Ponte Sant'Angelo (The Bridge of the Holy Angel), Rome - Italy
In 136 AD Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a new bridge over the Tiber River. The emperor wanted to connect his mausoleum - now the Castel Sant'Angelo - with the city of Rome across the river. The bridge was originally known as the Pons Aelius, after the family name of Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus).
‘Rare cultivars of Tuscan and Umbrian fruit put on a vibrant autumnal display at this ancient monastery in the High Tiber Valley. Isabella dalla Ragione has spent over 40 years searching convents, family estates and abandoned farms for forgotten species of tree, bringing many back from the brink of extinction. Rebuilt after an earthquake in the 18th century, the chapel of the monastery still functioned as such until the Second World War. Its sacristy contains traces of a 14th-century fresco. The art-school dummy on the armchair gets brought out to make fourteen at the dining table if there are only thirteen guests.’
Photography: Tim Beddow for World of Interiors, September 2014 ..
Chased gold presentation box - Peter Russell (box) and George Michael Moser (chased decoration), 1741.
The scene on the top of the box (second photo) depicts Gaius Mucius Scaevola standing before the Etruscan king Lars Porsena after his failed attempt to assassinate him, thrusting his hand into the fire to show Porsena the resolve of the Romans to resist the Etruscan siege. On the bottom of the box (third photo) Romulus and Remus suckle their wolf foster-mother beside a god representing the Tiber.
Alduin the World-Eater, Naali “Nim” Saryn the Last Dragonborn, Miraak the First Dragonborn, Martin Septim the Sweet Cinnamon Bun Who Didn’t Deserve Any of This, Tiber Septim / Talos aka the Coolest Kid of the Bunch
EDIT: yet again i return to an old sketch with an intent to give it some love. added some of my fav snek bois