Install Theme




Persian cast stone horse, a reproduction of one excavated from Persepolis, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, or First Persian Empire (550-330 BCE)

(Source:, via northernbriton)


Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain on the set of their new film, Crimson Peak


(via northernbriton)


The Battle of the Five Armies official poster.


Wallpaper for the Palace of Westminster, 1847.  Designed by AWN Pugin (1812-1852)

From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

(via northernbriton)


Castle Lahneck, Germany

(via northernbriton)


The colours of the Royal Irish Regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, the Connaught Rangers, the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), and the Royal Munster Fusiliers in Windsor Castle. 

They have been held at Windsor since the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, when the six regiments of the British Army from that part of Ireland which had become independent were disbanded.  

(via northernbriton)


The Raising of Lazarus

Alessandro Magnasco, c. 1710

(via sifflet)

(Source: theultradork, via northernbriton)


(Via: Knits For The Chill 135.
Jude Law.

(via sifflet)


Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza. Andrea Palladio, (1580 -1585)

© 2013 Candida Höfer

(Source:, via northernbriton)


The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in the United States Navy (and the oldest commissioned warship in the world). The ship was launched in 1797 as one of the 6 original heavy frigates built by the United States government following the Naval Act of 1794. The ship was first used to protect U.S. merchant vessels during the Quasi War with France, as well as to defeat Muslim pirates off the coast of North Africa during the first Barbary War. 

During the War of 1812 the Constitution defeated the British Navy ships HMS GuerriereJavaPictouCyane and Levant in battle. During the battle with the Guerriere the Constitution earned its nickname “Old Ironsides” after sailors witnessed cannonballs bouncing off her hard oak side. 

The ship was built out of southern live oak from Georgia, and was constructed in Boston, MA. The ships copper work was done by Paul Revere, and its name was chosen by George Washington. 

The Constitution is now stationed at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston where it is manned by a full U.S. Navy crew. 

(via northernbriton)


Ross Murdoch celebrates winning gold in the 200m Men’s Breaststroke at Glasgow 2014.

Go Team Scotland!