China prepares to go to Mars

Veni Vedi Vici

After Caesar’s victory over Pharnaces he sent to Rome his simple report, “Veni Vedi Vici”.

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…

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…