peterfromtexas:

The amphitheatre of El Djem
El Djem (Arabic: قصر الجمّ; Latin Thysdrus) is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 18,302 (2004 census). It is home to some of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa.
El Djem is famous for its amphitheater, often incorrectly called a Colosseum (roughly translated from Latin as ‘that thing by the Colossus’), which is capable of seating 35,000 spectators. Only the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome (about 50,000 spectators) and the ruined theatre of Capua are larger. The amphitheatre at El Djem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238 and was probably mainly used for gladiator shows and chariot races(like in Ben-Hur). Many tourists come here to see what it was like to be inside what was once a place where lions and people met their fate. Much of it is crumbled but the essence of it still remains. It is also possible that construction of the amphitheatre was never finished.

peterfromtexas:

The amphitheatre of El Djem

El Djem (Arabicقصر الجمّLatin Thysdrus) is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 18,302 (2004 census). It is home to some of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa.

El Djem is famous for its amphitheater, often incorrectly called a Colosseum (roughly translated from Latin as ‘that thing by the Colossus’), which is capable of seating 35,000 spectators. Only the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome (about 50,000 spectators) and the ruined theatre of Capua are larger. The amphitheatre at El Djem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238 and was probably mainly used for gladiator shows and chariot races(like in Ben-Hur). Many tourists come here to see what it was like to be inside what was once a place where lions and people met their fate. Much of it is crumbled but the essence of it still remains. It is also possible that construction of the amphitheatre was never finished.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Rob Dunlavey

1. Brave Birds Successfully Holding Back an Inexorable Flow of Crystalline Rocks 

2. Ferryman

3. Magpie or Vulture

4. A Bird in Baghdad

5. Red Lagoon

historiated:

Folio illustrating the combat of the bird and serpent from the Spanish Gerona Beatus, c. 970. Image taken from ARTstor.This scene is characteristic of the mozarabic style, which makes use of bold, primary color palettes and stylized, patterned, and linear imagery which is influenced by Islamic artistic tradition in the Iberian peninsula.

historiated:

Folio illustrating the combat of the bird and serpent from the Spanish Gerona Beatus, c. 970. Image taken from ARTstor.

This scene is characteristic of the mozarabic style, which makes use of bold, primary color palettes and stylized, patterned, and linear imagery which is influenced by Islamic artistic tradition in the Iberian peninsula.

plizm:

closer (by misswhiteowl)

plizm:

closer (by misswhiteowl)

manhood:

wavejumper:

Bank Head Video Treatment

!!!

manhood:

wavejumper:

Bank Head Video Treatment

!!!

asp-photos:

diana jean, seattle, wa
for asp photos

asp-photos:

diana jean, seattle, wa

for asp photos

derekwoodsphotography:

"Bottoms up"
Julie and Verronica Divine. Portland. 2014. Leica M6 77.

Derek Woods / Website / Instagram / Facebook / Etsy

derekwoodsphotography:

"Bottoms up"

Julie and Verronica Divine. Portland. 2014. Leica M6 77.

insuh:

Vex - bendy

insuh:

Vex - bendy