Merry Christmas y’all! This has been such an incredible year, so much to be thankful for 🎄!
World’s Shortest Photoshoot (via Kathrin K. und Kötis)
Girls skating - Afghanistan (x)
Narrow Arched doorway, Stafford Castle, Stafford, England
All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com
Hill of Witches, Lithuania
On one of the most beautiful and oldest parabolic dunes in Juodkrantė, Lithuania, the forest is alive with a vast array of fairy-tale creatures, witches, demons, kings, princesses, fisherman and devils. Known as the Hill of Witches (Raganų kalnas), this public trail through the woods takes visitors on a trip through the most well-known legends and stories in Lithuanian folk history.
Work began in 1979 on the sculpture park, and it now features over 80 different wooden carvings from local artists. Each beautifully hand-crafted sculpture depicts a popular character from folk and pagan traditions of Lithuania. The public park got its name long before the sculptures were placed along the wooded trails, and is in fact a reference to the pagan celebrations that take place on the hill during the Midsummer’s Eve Festival.
Each year on June 24th, people across Lithuania dance, sing and bring in the midsummer with the older folk traditions of the country. After Christianity came to Lithuania, the celebration was renamed Saint Jonas’ Festival, but many of the practices still have pagan roots, as echoed by the fantastic Hill of Witches sculptures.
Quite possibly the cutest photo ever taken. Photo by Hugh Stewart
Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones
Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at least 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile.
The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent, meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.
thefoodogatemyhomework: I don’t really understand why this powder room is down a small staircase but I’m just trying not tho thinning about it because the wallpaper situation here is to die for. Also, white and blue with pops of gold and emerald? I’m there.
Jan Voerman, Sr (1857-1941), Nasturtiums in a Blue Ginger Jar, s.d.
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