Pompeii Amphitheatre

The Pompeii Amphitheatre was buried by Mt. Vesuvius. It is known to have been one of the earliest Roman amphitheaters built of stone; previously, they were built out of wood. The building was immortalized in a fresco when an artist depicted a riot that happened outside its walls after a particularly feisty game. The brawlContinue reading “Pompeii Amphitheatre”

ode to museums

I enjoy museums because I enjoy history. I am a proponent of the maxim of “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” (George Santayana) Every generation goes through very similar life cycles and so often the same mistakes get repeated albeit with updated flourishes. It’s interesting to recognize these patterns. WarsContinue reading “ode to museums”

The Trip That Never Was HIGHLIGHTS

So, the retrospective of the trip that never happened is complete. I had a fun virtual journey, so much so that I’ve decided to review all the days and pick out some highlights. Had I actually gone on this trip, these are the things I would probably most remember: 1- A nice little walk around WALDENContinue reading “The Trip That Never Was HIGHLIGHTS”

The Mayans Were Born on the Wrong Planet

Aside from the whole sacrificing component, the Mayan world, in general, was one filled with intense beauty. The Mayans must have known that the rest of the world was nowhere near as beautiful as where they happened to live. The Mayans must have known that they were not alone, for theirs was a culture thatContinue reading “The Mayans Were Born on the Wrong Planet”