Mura (XXIX)

A handful of nice turning parts photos I discovered:

Mura (XXIX)

Image by Jose Luis Mieza Photography
Listen All I Ask You – Sarah Brightman

No far more speak of darkness
Overlook these wide-eyed fears
I’m right here
Absolutely nothing can harm you
My words will warm and calm you
Let me be your freedom
Let daylight dry your tears
I am here
With you, beside you
To guard you and to guide you

Say you really like me every single weakening moment
Turn my head with talk to summertime
Say you need me with you now and usually
Promise me that all you say is accurate
That’s all I ask of you

Let me be your shelter
Let me be your light
You are safe
No one particular will discover you
Your fears are far behind you

All I want is freedom
A world with no far more night
And you
Always beside me
To hold me and to hide me

Then say you’ll share with me 1 enjoy,
One lifetime
Let me lead you from your solitude
Say you want me
And you require me
Beside you
Anywhere you go, let me go also
That is all I ask of you

Say you will share with me one love
A single lifetime
Say the word and I will comply with you
Share every day with me,
Every night, each and every morning
Say you enjoy me
You know I do
Enjoy me, that is all I ask you
Enjoy me, that’s all I ask of you

The initial news of which has its existence dates back to 978. Around the church of Sant Marti, as documented by the year 1088 began to wake up the very first homes in this picturesque town that even nowadays retains all its medieval charm.
Historically, work in the field was the primary dedication of its men and women particular value was conreo of grapes, from the eighteenth century shifted a lot more conventional forms of agriculture. This was a particularly arduous task provided the characteristics of the mountainous terrain, settled in component by developing jars at the foot of vineyards, which have been employed for the storage of must and grapes. Currently into the nineteenth century, the phylloxera conditioned conreo and resulted in a considerable decline in population. One more important job, until mid-twentieth century, was the improvement of charcoal, until such time as the electricity discovered their disappearance. Given that then, its men and women had been devoted to another kind of perform in line with the altering instances. It set up a textile factory in the early twentieth century, which was in operation till the year 1964. Logically, closing it was critical socio-economic consequences on the lives of the individuals, figuring out the migration of population towards the industrial cities or to neighboring towns. Because then, the physiognomy of Mura se ha ido transforming into a huge number of people with second residences, laying the groundwork for a tradition tourist prospective. Precisely for the new perform and revenue earned from tourism, was really relevant to the creation of the Organic Park Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac, in 1972. Considering that then improved the quantity of tourists and visitors. No one is aware that, as in several other municipalities of Catalunya, tourism could ensure the future of the folks so that asentare solidly its core population.

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Berlin – Pergamonmuseum – Pergamonaltar 02

Image by Daniel Mennerich

The Pergamon Altar is a monumental building built in the course of the reign of King Eumenes II in the very first half of the 2nd century BC on 1 of the terraces of the acropolis of the ancient city of Pergamon in Asia Minor.

The structure is 35.64 metres wide and 33.four metres deep the front stairway alone is practically 20 metres wide. The base is decorated with a frieze in high relief displaying the battle in between the Giants and the Olympian gods known as the Gigantomachy. There is a second, smaller sized and much less well-preserved high relief frieze on the inner court walls which surround the actual fire altar on the upper level of the structure at the prime of the stairs. In a set of consecutive scenes, it depicts events from the life of Telephus, legendary founder of the city of Pergamon and son of the hero Heracles and Auge, 1 of Tegean king Aleus’s daughters.

In 1878, the German engineer Carl Humann started official excavations on the acropolis of Pergamon, an effort that lasted till 1886. The excavation was undertaken in order to rescue the altar friezes and expose the foundation of the edifice. Later, other ancient structures on the acropolis have been brought to light. Upon negotiating with the Turkish government (a participant in the excavation), it was agreed that all frieze fragments found at the time would grow to be the house of the Berlin museums.
Karl Humann’s 1881 strategy of the Pergamon acropolis

In Berlin, Italian restorers reassembled the panels comprising the frieze from the thousands of fragments that had been recovered. In order to show the outcome and create a context for it, a new museum was erected in 1901 on Berlin’s Museum Island. Since this first Pergamon Museum proved to be both inadequate and structurally unsound, it was demolished in 1909 and replaced with a a lot larger museum, which opened in 1930. This new museum is nonetheless open to the public on the island. Despite the fact that the new museum was property to a assortment of collections beyond the friezes (for instance, a famous reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon), the city’s inhabitants decided to name it the Pergamon Museum for the friezes and reconstruction of the west front of the altar. The Pergamon Altar is right now the most renowned item in the Berlin Collection of Classical Antiquities, which is on display in the Pergamon Museum and in the Altes Museum, each of which are on Berlin’s Museum Island.

The Pergamene kingdom founded by Philetaerus at the starting of the 3rd century BC was initially element of the Hellenistic Seleucid empire. Attalus I, successor and nephew of Eumenes I, was the first to attain full independence for the territory and proclaimed himself king right after his victory more than the Celtic Galatians in 228 BC. This victory over the Galatians, a threat to the Pergamene kingdom, secured his power, which he then attempted to consolidate. With conquests in Asia Minor at the expense of the weakened Seleucids he could briefly increase the size of his kingdom. A Seleucid counteroffensive beneath Antiochos III reached the gates of Pergamon but could not put an end to Pergamene independence. Considering that the Seleucids were becoming stronger in the east, Attalos turned his consideration westward to Greece and was able to occupy almost all of Euboea. His son, Eumenes II, additional limited the influence of the Galatians and ruled alongside his brother Attalos II, who succeeded him. In 188 BC, Eumenes II was in a position to generate the Treaty of Apamea as an ally of Rome, therefore reducing the influence of the Seleucids in Asia Minor. The Attalids have been thus an emerging energy with the want to demonstrate their significance to the outside planet through the construction of imposing buildings.

A Night in the Windy City

Image by Justin in SD
There is something about big cities thats special to me. I’m not positive if it’s because there is usually one thing thrilling taking place, like a sporting occasion, a theater event or food and drink occasion. Or if it’s due to the fact the buildings and architecture are so a lot bigger and grander than what I’m used to on the west coast. Either way, there’s something about cities like Chicago or New York that excites me, and even even though it really is not the identical as being there, seeking at photographs from past trips always puts a smile on my face.

This is from the best of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago. We had a busy day exploring the city so by the time we created it to the observation deck the sun was gone. The night time views are still spectacular, it just takes a little additional work to shoot via the glass without picking up reflections. In the finish it is all worth it, the city actually isn’t alive until the lights are turned on.

I almost forgot to mention, the greatest component about visiting the Willis (Sears) Tower, is you happen to be directly across the street from my preferred pizza in the world. After we had our fill of the views, we headed straight to Giordano’s for the ideal deep dish you can get.