Devizes Melting Pot

“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Music Blogging - Holiday Edition

A couple of tunes I was listening to while on my holiday

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Friday Cat Blogging



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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Ballet Blogging

'Gloria' - Kenneth Macmillan's ballet inspired by Vera Brittain's poem. Music by Poulenc.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Florence Blogging

Various statues at the Loggia della Signoria, which is a building on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery. It is effectively an open-air sculpture gallery of antique and Renaissance art.

Rape of the Sabine Women by the Flemish artist Jean de Boulogne, better known by his Italianized name Giambologna

Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus

The group The Rape of Polyxena, is a fine diagonal sculpture by Pio Fedi from 1865.

On the back of the Loggia are five marble female statues (three are identified as Matidia, Marciana and Agrippina Minor), Sabines and a statue of a barbarian prisoner Thusnelda from Roman times from the era of Trajan to Hadrian

Nearby is Giambologna's less celebrated marble sculpture Hercules beating the Centaur Nessus (1599)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Series Of Panels Deataling The Spread Of The Roman Empire

This was located on a wall near the Colosseum & Forum.

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Inside Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

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Florence Blogging

The Church of San Miniato

View of Florence from San Miniato

View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo

Cocktails at Cafe Gilli

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Rome Blogging - Vatican Museums & Spanish Steps

Map of Tuscany in the Geographic Gallery Museum, Vatican City

Artemis of Ephesos

Laocoön and His Sons

the Roman copy of the Doryphorus (literally "Spear Carrier"). This perhaps represents Achilles

Asclepius the god of medicine and healing

The rod of Asclepius a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today, although sometimes the caduceus, or staff with two snakes, is mistakenly used instead

Augustus of the Prima Porta

statue of the Roman Emperor Domitian

Titus Flavius Domitianus (24 October 51 – 18 September 96), commonly known as Domitian, was Roman Emperor from 81 to 96. Domitian was the third and last emperor of the Flavian dynasty.

Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden by Wenzel Peter [Austrian Painter, 1745-1829]

Portrait of Pope Clement IX (28 January 1600 – 9 December 1669). Born Giulio Rospigliosi, was Pope from 1667 to 1669. Painting by Carlo Maratta

Transfiguration by Raphael

Fresco dedicated to Pope Sixtus IV & Platina, transfered onto canvas from the rooms of the Apostolic Library, which Sixtus IV had founded in 1475.

The Spanish Steps

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Rome Blogging - Colosseum & Forum

Arch of Septimius Severus

The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Arch of Titus



This antique black marble herm (a bust set on a pillar) from the Augustan age may represent one of the fifty dryads that decorated the Temple of Apollo on the Palatine

The Stadium

Arch of Constatine

Interior of the Colosseum

The Colosseum

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