Those Aussie Things: Iced VoVos
Beware the infinitely inferior Strawberry Mallow, hidden amongst those Iced VoVos!
Iced Vovos are like rejects from the Strawberry Mallow factory, steamrolled flat and with the texture of plasterboard. Ugh.
Aircraft spotter, London, 1943
How many notes in a saxophone?
How many tears in a bottle of gin?
Mercator’s World Map, 1569. On twenty-one separate sheets of paper, Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594) printed an entire map of the world. For decades, ocean pilots had complained that they were unable to plot their course at sea directly across a flat chart. Mercator’s map was the first to permit navigators to draw their route as a straight line. A variation of Mercator’s map continues to be used today.
From The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History by Professor Patricia Seed, which illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds through a diverse collection of historical maps from the Paleolithic to the present.
Yoshida Hiroshi, Lake Yamanaka (Yamanaka-ko), 1929
Guy de Cointet - It Was Incredible !, 1978
Sigulda bobsleigh track, Latvia. Photography by Frédéric Chaubin. View this on the map