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One of the things I really love are vintage photos of medieval stuff. It just adds another dimension to our never-ending fascination with history. 

These ivories were photographed in the 19th (c. 1870) century and even that is 150 unimaginable years ago! Anywho (restrains herself from more flailing) you can read about these in detail here.

(I’ll post my favorite one in a separate photoset, because somehow the resolution on these, originally, is so good, and the scans are so amazing, that it deserves more attention)

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

(via APOD; Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA )

Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus. This Hubble Space Telescope composite view of the gorgeous island universe is one of the largest Hubble images ever made of a complete galaxy. NGC 1300 spans over 100,000 light-years and the Hubble image reveals striking details of the galaxy’s dominant central bar and majestic spiral arms. In fact, on close inspection the nucleus of this classic barred spiral itself shows a remarkable region of spiral structure about 3,000 light-years across. Like other spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, NGC 1300 is thought to have a supermassive central black hole.

Sunrise at Lake Tahoe, by SergeyBidun

I’m finally back with Kalenyk Andriy from a three day trip to Lake Tahoe. Pretty tired, but got quite a bit of great shots of this beautiful lake. Will be sharing images from this trip in the future. Please enjoy and share if you like it! FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM LIKE AND FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK VISIT MY WEB SITE FOLLOW ME ON GOOGLE+