Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gorgeous Pictures Of The Holy Land From 120 Years Ago

Courtesy of the Library of Congress these pictures takes us to the Holy Land between 1890 and 1900.

The Holy Land of that era, which includes modern Lebanon, Palestine and other territories, was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. It is a pastoral land that looks like it had changed little since the Biblical era.

These images are photolithographs, which are made from adding color to black-and-white photographic negatives.

An itinerant shoemaker outside Jerusalem

The landscape is littered with ruins. Here is the Temple of the Sun in Baalbek

A relaxing afternoon in the fields by Cana of Galilee

The Ruins of Capernaium, a fishing village that was home to several apostles

The Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

The Damascus Gate, Jerusalem

Stone cutters in Jerusalem

A bustling market by the Tower of David in Jerusalem

Shephards hang out in Nebi-Samuel, aka the Plain of Mizpah

Camels riders halt in the desert

The Tomb of Lazarus in Bethany

Beirut was a large city even at the turn of the century

Shepherds in Hadjar en Nasaroh

The River Jordan

Laborers on the Plain of Esdraelon

Syrian peasant making bread

Bedouins and their tents

Bedouins drawing water

Ruins of an ancient colonnade in Samaria

The virgin’s fountain in Nazareth

The birthplace of Mary Magdalene in Magdala

Relaxing outside Lydda

A fisherman’s boat on the Sea of Galillee by Tiberias

 A fisherman's boat on the Sea of Galillee by Tiberias

At the Right Moment – part 2

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

At the Right Moment. Part 7 (46 pics)

Optical illusions collection (part 2)

“Activity of neurons”

Illusory light appears to be shed from datk-gray circles in the diagonal directions.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2004 (June 18)


“A prison”

Blue circles appear to scintillate, though the blue circle seen at the fovea appears to be deep blue.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2004 (June 17)


“Pachinko”*

*One of the games Japanese people prefer

Yellowish-green circles appear to scintillate. Moreover, rings of balls appear to rotate.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2004 (June 25)


“The green car”*

*The business class of the train in Japan

X-shape streets appear to scintillate. In addition, green ciecles appear to move outward.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2004 (March 12)


“Blue LEDs”

Blue dots appear to emit light. The dot seen at the center of vision does not seem to emit light.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2004 (March 12)

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“Zabuton”*

*Japanese cushions

Red diamonds appear to scintillate.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003


“Broadband”

Something appears to run along red tubes.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003


Caution !! The figure shown below may feel you sick.

“The scintillating red illusion”

Red circles appear to scintillate.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 (October 20)

This image may be dangerous. Please do not link to this image directly. Please do not upload this on your webpage.


Caution !! The figure shown below may feel you sick.

“The scintillating red illusion 2”

Red circles appear to scintillate.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 (October 20)

This image may be dangerous. Please do not link to this image directly. Please do not upload this on your webpage.


“A centipede”

Something appears to run through chromatically low-contrast regions. Moreover, gratings of chromatically low-contrast regions show illusory fluctuation.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003


“Color washing”

The figure appears to scintillate. Moreover, red appears to be purple-red in some places.

Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World

A compilation of the most beautiful train station in the world…

Atocha Train Station — Madrid, Spain

 

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Rossio Station — Lisbon, Portugal

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Sirkeci Station — Istanbul, Turkey

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

King’s Cross Station — London, England

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Union Station — Los Angeles, California

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Grand Central Station — New York City, New York

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Gare du Nord — Paris, France

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Sao Bento Station — Porto, Portugal

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Central Railway Station — Helsinki, Finland

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

Dunedin Train Station — Dunedin, New Zealand

The Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World (10 pics)

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