1. archaicwonder:

    A Sumerian Alabaster Female Worshiper - Early Dynastic II-III, circa 2900–2550 BC

    Such figures with clasped hands have been identified as worshipers and are thought to have been placed in the cellae of the temples as votive figures.

    She is shown standing with her hands clasped in prayer, emerging from beneath a long cloak, clasped at the neck, with a fringed edge, both the cloak and underdress with a long tufted fringe at the hem, the bare feet standing on an integral base, wearing a tall polos on her head with a thick band and wide brim at the neck, with prominent nose, pointed chin and small mouth, the eyes, hair and eyebrows hollowed for now-missing inlays.

  2. memoriesofamnesia:

    Li Beirut, Fairuz

    Currently writing a paper on Lebanon, so naturally I decided to listen to an ultra-depressing, Civil-War era song by Lebanese singer Fairuz.  

  3. blastedheath:

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian, 1793-1865), The Wildbad Gastein Falls, 1837. Oil on panel, 57.5 x 45.5 cm.

    blastedheath:

    Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian, 1793-1865), The Wildbad Gastein Falls, 1837. Oil on panel, 57.5 x 45.5 cm.

  4. babylibra:

    Rainbow Cactus Quartz/ Spirit Quartz. 

  5. Sarajevo in 1939

  6. stranglingstrippers:

Une Historie Sans Importance.  You can find the whole 30min movie on Youtube.

    stranglingstrippers:

    Une Historie Sans Importance.  You can find the whole 30min movie on Youtube.

  7. high-zen-burgg:

Requiem for a Dream

    high-zen-burgg:

    Requiem for a Dream

  8. American Horror Story: Easter

  9. sovtime:

    Ленинградский Дом моделей. 1968–1970 гг. Фото: ТАСС/П.Федотов.

    The Leningrad Fashion House. 1968-1970. Photo: TASS news agency / P.Fedotov.

  10. asyayay:

Here I am at a very lovely Orthodox Church called Sameba (the 3rd tallest Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in the world and certainly a source of national pride) in Tbilisi, Georgia. 
In the course of 6 months, I…
somewhat learned 2 new alphabets
almost died going through the icy mountains from Tbilisi to Kutaisi with a rather crazy driver
cut off my long hair for the first time
took 9 shots of vodka at a party in the middle-of-nowhere, Armenia
snuck into a amusement park late at night
climbed the very old, very tall, and very about-to-fall-apart funicular railway in Tbilisi
visited Abkhazia and South Ossetia despite being told not to
got yelled at for taking photos of border signs
got 2 marraige proposals from two different Georgian grandmothers on behalf of their grandsons
learned to “Cossack” dance
spoke a language of RussoEnglishGeorgiArmenianHandGesturesAndHugs 
:)
I am sure there is more. Posting because nostalgia. :/ These are all some good reasons to travel if you can. I did not even go very far, only a long bus ride from my grandparents home. And if you can travel but are afraid, I hope that you will feel better knowing that I’ve made some pretty terrible and incautious life decisions and I survived! ;)
(my only regret is not sending a letter of the details of some of the aforementioned things along with an explanation that i converted to orthodox christianity with this photo and sent it to my family. :P )
It’s not really a regret, more of a surprise but I actually did not hike to Chechnya but i did think about it.. once… or twice. 

    asyayay:

    Here I am at a very lovely Orthodox Church called Sameba (the 3rd tallest Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in the world and certainly a source of national pride) in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

    In the course of 6 months, I…

    somewhat learned 2 new alphabets

    almost died going through the icy mountains from Tbilisi to Kutaisi with a rather crazy driver

    cut off my long hair for the first time

    took 9 shots of vodka at a party in the middle-of-nowhere, Armenia

    snuck into a amusement park late at night

    climbed the very old, very tall, and very about-to-fall-apart funicular railway in Tbilisi

    visited Abkhazia and South Ossetia despite being told not to

    got yelled at for taking photos of border signs

    got 2 marraige proposals from two different Georgian grandmothers on behalf of their grandsons

    learned to “Cossack” dance

    spoke a language of RussoEnglishGeorgiArmenianHandGesturesAndHugs 

    :)

    I am sure there is more. Posting because nostalgia. :/ These are all some good reasons to travel if you can. I did not even go very far, only a long bus ride from my grandparents home. And if you can travel but are afraid, I hope that you will feel better knowing that I’ve made some pretty terrible and incautious life decisions and I survived! ;)

    (my only regret is not sending a letter of the details of some of the aforementioned things along with an explanation that i converted to orthodox christianity with this photo and sent it to my family. :P )

    It’s not really a regret, more of a surprise but I actually did not hike to Chechnya but i did think about it.. once… or twice. 

About me

Begüm, 17, cinephile, lover of art and culture, wanderlust