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
- Name: Moonbootica
- 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
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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
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
Arch of Constatine
Interior of the Colosseum