Suzanna. In love with a schnauzer named Mimzy. Instagram
allthingseurope:

Piazza San Marco, Venice (by Kent Mercurio)

allthingseurope:

Piazza San Marco, Venice (by Kent Mercurio)

#venice   #italy   #black and white   #europe   #cathedral   #travel   #queue  
bluepueblo:

Lanterns In The Fog, Venice, Italy
photo via chaos

bluepueblo:

Lanterns In The Fog, Venice, Italy

photo via chaos

(via travelthisworld)

#Venice   #Italy   #Fog   #travel   #europe   #st marks square   #queue   #doge palace  
discoverynews:

How do you feel about bull fighting?
picturedept:

Photo of the Day: August 12, 2012
Basque Country, Spain Matador Alejandro Talavante gets too close for comfort as he fights a bull at Illumbe Bullring during the San Sebastian’s Big Week festival.
photo: Juan Herrero, EPA / Landov
PHOTO OF THE DAY ARCHIVE

discoverynews:

How do you feel about bull fighting?

picturedept:

Photo of the Day: August 12, 2012

Basque Country, Spain
Matador Alejandro Talavante gets too close for comfort as he fights a bull at Illumbe Bullring during the San Sebastian’s Big Week festival.

photo: Juan Herrero, EPA / Landov

PHOTO OF THE DAY ARCHIVE

#europe   #animals   #photos   #Sports   #Sports Photos   #injury   #bull fighting   #bull   #matador   #queue  
nevver:

Colonial Powers in Africa Circa 1908, Cartophile

nevver:

Colonial Powers in Africa Circa 1908, Cartophile

#africa   #colonialism   #imperialism   #europe   #map   #queue   #history  
sagansense:

Europe’s Plans to Visit the Moon in 2018 The European Space Agency is aiming for the Moon with their Lunar Lander mission, anticipated to arrive on the lunar surface in 2018. Although ESA successfully put a lander on Titan with the Huygens probe in 2005, this will be the first European spacecraft to visit the surface of Earth’s Moon.
Although Lunar Lander will be an unmanned robotic explorer, the mission will be a forerunner to future human exploration of the Moon as well as Mars. Lunar Lander will use advanced technologies for autonomous landing and will be able to determine the best location for touchdown on its own, utilizing lasers to avoid obstacles on the Moon’s surface.
With no GPS on the Moon, Lunar Lander will navigate by digitally imaging the surface on the fly. Landing will be accomplished via thrusters, which were successfully tested earlier this year at a test chamber in Germany.
Lunar Lander’s destination will be the Moon’s south pole, where no exploration missions have ever landed. Once on the lunar surface, the Lander will investigate Moon dust using a robotic arm and a suite of onboard diagnostic instruments, sending data and images back to scientists on Earth for further study.
Watch a video of the Lunar Lander mission here, from launch to landing.
Read more about Lunar Lander on the ESA site here.
Images and video: ESA

sagansense:

Europe’s Plans to Visit the Moon in 2018

The European Space Agency is aiming for the Moon with their Lunar Lander mission, anticipated to arrive on the lunar surface in 2018. Although ESA successfully put a lander on Titan with the Huygens probe in 2005, this will be the first European spacecraft to visit the surface of Earth’s Moon.

Although Lunar Lander will be an unmanned robotic explorer, the mission will be a forerunner to future human exploration of the Moon as well as Mars. Lunar Lander will use advanced technologies for autonomous landing and will be able to determine the best location for touchdown on its own, utilizing lasers to avoid obstacles on the Moon’s surface.

With no GPS on the Moon, Lunar Lander will navigate by digitally imaging the surface on the fly. Landing will be accomplished via thrusters, which were successfully tested earlier this year at a test chamber in Germany.

Lunar Lander’s destination will be the Moon’s south pole, where no exploration missions have ever landed. Once on the lunar surface, the Lander will investigate Moon dust using a robotic arm and a suite of onboard diagnostic instruments, sending data and images back to scientists on Earth for further study.

Watch a video of the Lunar Lander mission here, from launch to landing.

Read more about Lunar Lander on the ESA site here.

Images and video: ESA

(via fuckyeahsolarsystem)

#Europe   #space   #moon   #lunar   #solar system   #science   #astronomy   #queue  
visitheworld:

Beautiful victorian cast iron spiral staircase in Kew Gardens, Sussex, England (by Erasmus T).

I wish I’d been able to go back there, I love that place. 

visitheworld:

Beautiful victorian cast iron spiral staircase in Kew Gardens, Sussex, England (by Erasmus T).

I wish I’d been able to go back there, I love that place. 

#Kew   #Kew Gardens   #palms   #spiral   #staircase   #england   #sussex   #london   #Architecture   #victorian   #travel   #Tourism   #english   #uk   #britain   #gardens   #europe   #queue  
travelingcolors:

Kings Cross Station, London | England (by vulture labs)

I went there solely to look at platform 9 3/4

travelingcolors:

Kings Cross Station, London | England (by vulture labs)

I went there solely to look at platform 9 3/4

(via travelingcolors)

#king cross station   #king cross   #england   #london   #britain   #purple   #ceiling   #structure   #building   #train   #train station   #transports   #modern   #UK   #GB   #europe   #queue  
travelingcolors:

Two Towers, Oxford | England (by Photomorgana)

so pissed I got so sick and didn’t make it to Oxford for some explorin’ 

travelingcolors:

Two Towers, Oxford | England (by Photomorgana)

so pissed I got so sick and didn’t make it to Oxford for some explorin’ 

(via travelingcolors)

#england   #britain   #GB   #UK   #landscape   #travel   #wanderlust   #europe   #oxford   #architecture   #oxfordshire   #two towers   #façade   #facade  
westeastsouthnorth:

London, England

westeastsouthnorth:

London, England

#london   #england   #united kingdom   #uk   #great britain   #britain   #europe   #travel   #travel photography   #photography   #capital   #capital city   #city   #metropolis   #urban   #big ben   #iconic   #famous   #trafalgar square   #trafalgar  
visitheworld:

Gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. (sent to me by Katie, thank you!)

visitheworld:

Gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. (sent to me by Katie, thank you!)

#Architecture   #Tourism   #canal   #europe   #gondola   #italy   #travel   #venice   #queue  
#big ben   #london   #uk   #travel   #europe   #queue  
flight001:

by theparadigm.tumblr.com/

I love pictures of things through things.

flight001:

by theparadigm.tumblr.com/

I love pictures of things through things.

#Milano   #Italy   #travel   #europe   #queue   #submission  
canisfamiliaris:

Colonialism in Africa Helped Launch the HIV/AIDS Epidemic a Century Ago
We are unlikely to ever know all the details of the birth of the AIDS epidemic. But a series of recent genetic discoveries have shed new light on it, starting with the moment when a connection from chimp to human changed the course of history.
We now know where the epidemic began: a small patch of dense forest in southeastern Cameroon. We know when: within a couple of decades on either side of 1900. We have a good idea of how: A hunter caught an infected chimpanzee for food, allowing the virus to pass from the chimp’s blood into the hunter’s body, probably through a cut during butchering.
As to the why, here is where the story gets even more fascinating, and terrible. We typically think of diseases in terms of how they threaten us personally. But they have their own stories. Diseases are born. They grow. They falter, and sometimes they die. In every case these changes happen for reasons.
For decades nobody knew the reasons behind the birth of the AIDS epidemic. But it is now clear that the epidemic’s birth and crucial early growth happened during Africa’s colonial era, amid massive intrusion of new people and technology into a land where ancient ways still prevailed. European powers engaged in a feverish race for wealth and glory blazed routes up muddy rivers and into dense forests that had been traveled only sporadically by humans before.
The most disruptive of these intruders were thousands of African porters. Forced into service by European colonial powers, they cut paths through the exact area that researchers have now identified as the birthplace of the AIDS epidemic. It was here, in a single moment of transmission from chimp to human, that a strain of virus called HIV-1 group M first appeared.

canisfamiliaris:

Colonialism in Africa Helped Launch the HIV/AIDS Epidemic a Century Ago

We are unlikely to ever know all the details of the birth of the AIDS epidemic. But a series of recent genetic discoveries have shed new light on it, starting with the moment when a connection from chimp to human changed the course of history.

We now know where the epidemic began: a small patch of dense forest in southeastern Cameroon. We know when: within a couple of decades on either side of 1900. We have a good idea of how: A hunter caught an infected chimpanzee for food, allowing the virus to pass from the chimp’s blood into the hunter’s body, probably through a cut during butchering.

As to the why, here is where the story gets even more fascinating, and terrible. We typically think of diseases in terms of how they threaten us personally. But they have their own stories. Diseases are born. They grow. They falter, and sometimes they die. In every case these changes happen for reasons.

For decades nobody knew the reasons behind the birth of the AIDS epidemic. But it is now clear that the epidemic’s birth and crucial early growth happened during Africa’s colonial era, amid massive intrusion of new people and technology into a land where ancient ways still prevailed. European powers engaged in a feverish race for wealth and glory blazed routes up muddy rivers and into dense forests that had been traveled only sporadically by humans before.

The most disruptive of these intruders were thousands of African porters. Forced into service by European colonial powers, they cut paths through the exact area that researchers have now identified as the birthplace of the AIDS epidemic. It was here, in a single moment of transmission from chimp to human, that a strain of virus called HIV-1 group M first appeared.

#history   #africa   #colonialism   #hiv   #aids   #epidemic   #queue   #europe