Strange and Unusual
Strange and Unusual
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Sapphire & Pink Sapphire.
Precious Stones, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Sapphire Crystals, Carat Sapphire, Jewels Tones, Sri Lanka, Blue Colors, Deep Blue
Sapphire is a blue, yellow, orange, pink, purple, green or clear variety of the mineral corundum. Pure corundum is colorless, but tiny amounts of impurity trapped in the crystals as they grow result in a range of vivid colors. Iron and titanium are responsible for the deep blue color of sapphires. This 175.1-carat sapphire crystal reveals the typical natural shape of corundum crystals. To obtain the deepest color, gems are oriented so that the top of the cut stone is perpendicular to the length of the crystal. If this corundum crystal was cut, the faceted gems would probably be pink or purple in color. Today, ninety percent of corundum is heat-treated to enhance its color. For more information about the gems and minerals collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, please visit our website: mineralsciences.si.edu Photo by Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution.
175.1 carat Sapphire - Sri Lanka
Pink and Blue Sapphire from Sri Lanka
Photograph of an uncut sapphire crystal (171220) from the National Mineral Collection. Photo by Chip Clark. ❦ CRYSTALS ❦ semi precious stones ❦ Kristall ❦ Minerals ❦ Cristales ❦
Blue and Pink Sapphire Crystal
Jewel Tone | Sapphire from Sri Lanka
Amazing Surrealistic Pictures - Wall to Watch
George Christaki, Photographers George, Inspiration Photography, Fine Art Photography, Photography Photoshop, Photography Art, Surrealism Photographers, Greek Photographers, Amazing Photos
Great Examples Of Fine Art Photography
Take a look at these impressively surreal photographs by George Christakis, a 24 year old Greek photographer. He has become renowned for his beautiful retouched scenes, as this intriguing series proves.
Mossy Folk in Kyoto, Japan
Temples, Statue, Mossgarden, Beautiful, Mossy Folk, Moss Gardens, Places, Kyoto Japan, Japan Travel
Jizo statue at moss garden of Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan #ravenectar #earth #planet #beautiful #places #travel #place #nature #world
Mossy folk: Jizo statues at Ohara Sanzen-in temple, Kyoto, Japan
Moss garden, Sanzen-in, Kyoto, Japan #japan #travel
Astonishing Photos of Marvelous Places Around the World (Part 1) -
Painting of a strange airship/balloon inspired by a hoax involving life on the moon, 1830's. From Retronaut.
Hot Air Balloon, Life, Luna Dal, Moon, Illustrations, Steampunk Airship, Vintage Printable, Leopoldo Galluzzo, The Moon
Print of a vintage Hot Air Balloon - Diligenza Per La Luna. A 14 x 11inch print.
mythology-illustration-life-on-the-moon2 | Vintage Printable
Diligenza per la luna, by Leopoldo Galluzzo 1836
Leopoldo Galluzzo: Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel "This portfolio of hand-tinted lithographs purports to illustrate the "discovery of life on the moon." In 1835, Richard A. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, claimed that the noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel had discovered life on the moon. Flora and fauna included bat-men, moon maidens (with luna-moth wings), moon bison, and other extravagant life forms. Locke proposed an expedition to the moon usin…"
Victorian Spy Camera...disguised as a pocket watch!
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"Camera Pocket Watch: This early hidden camera was patented by the Lancaster Watch Camera in 1886." Steampunk Spy-Fi: Real-life gadgets perfect for a Victorian Era James Bond
Victorian spy camera: The Lancaster watch camera was patented in October 1886 and made until 1890. It was a tiny camera that, when closed, was exactly like a pocket watch.
19th-century Wardian Case. Ooh
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19th century Wardian CaseThe Wardian case was an early type of sealed protective container for plants, which found great use in the 19th Century in protecting foreign plants imported to Europe from overseas, the great majority of which had previously died from exposure during long sea journeys, frustrating the many scientific and amateur botanists of the time. The Wardian case was the direct forerunner of the modern terrarium (and the inspiration for the glass aquarium).
The classic terrarium is housed in a 'Wardian" case, named for the 19th century amateur biologist Dr. Nathaniel Ward.Florist Wilmington NC | Bloomers Flowers Blog - Wilmington NC | BloomersBlog: Terrariums are Back!
19th-century Wardian Case (terrarium greenhouse). Want one!
19th century Wardian Case The Wardian case was the direct forerunner of the modern terrarium (and the inspiration for the glass aquarium), and was invented by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791–1868), of London, in about 1829 after an accidental discovery inspired him. This structure is in homage to the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851
My mind is blown.
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Random facts..... MIND. BLOWN.
Another set of mind blown facts~ #mindblown
"The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series."
mind blown. The T-Rex and Stegosaraus one is really mind blowing.
fun facts... Mind blown!
Funny picture: Facts
I normally hate these long pins, but these crazy facts are crazy. mind blown.
London Street, Phuoc Quan, Stuff, Cities, Illustration, Art, Victorian, Londonstreet, Jack O'Connel
Steampunk Tendencies | London Street by Phuoc Quan #Illustration #Victorian #Goth #Steampunk
LondonStreet Phuoc Quan
London street by nkabuto (Phuoc Quan) on devianArt, city view, black and white, man, pavement, buildings, architechture, dark, night, moon, castle, fabulous, beautiful, fantasy art.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN BANDAGES
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Honest Abe bandaids?? sign me up!!
Genius mobile pizzeria
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Yum. Del Popolo’s is a traveling #pizza truck located in #SanFrancisco, that features an impressive wood-fired pizza oven #food #foodtruck
Del Popolo, literally meaning of the people, a transatlantic shipping container mounted to a Freightliner M2 truck, delivering thin-crusted pizza to the San Francisco masses. Darksy, a New York-based professional baseball scout. San Francisco-based Pizzaiolo, blistered crusts at Pizzeria Delfina and Flour + Water before he started Del Popolo. The truck's 5,000-pound Stefano Ferrara wood-fired brick oven heats up dough made from organic ingredients sourced from domestic and Italian producers.
del popolo - a "food truck" in san francisco that uses an old shipping container mounted on a truck. It contains a 5000 lb pizza oven!
Del Popolo’s is a traveling pizza truck in San Francisco, wood-fired pizza oven. The mobile restaurant, made from shipping container remodeled to include a modern kitchen workspace and two large glass doors that open out to the public.
DelPopolo, a pizza oven in a truck, genius!
Siberian Bear Hunting Armor... Probably the least fashionable outfit ever posted on Pinterest...
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Siberian bear hunting suit. I'm damn sure I don't want to get close enough to a polar bear that he's trying to eat me before deciding I'm too sharp to bother with!
Siberian bear hunting armor, 19th century.
Siberian Bear Hunting Armor (c.1800s) Though the object is called a bear hunting suit, it is more likely to have been used for bear bating. It consisted of leather pants, a leather jacket, and an iron helmet studded all over with 1-inch iron nails about 3/4 inches apart. The nails are held in place by a second layer of leather lining the whole thing and quilted into place between the nails.
Siberian Bear Hunting Armor c. 1800
Russian bear hunting armour from 19th century. The object is being called a Siberian bear-hunting suit, but I suspect it is more likely to be for bear bating than hunting, since I can’t imagine anyone could run around the woods in it. It consists of leather pants and jacket (and an iron helmet) studded all over with 1-inch iron nails about 3/4 inch apart. The nails are held in place by a second layer of leather lining the whole thing, and quilted into place between the nails.
“Made from steel and brass, the elbow joint on this artificial arm can be moved by releasing a spring, the top joint of the wrist rotates and moves up & down, and the fingers can curl up and straighten out. The wearer may have disguised it with a glove. Among the most common causes of amputation throughout the 1800s were injuries received as a result of warfare.” - Science Museum
If I ever lose an arm...
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150 Year Old Victorian Prosthetic Hand - Imgur (well it looks steampunk to me)
Artificial arm from the 1800s- looks so steampunk! :D
Antique prosthetic hand from the Victorian era.
Victorian prosthetic hand (attached to a Victorian prosthetic arm) Pretty
Artificial arm from the 19th century
Victorian artificial arm: Made from steel and brass, the elbow joint on this artificial arm can be moved by releasing a spring, the top joint of the wrist rotates and moves up & down, and the fingers can curl up and straighten out. The wearer may have disguised it with a glove. Among the most common causes of amputation throughout the 1800s were injuries received as a result of warfare. - Science Museum
If I ever lose an arm...
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Victorian artificial arm circa 1850-1910. A precursor for steampunk?
I viciously WANT this! Victorian prosthetic hand. London Science Museum website.
150 Year Old Victorian Prosthetic Hand. - History was already steampunk! @Nic Wolfe
Steampunk Spy-Fi: Real-life gadgets perfect for a Victorian Era James Bond | Prosthetic Arm
Le bras droit de Terminator a l’époque Victorienne ?
Curiosities: Parking Meter Grave I like this! Kind of a nice way to honor the woman's personality.
Plates, Funny Signs, Cemetari, Graveston, Funny Stuff, Parks Meter, Time Expir, Families, Graveyards
This woman, who had a good sense of humor said she wanted a parking meter that said "expired" at her grave when she died. Her family made sure she got this. I LOVE this idea....I could "live" with a gravestone like this! lol
Barbara Sue Manire: gravestone with a parking meter that reads, "Time Expired"
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Love the unleashed power in this photo. Reminds me of that passage in the book of Job: "What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed, or the place where the east winds are scattered over the earth? Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm.... (Job 38)
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Supercell Thunderstorm by Sean Heavey, nationalgeographic: A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. This was a winning shot in the 2010 National Geographic Nature Gallery Photo Contest. Mother Nature is amazing.
This photo was taken near the Montana/Alberta border earlier this week. Looks more like the space crafts in the movie Independance Day than storm clouds.. Courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=490368884322151=a.155085637850479.32305.150075491684827=1
Supercell Thunderstorm by Sean Heavey, nationalgeographic: A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. This was a winning shot in the 2010 National Geographic Nature Gallery Photo Contest. #Thunderstorm #Photography #Sean_Heavey #nationalgeographic
A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. These colossal storms include mesocyclones, rotating updrafts that can deliver torrential rain and tornadoes, according to NASA. Photographer Sean Heavey. Best Pictures: Nat Geo Photo Contest Winners, 2010 Source: National Geographic