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Bed side table up-cycled in 18th century art.

Bed side table up-cycled in 18th century art.

Tindaro Screpolato - bronze statue by sculptor Igor Mitoraj, Boboli Garden , Florence, Italy.

Tindaro Screpolato - bronze statue by sculptor Igor Mitoraj, Boboli Garden , Florence, Italy.

With its lack of roads and abundance of boat-filled canals, it makes sense that Giethoorn is affectionately referred to as the "Venice of the Netherlands". The village's 18th-century farmhouses and wooden arch bridges can be explored via cycling lanes or aforementioned waterways—either by boat, or by ice skating when during the frozen winter months.

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With its lack of roads and abundance of boat-filled canals, it makes sense that Giethoorn is affectionately referred to as the "Venice of the Netherlands". The village's 18th-century farmhouses and wooden arch bridges can be explored via cycling lanes or aforementioned waterways—either by boat, or by ice skating when during the frozen winter months.

Yohji Yamamoto, S.S 2011, reference to the sleeveless waist coat worn by 18th century men

Marie-Antoinette Meets Vivienne Westwood: The 18th Century Back in Fashion at Versailles

Yohji Yamamoto, S.S 2011, reference to the sleeveless waist coat worn by 18th century men

Fancy dress costume, an 18th century style gown and petticoat "hunting dress" by Worth, worn by Lady Isobel Stanley for the Devonshire House ball in 1897. Velvet, silver lace, silk satin, lace, chiffon. Collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo of Lady Stanley wearing the costume, by Lafayette, 1897 (© National Portrait Gallery, London). Lady Alexandra Acheson wore a similar hunting costume for the same ball (see bottom portrait, by Alfred Ellis).

Fancy dress costume, an 18th century style gown and petticoat "hunting dress" by Worth, worn by Lady Isobel Stanley for the Devonshire House ball in 1897. Velvet, silver lace, silk satin, lace, chiffon. Collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo of Lady Stanley wearing the costume, by Lafayette, 1897 (© National Portrait Gallery, London). Lady Alexandra Acheson wore a similar hunting costume for the same ball (see bottom portrait, by Alfred Ellis).

Giethoorn, Netherlands.  This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village.  Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.

Giethoorn, Netherlands. This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village. Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.

115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism's discovery | Google Doodle 05/17/17

115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism's discovery | Google Doodle 05/17/17

Mayan Alphabet was in continuous use throughout Mesoamerica until shortly after the arrival of the conquistadors in the 16th century CE and into the 18th Century. Maya writing used logograms complemented by a set of syllabic glyphs, somewhat similar in function to modern Japanese writing. Mayan writing was called "hieroglyphics" or hieroglyphs by early European explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries who did not understand it but found its reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Mayan Alphabet was in continuous use throughout Mesoamerica until shortly after the arrival of the conquistadors in the 16th century CE and into the 18th Century. Maya writing used logograms complemented by a set of syllabic glyphs, somewhat similar in function to modern Japanese writing. Mayan writing was called "hieroglyphics" or hieroglyphs by early European explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries who did not understand it but found its reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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