Medieval church turned into bookstore
Here is something the book lovers among you will enjoy. In the Dutch city of Zwolle an abandoned local church was turned into a bookstore. Dating from the 15th century, the church was part of the Dominican monastery in the city. It’s a little strange to see big Gothic windows all around when you’re browsing for books (not to mention the giant organ hanging over your head), but it sure makes for a gorgeous setting to get your reading fix, as these images show.
More about the architecture and design in this most interesting article. In Maastricht, in the south of Holland, another Dominican church was turned into a bookstore; see some truly stunning pics here.
Jack was employed into service for the East India Trading Company and was given command of the Wicked Wench. However, after he set free a cargo of slaves, his employer, Cutler Beckett, had Jack branded as a pirate and the Wench set aflame and sunk. After failing to rescue the Wench, Sparrow struck a bargain with the ghostly captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones, to resurrect his beloved vessel. Jones returned the ship to Jack in near perfect condition except for the permanently charred hull. This prompted Jack to rename her the Black Pearl.
Jack Sparrow just got way cooler.
Yo, this is why Norrington said he’s the “worst pirate I’ve ever heard of,” and then Jack followed it up with, “But you have heard of me.”
Because Jack was branded a Pirate because he freed people rather than stealing anything. So Norrington, with his sense of duty, knows that Jack has been branded a criminal for actively not being a terrible human being. Norrington is torn between his duty as a naval officer and knowing that Jack is right.
He freed exactly 100 people, that’s why his debt to Jones was 100 souls. Davy has a sick sense of irony after all. Jack freed 100 souls and as a consequence his ship got sunk. Now his ship has been raised and as a consequence, he has to enslave 100 souls. This explains his reluctance to actually pay back the debt.
Crap, the latter portion of this franchise was a lot smarter than I thought it was…
There’s so much people don’t get about this franchise, the story is really more complex than just “funny drunken pirate meets hottie lady and hottie man with occasional visits from squid man”.
"Occasional visits from squid man"
He is, without a doubt, best pirate.
THIS IS WHAT ANARCHY LOOKS LIKE.
Hope for the future.
This kid is incredible.
What you are doing is more than OK. You’re younger than me, but I want to be you when I grow up.
Silhouette demons - another set of 2.5 by 3.5 inch miniatures. The one in the Elizabethan ruff and the two Edwardians (middle) are my favorites.
I know a few people on here I would do this for.
Anyone who is willing to do this for me would be forever loved.
this is what you did for me in July.
Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
It is a wonderful time to begin anything at all.
Norwegian forest cats are the fucking best.
They look like little snow lions
MORE REASONS WHY NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS ARE THE BEST:
THE COLLOQUIAL TERM FOR THEM IS SKOGKATTEN
THEY ARE ALSO CALLED FAIRY CATS IN NORWAY BECAUSE THEY’RE SO PRETTY
THEY RUN DOWN TREES HEADFIRST
THEY’RE FRICKING GIGANTIC BABIES AND THEY PURR REALLY LOUD
THEY LITERALLY WALK OVER SNOW LIKE MOTHERLOVING LEGOLAS
IN NORSE MYTHOLOGY SKOGKATTS PULL THE GODDESS FREYA’S CARRIAGE WHO DOESN’T WANT A CARRIAGE PULLED BY CATS
VIKING CATS END OF STORY
Where can I get one? I know it would tear my face off if I snuggled it, but I don’t care.