Linguistic Lapses: Hilarious Historical Malaprops, Eggcorns, Spoonerisms and Puns

The following allegedly originate from essays written byhigh school history students.. These have been around since pre-Internet days, but still amuse Warning: Avoid hot liquids while reading these pages…..    Egypt The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and travelled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such… Continue reading Linguistic Lapses: Hilarious Historical Malaprops, Eggcorns, Spoonerisms and Puns

Vintage Maps of Ortelius – 16th century – Vol 1 – Cascoly Image Galleries

Abraham Ortelius, a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is celebrated for his significant contributions to early modern cartography. Born in 1527 in Antwerp, he is best known for creating the first modern atlas, the “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum” (Theatre of the World), first published in 1570. This work was groundbreaking because it compiled maps from various sources into a uniform format, accompanied by detailed descriptions, making it accessible and informative for its audience. vintage maps

Human Anatomy Vol 1 – Cascoly Image Galleries

Vintage human anatomy illustrations from the 19th century and earlier are renowned for their detailed, artistic, and scientific qualities. These illustrations often reflect the medical knowledge and artistic styles of their time. Find larger images for download and merchandise Illustrators like Andreas Vesalius in the 16th century or Leonardo da Vinci, known for his detailed… Continue reading Human Anatomy Vol 1 – Cascoly Image Galleries

Victorian Fashion from Godey – Cascoly Image Galleries

Victorian fashion from the 1861 editions of Godey’s Lady’s Book epitomize the elegance and complexity of mid-19th century fashion. This popular magazine, which was a leading authority on women’s fashion, showcased a variety of styles that highlighted the opulent and meticulous nature of Victorian attire. Find larger images for download and merchandise Silhouettes and Structure… Continue reading Victorian Fashion from Godey – Cascoly Image Galleries

Carcassonne Medieval City -Cascoly Image Gallery

Carcassonne, a fortified city in the south of France, holds within its ancient walls a rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural splendor. Visiting this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site is akin to stepping back in time, where the past whispers through every stone and cobblestone alleyway. Find larger images for download and merchandise Cobbled… Continue reading Carcassonne Medieval City -Cascoly Image Gallery

The Road Less Traveled: Acadia’s Hidden Wonders

Acadia and Mount Rainier are among the most visited National Parks in the United States. Both are close to major metropolitan areas, but also provide 2 very different ecological settings: volcanic mountain versus seacoast fjords, both with temperate forests. Most tourists, however, spend too little time touching only the highlights. Here I’ll emphasize some of… Continue reading The Road Less Traveled: Acadia’s Hidden Wonders

Cobbled Streets and Castle Keeps: Discovering Carcassonne Charms

I arrived at the Carcassonne main gate at the, for me, early time of 9 am, but was forced to find an americano while i waited for the Carcassonne Château Comtal & ramparts to open at. Walked right in along with a small American high school group and a few others. Taking the self-guided audio… Continue reading Cobbled Streets and Castle Keeps: Discovering Carcassonne Charms