Midnight in Europe
This blog is devoted to images of Europe, whether they be cultural, historical, or metropolitan. I do not own any of these images.
4958 / REBLOGwoodendreams:

Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain (by Thomas Poiger)

jeannepompadour:

Court dress worn by Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, 1790’s Russia

(via theladyintweed)

art-of-swords:

Victorian Cinquedea Dagger 

  • Provenance: The William Ashby Collection

The Cinquedea (“five fingers”, in reference to the blade width) was a popular civilian sidearm originating in Northern Italy circa 1525-1550. This is a Victorian example measuring 22 3/4 inches overall, the blade is 17 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide across the base, with ten fullers on each side, arranged in four expanding rows from tip to base, the last two rows on each side are decorated with golden scroll and leafy vine patterns, extending 9 inches upward, surrounding a 2 inch wide scene of a Greco-Roman deity on each side.

One side features Jupiter/Zeus sitting in his chair, lightning clenched in his fist, while Aquila, the eagle responsible for carrying and guarding the bolts, looks on. The reverse shows Pluto/Hades seated on a throne with a scroll in his hand, while Cerberus, the 3-headed guard dog of the underworld, is seated beside him and a cypress tree in the background. The gold decoration continues on the guard and pommel, with a pair of smooth ivory grip panels fitted with cut-through metal disc accents. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions

obscuro-quutamo:

This sculpture is called Juodasis vaiduoklis (The Black Ghost) and is located in Klaipėda, Lithuania | My edit

(via arkjared)

19 / REBLOGhermosas-vistas:

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368 / REBLOGtierradentro:

“Noon, Outskirts of Moscow”, 1869, Ivan Shishkin.
149 / REBLOGohmybritain:

Eynsford, Kent by grahsking on Flickr.
1924 / REBLOGvisitheworld:

View from Boulevard Haussmann, Paris / France (by fede_gen88).
272 / REBLOGthe-gasoline-station:

St. Andrew’s Room, Throne Chair, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, 2005
by Robert Polidori/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery