The over 200 years old Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship! So cool!
The Berlin secretary cabinet represents possibly not only the greatest achievement of the Roentgen workshop, but is also arguably the most expensive piece of furniture ever made. The model was produced in three variants (of which this example is the third) and sold to three of the major European rulers—Duke Charles Alexander of Lorraine, King Louis XVI of France, and King Frederick William II of Prussia—in the waning years of the ancien régime… The wealth of mechanical features incorporated into the design was largely the work of the mechanicus Johann Christian Krause, for many years one of the workshop’s most important masters. Source.
Tucked high in the Qin Ling Mountains of central China, a nimble primate with a peculiar mug has conquered a pitiless landscape. The golden snub-nosed monkey is one of five related species—remnants of once widespread populations whose ranges were squeezed by climate change after the last ice age. Enduring groups, living in territorial bands that can top 400 animals, are being squeezed again by logging, human settlement, and hunters wanting meat, bones (said to have medicinal properties), and luxurious fur. Many have been pushed into high-altitude isolation, where they leap across branches, traverse icy rivers, and weather long winters at nearly 10,000 feet, shielded by that coveted coat. (National Geographic)
Dawn comes to a tea plantation in Munnar, India, once a favorite summer retreat of British officials. Situated 5,200 feet and more above sea level, the Kerala hill station is awash in the green of its forests, grasslands, and plantations, and offers visitors the charm of discovery—from waterfalls and wildflowers to winding lanes. (Source)
"I’ve promised to take this bird to live with me for a few months. I think I’ve made a huge mistake…" - redditor who uploaded this video. The other parrots seem to be saying “wtf is wrong with him..?!”