Solin is Croatian ghost town
Just a few kilometers from Split is a city which history dates back to 119 BC. This is antique Illyrian Dalmatian city Solin. Wikipedia says that it was founded 8
centuries earlier in the first millennium BC, but I have not found another confirmation of this fact.
Solin was conquered by the Romansin the first century BC. In the civil war between Caesar and Pompey Solin was on the Caesar side. For such devotion emperor awarded the city status of a colony and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
Another Roman emperor, Diocletian, according to historians assumptions was born in this city. He bestowed the honorary title of emperors surnames - "Valeria" for his small hometown.
In the gap between the IV-VI centuries Solin was an important center of Christianity, evidenced by the unique archaeological finds. Around 614 It was destroyed and looted by Slavic and Avar tribes. After these events the city had lost its value forever.
I want to invite you to take a short walk through the ghost town and see what is left of the former power. Today we will visit 8 basic objects in Solin with you.
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Nafea faaipoipo (When Will You Marry) by Paul Gauguin. At 300 million dollars, this painting fetched one of the highest prices of any painting ever sold.
In the second, Contes Barbares, Gauguin includes himself, in the background, and rather uncomfortably I’d say, to the point where it feels almost intentionally menacing. I find this interesting, because though there is no denying the genius and influence of Gauguin, I’ve always felt a bit conflicted, almost viscerally, by his work amongst the Tahitian peoples. But I’m also so attracted to his use of color, and the simplicity of his dimensionless compositions, that I’m left in limbo in regard to how to feel about Gauguin...perhaps more as a person than as an artist. There is a vacancy of soul left somehow on the canvas, and it’s hard to believe it would’ve been lacking in the subjects.
So it came as no surprise when I found out that a major dilemma circulates around Gauguin in the art world. And rather than get into what has been published on the subject, I’d like to hear if anyone here has thoughts or feelings on the matter, knowing full well Instagram is always the best place for dialogue ;). If nothing else, this can be food for thought today. #paulgauguin#debate#dialogue
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The Wilkinsburg Train Station was at one time a staple of the Wilkinsburg community. Built in 1916, the landmark closed in 1975 and has been abandoned ever since.
There is good news, however! A $3 million renovation project has been underway for some years now. The community hopes to renovate the space into a cafe, arts space, and Healthy Ride bike share station to the site.
Martin Luther (1528) by Lucas Cranach the Elder
There are two aspects of the evaluation of Martin Luther in the writings of Marx and Engels:
1. The Reformation and Peasants War constituted the first Middle Class revolution in European History. Although Luther eventually sided with the Princes and opposed the peasants, thereby postponing for centuries the realisation of a unified state. Engels regarded Luther's conduct as a betrayal of the masses; he saw Luther as the lackey of the Princes in their efforts to maintain the status-quo. Marx considered Luther's theological conservatism the major factor in the defeat of the peasants: the revolution failed because of theology.
2. Although the former holds true, the Reformation afforded the necessary historical breakthrough out of Medieval Feudalism and into the new Capitalist society and the series of Bourgeois revolutions - Dutch, Puritan, American, French - which were to lead Europe to the thresholds of contemporary socialist societies. If Luther had not nailed his 'Ninety-Five Theses onto his church door we would not have had the initiation of the Bolshevik Revolution.
In the second interpretation Luther is not seen as a traitor to the masses nor a lackey to the Princes; he is seen as a herald of a new age.
#art#artlovers #artist #classical#aesthete#aesthetic#arthistory #history#painting#oilpainting#portrait#reformation#martinluther#religion#theology#protestant#philosophy#writer#writersofinstagram #writersofig #german#germanhistory #europe#europeanhistory
الفنان أميديو موديلياني
Artist Amedeo Modigliani
اسم اللوحة: جاك وبيرث ليبشيت
زيت على قماش
٨١ في ٥٤ سم. “Jacques and Berthe Lipchitz" (1916)
Oil on canvas.
81.3 × 54.3 cm
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DOS 2.0. Now who remembers this release? Microsoft (internal) version in 1982 and 1983, successor of MS-DOS 1.xx, licensed to various OEMs including IBM. MS-DOS 2.0 was a milestone for Microsoft, supporting the capacious 180 and 360 kilobyte floppy disks of the IBM XT and its many clones.
Just your random Bathroom Ephemera! Had to run an errand and just can’t get away from it.
Posted at: 2019-06-25 23:59:22
75 years ago today on 25th June 1944, HMLCH 185 was struck by an acoustic mine five miles off the coast of Normandy and was never seen again. At least 35 men went down with the ship. Only four bodies were recovered. Less than five men survived the sinking. One lived long enough to tell the tale of 185, Patrick Thomas. Pat had seen his best friend drown in the sinking, but was pulled to safety, given a week off and sent to serve in the Far East on Submarines. Two weeks before the sinking, on D-Day, the craft had headed the assault at Sword Beach as HQ ship of Assault Force S and as such, made some of the most crucial decisions in the First waves. 71 years later I met Patrick and decided to tell the story of 185 by looking for the wreck and building a memorial to the men that died that day. It took so much out of me, but I’m proud to have done it and proud to have gone so far as to kneel on the sea floor in order to tell that story. It’s funny watching the trailer for the accompanying documentary now, because in it I’m a bright eyed, perhaps slightly naive, just-turned-25 year old with a fiery ambition and a kind of graduate innocence. Life moves quickly and now as I creep towards 28, I feel dramatically different about war history, archaeology, remembrance, commemoration, my life, my goals, my dreams, making films and pretty much everything in between. The film will FINALLY be out in the second half of this year and it’ll be a strange thing for me but no doubt enjoyable and something great to look back on one day.
#wwii#ww2#worldwartwo#secondworldwar#war#history#warhistory #wartime #battlefield#archaeology#archaeologist#101stairborne#airborne#bandofbrothers#easycompany#dickwinters#ecompany#506thparachuteinfantryregiment#506thpir#1940s#dday#paratrooper#savingprivateryan#reenactor#reenactors #reenacting
My paternal #familytree is ginormous; there’s no other way to explain it.
Because of my #royal#ancestry, it’s all mapped out—no joke—line by line back to Adam and Eve.
We’re all connected somehow, but I love seeing my actual #ancestors and learning about their lives. #successleavesclues
I just learned more about my #Greek and #Prussian lineage via my relation to #SophiaofPrussia and #ConstantineI of #Greece.
Not gonna lie, I had no idea what Prussian even was/is. This is all a huge learning experience for me.
As for my African ancestors, it’s anyone’s guess beyond 1865 due to slavery. My mother and I are members of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW) for our biracial great-grandfather who fought for the Union and is commemorated in Washington, D.C. That’s as far back as I know about my African-American ancestors.
Therefore, I’m grateful that my European #lineage (complex as it may be) is all laid out for me to explore.
#history#greekhistory#greekancestry#prussianancestry #prussian #prussia#european #europe#royalty #royals #royaldescendants #genealogy
Posted at: 2019-06-22 13:59:52
Forever drawn to stacks of photos from the past. 📸