The 18th century has always grabbed me, but during research for my nautical fantasy, that affinity turned into a real love.
My focus has been from the end of the Golden Age of Piracy to the French Revolution, two popular periods between which it's hard to find easily accessible, detailed information. But I've done my best, and I'm thrilled with the result.
Visits to museums like this one help. For a moment, stepping into a world even a little bit like the one in this book - it's magical.
Michel Navratil was a tailor and Slovak immigrant to France. He married an Italian woman named Marcelle Caretto. They had two children, Michel Jr. and his younger brother Edmond. By early 1912, the marriage was troubled and Michel and Marcelle separated. Marcelle was awarded full custody of the two boys. She allowed them to stay with their father over Easter weekend; however, when she went to collect them, they had disappeared. Michel had decided to immigrate to the United States, taking the boys with him. They traveled to England where they boarded the RMS Titanic.
After the collision with the iceberg, Navratil placed the two boys in the last lifeboat successfully launched from the ship. He stayed behind and later perished in the sinking.
The toddlers spoke no English and could not identify themselves. They were soon referred to as the "Titanic Orphans". The mother was located as a result of newspaper articles that included pictures. She sailed to New York City and was reunited with them. She took them back to France aboard the Oceanic.
Recalling the day when I participated in Hyderabad Photowalk in 2015, as an amature photographer, I started experimenting and wanted to click some amazing snaps and they ended up on this.
The terracotta wall with details is the boundary of Sain Ghulam Shah Kalhoro's main tomb chamber. The tomb is older than the British exit era from Sub Continent. The tomb is a mosaic of Uzbek, Iranian and Kurdish design. However, it's construction is somehow similar to all historic necropolis, full of Nostalgia!
Cuca here. The third Time Maiden from the Incan Empire. This is pottery or artwork from my people. This is what some of the Incas looked like. We have an interesting culture. I’ll be back in a couple of days to tell you more. Nepaykullayki cayacama. (Until later) The Time Maidens. Amazon.com:Books (Photo by Evan Riley. Courtesy of The Field Museum)
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Durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, diversos monumentos foram destruídos pela ação das bombas. Entre eles, o Castelo Real de Varsóvia, capital da Polônia. A construção original datava de séculos atrás. Além de sofrer com bombardeios, Hitler ordenou que o restante do palácio fosse desmantelado por completo. Somente após algumas décadas o castelo foi reconstruído, e continua firme e forte até hoje. As salas internas foram restauradas, e há milhares de turistas do mundo inteiro que o visitam todos os anos. Eu fui um deles. Portanto, gente, ainda há esperança para Notre Dame. O poder de destruição do homem só não é maior que sua resiliência!
Stained glass and cobblestone in the church courtyard. 45 minute wait to climb the tower so this will have to do! Happy #goodfriday !
1 206 hours ago
#OnThisDay (1775): The American Revolution begins! British soldiers march on the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord in search of rebel leaders and munitions. Shots are fired in Lexington, killing eight colonists and wounding 10. Meanwhile, in Concord, the British suffer heavy casualties at the hands of 'minutemen,' colonists who were ready for battle with their muskets in a minute.