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May 15

L'enfant et les sortilèges
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L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells) is a one-act opera in two scenes with music by Maurice Ravel and a libretto by Colette. It is the story of a child who is reprimanded by the objects in his room after he has been destroying them in a tantrum; the second scene shows the garden where the child attempts to make friends with the animals and plants but they reject his advances because of his past behaviour. These two sets were designed for the première at the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique in Paris, which took place on 1 February 1926.

Unknown author; restored by Adam Cuerden


May 14

Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the inside of Changi Airport, Singapore, linked to three of its passenger terminals. Its centrepiece is the world's tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex, which is surrounded by a terraced forest setting. It houses around 3,000 trees and 60,000 shrubs of 120 species from high-altitude, tropical forest habitats around the world.

Photograph credit: Matteo Morando


May 13

German East African rupie

The rupie was the unit of currency of German East Africa between 1890 and 1916. During World War I, the colony was cut off from Germany as a result of a wartime blockade and the colonial government needed to create an emergency issue of banknotes. Paper made from linen or jute was initially used, but because of wartime shortages, the notes were later printed on commercial paper in a variety of colours, wrapping paper, and in one instance, wallpaper. This one-rupie banknote was issued in 1915, and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Banknote design credit: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank; photographed by Andrew Shiva

German East African rupie

The rupie was the unit of currency of German East Africa between 1890 and 1916. During World War I, the colony was cut off from Germany as a result of a wartime blockade and the colonial government needed to create an emergency issue of banknotes. Paper made from linen or jute was initially used, but because of wartime shortages, the notes were later printed on commercial paper in a variety of colours, wrapping paper, and in one instance, wallpaper. This five-rupie banknote was issued in 1915, and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Banknote design credit: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank; photographed by Andrew Shiva

German East African rupie

The rupie was the unit of currency of German East Africa between 1890 and 1916. During World War I, the colony was cut off from Germany as a result of a wartime blockade and the colonial government needed to create an emergency issue of banknotes. Paper made from linen or jute was initially used, but because of wartime shortages, the notes were later printed on commercial paper in a variety of colours, wrapping paper, and in one instance, wallpaper. This ten-rupie banknote was issued in 1916, and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

Other denominations:

Banknote design credit: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank; photographed by Andrew Shiva

German East African rupie

The rupie was the unit of currency of German East Africa between 1890 and 1916. During World War I, the colony was cut off from Germany as a result of a wartime blockade and the colonial government needed to create an emergency issue of banknotes. Paper made from linen or jute was initially used, but because of wartime shortages, the notes were later printed on commercial paper in a variety of colours, wrapping paper, and in one instance, wallpaper. This twenty-rupie banknote was issued in 1915, and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

Other denominations:

Banknote design credit: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank; photographed by Andrew Shiva

German East African rupie

The rupie was the unit of currency of German East Africa between 1890 and 1916. During World War I, the colony was cut off from Germany as a result of a wartime blockade and the colonial government needed to create an emergency issue of banknotes. Paper made from linen or jute was initially used, but because of wartime shortages, the notes were later printed on commercial paper in a variety of colours, wrapping paper, and in one instance, wallpaper. This fifty-rupie banknote was issued in 1915, and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

Other denominations:

Banknote design credit: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank; photographed by Andrew Shiva

German East African rupie

The rupie was the unit of currency of German East Africa between 1890 and 1916. During World War I, the colony was cut off from Germany as a result of a wartime blockade and the colonial government needed to create an emergency issue of banknotes. Paper made from linen or jute was initially used, but because of wartime shortages, the notes were later printed on commercial paper in a variety of colours, wrapping paper, and in one instance, wallpaper. This two hundred rupie banknote was issued in 1915, and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Banknote design credit: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Bank; photographed by Andrew Shiva


May 12

Spotted wood owl

The spotted wood owl is a species of earless owl native to tropical southeastern Asia. Typical habitats include lowland forest, mangrove swamps, cleared woodland, plantations, and parks in urban areas; this bird was photographed in Pasir Ris Park, Singapore.

Photograph credit: JJ Harrison


May 11

Boy Bitten by a Lizard

Boy Bitten by a Lizard is an oil on canvas painting from around 1595 by the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. It exists in two versions, both believed to be authentic works of Caravaggio, one in the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence, the other in the National Gallery, London. The identity of the sitter and the symbolism of the painting have been the subjects of much debate.

Painting credit: Caravaggio


May 10

St Cyprian's, Clarence Gate

St Cyprian's Church is an Anglican parish church in the Marylebone district of London. The building was designed by Sir Ninian Comper in a Perpendicular Gothic style and constructed between 1901 and 1903. The timber hammerbeam roof features tie beam trusses with panelled tracery spandrels. Comper's stated aim was "to fulfil the ideal of the English Parish Church ... in the last manner of English Architecture".

Photograph credit: David Iliff


May 9

Proboscis monkey composite

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is endemic to the island of Borneo where it is found predominantly in coastal areas, near rivers and in swamp forests. It is perhaps the most aquatic of the primates and is a fairly good swimmer, capable of swimming underwater; apart from this, it is largely arboreal. This photograph is a composite of three images and shows a monkey jumping between trees in Labuk Bay, Sabah.

photograph: Charlesjsharp


May 8

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records.

Photograph credit: William P. Gottlieb; restored by Adam Cuerden

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May 7

August Friedrich Schenck

August Friedrich Schenck (1828–1901) was a German painter. This oil-on-canvas painting, entitled Anguish, is perhaps his most famous work, and shows an ewe grieving over the body of her dead lamb as they are encircled by black crows. The painting was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, in 1880.

Painting credit: August Friedrich Schenck

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May 6

Xbox

The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of video game consoles manufactured by Microsoft. Classified as a sixth-generation console, it was released as Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market in 2001 in North America, followed by Australia, Europe and Japan in 2002, and was followed by the Xbox 360 in 2005. The console is shown here with the S controller, which replaced the console's original as the standard pack-in game controller. The Xbox console is notable for having a built-in hard drive, breakaway controller dongles, and an Ethernet port to support Microsoft's online gaming service, Xbox Live.

Photograph credit: Evan Amos

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May 5

Sun

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, heated to incandescence by nuclear-fusion reactions in its core, radiating the energy mainly as visible light and infrared radiation. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 1.39 million kilometres (860,000 mi), or 109 times that of Earth. Its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, and accounts for about 99.86 percent of the total mass of the Solar System. Roughly three-quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen; the rest is mostly helium, with much smaller quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron. This diagram illustrates the general structure of the Sun, with all features drawn to scale.

Diagram credit: Kelvin Ma


May 4

William Tell

William Tell (Guillaume Tell) is a French-language opera in four acts by the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, first performed in 1829. This watercolour illustration shows costume designs by Eugène Du Faget for three characters for the opera's premiere: from left to right, Laure Cinti-Damoreau as Mathilde, Adolphe Nourrit as Arnold Melchtal, and Nicolas Levasseur as Walter Furst. The picture had previously been cut up into three separate images (one for each character), and has here been restored.

Painting credit: Eugène Du Faget; restored by Adam Cuerden


May 3

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The Smolny Institute is a Palladian edifice in Saint Petersburg that has played a major part in the history of Russia. This photograph depicts the building's facade in 2016, with a statue of Vladimir Lenin in the foreground.

Photograph credit: Andrew Shiva


May 2

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Self-Portrait at the age of 34 is a 1640 oil painting by the Dutch painter Rembrandt, one of several self-portraits showing the artist in a fancy costume from the previous century. The pose is similar to Titian's work, A Man with a Quilted Sleeve, which Rembrandt is known to have studied. The painting is in the collection of the National Gallery in London.

Painting credit: Rembrandt

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May 1

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Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. He is seen here testifying before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, chaired by John Pastore, on May 1, 1969, advocating for greater funding for the Public Broadcasting Service.

Video credit: United States Senate

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April 30

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April 29

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