Sprezzatura di Baldassare Castiglione.

I'm a 24 year old Dutch law student.My blog is about all the things in life that I enjoy: menswear, style, architecture, wisdom, faith, mediterranean, photography, food, home/handmade, and all the other things that make life beautiful.

italianformygirlfriend:

710: Prezzemolo

italianformygirlfriend:

710: Prezzemolo

richard-littlewood:

New Nook. Windy hills.
A great little ruin tucked under the banking of the M62 as it climbs up from Lancashire into Yorkshire.
www.richard-littlewood.com

richard-littlewood:

New Nook. Windy hills.

A great little ruin tucked under the banking of the M62 as it climbs up from Lancashire into Yorkshire.

www.richard-littlewood.com

cynicalidealism:

Drone graffiti in Yemen: “why did you kill my family?” “ليش قتلتوا أسرتي؟” by @muradsubay

cynicalidealism:

Drone graffiti in Yemen: “why did you kill my family?” “ليش قتلتوا أسرتي؟” by @muradsubay

la-sicilienne:

Taormina, Sicily, Italy.

la-sicilienne:

Taormina, Sicily, Italy.

5centsapound:

Ara Guler’s Anatolia

Turkey’s most well-known photographer, has taken more than 800,000 photographs documenting Turkish culture and important historical sites.  Featured are photographs of medieval Seljuk and Armenian buildings that Güler, who is now eighty-five years old, took in the early 1960s and printed in 1965.

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lionofallah:

You owe the coffee to the Muslims - www.lionofAllah.com
Who doesn’t love coffee? Coffee fuels the modern world and we have the Muslims to thank for it. Before becoming the name of a chocolate latte, “Mocha” was a city in Yemen where coffee beans were first brewed into the beverage we depend on today. From there, the drink spread throughout the world, but its introduction to the West was difficult. The fear of “creeping sharia” is nothing new; there were calls to ban the “Muslim drink” in Europe. It wasn’t until 1600 that Pope Clement VIII allowed it upon tasting the “the bitter invention of Satan” for himself.
But the story doesn’t end there. Before coffee, the drink of Europe was beer. In fact, they would start their day with “beer soup” and continue to drink beer throughout the day. Their primary hangout was the tavern where people got together, got drunk, and passed out. But with the introduction of coffee, the hangout became the coffeehouse where people got together, got hyper, and talked… a lot. Instead of drunken rambling, now people were holding intelligent conversations. It was in the coffeehouse where people like Voltaire and Rousseau would discuss ideas that led to the Enlightenment of Europe. It was in the coffeehouse that the modern encyclopedia was born. Later, it was in the coffeehouse where Paul Revere and John Adams planned the American Revolution. The coffeehouse pulled Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Enlightenment. Today, we Muslims find ourselves coming out of our Dark Ages. We recently struggled out from under the heel of colonialism and are now trying to find our way through circumstances never experienced before, especially here in the West. We need venues like the coffeehouses of Europe where Muslims can get together, hold intelligent conversations, and come up with innovative ideas to help our communities overcome the unique challenges we face.
From: www.muslimmatters.org

lionofallah:

You owe the coffee to the Muslims - www.lionofAllah.com

Who doesn’t love coffee? Coffee fuels the modern world and we have the Muslims to thank for it. Before becoming the name of a chocolate latte, “Mocha” was a city in Yemen where coffee beans were first brewed into the beverage we depend on today. From there, the drink spread throughout the world, but its introduction to the West was difficult. The fear of “creeping sharia” is nothing new; there were calls to ban the “Muslim drink” in Europe. It wasn’t until 1600 that Pope Clement VIII allowed it upon tasting the “the bitter invention of Satan” for himself.

But the story doesn’t end there. Before coffee, the drink of Europe was beer. In fact, they would start their day with “beer soup” and continue to drink beer throughout the day. Their primary hangout was the tavern where people got together, got drunk, and passed out. But with the introduction of coffee, the hangout became the coffeehouse where people got together, got hyper, and talked… a lot. Instead of drunken rambling, now people were holding intelligent conversations. It was in the coffeehouse where people like Voltaire and Rousseau would discuss ideas that led to the Enlightenment of Europe. It was in the coffeehouse that the modern encyclopedia was born. Later, it was in the coffeehouse where Paul Revere and John Adams planned the American Revolution.
The coffeehouse pulled Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Enlightenment. Today, we Muslims find ourselves coming out of our Dark Ages. We recently struggled out from under the heel of colonialism and are now trying to find our way through circumstances never experienced before, especially here in the West. We need venues like the coffeehouses of Europe where Muslims can get together, hold intelligent conversations, and come up with innovative ideas to help our communities overcome the unique challenges we face.

From: www.muslimmatters.org

lightsweep:

Today’s Photo
World Heritage.
This is perhaps the most-photographed view of Hadrian’s Wall in the world, looking back towards Housesteads Fort in Northumberland. Here’s a few things most of those photos don’t have though: a) wonderful light; b) epic clouds; c) snow; d) my style. =)
Did I touch the 2,000-year old wall? You bet I did!

lightsweep:

Today’s Photo

World Heritage.

This is perhaps the most-photographed view of Hadrian’s Wall in the world, looking back towards Housesteads Fort in Northumberland. Here’s a few things most of those photos don’t have though: a) wonderful light; b) epic clouds; c) snow; d) my style. =)

Did I touch the 2,000-year old wall? You bet I did!

thornproof:

Barbour 1987 catalog cover.  More to come soon.

thornproof:

Barbour 1987 catalog cover. More to come soon.

everskye:

Scottish gorse in bloom.

everskye:

Scottish gorse in bloom.

helmutberta:

"Sunrise" 
Palermo, Agosto 2014

helmutberta:

"Sunrise"
Palermo, Agosto 2014