Veni Vedi Vici

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

Vae Victis

The story behind the Latin phrase Vae Vicitis

Redbubble: 21-40

More flowers here along with an artsy photo, stone walls (yes there’s two), Montreal, Sapanca and Heidelberg.

Redbubble: 1-20

Redbubble items #1-20 featuring sunsets, landscapes, flowers and a lake

Farout, New Caledonia, Amborella, Rocket Lab – 12/19/2018

Space A new dwarf planet, 2018 VG18 Farout, has been discovered at 120 AU (astronomical unit) from the Sun, 120 times farther than our Earth and 3.5 times farther than Pluto. It’s waaaaay out there, like really….farout. You can probably guess where the name came from. The dwarf planet, announced by the International Astronomical Union’s…

Pre-Publishing Update #1

Currently the progress on my non-fiction history book is going well. I’ve separated them into several categories to fulfill all of the different concepts that I want to present. Before it truly resembled a jumbled mess of everything! I’ve also come to appreciate the true scale of writing for a book but more over the…

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…