"If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we probably wouldn’t contaminate it."
— Mark Boyle (via explore-everywhere

bluepueblo:

Cherry Blossoms, Kyoto, Japan
photo via lori

bluepueblo:

Cherry Blossoms, Kyoto, Japan

photo via lori



Art History Meme | [6/9] Paintings
Leda and the Swan, by Cesare de Sesto after Leondardo da Vinci

Art History Meme | [6/9] Paintings

Leda and the Swan, by Cesare de Sesto after Leondardo da Vinci




"My youngest flaunts her mind, and frightens away the suitors."
— Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mcwith E=mv2 (via lilliandepaul)

historyofromanovs:

The portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, the eldest daughter of Tsar Paul I, can be seen at the left behind the young Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. More than ninety years before this photograph was taken, Alexandra died from the complications of childbirth at the age of seventeen. Alexandra’s death occurred during the same week as her father’s murder. Both were terrible blows for the Romanov family.


"Few people know that, by her father’s order, Lucrezia found herself running the papacy for a while. And what did she do? She set the canonization of two women, as to begin a new vision of the Church and the world!"
— Dario Fo [x] (via theborgiasita)