ancientart:

Kuttam Pokuna (“Twin Pools/Ponds”), built in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The twin pond is undoubtedly the best surviving example of landscape architecture in ancient Sri Lanka” -Professor Anuradha Seneviratne.

An outstanding example of hydrological engineering, the Kuttam Pokuna are ritual baths used by Buddhist monks, and are thought to date to the 8th or 9th centuries. ‘Kuttam pokuna’ is the name given to these pools in the 20th century, their ancient name is not known. Water was transferred to these pools through underground ducts.

The second pool is located directly behind the one shown, better displayed in this photo. Although referred to as “twins”, the northern pool is significantly larger than southern one, the northern being 40m long, and the southern, 28m.

Of the two ponds the one in the north, seems to have been constructed before the southern one. Fine architectural differences confirm this point. It seems that after the construction of the southern pond an attempt has been made to connect them. The two ponds varying in size and architectural details areharmonised to create to make up a composite place of artistic creation

During excavations, a metal box was discovered at the bottom of a pool. Within this box were small replicas of water dwelling animals, such as of a fish and crab, now displayed at the Anuradhapura Museum.

Photos courtesy & taken by Vasse Nicolas Antoine. The quoted sections are from Professor Anuradha Seneviratne’s book Ancient Anuradhapura (1994).

amischiefofmice:


orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

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this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

dancewithmethroughthesky:

the-potter-tardis:

wearing-sammy-to-the-prom:

princeharrehs:

princeharrehs:

omfg i just ordered pizza and as i was about to hang up i said love you out of habit and the guy said it back and after a whole minute of dead silence he just tells me that he hopes that i’m not expecting a discount on the pizza just cause we confessed our undying love for each other! oMFG!

guys! he sent me a note on one of the napkins and i just

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I ship it

I ship it hard

The feels

chartermagic:

The Nine Gates of death.

-from Sabriel by Garth Nix

(c) Laura Tolton 

qinni:

Wallpaper

Done in SAI

 | Please don’t remove my credits, thanks.

queenofthedorks:

100donofficial:

jace-strigoi:

Alright Persephone, time with the hubbie is up get your ass out of the Underworld so we can have spring.

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I’ve never seen a more accurate representation of current weather patterns in North America.

an-amateur-roman:

an-amateur-roman:

an-amateur-roman:

NEVER FORGET

THREE MORE DAYS

IT’S BREAD DAY EVE

an-amateur-roman:

an-amateur-roman:

an-amateur-roman:

NEVER FORGET

THREE MORE DAYS

IT’S BREAD DAY EVE

(Source: e-pi-de-mic)

Rupert Giles in season 4 vs. expectations

suluboo:

relationship tip #78: ‘babe’ and ‘baby’ are cliche and outdated. try a fun new nickname such as ‘lieutenant’ instead 

(Source: ofelrond)

janedrewfinally:

flameysaur:

youngtitan213:

hipster medusa

no more homework pls. ;A; 

Oh my god, this is so cool and amazing! THE SNAKE HAS LITTLE GLASSES!

Of course, now two of the snakes are going to be totally buzzed on caffeine and annoying all the other snakes for hooouuurrrrssss

bluepueblo:

Forest Arch, Somerset, England
photo via james

bluepueblo:

Forest Arch, Somerset, England

photo via james

melkorwashere:

Sketch of Valar during Valian Years ( before the Lamps)
Namo,Yavanna,Aule,Melkor,Manwe,Varda,Ulmo and Orome
No Irmo and Nienna because they look a lot like Namo, and no Nessa because she looks a lot like Orome. No other girls,because I don’t care for them actually. And no Tulkas - because I can’t imagine his appearance before the Years of the Lamps. 
It was a bad idea to draw Aule and Melkor together,because generally they made from one material,both of them are giant rocks. So Melkor is a rock + ice + fire, and Aule is rock + lead,gold,manganese and other kinds of ore. 

melkorwashere:

Sketch of Valar during Valian Years ( before the Lamps)

Namo,Yavanna,Aule,Melkor,Manwe,Varda,Ulmo and Orome

No Irmo and Nienna because they look a lot like Namo, and no Nessa because she looks a lot like Orome. No other girls,because I don’t care for them actually. And no Tulkas - because I can’t imagine his appearance before the Years of the Lamps. 

It was a bad idea to draw Aule and Melkor together,because generally they made from one material,both of them are giant rocks. So Melkor is a rock + ice + fire, and Aule is rock + lead,gold,manganese and other kinds of ore.