art & photography
By John William Waterhouse, 1884.
By Sir Edward John Poynter, 1865 (of a character from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Last Days of Pompeii.)
This is immensely fascinating. Agloe, New York, first started appearing on maps in the 1930s. It was a fake name, an imaginary place, created so that cartographers knew when their works were being copied without permission. What’s weird about that? Someone saw the name on the map and created an Agloe General Store, turning the fictional place into a reality. Read all about it here.
Just a couple of minutes of gorgeous landscapes to set the tone for the weekend.