Franz Kafka’s Collected Short Stories from the 1950s, from Modern Library publishers. Bought it in a second hand store in Virginia about 10 years ago (although the jacket inside has a stamp with a half of the word Wisconsin on it).

Franz Kafka’s Collected Short Stories from the 1950s, from Modern Library publishers. Bought it in a second hand store in Virginia about 10 years ago (although the jacket inside has a stamp with a half of the word Wisconsin on… Continue Reading

Chair with lion’s-paw feet and geometric patterns. The leather seat is modern and the blue paint might be. Attributed to the New Kingdom of Egypt. 1550 to 1186 BC. [561×770]

Chair with lion’s-paw feet and geometric patterns. The leather seat is modern and the blue paint might be. Attributed to the New Kingdom of Egypt. 1550 to 1186 BC. [561×770]

This old church in Brisbane, Australia has been remodeled into a Bonney Avenue Residence by Willis Greenhalgh Architects. The 1867 building was saved from demolition and transformed into a stylish modern home with the pool, wooden floors and high church ceilings.

This old church in Brisbane, Australia has been remodeled into a Bonney Avenue Residence by Willis Greenhalgh Architects. The 1867 building was saved from demolition and transformed into a stylish modern home with the pool, wooden floors and high church… Continue Reading

Base for a Water Pipe (huqqa) in the form of a Yak’s Horn and featuring brass openwork decorations with floral motifs. Made in Skardu, modern day Pakistan. 1775 to 1800 AD. [1427×2100]

Base for a Water Pipe (huqqa) in the form of a Yak’s Horn and featuring brass openwork decorations with floral motifs. Made in Skardu, modern day Pakistan. 1775 to 1800 AD. [1427×2100]

Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

Kish, modern Tall al-Uhaimer, ancient Mesopotamian city-state located east of Babylon in what is now south-central Iraq, the photos were taken in 1932.

Kish, modern Tall al-Uhaimer, ancient Mesopotamian city-state located east of Babylon in what is now south-central Iraq, the photos were taken in 1932.

Peue ‘Ei headdress with a crown of porpoise teeth. Attributed to the island of Ua Pou, Modern day French Polynesia. 19th century. [1536×1202]

Peue ‘Ei headdress with a crown of porpoise teeth. Attributed to the island of Ua Pou, Modern day French Polynesia. 19th century. [1536×1202]

Ceramic statuette depicting a spirit being, or possible a shaman in transfigured spirit form. It’s mounted atop of a snuff tray. Jama-Coaque culture, modern day northern Ecuador. 300 BC to 600 AD. [1617×1800]

Ceramic statuette depicting a spirit being, or possible a shaman in transfigured spirit form. It’s mounted atop of a snuff tray. Jama-Coaque culture, modern day northern Ecuador. 300 BC to 600 AD. [1617×1800]

I’m usually struck by historic stones, but this modern stone with inlaid stained glass really caught my eye. Calvary Cemetery – St. Louis, MO.

I’m usually struck by historic stones, but this modern stone with inlaid stained glass really caught my eye. Calvary Cemetery – St. Louis, MO.

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he died as a religious sacrifice. [617×347]

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he… Continue Reading