irelandseyeonmyth:

"The Battle of Magh Rath" was popular enough to be copied in manuscripts for centuries, and it spawned a prequel and a sequel. "The Feast at the Ford of the Geese" and "The Madness of Sweeney".
It might be the true Ulster epic. Unlike “The Tain” it was written in Ulster at Bangor. And where the tain is a national epic the battle of Magh Rath is exclusive to Ulster.
Since Ive no anon questions Im going to do a few posts on the Magh Rath stories this week. Theyre thick with symbolism, prophecy, demons and dramatic tribal warfare. The bad guys get it in the end but the real traumatic impact of war is shown.
There arent many stories being written today as deep as that.

irelandseyeonmyth:

"The Battle of Magh Rath" was popular enough to be copied in manuscripts for centuries, and it spawned a prequel and a sequel. "The Feast at the Ford of the Geese" and "The Madness of Sweeney".

It might be the true Ulster epic. Unlike “The Tain” it was written in Ulster at Bangor. And where the tain is a national epic the battle of Magh Rath is exclusive to Ulster.

Since Ive no anon questions Im going to do a few posts on the Magh Rath stories this week. Theyre thick with symbolism, prophecy, demons and dramatic tribal warfare. The bad guys get it in the end but the real traumatic impact of war is shown.

There arent many stories being written today as deep as that.

sildiogo:

♡.♡ Sildiogo ♡.♡

sildiogo:

♡.♡ Sildiogo ♡.♡

crescentmoon06:

Abandoned Bridge (HDR) by Keith Dobbs / 500px

crescentmoon06:

Abandoned Bridge (HDR) by Keith Dobbs / 500px

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wapiti3:

Britain’s birds and their nests / described by A. Landsborough Thomson ; with introduction by J. Arthur Thomson, illustrated by George Rankin. on Flickr.

Publication info London :W. & R. Chambers,1910.
Contributing Library:
American Museum of Natural History Library
BioDiv. Library

hipinuff:

Augusto Giacometti - Adam and Eve  1907
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hipinuff:

Augusto Giacometti - Adam and Eve  1907

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atlasobscura:

GRAVENSTEEN
-GENT, BELGIUM
Constructed over the site of a much weaker looking wooden castle by a pompous count, the fairytale fortress known as Gravensteen became a house of torture and injustice and was almost torn down later on due to the memory of those atrocities. 
Learn more at Atlas Obscura

atlasobscura:

GRAVENSTEEN

-GENT, BELGIUM

Constructed over the site of a much weaker looking wooden castle by a pompous count, the fairytale fortress known as Gravensteen became a house of torture and injustice and was almost torn down later on due to the memory of those atrocities. 

Learn more at Atlas Obscura

our-amazing-world:

Full Moon at Niagara Amazing World beautiful amazing

our-amazing-world:

Full Moon at Niagara Amazing World beautiful amazing

the-gasoline-station:

Heading Toward The Ancient Armenian City Of Kars - April 2014 (9/??)

by Sam Horine

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shipwreckedinsc:

Iron Horse by -TomShacochis- #flickstackr

shipwreckedinsc:

Iron Horse by -TomShacochis- #flickstackr

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libraryofva:

Recent Acquisition - Photograph Collection
"Missing Hole Detector, Western Electric Plant, Richmond VA. June 1970"W. Robert Hart Collection.
MISSING HOLE DETECTOR ?!?!?

libraryofva:

Recent Acquisition - Photograph Collection

"Missing Hole Detector, Western Electric Plant, Richmond VA. June 1970"
W. Robert Hart Collection.

MISSING HOLE DETECTOR ?!?!?