Marie Antoinette's gold Breguet pocket watch, ca. 1827. It took 44 years to complete after it was first commissioned in 1793. Marie
The Cafesjians Carousel at Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. Built in 1914 at a cost of $8500, it was commissioned for use at the Minnesota State Fair where it stood until 1988 when it was put up for auction. At this time and organization called "Our Fair Carousel" formed to preserve the iconic landmark. After a 10 year restoration project, it was first housed at Bandanna Square in St. Paul and eventually was moved to its own pavilion in St.
Interesting 1955 article about the transition from kilt to Aboyne dress. It took a few years... transition was not made in one shot.
fun with photography
Pair of hammered, gold chalices; ca. 2200-2000 BCE NE Iran. Gold was not indigenous to N.E Iran but in Sumerian creation myths it came from the mysterious Dilmun “the place where the sun rises,” and considered the site at which creation took place. The gold was probably mined in Anatolia (Turkey). Gold was often recycled in ancient Mesopotamia.
This baby was three weeks old and was resting comfortably in her car seat when the mother took a picture - After the picture was developed, she saw the gray image next to the baby that appeared to be another baby - The mother had lost her first baby due to a miscarriage and thinks that this was her lost baby coming to watch over her newborn sister.
It took me years to train this duck. And it was all worth it! Muaaahahaha!
Still can't believe it took me 5 years to realize that Channing Tatum was the love interest in this one :-P
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So, put aside seven minutes right now because you need to watch this video in its entirety to fully grasp how amazing it is. It took someone two years to build this crazy thing! Made in Japan, obviously.
I was so confused at first. took me forever to see it right
The Crab Nebulae a supernova that was first observed by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese astronomers as a new "star" in the sky on July 4, 1054. The supernova was visible to the naked eye for about two years after its first observation. It was happened the same time and year of the Great Schism of the Catholic church. Crab Nebulae is currently expanding again.
A silk purse embroidered by Marie Antoinette while imprisoned in the Temple. This too was formerly owned by Madame de Tourzel and as a nice touch, it was listed with a replica of Marie Antoinette’s final letter, sent to her sister in law Madame Élisabeth on the 16th October 1793. This purse was expected to sell for €12,000 – €15,000 but went for €97,700.
Senior Freshman Kansas-born Nola Ochs took her 1st college course at Fort Hays State Univ in 1930, but didn’t complete her degree till 2007, at age 95, becoming the nation’s oldest college graduate. After raising 4 sons & becoming a grandma to 13/great-grandma to 15, She started taking a few classes at her local community college to keep herself busy. Before she knew it, she was just 30 hours shy of a BA, & decided to re-enroll at FHSU.
This amazing book was copublished with the LACMA in conjunction with the James Turrell's retrospective exhibition. It traces Turrell's artistic practice from his years at the Mendota studio to his monumental work-in-progress at Roden Crater. This publication also has incredible images by Florian Holzherr; many of which were commissioned specially for this project. . Published by Prestel Publishing*Released $75.00
The Federal Reserve (a private banking cartel that benefits the elite and Bilderberg members) was audited for the first time in 100 years July 2011. The results are on Socialist Senator Sanders' webpage and also below. Massive fraud and money laundering was revealed. Germany asked for their gold back and were told they could not have it by the Federal Reserve. Germany asked to see it and the Fed said they'd get it back in 7 years.
When Florida became a state March 3, 1845, its population was about 60,000. While Florida voters had supported statehood in 1837 by a small margin, it took eight years for statehood to become a reality.
"I remember in the first film there was this amazing big golden dragon egg that opened up and was crystal inside. One afternoon I just put it in a pillowcase and smuggled it home. But a few days after, Warner Brothers started this massive hunt to find out who took the dragon egg, so I had to anonymously hand it in and hope no one would guess it was me." - Rupert Grint.