This vintage adventure novel must have come from my grandmother. That cover … so wrong… on so many levels….
Stomme films uit de jaren 20 blijven toch de max. Bv Helena – over de Trojaanse oorlog – uit 1924. Ik ben er wat mee aan het experimenteren. De film duurt bijna vier uur, dus het is letterlijk een avondvullend programma.
Every time I come across this portrait of Thomas Moore by Holbein, I just want to give up and change to passive knitting or something similar.
This is the most unusual portrait of Saint Martin I’ve come across so far. First of all he looks fairly female. Secondly, the beggar is taller than him, even though the saint is sitting on a horse with bad acne. This is a fresco from the San Marti church in Puigbo (Spain). The fresco dates from the 12th century.
The more common images of Saint Martin depict him as either a man in fancy contemporary clothes or (more true to the original saint) as a soldier in Roman armour, with the begaar leaning on a stick and looking up, such as this one:
In the series Not My Ancestors today: The Demon Chicken of Kiev
The demon chicken of Kiev, not to be confused with a chicken Kiev, terrorised the earth around 1666.
This chicken was so demonic that when people saw it, they immediately fell to their knees and kissed its hooves, and begged for their lives to be spared.
The reign of the Demon Chicken came to an end when a meteorite fell from the sky and crushed it to death.
I am not related to this chicken in any way. The chicken died without offspring.
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13.06.2019: updated some pages with artwork
- I. Books / Boeken
- II. Gallery
- III. Expo
- IV. Hiding in the Duchy (the Burgundian series)
- V. The Burgundians / De Bourgondiërs
- VI. The Sword in the Stone
- VII. About this site / Over deze website
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