2. Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror, by Imad al-Din Mahmud al-Kashi, from The Book of the Birth of Iskandar (ca. 1384) – Source: Wellcome Library, London. 

    (Source: mediumaevum, via teavibes)

  3. theosoldout:

    The Kaaba

    (Source: The Huffington Post)

  4. hollyjgreenup:

    Cross-eyed cat inside Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey.

    (Source: pinterest.com)


  7. Garden Update - 7.8.2014

    My young plants are getting bigger! As a result, I had to make sure they had supports to grab onto as they grow up and up toward the sky. I bought two metal tomato cages from Home Depot at a cost of about $11, but I’ve been short on funds lately so I had to come up with a different solution for my four other plants.

    Introducing my stick and string plant cages! I gathering some long sticks (about 4 feet each) and some smaller sticks (about 1.5 feet each), and bought some twine. With a little boy scout ingenuity, I lashed the wood together to make a two-tiered structure.

    My plants are already pushing themselves up into their new homes and starting to show some little flower buds. One step closer to harvest season!

    My container experiment has inspired my friend Evan to try his hand at some potted veggies. He now has a cabbage plant, a Marconi pepper plant, and a patio tomato variety (which is doing really well!).

    Once the Summer festival season comes to end, hopefully we will begin construction on our backyard green house while enjoying some delicious ‘maters and peppers!

  8. littlelimpstiff14u2:

    Some of the Great street Art of Argentinian Martin Ron (Murales)

    Martin is now world famous but also concentrates on Art to renovate his local area

    I paint a lot in Buenos Aires and have painted more than 80 murals in the county of Tres de Febrero. Together with the district council, we work together to renovate and paint walls that are covered with vandalism or propaganda and get artists and residents together for painting projects. The program is called the Urban Embellishment Programme (Programa de Embellecimiento Urbano) and what the project is really about is the artists’ own expression and we have the freedom to paint what we like and the council supports us and provides us with all the materials. The residents like it because they have colourful and artistic new murals on their doorstep that brighten up the neighbourhood.

    I haven’t laid out a plan or specific objectives. My philosophy is to paint. I love painting and being able to visit new and exciting places like London and also meeting different people along the way. As long as I have the fortune to be able to do this I’ll carry on.


    (via littlelimpstiff14u2)