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Ask me anything   A place for my many and various fandoms and all the things in the universe which delight and amaze me.

virtual-artifacts:

A series of 11th-century crystal chess pieces from the Museo da Catedral in Ourense, Spain, which have never before left the cathedral;

virtual-artifacts:

A series of 11th-century crystal chess pieces from the Museo da Catedral in Ourense, Spain, which have never before left the cathedral;

— 43 minutes ago with 56 notes

mediumaevum:

Medieval architecture through engravings and photographs. The first set of pictures is by Thomas Hearne (1744 – 1817) and engraver William Byrne (1743–1805), from a series of historic monuments for The Antiquities of Great Britain. (You can see more on Medievalists).

The modern photos are from 1, 2, 3 respectively.

  1. Lanercost Priory, Cumbria
  2. Byland Abbey, North Yorkshire
  3. Tynemouth Priory, Tyne and Wear
— 2 hours ago with 169 notes
#lanercost priory is one of my favourite places in the world 

typette:

nadiaoxford:

evilsoutherngentleman:

megan-is-a-doll:

dorkly:

"Eye of the Tiger" Played on an Old Dot-Matrix Printer

"Papa, what did the ’80s sound like?"

I just laughed so hard I almost puked.

I am so glad I know you, and that people make things like this.

This is humanity’s most important achievement. 

someone make a fucking hardcore techno remix of this shit with a sick bass line and synths, DO IT

(via itisnotaphase)

— 3 hours ago with 42581 notes
#will reblog forever 

mishasminions:

fyspringfield:

Read it. 

IS MARS GOING TO STOP BEING A PLANET BECAUSE IT’S NAMED AFTER A CANDY COMPANY

(Source: fyspringfield)

— 3 hours ago with 241708 notes
perfect-december-love:

OMG THIS IS THE CUTTEST GIF I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THOSE CUTE EARS?!

perfect-december-love:

OMG THIS IS THE CUTTEST GIF I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THOSE CUTE EARS?!

— 12 hours ago with 11 notes
#supernatural 
cecilyjeanne:

polepixie:

quantumaviator:

merlinus-caledonensis:

pappasaur:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him

Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.

so he was the first to illegally download a song

And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.

I heard this piece performed live by the Tallis Scholars and about died of happiness. In a live performance there is usually a chunk of the group singing from an organ loft or elsewhere in the cathedral, so the sounds could cross in the amazing acoustic. If you listen, you’ll notice that this piece requires the kickass soprano in the loft to hit a high C (C6 I believe) MULTIPLE times. My favorite version is the Tallis Scholars (of course) and I’m forever grateful to Mozart. :)

cecilyjeanne:

polepixie:

quantumaviator:

merlinus-caledonensis:

pappasaur:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him

Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.

so he was the first to illegally download a song

And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.

I heard this piece performed live by the Tallis Scholars and about died of happiness. In a live performance there is usually a chunk of the group singing from an organ loft or elsewhere in the cathedral, so the sounds could cross in the amazing acoustic. If you listen, you’ll notice that this piece requires the kickass soprano in the loft to hit a high C (C6 I believe) MULTIPLE times. My favorite version is the Tallis Scholars (of course) and I’m forever grateful to Mozart. :)

— 13 hours ago with 39321 notes
#mozart