Elephant Bitterhead

anachoretique:

In Oberstdorf, an old village in Southern Bavaria, a unique ancient pagan tradition is still alive – the dance of the wild men (Wilde-Mändle-Tanz), which is held only in this small town, once in five years. 

Wilde-Mändle-Tanz is dedicated to the Germanic god Thor, and involves 13 men, all of whom belong to old local families who have been living in that region for centuries. The men’s costumes are made of moss, which grows only in the  Allgäu Alps. 

They dance to rhythmic drum music, building a pyramid, and at the end they drink mead from their wooden mugs, singing a ritual song.

Eriskay, jewel of the Outer Hebrides — all pictures by us

lecomtesanstete:


"Vote red! Choose the candidates of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party."
(Left: “Capitalism”, “anarchy”, “war-time suffering”, “famine”, “food shortages”)

Dutch poster for the SDAP, designed by Albert Hahn.
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lecomtesanstete:

"Vote red! Choose the candidates of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party."

(Left: “Capitalism”, “anarchy”, “war-time suffering”, “famine”, “food shortages”)

Dutch poster for the SDAP, designed by Albert Hahn.

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transparentoctopus:

Joshua Lutz

transparentoctopus:

Joshua Lutz

heracliteanfire:

Hook Tailed Hare (via Harriet Mead | Harriet Mead, Sculptor)
rhamphotheca:

Great egrets (Ardea alba) and great blue herons (Ardea herodias) on a cloudy morning on the Louisa Division of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, Wapello, Iowa.photo: Jessica Bolser/USFWS

rhamphotheca:

Great egrets (Ardea alba) and great blue herons (Ardea herodias) on a cloudy morning on the Louisa Division of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, Wapello, Iowa.

photo: Jessica Bolser/USFWS

heracliteanfire:

’This box from the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s outstanding scrimshaw collection was made between 1840 and 1856 of whale bone and ivory, mahogany, wood and tortoiseshell.’ (via Anonymous Works: Circa 1840’s Whalebone Box with Decorative Hands)

heracliteanfire:

’This box from the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s outstanding scrimshaw collection was made between 1840 and 1856 of whale bone and ivory, mahogany, wood and tortoiseshell.’ (via Anonymous Works: Circa 1840’s Whalebone Box with Decorative Hands)

deathandmysticism:

The stones of Örelid, an Iron Age burial ground with standing stones in a field of rye, Sweden, 1930

deathandmysticism:

The stones of Örelid, an Iron Age burial ground with standing stones in a field of rye, Sweden, 1930

simulated:

Comme des Garcons Spring 2005 X Prada Spring 2008

malformalady:

An item on display in a Japanese antique shop

malformalady:

An item on display in a Japanese antique shop

stormtrooperfashion:

The BHLDN Fall 2014 Collection

stormtrooperfashion:

The BHLDN Fall 2014 Collection

americasgreatoutdoors:

The majestic Park Avenue in Arches National Park. Photo: Richard Briggs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

americasgreatoutdoors:

The majestic Park Avenue in Arches National Park.

Photo: Richard Briggs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

c0ssette:

Alexandre Jean Dubois Drahonet,(French, 1791-1834)
geoohr:

Small town talk.

geoohr:

Small town talk.

rhamphotheca:

The Brazilian Jabuticaba tree (Plinia cauliflora) well and truly takes advantage of all the surface area on its trunk by growing its sweet, grape-like fruits all over.
* This syndrome of growing fruit on the trunk is called cauliflory, and is believed to have evolved to make fruit more accessible to gound based frugivorous animals. The fruits are a popular food for humans in parts of South America, and have a wide variety of preparations and uses. (- Paxon)
Images: Bruno.karklis and Anderson S Silva (bit.ly/1sXHwip)
(via: ScienceAlert!)

rhamphotheca:

The Brazilian Jabuticaba tree (Plinia cauliflora) well and truly takes advantage of all the surface area on its trunk by growing its sweet, grape-like fruits all over.

* This syndrome of growing fruit on the trunk is called cauliflory, and is believed to have evolved to make fruit more accessible to gound based frugivorous animals. The fruits are a popular food for humans in parts of South America, and have a wide variety of preparations and uses. (- Paxon)

Images: Bruno.karklis and Anderson S Silva (bit.ly/1sXHwip)

(via: ScienceAlert!)