Peter D

Ask me anything   Is immortal in his species, however perishable in his individuality. ~Melville

twitter.com/petrd1:

    Ain’t built for speed…..

    (Source: Spotify)

    — 2 days ago
    #music  #spotify 

    Read Up

    peerintothepast:

    One of the most beautiful libraries in the country was the Public Library of Cincinnati. It opened in 1874 and was demolished in 1955.

    — 2 days ago with 846 notes
    #books 

    elisebrown:

    1860s-1870s: Paris streets

    “Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III.”

    "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris", Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Via Retronaut

    — 1 week ago with 903 notes
    #photgraphy 

    Leftovers 

    snowsgreen:

    Rusting hulk of World War One German U-boat emerges after almost a century

    • It is the only German submarine visible in UK waters today and is a visible reminder of the Great War
    • The submarine is thought to be a UB-I22 submarine and would have carried 10 torpedoes
    • After the war the German UB-122 was initially stripped of its internal metal engines to be used for scrap metal
    • The wreckage can still be seen beached in a remote area of mudflats on the banks of the River Medway in Hoo, Kent


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2526946/A-monster-British-coast-Rusting-hulk-World-War-One-German-U-boat-marooned-Kent-island-century.html#ixzz2o2TW2BC6 
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    — 1 week ago with 655 notes
    #history  #wrecks  #war  #lying around 
    The Original 1%
thefirstwaltz:

Marie of Romania. 

    The Original 1%

    thefirstwaltz:

    Marie of Romania. 

    — 1 week ago with 34 notes
    #history  #classes  #haves  #havenots 
    georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“This trainload of men was described by German sources as Soviet prisoners en route to Germany, on October 3, 1941. Several million Soviet soldiers were eventually sent to German prison camps, the majority of whom never returned alive.”
(AP)

    georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

    This trainload of men was described by German sources as Soviet prisoners en route to Germany, on October 3, 1941. Several million Soviet soldiers were eventually sent to German prison camps, the majority of whom never returned alive.”

    (AP)

    — 2 weeks ago with 80 notes
    #history  #ussr 
    Conflicts are Commerce. Not to mention the value of a southern seaport that does not freeze has not changed. 
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

British Sergeant William Rupel with a captured Russian gun in the Crimea.
(IWM)

    Conflicts are Commerce. Not to mention the value of a southern seaport that does not freeze has not changed. 

    georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

    British Sergeant William Rupel with a captured Russian gun in the Crimea.

    (IWM)

    (Source: iwm.org.uk)

    — 3 weeks ago with 78 notes
    #commerce  #conflicts  #history 
    Charge of the Right Brigade II
mapsontheweb:

Distribution of Crimean Tatars per district before and after the expulsion

    Charge of the Right Brigade II

    mapsontheweb:

    Distribution of Crimean Tatars per district before and after the expulsion

    — 3 weeks ago with 33 notes
    #crimea 
    politicalprof:

Just because the world is a cool and interesting place: the easternmost entrance to the Panama Canal is on the Pacific Ocean, while the westernmost entrance is on the Atlantic Ocean.
So there.
ht: James Fallows

    politicalprof:

    Just because the world is a cool and interesting place: the easternmost entrance to the Panama Canal is on the Pacific Ocean, while the westernmost entrance is on the Atlantic Ocean.

    So there.

    ht: James Fallows

    — 3 weeks ago with 48 notes
    #maps