On Augustus

If you go into google and start typing “Augustus whe..” the search engine helpfully prompts with “Augustus where are my legions”. Indeed the online world of Roman memes is littered mainly with two major types of Augustan memes- one centered around Augustus’ claim of having found Rome a city of bricks and having left it…

Seeing the world in a drop of rain

It’s the height of summer with no relief in sight. In fact, August is predicted to be even hotter than July. Is it any surprise that I’m looking back at my raindrop photos?

Roman House Reconstructed

If you’ve ever been to Pompeii or Herculaneum or any of the other ancient Roman sites you would have come across ruins of individual houses. Some are big like the house of Faun in Pompeii, some are extremely small. Some are well preserved and some are not. But in most cases it is often difficult…

Pannonia Inferior- the Hadrian Connection

Quick quiz question On visiting an erstwhile frontier town from the ancient Roman empire, the emperor you are most likely to encounter or who beat you to that town nearly 1900 years ago is likely to be (a) Hadrian (b) Hadrian (c) Hadrian (d) All of the above Hadrian is (maybe after Augustus) one of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week’s challenge is all about favourite in-focus and out-of-focus moments. I’m taking a standard exercise in focus and depth of field for this week’s challenge. ¬†Et voila!

More Sweetly Play The Dance

A fortnight ago I visited the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on the outskirts of Copenhagen. It was a very last minute decision made when I was already on the train to another destination but life’s like that. Over the 12 years or so that I’ve actively been visiting museums and art collections, the way…

Weekend Doodle inspired by the season

I like working on these kinds of doodles- apart from being a great way to absorb your time, it also tells you something important. Looked at from a distance, this design looks fairly pretty, but look at it closely and you will spot all kinds of flaws. I think it’s a bit like life. We…