dramatic nature

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Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park, UK.

Last Tuesday I decided to visit Derwent Reservoir as the forecast was for thick fog all day. I’m glad to say that on this occasion, the forecast was correct! I didn’t have much time but managed to take these shots whilst I was there.

Clouds clearing after a heavy storm taken in January two years ago. 

Winters in Iceland can be unpredictable but every winter we will have few snowstorms so bad that roads have to be closed and you don´t see the house across the street. Well, every winter so far. 

The climate has been changing a lot in the last 10-15 years here up north. Two years ago it was endless storms, sometimes with rain, sometimes with snow and it was snowing in late May and that summer was cold and wet. Then last summer was the sunniest since 2000 and the winter so far has been the mildest in history. I still have some flowers in my garden and this is Iceland not Italy!

Something is happening with mother nature, that´s for sure

Isaac Newton’s predicted that 2060 would be the “end of the world”. He expressed his belief that Bible prophecy would not be understood “until the time of the end”, and that even then “none of the wicked shall understand”.

Despite the dramatic nature of a prediction of the end of the world, Newton may not have been referring to the 2060 date as a destructive act resulting in the annihilation of the earth and its inhabitants, but rather one in which he believed the world was to be replaced with a new one based upon a transition to an era of divinely inspired peace. (Source) 

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[FAVORITE WORKS IN ART HISTORY] The Altar of Zeus at Pergamon

Unknown artist. White marble. Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany. Reconstructed west front of the Altar of Zeus. Featuring a 70 foot long staircase and peristyle colonnade in the Ionic order. The Altar’s formidable size does not take away from it’s extreme attention to detail. Following the trends of the Hellenistic period, dramatic expressions and extreme naturalism is seen in the high relief narrative frieze wrapping around the entire building. The frieze depicts the Gigantomachy to symbolically allude to the Greek Victory over the Gauls.