Posts tagged: so awesome omg
Assassin’s Creed II - Animus concept art.
I’m currently reading the third book of the Naomi Novik Temeraire series. A lot of the book takes place in Istanbul, which has been a little brain breaking for me because I’ve been to so many of the places that she’s describing, and she does a really good job of setting the atmosphere in just a few words. The one that REALLY got me, though, was today I read a section where Laurence and Tharkay get chased by some guards and end up in a really creepy underwater vault…yeah, I’ve been there too! It’s a Roman cistern and it’s now open to the public as a tourist attraction, and it’s called the Yerebatan Saray Cistern. Her description was so spot on that there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that this is what she was referring to. Anyway, I thought the internets might like to see some of my pictures of the cistern - better lit now than in the early 19th century. There are still blind fish in the water, though, and there’s still a really creepy Medusa head off in one little section off the main area which would still make an excellent hiding place if one were being pursued by guards…
(when the cistern was first built, those doing the construction cannibalized existing buildings in order to get the stones for the pillars, so they’re a very strong motley assortment of whatever was lying around…including some decorative pieces like the medusa head…)
do you remember the scene where Steve shows page from his notebook with all the things he missed while he’d been napping? so, this page is different for Russia. here it is
moreover, I found another 7 versions.
version for South Korea
page for France
list for Spain
quite interesting, isn’t it? let me know if there are other versions)
update! Australian list (via idkvader)
I love how it starts out different and then converges. Like, OK, but Thai food and Nirvana (the band) are confusing GLOBALLY.
My name is Elliott and I like taking long walks on the beach.
This gif is 80 frames. I took a photo every ten steps.
Pravda recalls this scene to me at least once a month and how fabulous it was. Were we at all surprised…? :)
Sierra Jorgensen 2014
Iskierka and Granby
Sierra Jorgensen 2014