Monthly Archives: January 2014

vintage everyday: Vintage Photographs of Pre-Revolution China, 1870-1946

vintage everyday: Vintage Photographs of Pre-Revolution China, 1870-1946.

Here is an amazing collection of vintage photographs taken in pre-revolution China, taken in Pre Deng XiaoPing period (1870-1946).

Chinese Family [c1875] Attribution Unk

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Viking ship afloat on a sea of flames, Shetland islands

Viking ship afloat on a sea of flames: Hundreds of Vikings march through Shetland town bearing lit torches in annual celebration of their Norse heritage at Up Helly Aa fire festival | Mail Online.

Each year its hardy residents are forced to endure the darkest of winters in the entire British Isles.

But last night Shetland was lit up in a blaze of glory for the spectacular Up Helly Aa fire festival celebrating the islands’ Norse heritage.

This stunning image shows the replica Viking galley, surrounded by torches, in its final moments before being set alight as the dramatic climax to the annual event that went ahead in Lerwick, despite storm force winds.

Shetland was illuminated in a blaze of glory as hundreds celebrated the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival

Up to 1,000 people from around the world gather each year to enjoy the spectacle which features the a band of latter-day Viking warriors, known as the Jarl Squad

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Women selknam, reissued

by Carlos Alberto Villarroel Barria


 Women selknam, reissued


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The Tuareg Berbers



The genetic of Tuareg Berbers
The Tuareg (also spelled Twareg or Touareg; endonym Imuhagh) are a Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa.[2][3]
The Tuareg language, a branch of the Berber languages, has an estimated 1.2 million speakers. About half this number is accounted for by speakers of the Eastern dialect (Tamajaq, Tawallammat).[1] Most Tuareg live in the Saharan parts of Niger, Mali, and Algeria. Being nomadic, they move constantly across national borders, and small groups of Tuareg are also found in southeastern Algeria, southwestern Libya and northern Burkina Faso, and a small community in northern Nigeria.[4]

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