Archive for the ‘flickr’ Category

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“Parting The Veil of Faery”, The Neville Colmore Fatagravures

September 29, 2009

It involves¬† a Scottish adventurer, inventor, and photographer named Neville Colmore, who claimed to have constructed a device capable of “…parting the veil of Faery…”. The device, which he called the “Spectobarathrum”, produced beautiful photo graphic plates he called “fatagravures”, through a now lost process.

…or just go straight to the Flickr set.

More links to related stuff on the MeFi post.

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Want

September 28, 2009


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Originally uploaded by unfrostedpoptart

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Encounter in the Canyon

August 1, 2009


Encounter in the Canyon

Originally uploaded by zymoglyph

From the Zymoglyphic Museum‘s awesome Flickr stream. Their text accompaniing the set:
“Collages made for the second edition of the museum guide to show what the Zymoglyphic region might look like through the eyes of 19th century explorers. Based primarily on the works of Gustave Dore, Ernst Haeckel, Pieter Breugel the elder, and Hieronymous Bosch.”

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Dinosaurs in the Civil War

November 12, 2008

dinosaurkingdomphoto by Robert Kimberly

Dinosaur Kingdom
It’s 1863 and Union soldiers have discovered a hidden valley filled with dinosaurs. Now the Yankees plan to use the dinos as weapons of mass destruction against the South.

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Kunst-Formen der Natur by Ernst Haeckl

November 3, 2008

All 400 pages on Flickr, or download a 260 MB PDF from here.

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Extant Anomolacaris look-alike.

September 26, 2008

Image links to plate in a Flickr stream, but check out the Bibliodyssey post.
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Rideable Jules Verne-inspired robots.

August 26, 2008

Les Machines de l’ile: Official site (in French), Wikipedia,¬† two Flickr sets 1, 2.

My runaway favorite is the crab larva.

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