Monday, April 21, 2014
"The Zaporozhian Cossacks write a letter to the Sultan of Turkey" by Ilya Repin (1844-1930).
Click to enlarge and see how many pipes you can spot.
Thanks to Books and Art and My Ear-Trumpet.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This has nothing to do with pipe-smoking, but I thought it was amusing and interesting. Sometimes, when everything is just right, a conventional fire (or lightning strike) can generate a natural smoke ring. Read all about it (with pictures and videos) at Big Black Ring Spotted Over Britain (from Who Forted).