On August 24th in 1972, Roxy Music memorably made their first appearance on the BBC’s Top of the Pops with their debut single ‘Virginia Plain’
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The Painted Garden of the Villa di Livia, Prima Porta, Rome
This lush painted garden covered the walls of a semi-subterranean chamber, probably a cool triclinium (dining room) for summer banquets, in the suburban Villa of Livia Drusilla, the wife of the Emperor Augustus.
This Second style fresco, the most ancient example of continuous garden painting (30 - 20 BCE), presents a variety of plants and birds rendered in a naturalistic way.
fookyeahconradveidt said: Shit, I’m glad you’re okay, hon. Stay safe. Never leave the house again, k? D=
Thanks, I kind of feel like never leaving the house again…but unfortunately the road where she was hit is one I have to cross twice every day, and it’s really dangerous. :( In general I don’t miss England that much, but I do miss drivers stopping at crossings.
As for the murder, I was thinking that it was something that could happen anywhere. But someone pointed out to me that the guy who did it was clearly mentally ill, and there isn’t great mental health care here.
1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map
1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map The Centre for Metropolitan History and Museum of London Archaeology wanted a map that could help them visualise data from the…
Maps Maps Maps!!
This is amazing. I love how you can follow a route where all the streets are the same, and then suddenly you’re in “Leicester Fields”. My only complaint is that street view doesn’t, er, show you photos of London in 1746? If only…