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finnglas: jenniferrpovey: zucca101: magicalhomesandstuff: This is Foxglove. It’s a classy umbrella boutique in Hong Kong, that sells silver-handled English “brollies” but it has a big secret. Foxglove caters to the fantasy of being a British spy. There is one umbrella’s silver handle that will open the door to the posh, luxury world of the gentleman spy.  The dining room and bar look like a private jet.  The hallway looks like a cruise ship.  Then, there’s a room that looks like a high-speed train car. There’s one other hidden entrance that can only be accessed by guests who know to place their hand on a floral painting at the end of a corridor until it glows. This signals the undercover bartender to open the door where a classic library awaits, a hidden sanctuary of leather club chairs, marble counters and books all around. Pretty swanky, huh?  Then, when you’re ready to go, take the elevator back down to the umbrella shop. http://www.foxglovehk.com/ That is exquisite… HOW did I not know about this? Grrr…I could have used it in a book! wait so did Kingsman just film here or…? : finnglas: jenniferrpovey: zucca101: magicalhomesandstuff: This is Foxglove. It’s a classy umbrella boutique in Hong Kong, that sells silver-handled English “brollies” but it has a big secret. Foxglove caters to the fantasy of being a British spy. There is one umbrella’s silver handle that will open the door to the posh, luxury world of the gentleman spy.  The dining room and bar look like a private jet.  The hallway looks like a cruise ship.  Then, there’s a room that looks like a high-speed train car. There’s one other hidden entrance that can only be accessed by guests who know to place their hand on a floral painting at the end of a corridor until it glows. This signals the undercover bartender to open the door where a classic library awaits, a hidden sanctuary of leather club chairs, marble counters and books all around. Pretty swanky, huh?  Then, when you’re ready to go, take the elevator back down to the umbrella shop. http://www.foxglovehk.com/ That is exquisite… HOW did I not know about this? Grrr…I could have used it in a book! wait so did Kingsman just film here or…?

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fandom: 2019’s Top Web Series This list has everything: half-orc warlocks, personified emotions, huntsmen and huntresses, brotherly banter, and more cryptids than you can shake a stick at. Critical Role RWBY Sanders Sides Homestuck −1 BuzzFeed Unsolved −1 The Adventure Zone −1 Camp Camp −1 Hazbin Hotel +8 The Magnus Archives Team StarKid HermitCraft My Brother, My Brother and Me −3 Achievement Hunter −6 Game Grumps −6 Eddsworld −5 gen:LOCK The Penumbra Podcast Check, Please! Red vs. Blue −2 Ava’s Demon −7 Unraveled Welcome to Night Vale −2 SCP Foundation Vinesauce The Try Guys Marble Hornets Smosh Inanimate Insanity Bee and PuppyCat Dimension 20The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.: tumblr Year in Review Web Series 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Web Series This list has everything: half-orc warlocks, personified emotions, huntsmen and huntresses, brotherly banter, and more cryptids than you can shake a stick at. Critical Role RWBY Sanders Sides Homestuck −1 BuzzFeed Unsolved −1 The Adventure Zone −1 Camp Camp −1 Hazbin Hotel +8 The Magnus Archives Team StarKid HermitCraft My Brother, My Brother and Me −3 Achievement Hunter −6 Game Grumps −6 Eddsworld −5 gen:LOCK The Penumbra Podcast Check, Please! Red vs. Blue −2 Ava’s Demon −7 Unraveled Welcome to Night Vale −2 SCP Foundation Vinesauce The Try Guys Marble Hornets Smosh Inanimate Insanity Bee and PuppyCat Dimension 20The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.
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goosegoblin: theramseyloft: jurassicjenday: theramseyloft: tinysaurus-rex: iwilltrytobereasonable: cant-hug-every-human: thedeadofflandersfields: Pigeon steals poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia in order to build a nest beside a stained glass window. @birdblogwhichisforbirds @snitling EXACTLY This is two pigeons, pigeons nest in bonded pairs (notice the first one is checked and its mate on the nest is barred). Usually they don’t make nests nearly so big but I guess if you have the materials, go for it. The nest is so unusually big because the vast majority is a platform to keep the actual nest (just that tiny ring in the corner around the bird sitting in it) cushioned from the anti bird spikes. This is a work of beautiful defiance. Using the very thing installed to make just a moment’s rest impossible as structural supports for an immovably stable nursery. The symbolism achieved by these pigeons is better than some writers can hope for and I love it! From the nest on the bird repellent spikes to the fact that those spikes are along the stained glass windows of a church, a place associated with sanctuary and compassion. The fact that the nest is made of stolen poppies for remembrance day hits the hardest though. Of the 54 animals to be awarded the Dickin Medal for acts of gallantry during WW2, 32 of them were pigeons. These were messengers who flew through battlefields and across borders, many of whom were killed or severely injured by enemy forces including gunfire and trained falcons. Many of their achievements saved the lives of hundreds of soldiers, and yet now their descendants are faces with anti-bird spikes, shooting and poisoning in an attempt to rid the cities from the rats with wings. I love this picture because it feels like they’re taking back just a little bit of that credit owed to them.  Reblogging for this beautiful addition. [ID: three colour photographs. The first shows a pigeon holding a fake poppy in its teeth, standing on a marble surface. The second shows a nest made of hundreds of fake poppies, cushioning a sitting pigeon from the anti-bird spikes below. The final photo is a zoomed-out picture of the nest, showing many stained glass windows surrounding it.] : goosegoblin: theramseyloft: jurassicjenday: theramseyloft: tinysaurus-rex: iwilltrytobereasonable: cant-hug-every-human: thedeadofflandersfields: Pigeon steals poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia in order to build a nest beside a stained glass window. @birdblogwhichisforbirds @snitling EXACTLY This is two pigeons, pigeons nest in bonded pairs (notice the first one is checked and its mate on the nest is barred). Usually they don’t make nests nearly so big but I guess if you have the materials, go for it. The nest is so unusually big because the vast majority is a platform to keep the actual nest (just that tiny ring in the corner around the bird sitting in it) cushioned from the anti bird spikes. This is a work of beautiful defiance. Using the very thing installed to make just a moment’s rest impossible as structural supports for an immovably stable nursery. The symbolism achieved by these pigeons is better than some writers can hope for and I love it! From the nest on the bird repellent spikes to the fact that those spikes are along the stained glass windows of a church, a place associated with sanctuary and compassion. The fact that the nest is made of stolen poppies for remembrance day hits the hardest though. Of the 54 animals to be awarded the Dickin Medal for acts of gallantry during WW2, 32 of them were pigeons. These were messengers who flew through battlefields and across borders, many of whom were killed or severely injured by enemy forces including gunfire and trained falcons. Many of their achievements saved the lives of hundreds of soldiers, and yet now their descendants are faces with anti-bird spikes, shooting and poisoning in an attempt to rid the cities from the rats with wings. I love this picture because it feels like they’re taking back just a little bit of that credit owed to them.  Reblogging for this beautiful addition. [ID: three colour photographs. The first shows a pigeon holding a fake poppy in its teeth, standing on a marble surface. The second shows a nest made of hundreds of fake poppies, cushioning a sitting pigeon from the anti-bird spikes below. The final photo is a zoomed-out picture of the nest, showing many stained glass windows surrounding it.]

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edda-for-dummies: norsesuggestions: mediumaevum: HALFDAN WUZ HERE On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during a liturgy given in the massive basilica of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, possibly during the solemn, laborious prayer of the Anaphora, a bored soldier carved his name into the white marble parapet that surrounds the balcony of the church’s upper gallery.The letters he carved, however, weren’t Greek; this wasn’t a native warrior, but a Viking mercenary from the Scandinavian lands of the north. His runic inscription is still visible today. They read, approximately, “Halfdan carved these runes,” or “Halfdan was here,” a familiar sentiment shared by crude etchings across the millennia. Read on Halvdan was indeed there. Perhaps he was there, instead of home, because his parents had named him “half - dane”, which is I must say, is a somber fate indeed. An important thing to remember when studying myths and history, but also just a nice thought in general: people have always been people. That “noble viking warrior” was also just a graffiti tag artist who wanted to write his name on a wall and then did it, scratching away. : edda-for-dummies: norsesuggestions: mediumaevum: HALFDAN WUZ HERE On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during a liturgy given in the massive basilica of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, possibly during the solemn, laborious prayer of the Anaphora, a bored soldier carved his name into the white marble parapet that surrounds the balcony of the church’s upper gallery.The letters he carved, however, weren’t Greek; this wasn’t a native warrior, but a Viking mercenary from the Scandinavian lands of the north. His runic inscription is still visible today. They read, approximately, “Halfdan carved these runes,” or “Halfdan was here,” a familiar sentiment shared by crude etchings across the millennia. Read on Halvdan was indeed there. Perhaps he was there, instead of home, because his parents had named him “half - dane”, which is I must say, is a somber fate indeed. An important thing to remember when studying myths and history, but also just a nice thought in general: people have always been people. That “noble viking warrior” was also just a graffiti tag artist who wanted to write his name on a wall and then did it, scratching away.

edda-for-dummies: norsesuggestions: mediumaevum: HALFDAN WUZ HERE On a balmy Thracian Sunday some 1,100 years ago, during a liturgy giv...

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