary (by Gareth Bevan)

1050 5ba2 500

virtual-artifacts:

Temple pendants
Gold, L 13 cm.
Shida Kartli, Akhalgori
Museum of Georgia
Period 4th century B.C

Pictures are mine, description by Museum of Georgia

1071 482f

archatlas:

Underwater Jorge Cervera Hauser

Jorge Cervera Hauser is executive producer at Calypso Media, co-director at Pelagic Life, and producer of the documentary feature México Pelágico.

1090 2b3a 500

arsenicinshell:

Steampunk wedding flowers - fifty flowers

1106 d07a 500

vintagegal:

Textron Lingerie advertisements c. 1940s

1123 e9a9 500

humanoidhistory:

70 YEARS AGO TODAY: A mushroom cloud rises 65,000 feet over a devastated Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945, killing over 70,000 people with thousands more left to die in the radioactive fallout. The Second World War would end a few days later when the Empire of Japan tentatively surrendered to Allied forces.

(Denver Post)

1144 7132 500

abandonedography:

Tarakanov Fortress in Dubno, Ukraine (source)

1173 068f 500

mapsontheweb:

National Geographic atlases from 1999 through 2014 shows how Arctic ice has melted over time.

Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl