TRAVELIN' NAPKIN
The stream of Time, irresistible, ever moving, carries off and bears away all things that come to birth and plunges them into utter darkness, both deeds of no account and deeds which are mighty and worthy of commemoration; as the playwright says, it ‘brings to light that which was unseen and shrouds from us that which was manifest’. Nevertheless, the science of History is a great bulwark against this stream of Time; in a way it checks this irresistible flood, it holds in a tight grasp whatever it can seize floating on the surface and will not allow it to slip away into the depths of Oblivion.

Anna Komnene, The Alexiad

The Alexiad was dedicated to chronicle the reign of Anna’s father, Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.

(via byzantineblog)

wikibrains:

Byzantine Emperors.

wikibrains:

Byzantine Emperors.

did-you-kno:

Source

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Source 

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laughingsquid:

Sea Is for Cookie, A Mashup of Cookie Monster and ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’
coolerthanbefore:

Iso Grifo Series I

Yes.

coolerthanbefore:

Iso Grifo Series I

Yes.

laughingsquid:

Hot Mess: Now It’s Getting Awkward, A Sketch Show in San Francisco

Perfect.
Vines creeping up a classic art deco street light in Culver City

Vines creeping up a classic art deco street light in Culver City

More beautiful art deco designs of the Saban Theatre

More beautiful art deco designs of the Saban Theatre