Black Death Art: Plague Inspired Paintings

On December 10, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

The Black Death peaked in Europe around 1348. It killed indiscriminately, it killed swiftly, and it killed en masse. Returning in waves, by the time it had ended, it had killed more than one-third of...

Read More →

Raja Ravi Varma: A Royal Indian Master

On December 1, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) is one of the most celebrated Indian artists. He won the hearts and minds of the Indian people, past an present. Varma became popular for two important reasons. Firstly,...

Read More →

Barge Haulers On The Volga: The Life Of A Burlak

On November 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

The painting above is Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870-1873) by Russian artist Ilya Repin. In Russia, it is iconic and has slipped into popular culture; it is at once a memory of harsher times and...

Read More →

Tianzi Mountain, China: Legends, Cable Cars, and McDonald’s

On November 13, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

China is huge, covering more than 9.5 million km2. Thanks to its epic size, it’s no surprise that there are some amazing bits of geography – Tianzi mountain is one such wonder. Tianzi...

Read More →

The History Of UK Gambling

On November 11, 2016 by Muelo
Off

Gambling, in its many forms, is as quintessentially British as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or forming an orderly queue. In fact, of all the world’s countries, it could be argued that we’ve...

Read More →

Old Anatomy Drawings: Beautifully Strange

On October 29, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

Us humans have long had a fascination with our own insides. After all, we’re able to do a wide range of things that a bag of blood and squishy bits shouldn’t really be capable of....

Read More →

Aztec Death Whistle: Mysterious, Creepy and Ancient

On October 23, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

The Aztec death whistle is as creepy as it sounds. What is was used for exactly we may never know, but guessing is almost as fun as knowing. As Archaeology screams into the...

Read More →

Most Accurate Coloured Model Of A Dinosaur Unveiled

On September 15, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

The colour and pattern of an animal is no accident, it helps them avoid being killed, or, conversely, helps them to hide in order to kill something else. New research into the coloring of Psittacosaurus shows that “countershading”...

Read More →

Dallol, Ethiopia: Hot, Hot, Hot

On August 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

Which is earth’s hottest region? People, most regularly, mention the area that has clocked up the highest recorded temperature – Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California – reaching a dirty 56.7 °C (134 °F). Dallol, Ethiopia doesn’t normally get as much of...

Read More →

Beautiful Old Pictures Of Birds

On August 14, 2016 by Lazer Horse
Off

Here at Lazer Horse Towers we’re all big fans of birds. Whether it’s the strange bemused stare of the potoo, or taking photos of birds hanging out with plastic dinosaurs, we like to...

Read More →
Pages:«1234567...30»