“…Which Man deemed old two thousand years ago,

Match me such a marvel save in Eastern climate,

A rose-red city half as old as Time.”

-Section from John William Burgon’s “Petra,” Newdigate Prize poem, 1840.

The Theatre of Petra, Jordan. 

Deep within Jordan’s desert, situated between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, lies the hidden city of Petra, one of the ancient world’s greatest marvels. This Nabataean caravan-city has been inhabited since prehistory, and was an extremely important crossroads between Syria-Phoenicia, Egypt, and Arabia.

Petra’s temples, dwellings, and monuments were for hundreds of years the centre of a splendid civilization. Surrounded by mountains, the city is half-built, half-carved into the rock. Certainly one of the most famous archaeological sites of the world, here ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

The Theatre of Petra is carved at the foot of the High Place of Sacrifice during the reign of King Aretas IV (4 BC-AD 27). Seven stairways ascend the auditorium, and it consists of three rows of seats, which have been separated by passageways. The Theatre is able to accommodate about 4000 spectators. It has undergone several successive alterations and enlargements, the Romans, for example, rebuilt the back wall and stage. This would have been a hugely important building for the city, as it was likely used for both public meetings and plays. The back and stage were once richly decorated with columns, as well as imported marble statues in the Roman period.

Photos taken by Guillermo ValeDennis Jarvis.

AA: had to take out your earrings i see

TA: hu2h.

AA: can you actually not walk or do you just not want to limp during this line of questioning

TA: ii’m walkiing ju2t fiine.

AA: sollux i can still feel the static all the way over here even if you werent feedbacking like a radio station

TA: excu2e you, ii’m not feedbackiing that much.

AA: not from your horns maybe but those sleeves only hide the colors baby not the psii

TA: 2hut up. ii’m walkiing fiine, ii ju2t don’t want to move riight now. ii’m tiired.

AA: yeah i bet you are

TA: 2hut up.

Fashion Poland, Fall 2011
Model: Jac Jagaciak
Hair: Aneta Kostrzewa
Photographer: Marcin Kempski
Stylists: Jac Jagaciak & Areta Szpura

ARETAICS (n) -- The study of the ethics of virtue.

Be the man she thinks you are. For heraldofdoubt


Your Rocky Spine — Great Lake Swimmers || My Lady’s House — Iron & Wine || Like The Dawn — The Oh Hello's || How Long Will I Love You — Ellie Goulding || January Wedding — The Avett Brothers || Hamburg Song — Keane || Dance Me to the End of Love (cover) — The Civil Wars || To the Order of Night — Balmorhea || From Eden — Hozier || No One Would Riot for Less — Bright Eyes || She Lit a Fire — Lord Huron || One Hundred Million Years — M. Ward || I Will Remain — Matthew and the Atlas || Hallelujah — Jeff Buckley || Ghosts That We Knew — Mumford & Sons


HERA CALLED, SHE WANTS A DIVORCE: It finally happened: Hera is done. She is sick and tired of her sleazy, cheating, asshole of a husband. And this decision can only have one possible outcome: their inevitable divorce. Zeus obviously refuses, but Hera is ready to stand her ground. His things are already piled up in front of Mount Olympus with a taxi waiting for the all-father. He’s paying for it, of course. [LISTEN]

1. ARETA FRANKLIN respect 2. MARTHA WAINWRIGHT bloody motherfucking asshole 3. ETTA JAMES hound dog 4. AVA LEIGH rudi skank 5. TAYLOR SWIFT we are never ever getting back together 6. JILL SCOTT hate on me 7. EMILIE AUTUMN gothic lolita 8. CARRIE UNDERWOOD before he cheats 9. NINA SIMONE funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter (Tina Turner cover) 10. INGRID MICHAELSON somebody that i used to know (Gotye cover) 11. AMY WINEHOUSE stronger than me 12. LILY ALLEN fuck you

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