The Cranky Professor

Western Civilization - you know, it's always about to end.
ilovecharts:

"Comparison of approximate profiles of Bent Pyramid with some notable pyramidal or near-pyramidal buildings. Dotted lines indicate original heights, where data is available."

Just heard a presentation on the Pyramid of Cestius (it’s in there!) today.

ilovecharts:

"Comparison of approximate profiles of Bent Pyramid with some notable pyramidal or near-pyramidal buildings. Dotted lines indicate original heights, where data is available."

Just heard a presentation on the Pyramid of Cestius (it’s in there!) today.

P Navona vendorless on Flickr.The City of Rome is enforcing licenses this week (one newspaper story I read claimed that less than 5% of the vendors had the appropriate licenses). 
The Piazza is still packed with tourists, but at least we don’t all have to navigate around 100 stalls selling absurd ink-jet prints as though they were paintings. Monday afternoon there were 4 - one of whom was a caricaturist.

P Navona vendorless on Flickr.

The City of Rome is enforcing licenses this week (one newspaper story I read claimed that less than 5% of the vendors had the appropriate licenses).

The Piazza is still packed with tourists, but at least we don’t all have to navigate around 100 stalls selling absurd ink-jet prints as though they were paintings. Monday afternoon there were 4 - one of whom was a caricaturist.

ancientart:

This exquisite Saxon brooch, excavated by Wessex Archaeology, was found in a grave on the Springhead site, Kent. 

The design is cloisonné with garnet insets. Located within close proximity to this brooch during excavation were the remains of the cloak/robe.

These photos were taken prior to conservation, and are courtesy of Wessex Archaeology.

iqfashion:

Josh Peskowitz.


Got to say he looks to me like his mother pinned him together and sent him back out to play until dinner. 

iqfashion:

Josh Peskowitz.

Got to say he looks to me like his mother pinned him together and sent him back out to play until dinner. 

(Source: tommyton, via menstyle1)

  Fontana del Mascheone (the big mask) - via Giulia, Rome.