Capuchin Crypt, Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappucini
Under the church of Santa Maria della Cocezione in Rome,lies the fascinatingly morbid Capuchin Crypt, a small space consisting of 7 tiny chapels, entirely decorated by the bones of 4000 Capuchin friars, who died between 1528 and 1870.
(photos taken from atlasobscura)
Unusual Victorian Renaissance revival hexagonal terrarium. English, Circa 1860-70
The six canted glass sides of the top and bottom section all framed with well carved moldings and details including gothic arches. The collection of rare plants from all over the world was a popular pastime as well as a serious pursuit. Easier travel advanced the sciences, especially botany. “Collectors” would show off their field specimens and treasures at home in these specially made, often elaborate, display cases. The terrarium is a direct descendent of the Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth’s water cycle, trapping and recycling the available moisture and encouraging growth.
Don’t leave your house at night, when the jellyfishes comes out…
Done in photoshop and SAI