I currently live in the town of Malmö, located in Sweden’s southernmost province: Skåne. When I moved here, I was surprised to discover that Skåne harbors an amazing secret:
In most green areas in Skåne, you can find these tiny litle settlements, inhabited by a species of micro-people. These little people go by many different names throughout Skåne; In Malmö they are referred to as “The Parkians”, since they are mainly found in the towns beautiful vast parks.
The best place to look for a Parkian settlements is in old tree-stumps, preferably a couple of paces away from paths heavily trafficked by humans. The tree-stumps provide the Parkians with good building material, and also tends to give them a good vantage point to command the landscape from. Their constructions vary vastly in size - from small family farms to sprawling towns and cities. Apart from tree-stumps, Parkian dwellings can also be found in the cracks between rocks, on the shore of a calm pond, or even in an abandoned anthill.
Even in the age of the internet, the story of the Parkians still remain one of the world’s great untold stories. I think it’s time to share this amazing story with you guys, so I took my camera on a stroll to take some pictures. Here you go!
( The topmost photo was taken by my friend and co-worker Lars Vincent )
Young children depicted in Greco-Roman statuettes.
All made of cast bronze, the first two statuettes date to 100 BC-AD 100, while the third and fourth are Hellenistic. The third dates to 332-30 BC, and the fourth dates to the 3rd-2nd century BC.
The child in the second photo is shown to be an orator, and that of the fourth, a boxer. The muscularity of this boy’s body may suggest that he is the young Herakles, whom was taught boxing skills by Harpalykos of Phanote, the son of Hermes.
hex: Saturn’s north pole, photographed by Cassini, 3rd April 2014.
The hexagon is an atmospheric vortex, the shape apparently created by interaction of winds circling the pole at different speeds. Each side of the hexagon is about 13,800km long, wider than Earth.
10 images taken over about a quarter of a Saturnian day, which is about 10 hours and 40 minutes long.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
(via understandingtheuniverse)Source: ageofdestruction