Steps.jpg (by Duane Storey)
Things that tickle my fancy, pique my interest, float my boat, etc.
May 14, 1643 — A TODDLER BECOMES A SUN KING. Upon the death of his father, l’il four-year-old Louis XIV ascended to the throne of France. He would reign for 72 years and 110 days, making him the longest-serving monarch in the history of France and Europe.
Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino & Daryl Hannah on the set of Kill Bill, vol. 2
Views of the port of Makhachkala in Dagestan on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, 1871. Photos compiled by American adventurer George Kennan. (Fun fact: Makhachkala was called Petrovsk when this photo was taken.)