Wikipedia Photo: China from NASA Wordwind Satellite; © Great Wall of China, credit National Geographic; LongJi Terrace, credit National Geographic; Great Bear Rainforest, credit Paul Nicklen, National Geographic; Platoons of clay soldiers were buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, (required a labor force of 700,000 to build), credit O. Louis Mazzatenta, National Geographic.
Wikipedia Painting: The Battle of Inab
Wikipedia Photo: Rondane National Park (Norwegian: Rondane nasjonalpark) is the oldest national park in Norway, established on 21 December 1962; Norwegian fjords; Norwegian Praise of Winter; Polar bears, credit National Geographics.
Wild Hunt; Åsgårdsreien, a Norse version, by Peter Nicolai Arbo.
Wikipedia Photo: The Battle of Torvioll, Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu / Skanderbeg, Fürst des Counterjihad
Wikipedia Painting: English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and Royalists (Cavaliers);
John Milton publishes Areopagitica; Battle of Naseby, victory of the Parliamentarian New Model Army; Battle of Marston Moor, 1644; "Cromwell at Dunbar", by Andrew Carrick Gow; Oliver Cromwell; King Charles I, painted by Van Dyck; "And when did you last see your father?" by William Frederick Yeames.
Wikipedia Painting: Battle of Konotop Hetman Vyhosky routes the tsar's army near Konotop, Petro Andrusiv 1659.
Wikipedia Photo: San Francisco de Asis; San Francisco, Alamo Square Victorian houses; San Francisco Gloden Gate Bridge; San Francisco Skyline.
Wikipedia Paintings: Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutz; Battle of the Chesapeake, French (left) and British (right) lines; Battle of Bunker Hill, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull; The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 13, 1782, by John Singleton Copley; Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, 1781; "The surrender at Saratoga" shows General Daniel Morgan in front of a French de Vallière 4-pounder; Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797).
Wikipedia Painting: Battle of Athos1807
Wikipedia Image Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople; The spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity, Slavina Bahchevanova, Flickr.
Wikipedia Painting: Gauguin’s Two Tahitian Women, 1899 courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ● Before Gauguin: William Hodges painting Tahiti Revisited 1776 @copy; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London / Tate.org.uk ● “A Representation of the Attack of Captain Wallis in the Dolphin by the Natives of Otaheite.” Plate no. 21 [i.e., 22], from vol. 1 of Hawkesworth’s An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere (London, 1773). Princeton.edu
Wikipedia Image: Phonautograph; (April 9, 1860 Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice) ● Phonograph cylinder; (George Edward Gouraud annexes Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music) ● Iconic Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph (Invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison), "His Master's Voice", The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising. credit Berverly & Pack, Flickriver.
Wikipedia Image: Mir Space Station endured 15 years in orbit, three times its planned lifetime, credit NASA.
U2, Lockheed TR-1 in flight.
Wikipedia Photo: United States Supreme Court building; Guardian of Law, by James Earle Fraser, US Supreme Court, Washington, DC, USA.
Wikipedia Photo: Apple Store, credit Lukas Barth, DAPD / Associated Press, February 29, 2012 ● IPhone (original), credit Ciccarese Design.
Wikipedia Photo: A shelf cloud in a severe thunderstorm develops around 11:45am in Matteson, IL south of Chicago. In this 700-mile long “super derecho” storm cells grew in Illinois and caused a devastating path of destruction across the eastern United States all the way to Washington DC and north through New Jersey. This photo was taken not long after the storm formed in western Illinois near I-57 and US 30 (Lincoln Highway). (JoeyBLS Photography) ● Derecho storm system near Fort Supply, OK. (“People Chaser”, Douglas Berry) ● A deadly derecho strikes central Kansas in 2005. (Jim Reed, Corbis)