Today's weird and WTF photo: that moment a bear photobombs the selfie you and your besties have just carefully posed... that moment. (Well, it's either that or three female blackshirts with a Nazi bear!)
On a serious note, the photo was taken by Allen Nield who had photographic studios in Leeds, Manchester, Stockport & Stalybridge. I'm guessing by the fashions and hair styles, the pre-WW1 Edwardian era. Kudos to Jack Mord of the Thanatos Archive for finding & saving this picture for posterity.
The White Castle by Yuri Shwedoff, a Russian artist with a knack for combining fantasy and science fiction in paintings to show a sense of loss: the greatest civilizations all become relics. https://yurishwedoff.deviantart.com/gallery/
The image brings to mind these lines from the poet Shelley writing 200 years previously...
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Although the quotation comes from the new Penny Junor biography of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, it also explains the decline of Black Magic in England in recent years.
Weird Tales Radio Show
The latest Weird Tales Radio Show (episode 12) is now available as a podcast. This is our our Grey Lady haunting, Brown Monk lamenting, Skipping and Pancake Bell ringing, Seven Things you didn’t know about St Valentine’s Day, Arthur C Clarke Remembering, Tales of Brave Ulysses Ancient Origins editor interviewing edition.
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After the Revolution - new haiga by Pat Tompkins
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