1. salahmah:

    Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

    The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

    Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. 

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  2. art-of-swords:

    Jambiya Dagger

    • Dated: 19th century
    • Culture: Moroccan
    • Measurements: Overall length: 14”; blade length: 8 1/4”

    This particular dagger features a beautifully detailed silvered hilt and scabbard, which protects the fine Damascus steel blade. 

    Source: Copyright © 2014 M.S. Rau Antiques

     
  3. cats-and-cardigans:

    The second and last ones are my favorites.

    (Source: desimalemodels, via stufftodraw)

     
  4. ufansius:

    Agate box in the shape of a lady’s head - London, circa 1760.

    (via tierradentro)

     
  5. sopopapaija:

    kiwialldaylong:

    ‘Serpentine’ by Mark Laita, Amazing Photographs Of Snakes With Gorgeous Graphic Patterns On Their Skin

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    (Source: cloudyskiesandcatharsis, via stufftodraw)

     
  6. art-of-swords:

    Dagger with Sheath

    • Dated: 14th–15th century
    • Culture: Central Asian
    • Medium: iron, silver
    • Measurements: L., 12 in. (30.5 cm); dagger L., 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); sheath L., 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)

    Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

     
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  8. art-of-swords:

    Moro Keris Sword

    • Dated: 18th century
    • Culture: Javanese
    • Medium: steel, silver, wood

    Source: Copyright © 2014 Historical Arms and Armor

    (via stufftodraw)

     
  9. esme-e-p-o:

    Russian Photographer Katerina Plotnikova Takes Stunning Photos With Real Animals  These photos may look like it, but they are not photoshopped. These shots were made possible with the help of professional animal trainers.

    (via stufftodraw)

     
  10. art-of-swords:

    European Dagger

    • Dated: late 19th century
    • Measurements: overall length: 24,5 cm (9-1/2 inches)

    The handle is ornated with figure holding a tazza in a Renaissance attire while the scabbard features different army trophies.

    Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim