Category Archive: Quezoniana

Apr 09

History and Reality: Part IV, Then and Now

Tweet I was struck by the ongoing project of a Russian, Sergey Larenkov. He has juxtaposed World War II photos and their present-day locations, resulting in many haunting images. Only a few places in the world have been fully photographed for Google Street View. So to see how it works I decided to try with …

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Apr 06

History and Reality: Part I: Making Sense of Maps

Tweet Since the second season of Game of Thrones has started, quite a few viewers and readers will be hunting down maps of Westeros, the imaginary world in which the series takes place. The Map of Westeros belongs to a tradition of Fantasy Maps, which not only help the reader visually navigate the imaginary worlds …

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Sep 17

prostheticknowledge: Image from a great (long) post on Adam…

prostheticknowledge:

Image from a great (long) post on Adam Curtis’ blog about the history of ‘Think Tanks’ in Britain
Above is an image of Reg Calvert and his wife:

Reg is really the hero of this whole story. He was a bucaneering kind of pop …

Sep 17

My Handmade Hymnal: The Museum That Time Forgot.

My Handmade Hymnal: The Museum That Time Forgot.: myhandmadehymnal:

Alrighty, I’ve been following this blog “curiousexpeditions.org” for a long time and finally want to share it with everyone. The blog basically consist of these two folks runnin…

Sep 15

mediumaevum: Can’t…stop..looking… !!!!! Joan of Arc by…

mediumaevum:

Can’t…stop..looking… !!!!!
Joan of Arc by Eugene Thirion
thank you kryokats

Sep 08

picturesofwar: American fighter planes flying above the USS…

picturesofwar:

American fighter planes flying above the USS Missouri following the official signing of the Japanese surrender, putting an end to WWII.
September 2, 1945 – 66 years ago today

Sep 07

platinumage: Rudolphe Töpffer’s The Adventures of Obadiah…

platinumage:

Rudolphe Töpffer’s The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck (1837), which has been described as the earliest known comic book

Sep 07

Photo

Sep 07

klg19: A sweet little history of fashion, in the guise of a…

klg19:

A sweet little history of fashion, in the guise of a British mall commercial. 
I applaud them for acknowledging the breadth of ’80s styles: I was always more Human League than Debbie Gibson, personally.

Sep 06

dgorman88: Shanghai in 1990 and 2010.

dgorman88:

Shanghai in 1990 and 2010.

Sep 06

fire-in-the-night: The Last Surviving Witness of the Lincoln…

fire-in-the-night:

The Last Surviving Witness of the Lincoln Assassination
‘Samuel James Seymour’s appearance on the CBS television show, “I’ve Got a Secret.”, 1956. At 96 years of age, Seymour was the last surviving person present at F…

Sep 06

A chronological representation of the history of the book

A chronological representation of the history of the book : mediumaevum:

Major historical events are also recorded to place books in their context.
Created by one of my favorite bloggers dijstelberge

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