Thursday, 16 July 2009


'Alchemy is a complex subject with many different interconnected aspects. Many people still only think of the quest of the philosophers' stone to change base metals into gold. On this web site you will be able to explore the riches of alchemical texts, some of which are wonderful works of allegorical literature, delve into its amazing, beautiful and enigmatic symbolism, and ponder its underlying hermetic philosophy, which holds a picture of the interconnection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm.'

Virtual museum of alchemical imagery:

Practical alchemy:

Meteor Strike on Jupiter.

'1000 Frames of Hitchcock.

"1000 Frames of Hitchcock" is an attempt to reduce each of the 52 available major Hitchcock films down to just 1000 frames. The aim of the project is to create a library of images which can be used to illustrate blog posts, web articles and reviews, etc. '

Aircraft Nose Art Gallery.

'nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually located near the nose, and is a form of aircraft graffiti'

Astro Pics.

Prometheus Creating Saturn Ring Streamers.

Flowing Barchan Sand Dunes on Mars.

Jupiter's Three Red Spots.

Planets, Great Wall, and Solar Eclipse.

The Chameleon's Dark Nebulae.


Children pump clean water by playing on a merry-go-round.

Cultural Entomology.

Insects in human culture - as food, in art, as pets, around the world.

Asian Odyssey.


Classic Illustrated Zoologies 1550-1900.

'Illustrated books from the 16th century to the early 20th depicting the fish, birds, and animals of the world.'

The Lithuanian Press Ban 1864-1904.

'From 1864 to 1904, the Russian Empire tried to quelch the nationalism of Lithuanians by ordering all Lithuanian texts to be printed with Cyrillic characters instead of in the Latin-derived Lithuanian or Polish alphabets. But they didn't count on the Knygnešiai - the Booksmugglers...'

Old School Etiquette.

Rhotic and Non-Rhotic Accents.

It's Me Snitches.

The Present Sound of London.

Red Primer for Children and Diplomats.

'Published in 1967 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution'.

Satire by a Hungarian dissident cartoonist.

Names of the Planets in Different Cultures.

Planets (and days of the week) in European languages are named after (Greek, Roman, or Germanic) gods and goddesses. In East Asian languages, after the traditional elements of Chinese alchemy.

The Buddhist Flag.

Someone's Photos of Nepal.

Ghost Signs.