The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archeologists in England.
"They are beautiful finds, as they represent a snapshot, a single moment in history," said Nick Daffern, a senior project.
Excellent point! Artifacts like these typify the beauty found in archaeology, it is something so familiar yet so temporally distant from us. Furthermore, D’AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW. Roman Puppies.
Cachet du général en chef de l’armée de l’Ouest (1794).
The Army of the West (armée de l’Ouest) was one of the French Revolutionary Armies. It was created on 1 August 1793 by merging the armée des côtes de Brest, the armée des côtes de La Rochelle, and the armée de Mayence, and was sent to fight the revolt in the Vendee.
April 16th 1889: Charlie Chaplin born
On this day in 1889 the famous silent film star Charlie Chaplin was born in London. Chaplin came from a musical family, but his family fell on hard times and he spent his childhood on the streets of London. This hardship did nothing to abate the young Chaplin’s aspiration to be an actor. He began to secure roles on stage, securing a reputation as a fine comic actor. Chaplin moved to the United States in 1913 to embark on a promising film career. Soon after arriving he established the character that would make him famous: ‘the Tramp’. The character, a bumbling vagrant, featured in over 10 of Chaplin’s films. This role threw Charlie Chaplin to international prominence, and he soon earned a huge salary of $670,000 a year - a vast amount even now; he had come a long way from his poverty-stricken youth in London. He continued to star in films, notably ‘The Great Dictator’ in 1940 which parodied Adolf Hitler. Chaplin’s popularity waned as he faced controversy in the United States when he was accused of being a communist. However he enjoyed a renewed appreciation by the 1970s, winning an honorary Oscar in 1972. Chaplin died in 1977 aged 88 in Switzerland, where he had moved in the early 1950s after being banned from the States.
ISLANDE : les fleuves du pays sublimés en photo.
Sublimes photos que celles d’Andre Ermoleav qui a capturé toute la magie des fleuves islandais dans ces clichés irréels.
L’Islande est la 18ème île au monde en terme de superficie.
Son point culminant est le volcan Hvannadalshnjúkur avec 2 109,6 mètres. Les fleuves les plus longs sont le Þjórsá avec 230 kilomètres de longueur et le Jökulsá á Fjöllum avec 206 kilomètres.
Sur le site My Modern Met, le photographe Andre Ermoleav explique que l’Islande est «un vrai paradis pour tous les amoureux de la photo. Mais la vraie découverte pour moi, c’est la vue d’avion des rivières coulant le long du sable noir, volcanique. C’est une combinaison inexprimable de couleurs, de lignes et de motifs».
Fasciné par les lumières qui transpercent le bleu de la glace ou donnent vie au chaos des blocs de lave, Pierre Brouwers a filmé l’Islande comme il aurait filmé une autre planète.
D’autres images fascinantes : http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/andre-ermolaev-photography