amnhnyc:

Mogok, an historic city in northern Myanmar (Burma), lies in a valley 50 miles west of the snaking Irrawaddy River, about 3,500 feet above sea level. 

Mogok is best known for its gemstones, including ruby, sapphire, spinel, peridot, and moonstone. For centuries, the Mogok Stone Tract’s hills were legendary for such amazing abundance that locals were said to come upon gems just glinting in the grass in their gardens. The area is still world-famous for gems: A sign along the highway reads “Welcome to Ruby Land,” as about 1,000 working mines and diggings are found there today; most of the world’s finest gem rubies come from Myanmar, most of these from Mogok.

In November 2013, a group of Museum geologists finally got a long-awaited opportunity: to travel to Mogok to study the complex geological evolution of “Ruby Land.” Why was it that the region was so rich in gem-quality minerals, which are, by definition, rare?

Read part 1 of this expedition story on the Museum blog.

artissimo:

bobotherobo by piotr jab  o  skiSpectrum III: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

artissimo:

bobotherobo by piotr jab o ski

Spectrum III: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

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scalesofperception:

Thousand Islands Trip | Hengki Koentjoro

SoP | Scale of Environments

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1910-again:

Witold Pruszkowski, Going into Exile 1893

1910-again:

Witold Pruszkowski, Going into Exile 1893

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cinemove:

Chungking Express 重庆森林 (1994) dir. Wong Kar Wai

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thommquackenbush:

jennlyons:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge. much run wow 

thommquackenbush:

jennlyons:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge.

much run wow 

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teamcoco:

Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 2

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bofransson:

Vallotton, Félix/ Die Eure bei Pacy-sur-Eure

bofransson:

Vallotton, Félix/ Die Eure bei Pacy-sur-Eure

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cokesnlfan:

"Since there have been men and women, there have been funny women. F***ing idiot-ass men keep saying that women aren’t funny, It makes me crazy. I find it disgusting and offensive every time.’

-Andy Samberg on men who think that women aren’t funny on the September 2013 issue of Glamour Magazine

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buzzfeedrewind:

Check out this fascinating look at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

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harveyadrian:

From the book “Gloaming” By Keaton Henson

harveyadrian:

From the book “Gloaming” By Keaton Henson

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