The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Some took trains, others steamships. Still others found comfort lounging around the grounds of their luxury hotels. Whatever the case, in a world that was increasingly moving towards the speed of light, travelers were looking for an escape from the tired monotony of stationary life.
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another ship. This line drawing is quite different to many of the other illustrations we’ve looked at. There’s movement in the sails, and a sense of perspective which is lacking in many other manuscripts. I don’t know the context of the drawing - whether it is an original piece of art, or an extreme example of marginalia. The facing page is painted and illuminated in an entirely different style.
The book dates from the fifteenth century and is by Gregorio Dati.