They are extremely Handsome and rugged fellows who are always on the lookout for a blue or stoush with those bloody local seagulls.. But when it comes to pinching stuff they have got a lot to learn from their European and North American cousins. They haven’t learnt to flog jewels or rob banks yet, but … Continue reading
A term not labeled on this diagram is the kern, the part of the face which extends over the side of the type body and rests on the shoulder of the type next to it, or on a special, high piece of spacing material. Kerns are often found on the letters f and j, among … Continue reading
It was a battle fought in the mountains of southwestern China, where patchy forests sustain the last shreds of the wild giant panda population. All at once, intruders began marching in and helping themselves to the pandas’ food. The incursion happened far from most human eyes, and the pandas that witnessed it likely didn’t know … Continue reading
Photo by Phil Cotterill Every year more than 3 million Muslims converge at Tongi on the banks of the river Turag, on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, to attend Bishwa Ijtema or World Congregation – an annual Islamic congregation, and the second largest gathering of Muslims in the world after the … Continue reading
Selection from Eugène von Guérard’s Australian landscapes: A series of 24 tinted lithographs illustrative of the most striking and picturesque features of the landscape scenery of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia & Tasmania, printed and published by Hamel & Ferguson in 1867. via Eugène von Guérard’s Australian Landscapes | The Public Domain Review.
Street lighting in Reykjavik was switched off for an hour on Wednesday evening to give residents of the Icelandic capital a better view of the Aurora Borealis. Most parts of the world’s northernmost capital city, including the centre, went dark from 10:00pm. “Residents are invited to join in by turning out the lights at home … Continue reading