Medieval Islamic Map of the World, ca. 1300 CE. South lies at the top in this medieval Islamic world map.
From The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History by Professor Patricia Seed, which illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds through a diverse collection of historical maps from the Paleolithic to the present.
Circular window with bookcase surrounding
(via Library Love)
Harry King in Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
"Here’s looking at you, kid"
“It could always all be unreal - how could you ever tell otherwise? You took it on trust, in part because what would be the point of doing anything else? When the fake behaved exactly like the real, why treat it as anything different? You gave it the benefit of the doubt, until something proved otherwise.”― Iain M. Banks