Tiffany & Co. Arms from the Robert M. Lee Collection. See more from the collection here.
Top Photo: Colt Single Action Army Tiffany & Co. Revolver, popularly known as a Third Generation Colt Single Action Army.
Bottom Photo:Smith & Wesson Presentation and Exhibition Frontier Tiffany & Co. Revolver, circa 1892-93.
Too mind bending not to reblog!
i feel like this is exactly what Vincent Van Gogh saw and now i am crying
GOTTA FIGURE OUT HOW TO WATCH THIS IN THE OCULUS!!!
DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT ONE FRIEND THAT DOESN’T THINK SHE’S ANYTHING SPECIAL BUT SHE’S BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND WITTY AND EVERYTHING AMAZING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A PERSON BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE IT AND YOU JUST WANNA TAKE HER AND SHAKE HER AND SCREAM IN HER FACE ALL OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT HER JUST SO SHE WILL APPRECIATE HOW ABSOLUTELY LOVELY SHE IS
someone could be thinking this about you right now you never know
The splendor of Strahov Library
I am typing this while looking at the building where these images were taken: the library of Strahov Abbey, towering high above Prague. While the monastery was established in 1143, the library dates from 1720. It is one of the most impressive I have visited: thousands of books placed in what looks more like a museum than a library. I hope you get a sense of the atmosphere from these images.
Pics (my own): Strahov Abbey Library, Prague.
Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.
The Egyptian Book of the Faiyum, 1st century BC-2nd century AD.
The Book of the Faiyum is the modern name of a text that describes the Faiyum oasis as the mythical center of prosperity and ritual. The text was compiled during the Greco-Roman period, perhaps in the temple of the crocodile god Sobek in Shedet, but it may be based on precedents from earlier periods. The most famous copy of this text, known as the Boulaq/Hood/Amherst papyrus, consists of two papyrus scrolls with hieroglyphic text and illustrations. Portions of this papyrus are now in the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), the Morgan Library & Museum (New York), and the Egyptian Museum (Cairo). Besides this and other hieroglyphic versions, there are also hieratic and Demotic copies on papyrus and an unillustrated hieroglyphic version inscribed on the walls of the Sobek temple in Kom Ombo (Upper Egypt).
The focal point of the Walters Art Museum’s section of the book of the Faiyum is a long oval representing the Faiyum lake itself. Inside the lake, images of mythological figures including the crocodile god Sobek-Re, Osiris, and the solar child allude to stories of the creation of the world as well as the nightly regeneration of the sun god. Around the lake, forty-two deities are depicted, each representing an important cult site in Egypt. In this way, the book functions as a map of a ceremonial landscape centered in the Faiyum. (Walters)
This is it. This is the pinnacle of nerdom. This is the greatest height of nerdery that has ever been reached before.
Peter in Loki’s body on a bus downtown to the real Loki and making an excuse that he’s going to a comic convention.
Never will such levels of pure fucking nerd ever be seen again, it’s just not possible. This is a beautiful day, I am glad I am alive to experience this, god bless.
I’mma let you finish, but the pinnacle of nerddom is actually this sequence in the fourth issue of the 2005 Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire Defenders:
Do you know who those fashionable gentlemen are? They are Dr. Strange and Namor. They are hiding for Dormammu on a ravaged Earth.
Do their outfits look familiar? That’s because they’re the same motherfucking disguises Kirk and Spock wear in the 1967 Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever.”
You know why Peter Parker looks so downtrodden on that bus in his shiny-ass horns? It’s not because he’s trapped in Loki’s body. It’s because he knows his cosplay game will never be this fucking on-point.
IMPERIUS. MOTHERFUCKING. REX.
oh my god
THAT WAS NOT THE NERD PINNACLE EITHER.
the highest nerd reach was on march first, 1999 in JLA when martian manhunter went undercover as a japanese woman only to have his real identity discovered by bruce wayne.
Why is the name the giveaway and not the fucking space green pant suit? because j’onn chose to name himself after the real name of fellow martian sailor mars:
this means one of two things. A: the jla and the sailor senshi live in one universe and bruce just knows everyone’s god damn business or way more likely that B: BOTH MM AND FUCKING BATMAN HAVE READ/WATCHED SAILOR MOON AND ENJOYED IT ENOUGH TO REMEMBER HER GOD DAMN NAME. KEEP YOUR CONS PETER, AND GREAT CLOSET COSPLAY BOYS, DID YOU FIND THAT AT A THRIFT STORE? TIME TO GET OUT THE WAY BECAUSE J’ONN AND BRUCE GOT ANIME TO WATCH AND THEY HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR BULLSHIT.
Martian Manhunter: Agent of Love and Oreos, the pretty skimpy suited soldier of Mars! In the name of Mars, he will out nerd you!
This post is gold