"Columbus", globo terráqueo político alemán fabricado en 1928. A la venta en: www.globoterraquea.com #globoterráquea #globus #globe #mappemonde #mappamondo #globoterraqueo #worldglobe #geografía #geografia #geography #cartografia #cartografía #cartography #antiguedades #antigūedades #antiques
Regalos para la casa: bola del mundo donde buscar nuevos destinos y una manta muy calentita y con muy buen precio (flechitas doradas, yujuuu 😂 ). De @maisonsdumonde #maisondumonde #decompras #hogar #decohogar #micasa #queremosvertucasa #decolover #decoracion #viajeros #viajera #regalosparalacasa #globoterraqueo
Hy-Brasil was an island which appeared on ancient maps as early as 1325 and into the 1800s. On most maps, it was located roughly 321km (200 miles ) off the west coast of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean. . One of the most distinctive geographical features of Hy-Brasil on those maps is that it often appears as a circle with a channel (or river ) running east to west across the diameter. . Stories about the island have circulated throughout Europe for centuries with tales that it was the promised land of saints or a paradise where an advanced civilization lived. In Irish myth, it was said to be clouded in mist except for one day every seven years when it became visible but still could not be reached. . In 1480, John Jay Jr. departed from Bristol, England on a journey to find the fabled island only to come back empty handed after spending two months at sea. In 1481, two more ships departed from Bristol on an expedition to find Hy-Brasil with no success either. . Interestingly, in 1497, Pedro de Ayala said that John Cabot (the first European to visit North America since the Vikings ) had “discovered in the past by the men from Bristol who found Brasil.” This implied someone from one of the Bristol expeditions had actually managed to find it. . Nearly two centuries later Scottish sea captain, John Nisbet, claimed to have spotted Hy-Brasil on his voyage from France to Ireland in 1674. He is said to have sent a party of four ashore where the sailors spent the entire day on the island. . There, they claim to have met a wise old man who provided them with gold and silver. Strangely, the captain said the island was inhabited by large black rabbits and a mysterious magician who lived in a large stone castle by himself. A follow up expedition was led by captain Alexander Johnson who also claimed to have found Hy-Brasil, confirming Nisbet’s findings. . In the following years, Hy-Brasil would retreat into anonymity. As attempts to find it failed again, map-makers started leaving it off most nautical charts. When it was last observed on a map in 1865, it was simply noted as “Brazil rock.” . #GlobeFacts via Ancient Origins .net. Photo by @gayanbe thank you 🙌🏼🌏💕
🌍🌎Mejor sonríe, El mundo no va parar porque tú quieras llorar..🌏🌎🌍 . Soñando despierta siempre...🌏 Feliz día 😊 . #world_bnw #sepiatone #be_one_bw #addicted_to_bnw #ae_bnw #bnw_magazine #bnwshot_world #bnw_rose #bw_mania #bnw_planet #bnw_perfect #bnw_photooftheday #bw_in_bl #bnw_igers #bnw_users #explore_bnw #jj_blackwhite #big_shotz_bw #share_bnw_moments #totalbnw_shotz #drdd #ok_bnw #ig_selectphoto #be_one_vintage #vintage_shotz #super_vintage_channel #thehub_vintage #mayor_bnw #ig_fotografdiyari #addicted_to_details
El Sábado y el Domingo salimos a la calle. El Sábado nos podréis encontrar en La Fiesta de Navidad del Callao (Ferrol ) de 11 a 20 h. 🎄🎄 y el Domingo en el III Mercadillo de Nadal de 10 a 15 h. en Miño!!! Nos vemos!!!! 👋🏻👋🏻 🎄🎄🎁🎁✌🏻✌🏻 🎉🎉 #navidad #christmas #design #interiorismo #interiordesign #deco #decoration #decoracion #interiorism #decoracioninteriores #globoterraqueo #radio #lechatnouveau
#feliznavidad #merrychristmas #joyeuxnoel #bonnadal #muchosviajespara2018 #pasadlomuybien #iloveyou #viajar #viajera #travel #travelling #travellushes #travelphotography #traveller #nofilter #wanderlust #vueltaalmundo #landscape #instantes #igersspain #viajesysueñosdecarol #aroundtheworld #globoterraqueo #boladelmundo #detalles #deseos
There is a new book out called "The Un-Discovered Islands" by Malachy Tallack. Imaginary places—mythic islands, mapmakers’ mistakes, mirages, and outright hoaxes. . The islands in the book are "ex-isles” - in that they were places that were believed in at one point, but which are no longer found on the map. . The most common reason was that sailors would make errors. They would think they were seeing an island whereas, in fact, it was a mirage, they were in the wrong place, or the conditions were so terrible that it wasn’t what they thought it was. The oceans became populated by islands that, in fact, turned out not to exist. . It’s much easier to discover an island than it is to un-discover one because you have to go back and check it is not actually there. . During the Age of Discovery, explorers were also tempted to invent islands, which they would often name after rich patrons, in the hope of squeezing a bit of extra money for further exploration. . Take the island of Thule. It was supposedly discovered by Greek explorer Pytheas, and became part of the Greek idea of what lay in the north. Later, it became absorbed by the Romans, who believed that the Shetland Islands were Thule. Later on, people believed that Iceland or Norway was Thule. Eventually, the word became not a place but an idea of northern-ness; somewhere that was extreme and far away. It became part of the cartography of the mind more than the cartography of the map. . Sandy Island is the most recent island to be un-discovered, in late 2012. An Australian research vessel noticed discrepancies between the navigational chart and the systems they had on board, some of which showed Sandy Island in the region between Australia and New Caledonia, and some of which did not. They decided to have a look for themselves but found there was no such island, neither above nor beneath the surface. But Sandy Island still appeared on all kinds of charts & even Google Maps + Google Earth. . We assume digital navigation is perfect, that there are no mistakes, but there can be still! . #GlobeFacts via National Geographic & report with Malachy Tallack. . Globes : 23cm is bespoke blue colouring.
They are no taller than 90cm (35 in ), have a long white beard.. & wear a conical or knit cap in red or another bright colour. Somewhat similar to that of a garden gnome..... . . A nisse (Denmark & Norway ), tomte, tomtenisse (Sweden ) or tonttu (Finland ) is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice & the Christmas season. . In the English editions of the fairy tales of H. C. Andersen the word nisse has been inaccurately translated as goblin (a more accurate translation is brownie or hob ). . A tomte is described as an older, little man about the size of a young child. He wears old ragged clothes, usually gray or navy, & sports a bright red cap on his head. He resides in the pantry or barn & watches over the household & farm. He is responsible for the care of the farm animals. He has an enormous capacity for work but will not tolerate anyone’s interference. . It is believed that a clean & orderly home or farm is an indication that this domestic sprite resides there. . Tomte & nisse require very little of the humans they work for. They demand only the respect and trust of the farmer and a bowl of julegrøt (Christmas porridge ) with butter on Christmas Eve. These spirits will not remain in a home where respect is lacking & thus the farm will not thrive & the farmer will be reduced to poverty. . A nisse considers porridge his due & is greedy for butter. The famous legend illustrates the consequences of tampering with his porridge. . One Christmas Eve a servant girl decided she would play a trick on the nisse. She hid the butter for his grøt at the bottom of the bowl. . When the nisse saw there was no butter on his Christmas porridge, he went to the shed & killed the best cow. He wanted to show them he did not appreciate them begrudging him a little bit of butter. He returned to the barn to eat the porridge anyway. When he discovered the butter at the bottom of the bowl, he felt so bad that he walked to the neighbor’s farm, took their best cow, and led her back to the stall of the cow he had killed. . Not quite like the American fairytales I grew up with! . Via Ingebretsens & Wikipedia -
Daytime temperatures in Stockholm regularly drop to -5C (23F ) but it's still common to see children left outside by their parents for a sleep in the pram. . Wander through the snowy city and you'll see buggies lined up outside coffee shops while parents sip on lattes inside. And if you are visiting friends and your child needs a nap, you may be offered the garden or balcony instead of a bedroom. . This isn't a recent fashion. For many generations & throughout Scandinavia it is seen as a great way to get fresh air and stay healthy. . Nowadays most day-care centres in Sweden put children outside to rest. It's common to see rows of prams lined up in the snow at nap-time, with youngsters fast asleep inside. . At Forskolan Orren, a pre-school outside Stockholm, all children sleep outside until they reach the age of three. . "When the temperature drops to -15C (5F ) we always cover the prams with blankets," says head teacher Brittmarie Carlzon. . The theory behind outdoor napping is that children exposed to fresh air, whether in summer or the depths of winter, are less likely to catch coughs and colds - and that spending a whole day in one room with 30 other children does them no good at all. . Many parents also believe their children sleep better and for longer in the open, and one researcher in Finland - outdoor napping is popular in all the Nordic countries - says she has evidence from a survey of parents to back this up. . One researcher said -5C is the best temperature for an outdoor nap - though some parents she spoke to even put their children out at -30C. . Advice .. "It's very important that the children have wool closest to their body, warm clothes and a warm sleeping bag." . There is a Swedish saying that encapsulates this thought - "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing." . Another saying sums up what Swedes are likely to think when toddlers in other countries are kept indoors in sub-zero temperatures: "A little fresh air never hurt anyone." . Before you go hucking your kid outside this winter, understand that Scandinavian parents have been arrested for the practice in the US. . #ScandinaviaFacts #GlobeFacts via BBC & Fatherly.
Earth from space - our ‘Gagarin’ colouring. So many places we want to explore but let’s go for #Globefacts Mongolia. . Mongolia is a country where you can still witness a relatively untouched way of life ... little has changed over the centuries. . Mongolia enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine a year, which has earned it the nickname “Land of the Eternal Blue Sky” or “Country of Blue Sky”. Mongolians refer to their own country as “Blue Mongolia”. . Blue sky doesn’t always equate to warmth, though; Mongolia’s climate is extreme, and though most of the country is hot in summer, temperatures can plummet to -30 degrees Celsius in winter. . Indeed, the capital, Ulaanbaatar, is the world’s chilliest capital city, with an average temperature of -1.3 degrees. . Mongolia is famous for the nomadic way of life - it’s one of the world’s few remaining nomadic cultures - and it’s estimated that between 30% and 40% of the country’s people live like this. . Mongolia’s nomads are herdsmen, surviving by farming livestock such as camels, cattle and horses, and moving around to exploit the best conditions for doing so at different times of year. . The traditional Mongolian home is known as the “ger”, although it has more recently become known to outsiders by the more well-known “yurt”. . Originally a Turkic word referring to the imprint left in the ground by a moved yurt, and by extension, sometimes a person's homeland. The term came to be used in reference to the physical tent-like dwellings only in other languages. In modern Turkish the word "yurt" is used as the synonym of "homeland" or a "dormitory". In Russian the structure is called "yurta" (юрта ), whence the word came into English. . The ger is a tent-like structure made of a wooden frame covered with felt; the materials are purposefully very lightweight so that they can be transported by camel, but gers are surprisingly warm inside once the stove is lit. . Only 45% of the Mongolian population live in the busy capital, Ulaanbaatar, where life is a lot more up-to-date and travelers will find ample museums, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. . #MongoliaFacts via Insider-Journeys.com
Estos son algunos de los #libros de consulta que utilizo en el #trabajo Pueden parecer aburridos pero a mi me parecen fascinantes pues estan llenos de #historia #informacióngeográfica #datosimportantes e #interesantes que me ayudan a comprender la evolución y comportamiento de las #sociedades #books #bookstagram #bookish #lectura #literaturasalvadoreña #almanaque #instabook #geografía #leoyaprendo #globoterraqueo #clips
To the bottom of the world for today’s #GlobeFacts Antarctica is home to about 70 percent of the planet's fresh water, and 90 percent of the planet's freshwater ice. . The Dry Valleys of Antarctica are the driest place on Earth, with low humidity and almost no snow or ice cover. . On average, Antarctica is the windiest continent. Winds in some places of the continent can reach 200 mph (320 km/h ). . The average thickness of Antarctic ice is about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers ). . Including its islands and attached floating plains of ice, Antarctica has an area of about 5.4 million square miles (14 million square kilometers ), about one-and-a-half times the size of the United States. . The largest of Antarctica's ice shelves (floating tongues of ice ) is the Ross Ice Shelf, which measures some 197,000 square miles (510,680 square kilometers ), or 3.7 percent of the total area of Antarctica. . Antarctica's Gamburtsev Mountains are a range of steep peaks that rise to 9,000 feet (3,000 meters ) and stretch 750 miles (1,200 kilometers ) across the interior of the continent — and are completely buried under up to 15,750 feet (4,800 m ) ice. . Also hiding under the Antarctic ice is an entire lake: Lake Vostok is a pristine freshwater lake buried beneath 2.5 miles (3.7 kilometers ) of solid ice. It is about the size of Lake Ontario, and is the largest of the more than 200 liquid lakes strewn around the continent under the ice. . A rift that could rival the Grand Canyon was discovered beneath the Antarctic ice during an expedition conducted during 2009-2010. It is roughly 6 miles (10 kilometers ) across and at least 62 miles (100 km ) long, possibly far longer if it extends into the sea. It extends nearly a mile down (1.5 km ) at its deepest. . #AntarcticaFacts via LiveScience.
#NewArrivals 🎄 🎁 ✈🌍💛 Esta navidad, Pedilo como Gloter y sorprendé con nuestros nuevos modelos! Este GLOTER® es a tu medida: Pie y meridiano plástico, esfera de 14 cm de diámetro, con cartografía política actualizada y aprobada por el I.G.N. #felicesfiestas #amomigloter #pedilocomogloter #arbolito #globoterraqueo #globo #tierra #viajar #fiesta #festejar #regalos
Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘ #Sinterklaas ’ (Saint Nicholas ) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. His annual arrival and parade in Amsterdam and the traditional festivities that follow are a real treat! . Saint Nicholas has had close ties with Amsterdam since 343 AD. Legend has it that Sinterklaas originally came from Turkey as St. Nicolaus, the Bishop of Mira, an honourable man who was kind to children. No one really knows why he then chose to live in Spain but historians point to the Spanish domination over the Netherlands in the past. . The medieval attire of Sinterklaas’ assistants, the Zwarte Pieten, is equally mysterious, leading one to conclude that they must have been stuck in chimneys for an awfully long time. Hence the sooty faces and time-warped costumes. . ‘ #ZwartePiet ’ (literally: ‘Black Peter’ ) remains the subject of debate in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is actively facilitating this discussion and is keen to remain in close contact with all concerned parties. . Once Sint is in town, children lay out their shoes before bedtime, along with water (or wine ) and a carrot for the horse, in the hopes that there will be a gift left there by morning. The very good kids are usually rewarded with chocolate letters and marzipan while the naughty anxiously wait to see if they’ve been given coal, again. . Although the feast of Saint Nicolas falls on 6 December, the evening of 5 December is the main gift-giving occasion during the holiday season in the Netherlands. Called ' #sinterklaasavond ' (Sinterklaas evening ) or 'pakjesavond' (presents evening ), Sint drops off a sack full of gifts on the doorstep before heading back to Spain. . Following his late-night visit, much like at Christmas, everyone unwraps their presents from and reads aloud the poems that have been written especially for each recipient. The author of these light-hearted poems remains anonymous. The day ends with songs and a nap-inducing feast, with treats like marzipan, chocolate letters, pepernoten (spice biscuits ) and hot chocolate with whipped cream. . #GlobeFacts via iAmsterdam | globe : 50cm in Cobalt
Si, eso que ven ahi son libritos chiquitos. Cartas y documentos de Rodolfo Walsh y la mini ley de medios. . . . . . . . #globoterraqueo #globe #tierra #poema #globo #earth #nikon #nikonphotograph #nikonphotography #photography #photograph #ph #nikonph #fotografia #photo #fotografiaartistica #mgfotografia #books #book #libros #rodolfowalsh
Buenas noches!! Para escribir el libro de tus sueños vas a necesitar una lámpara💡 de mesa! No se me ocurre una más bonita que esta!! El #diariodesueños es una de las novedades de @blackiebooks !! #goodnight #buenasnoches #librodesueños #librorecomendado #globoterraqueo #boladelmundo #earth #world #mundo #lampara #deco #design
No me considero una buena lectora. Tengo libros y libros que siempre los dejo por la mitad A veces leo tres libros a la vez y sólo uno puedo terminar Pero me considero una fiel amiga de los libros, y a éstos mis mejores amigos Los tengo siempre dentro de la mochila o la cartera Por si me aburro o el celular me de flojera No me considero buena lectora Pero si fiel viajera Porque dicen que leer un libro Siempre te lleva hacia donde vos quieras. . . . . . . #globoterraqueo #globe #tierra #poema #globo #earth #nikon #nikonphotograph #nikonphotography #photography #photograph #ph #nikonph #fotografia #photo #fotografiaartistica #mgfotografia #books #book #libros
No vayas a creer lo que te cuentan del mundo en realidad el mundo es incontable en todo caso es provincia de ti no vayas a creer lo que te cuentan del mundo aun los que te aman mienten sobre probablemente sin saber que mienten en la vigilia te sentirás lejano testigo de tu mundo desde el mundo sin nubes de tu aliento en los cristales la humareda del hombre se elevar en la noche y no sabrás de donde viene el fuego pero la expectativa te volver humilde en el mundo el abismo es un oficio las preguntas en vano / una vieja costumbre los desatinos / marca de abolengo no vayas a creer lo que te cuentan del mundo (ni siquiera esto que te estoy contando ) ya te dije que el mundo es incontable. Mario Benedetti. . . . #globoterraqueo #globe #tierra #poema #globo #earth #nikon #nikonphotograph #nikonphotography #photography #photograph #ph #nikonph #fotografia #photo #fotografiaartistica #mgfotografia #books
December used to be the tenth month of the Roman year, and it gets its name from the word 'decem', which means ten. . The Anglo-Saxons called it 'Winter monath', or 'Yule monath' because of the custom of burning the yule log around this time. After many Anglo-Saxons became Christians they called it 'Heligh monath' or holy month, because Christmas, the birth of Jesus, is celebrated in December. . In the northern hemisphere December marks the beginning of winter, and it is the time of rain, wind and snow. . Coming up is St Nicholas Day.. the 6th of December. . This is the feast day of St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor (now Turkey ) in the 4th century AD. He is the patron saint of children. . In the Netherlands and neighbouring countries of Europe, St Nicholas is said to bring sweets and presents to well behaved children. This tradition was imported to the USA by Dutch settlers, and St Nicholas evolved into Santa Claus, those gift-giving rounds are preformed later in the month. In this new incarnation he subsequently returned across the Atlantic to merge with the British Father Christmas. . More on this later in the week! . #GlobeFacts via Project Britain.
Hello! 🤓 Entregando pedidos hoy. Entre uno de ellos quiero compartirles éste. Es un hermoso globo terráqueo #diseñooriginaldeemunahartesanias 💖 es diferente, original y muy apropiado para decorar en tu hogar u oficina. Regala detalles que bendicen, regala @emunahartesanias 😉 #emunahartesanias #mdf #globoterraqueo #globeearth #juan316 #regalospanama #regalospty #decoracionpanama #decoracionpty #hogar #panama #regalosempresariales #hechoamanoconamor ❤ #fe #agradecidosybendecidos #navidad
......Parachutes vibes...😊... ......Yeah, I miss @coldplay 🙄... . #buenosaires #public #interiordesign #interiordecor #design #designer #interior #interior123 #vintage #globe #globoterraqueo #city #citylife #vscocambsas #vsco #vscocam #parachutes #coldplay #coldplaybuenosaires #igersworldwide #igers #ig_latino
Globo terráqueo 🌍 conseguilo en nuestra tienda! Ideales para regalar 😍. . . . . . #tienda #moma #design #objetos #diseño #decor #decoracion #villadevoto #devoto #globoterraqueo #planisferio #mundo #donmundo #travel #viajar #elephant #world #fly #flyaway
Looking at larger oceans & smaller gulfs .... on to the Gulf of Mexico for today's #GlobeFacts The Gulf of Mexico is a partially landlocked ocean basin - only a narrow connection to the Atlantic exists as the gulf is surrounded by North America and Cuba. . It is the ninth largest body of water in the world, covering about 600,000 square miles, and is bordered by five US states in the north, five Mexican states in the west, and Cuba in the southeast. . The Gulf was created first by continental plates colliding in the Late Triassic period, around 300 million years ago, and then by the sea floor sinking. . Almost half of the gulf basin is shallow waters over continental shelves, though it contains a trough that measures as deep as 14,383 feet. . The Gulf Stream, which originates in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the strongest ocean currents in the world. . The first European exploration of the Gulf of Mexico was by Amerigo Vespucci in 1497. . Sargassum is a widespread genus of seaweed that creates floating oases for marine species, from sea turtles and seahorses to tuna and billfish, and patches can become so large and dense they can be detected from space. . Manatees are an iconic figure of Florida's coasts. They can reach up to 12 feet in length and weigh more than 1,500 pounds, but only 5,000 remain in the wild as run-ins with boaters and loss of coastal habitat impact populations. . Sperm whales call the gulf home. Family groups of females and young totaling 500 to 1,500 individuals reside in the gulf, and when males come to visit, the number can hit as high as as 3,000. . Coral reefs need platforms on which to grow, and creating artificial reefs is a popular tactic to help new coral reefs begin. . Everything from retired ships to oil platforms can be used for creating artificial reefs. . At the end of 1998, 1,715 platforms were retired from oil and gas production and 128 of the retired platforms were donated and permanently dedicated as Rigs-TO-Reefs for fisheries enhancement. . There are many historical shipwrecks in the gulf as well, numbering over 750 known wrecks. . #OceanFacts via TreeHugger