Are You Scared?

Found some great street art on Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul. Always a fun time in Istanbul. For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com The best way to support this website is to share it and this article across social media and with your friends. Let me know how you found the article as well!…

Fruit Candy

The restaurant you see above can be found in the Kadıköy neighborhood of the Asian side of Istanbul. It is a dessert restaurant which was quite crowded, filled with the normal delectables but also carried fudges, macarons and these fruit-styled treats. For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com The best way to support this…

Tree Lanterns

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Izmit Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

This is the clock tower in Izmit called the Saat Kulesi (sah-t coup-less-e, this my attempt at phonetic reading). It was constructed at the turn of the 20th century and was one among many constructed across the empire to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, one of the last. It’s just a tower…

Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins

Credit: MiBACT.TV   The ever exciting digging under Roman soil to expand their metro system has this time yielded an amazing house. They believe the house belonged to a Roman commander due to its proximity to a nearby barracks. It has plenty of mosaics and decorated walls, 14 rooms, a bathhouse and under floor heating…

Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel   A Byzantine monastery was discovered during construction in Ramat Beit Shemesh outside Jerusalem. Among the findings were mosaic floors decorated with birds and pomegranates, stone walls, bases of marble pillars decorated with crosses, a bronze cross and ceramic oil lamps. The finds from the next excavation were much…

Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing

Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority Official Channel In the Caesarea National Park in northern Israel a large mosaic was discovered which dated to the 2nd – 3rd century CE. Caesarea is an old Roman city which has been the site for amazing discovery after discovery for years. The mosaic was Roman but also had Greek inscriptions…

The Next Film #4: Silver & Black

Colombia Pictures, the original owner of Spider-Man, has decided to push their Spider-Man agenda forward by turning the characters Silver Sable & Black Cat into a film called Silver & Black. Sable is a mercenary who runs a mercenary company and is the leader of the fictional Eastern European country Symkaria. Interestingly enough, her nation…