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Australian Museum - nature, culture, discover

Australian Museum - nature, culture, discover
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20 Tattoo blogs you must read! | New Look Houston Tattoos are extremely popular in society worldwide nowadays, and there are many excellent sites and blogs that are all about tattoos and the tattoo culture. The sites listed below are 20 of the top sites relating to the world of tattoos and the tattoo culture. Perhaps these can serve as inspiration to help you decide what kind of tattoo you want, or else you may just enjoy admiring some great artwork and learning about the ancient form of art. Tattoo Blog – Your gateway to the world of Tattoos and skin art, lots of excellent posts and pictures. Needles and Sins – A blog with a focus on tattoos, tattoo culture, music, art, books and much more… Flash Your Tattoo – A great blog all about tattoos and art. Off the Map Tattoo – A blog run by a Tattoo parlor from Mass.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame H.R. Giger H.R. Giger’s dark yet alluring depictions of biomechanical surrealism have terrified, intrigued, and inspired a generation of viewers. J.R.R. Australian War Memorial Ernst Haeckel: Kunstformen der Natur Diese elektronische Ausgabe wurde erstellt mit Hilfe einer Original-Ausgabe des Haeckel'schen Werkes, das freundlicherweise von Prof. Dr. v. Sengbusch zur Verfügung gestellt wurde. Alle Tafeln wurden mit einer Auflösung von 300 dpi und 16 Millionen Farben eingescannt. Das Einscannen wurde mit großer Sorgfalt durchgeführt, um das gebundene Original nicht zu beschädigen. Somit bitte ich um Verständnis, wenn an den Rändern gelegendlich ein geringer Schatten entstanden ist. Wer alle Tafeln (in mittlerer Aufloesung) auf einmal haben moechte, kann sich gerne die Datei haeckel.tar downloaden. Noch mehr Geduld braucht, wer dieses Buch im PDF-Format herunterladen möchte. Für diejenigen, die lieber eine gedruckte Version vorziehen (solche Menschen soll es noch geben :-) ) existiert eine Neuauflage der Kunstformen der Natur vom Prestel Verlag: Prestel Verlag, München, New York: Ernst Haeckel "Kunstformen der Natur" (1998) ISBN 3-7913-1978-7 Der Preis liegt bei 39,80 DM bei

The Journal of Joe The Peacock. Yay.: How To Actually Get A Decent Tattoo (or At Least, Not Get A Bad One) Note: Today, I go to get yet another piece done on my Ghost in the Shell sleeve on my right arm. I figured it was a good day to repost one of the most popular pieces I've ever written on getting a decent tattoo. If you're interested in watching the progress of today's session, check out my Instagram feed, Facebook or Twitter, as I'll be annoying people with photos of the session all day today) So, by this point in my "tattoo career", I've pretty much done everything you can do, both the wrong way and the right way. Now, there's going to be some debate here, as some of my advice flies in the face of the standard guidelines of most franchised / smaller tattoo shops. The inner forearm part of my Ghost in the Shell sleeve. So to start with: Coming Up With Your Tattoo What You Want: I can't tell you what you want. Take your time. My advice to everyone is to start with thinking about the things you love. Also, don't be afraid to ask your artist to work up something unique for you. Beautiful...

Museo de La Alhambra: Museums in Granada, Spain. Cultural tourism in Andalusia, Spain. About the Hispanic-Moorish culture Located in the Carlos V Palace, the Alhambra Museum features outstanding exhibits on the Hispanic-Moorish civilisation and on art under the Caliphs and the Nasrid dynasty. The museum is devoted to Hispanic-Moorish culture and art. It contains numerous archaeological artefacts collected at the Alhambra, or in related outside excavations. Visitors to this centre can see items representing the religion, science and economy of the Moors, as well as objects from the early years of their presence on the Iberian Peninsula, with two distinct periods under the emirs and under the caliphs. The plasterwork on the walls, the carved wooden ceilings and the tableware are particularly beautiful. Essential works Collections Come and visit Timetables Mar 15 to Oct 14 Wednesday to Saturday Does not close at midday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday and Sunday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Closing days: Monday Oct 15 to Mar 14 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Multimedia

Powerhouse Museum – Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences There is limited metered street parking near the museum, located on Harris St, Macarthur St and adjacent streets. Discounted parking Powerhouse Museum has discounted parking options with the following providers: Wilson Parking (adjacent to Novotel Sydney Central), 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket Note: Discount does not apply to the nearby Wilson Parking station at 187 Thomas Street. Discounted $15 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. Harbourside Car park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Other parking Further parking (non-discounted) is available with the following providers: Secure Parking, 320 Harris Street Darling Harbour. Accessible parking To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here. Thinking of inking? A guide to tattoos | The Washington Post

Supreme Council of Antiquities - Museums The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. Designed in the Neoclassical style by Marcel Dourgnon, the Egyptian Museum boasts 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods, with the majority of the collection focused on the pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt's past. Labels are in Arabic and English HOURS OF OPERATION: Open daily, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-5:00 PM during Ramadan LOCATION: Midan al-Tahrir, Downtown Cairo NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED.

Reasons to Get a Tattoo (and Reasons Not To) I have lots of tattoos. Something like 30 at last count, if memory serves. As tattoos have grown in popularity and social acceptance, it’s very likely that your average 20-something has one or more tattoos. And while I’m certainly not an expert on the art of tattooing, I’ve got a good deal of experience with tattoos (mostly because I get lots of people who want to show theirs to me) and can enumerate fairly confidently what are good reasons for getting a tattoo. People’s tastes in tattoo design has always fascinated me. First, what I consider to be good reasons for getting a tattoo. Memories Of all the tattoos I’ve seen, this is probably one of the most common categories of inspiration. But another facet of the “memories” idea that is often overlooked would be things that you really loved at one point in life. Tributes I suppose now is a good a time as any to bring up the whole “tattoos for your mate” thing. Passions I love computers and technology. Bad Reasons for Getting a Tattoo

Library of Congress Exhibitions Current Exhibitions A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Explores a millennium of Persia’s rich literary tradition with materials selected from the outstanding Persian collection in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division. ASCAP: 100 Years and Beyond Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784 Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. Exploring the Early Americas Examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americansand Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Herblock Gallery Celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Thomas Jefferson's Library

Vatican Museums The Friday evening openings of the Vatican Museums will be even more accessible to residents of Rome thanks to the renewed agreement with Atac. For the third consecutive year, Metrebus and èRoma cards holders, accompanied by one guest, may obtain a special reduced ticket at the price of 17.00 Euros, and enjoy preferential skip the line access (plus complimentary DVD, "Art and Faith, the Treasures of the Vatican", an evocative review in images of 2000 years of the history of the Church and art). The initiative, for which booking is not obligatory, is valid until 28 October 2016 – August not included – every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. (last entry 9.30 p.m.).