History

A TIME OF MOURNING


“Fascism is Capitalism in decay.”

 

~ Vladimir Lenin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Orléans, France in April 2017.


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IDUS MARTIAE

 

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

 

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the Colosseum in Rome taken in 1996.


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RUINS

 

“It is grand to contemplate the ruins of cities;
but it is grander still to contemplate the ruins of human beings!”

 

~ Comte de Lautréamont ~

 

000-ruinsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 1981.


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COMBARELLES

 

“To me, it seems that mankind can never achieve its highest potentialities
till it has thrown off the incubus of historic and prehistoric religion.”

 

~ William Archer ~

 

000-combarellesDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac, France in June 2006 of 13,000 to 11,000 year old engravings of female figures found in la Grotte de Combarelles.


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ALL THINGS SEEN AND UNSEEN

 

“Night does not show things, it suggests them.
It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness.
It liberates forces within us which are dominated
by our reason during the daytime.”

 

~ Brassaï ~

 

000-all-things-seen-and-unseenDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken at Stonehenge in June 2007.


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LORELEI

 

“Every man needs his Siren
To check his courage and strength
When he hears her song
In his travels through the unknown.”

 

~ Dejan Stojanovic ~

 

000-loreleiDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the Lorelei taken in Germany in July 1982.


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FADE AWAY

 

“Imperialism or globalization –
I don’t have to care what it’s called to hate it.”

 

~ Bill Ayers ~

 

000 fade awayDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Crete in October 1992.


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NO TOMORROW

 

“Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.”

 

~ Eric Hoffer ~

 

000 no tomorrowDigitally enhanced image created from an original  photo taken of grave goods in a Roman burial mound taken in October 1986.


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PASS IT ON

 

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 pass it onDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the stone circle during the Albion People’s Naming Ceremony at the Stonehenge Free Festival, England on June 21st 1982.


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BOUSTROPHEDON

 

~ Greek: βουστροφηδόν; from βοῦς, bous, “ox”
and στροφή, strophē, “turn,”,
connoting the way an ox ploughs a field.~

 

 

 

000 boustrophedonPhoto of the Gortyn Code Of Law (ca. 500 BCE) written in the boustrophedon form on the Wall Of Inscriptions in Knossos taken in Crete in October 1992.


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