One of 19 collages from the “Buddha Flora” series. livingalifeinflower.com
Ivan Ayvazovsky View of the Port of Constantinople
Konstantin Bogaevsky - Mount St. George, 1911, oil on canvas, State Museum of Fine Arts of Republic Tatarstan, Kazan
“Go on till you come to the end; then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
A Rose of Jericho three hours after being watered having nearly returned to is previous alive state
The Rose of Jericho(Anastatica hierochuntica) is a species of resurrection plant. These plants are characterized by their ability to use Poikilohydric mechanisms which enable them to survive extreme dehydration for years at a time.
Ancient ad for a brothel in Ephesus
This brothel advertisement is carved on one of the marble paving stones at the city of Ephesus, the ancient Roman capital of Asia Minor in modern day Turkey. The ad includes a heart, a cross, a woman’s head, a foot and cash. It has been translated as ‘turn left at the cross roads where you can buy a woman’s love’. The brothel is positioned opposite the famous ancient library.
Ephesus was home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient wonders of the world, who was viewed as the goddess of fertility and crops. The temple was known throughout the ancient world for its prostitutes and hedonistic celebrations.