Worn books, hidden paths, striking vistas, and displaced machinery- an accumulation of images from, inspired by, and relevant to the ages of Myst.

Gen. Benjamin Huger, CSA | portrait of Aitrus in Riven: the Sequel to Myst

abandoned limestone quarry | Belgium

photography by Martino Zegwaard

brutalist pendant chandelier | C. Carl Jennings, blacksmith

NGTE Pyestock | Fleet, Hampshire

For over fifty years, Pyestock was host to the development and testing of gas turbine engines. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, it was the largest facility of its type in Europe (if not the world), and the design, experimentation and testing at Pyestock helped to usher in the jet age. [x]

photography by Martino Zegwaard

limestone quarry and chapel | Netherlands

photography by Martino Zegwaard

rock fins in Arches National Park | the Cleft in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

"I invented a desk in which the books I had to study were arranged in order at the beginning of each term… after the minutes allowed for dressing had elapsed, a click was heard and the first book to be studied was pushed up from a rack below the top of the desk, thrown open, and allowed to remain there the number of minutes required. Then the machinery closed the book and allowed it to drop back into its stall, then moved the rack forward and threw up the next in order, and so on, all the day being divided according to the times of recitation, and time required and allotted to each study."

John Muir’s Clockwork Study Desk | Wisconsin Historical Society

(Source: Flickr / vige)

Desert Breath installation | El Gouna, Egypt

submission by catherwood

coffmanbycamera:

The Mainframe

submission by abstractpenguin

coffmanbycamera:

The Mainframe

submission by abstractpenguin

D’ni language blocks | available on Etsy at Apparatus Arcani