1. urbangeographies:

    Map of Brazil, by Luiz Teixeira, ca. 1586

    Note the Portuguese captaincies, or land grants to loyal nobles, along the Brazilian coast. Of the first 15 charters, five were not colonized, 8 were of limited success due to Indian attacks, and only two of these — São Vicente and Pernambuco — were successful right away.

    Map reproduced by David Woodward (editor), The History of Cartography, Volume 3: Cartography in the European Renaissance, 2007. 

     
  2. dignursery:

    #center forest#vashonisland #vashon #sylviamatlock #dignursery

     
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  4. melissaannandthecool:

    Just a reminder

    (via reher)

     
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  6. #foodforest (at Beacon Hill, Seattle)

    Tagged #foodforest
     
  7. #foodforest (at Beacon Hill, Seattle)

    Tagged #foodforest
     
  8. #gazpacho (at Ellisport)

    Tagged #gazpacho
     

  9. (Source: cityofseattle)

     
  10. lizyrrby:

    lizyerby:

    One of my etsy items is pictured in the willamette week this week!

    http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-23062-so_sue_us.html

    so a local news station showed part of a poster i made not too long ago, and right now i’m quoted and one of my brooches is in the willamette week, so that’s all pretty cool.

    (via spookylizyurby)

     
  11. What’s weird, and I never thought about it until a week ago. Is that almost every train stops at every station on its route. As you can see, there’s not a lot of traffic there between major cities. How about some more express trains?

    Seattmapsontheweb:

    Amtrak Passenger Train Stations by Annual Ridership

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    (Source: greatergreaterwashington.org, via phylasophy)

     
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  13. humanoidhistory:

    "Squalus Glaucus, The Blue Shark. (1785-1797)", illustration from the book Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische by Jean-Charles Laveaux, courtesy of the New York Public Library.

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  14. Evening crossing

     
  15. humansofnewyork:

    Today in microfashion…

    (Kiev, Ukraine)