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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, moon! The 'view of florence' photos are breathtaking.

9:14 PM  

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