Posts Tagged With: History

TOUCH THE PAST

 

“As the archaeology of our thought easily shows,
man is an invention of recent date.
And one perhaps nearing its end.”

 

~ Michel Foucault ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in September 1988.


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COMIC OPERA

 

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity
is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman oil lamp, unearthed in a cremation burial, taken in September 1988.


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THE END OF AN EMPIRE

 

“An intelligence that is not humane
is the most dangerous thing in the world .”

 

~ Ashley Montagu ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken on the mountain Donnersberg in August 1982.


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WAG THE DOG

 

“Any man can make mistakes,
but only an idiot persists in his error.”

 

~Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Neolithic dog burial taken in February 1988.


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REVOLUTION NOW!

 

“How can I rise if you don’t fall?”

 

~ Robert Wyatt ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in the late 1980’s.


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THE LAST OF MY KIND

 

“Childlessness doesn’t make people selfish;
selfishness makes people selfish.”

 

~ Elizabeth Gilbert ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in January 2020.


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LAYERS LAID DOWN

 

“Life is like an onion.
You peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.”

 

~ Carl Sandburg ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of geological and archaeological layers taken in August 1986.


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COLOURFUL WORLD

 

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”

 

~ Mark Twain ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in August 2013.


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VENUS EXPOSED

 

“Venus smiles not in a house of tears.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original scanned 35mm slide taken in late 1998. From the author’s private archives.


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SHEEP

 

“I hate all men, the ones because they are mean and vicious,
and the others for being complaisant with the vicious ones.”

 

~ Moliere ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in December 2019.


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