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— “ain’t I back now?”
— “if you dare not come back, I will never forgive you.”


The misty of Borobudur “the history never end” … 

Daniel Tjongari was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, on January 8, 1977. For Daniel photography is about imagination, emotion and trying to put a little of your soul into every picture you take. It really doesn’t matter what gear you have. He always imagine what I want to say in each of the pictures. Creating a real picture becomes unreal in his camera this is what he love about photography.

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

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true to my nurseydex trash nature,,
1. dex is the most relatable character
2. my boys are so pretty
3. that fuckin green hat,, AGAIN
4. christopher ships it
5. looks gay somehow idk
6. how does nursey get everything done with 0 minimal effort
7. send dex a relief team


Rotunda of Arsinoe II


288-281 BC

Diameter 20.219 m (across the euthynteria), Height 12.65 m

The Rotunda stands to the north of the terminus of the Sacred Way, between the Hall of Choral Dancers and the Anaktoron.  An inscription carved into the architrave above the door identifies the building’s dedicator as Arsinoe II of Egypt. The function of the Rotunda remains obscure. It might have been intended as a place for sacrifices and important gatherings during the festival.

The Rotunda is the largest enclosed free space in a round building in the Greek world.  The building rests on a deep limestone foundation, while most of the superstructure is constructed in Thasian marble.  Above the foundation, a smooth, enclosed drum, making up roughly two-third of the building, supports a gallery formed by Doric pilasters on the exterior and Corinthian half-columns on the interior. Between the pilasters are panels decorated with sacrificial imagery of bucrania flanking rosettes.  On the interior, the relief panels take the form of altars decorated with pairs of buchrania or pairs of rosettes.  The original conical roof was covered with scale-shaped terracotta tiles.    A single Doric doorway located on the southeastern side of the Rotunda, provided the only entrance.  The floor probably was made of earth, as no trace of pavement or under-pavement survives.

Neo-Assyrian Glazed Terracotta Tile from Nimrud (Kalhu), Iraq, c. 883-859 BC

A clue to the colour scheme of an ancient palace:

This glazed tile was found by the excavator Henry Layard at the Assyrian city of Nimrud. Along with the stone reliefs, it was part of the decorative scheme of the royal palace, although few examples survived Nimrud’s destruction in the seventh century BC.

This example depicts an Assyrian king, possibly Ashurnasirpal II (reigned 883-859 BC), accompanied by his bodyguard and attendants. It was probably part of a sequence showing the king as triumphant warrior and hunter. Such tiles provide a clue to the kind of colour scheme used for the relief panels. The decoration was executed in yellow, black and green (perhaps originally red) paint. These were made from natural materials.

It is likely that most major Assyrian buildings had paintwork at least in the reception rooms. Ashurnasirpal recorded that he had represented his triumphs in paintings. There were murals on the walls above the carved stone panels and the ceilings were also painted.

Glazed bricks are mentioned first in the second half of the second millennium BC when the mastery of the mechanical properties of glass had become known.

BotW: Sequel to TP??

Hints dropped (so far) which may place Breath of the Wild as a sequel to Twilight Princess:

  1. Ganondorf’s (unused) dialogue from Twilight Princess
  2. Twilight Princess HD’s Castle Town easter egg(s) vs. new avian race (Kass)
  3. Twilight Princess’ Bridge of Hylia vs. Breath of the Wild’s Bridge of Hylia
  4. Ocarina of Time/Twilight Princess’ Castle Town/Lost Woods’ ruins, respectively, vs. Breath of the Wild’s Temple of Time and Eastern Abbey ruins
  5. Presence of a snowy peak to the northwest, in both Twilight Princess and Breath of the Wild
  6. Twilight Princess’ Hyrule Castle (appearance & location in-world) vs. Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule Castle (appearance & location in-world)
  7. Ironically, the presence of the Korok hiding throughout the world

Let’s begin with Ganondorf’s dialogue, after your last fight in Hyrule Field, in Twilight Princess. We know his quote off by heart:

Do not think this ends here… The history of light and shadow will be written in blood!”, but thanks to a game text dump found at The Cutting Room Floor, we’re now blessed with what he should have said:”When the chosen ones appear… They are always born into this world in perfect balance. That is the destiny of the chosen. That is the fate decreed by your gods, the only path for those who bear their crests. When this world brings forth another marked as you are… Know too, that it shall also be visited by one of my blood. Do not think this end here… The history of light and shadow will be written in blood!”

We know that there exists a cycle of incarnation, particularly since Demise’s defeat in Skyward Sword, but this quote confirms it tenfold. And the way it’s worded is, I feel, key to what is coming next in the franchise.

Second, we have the existence of some detailed bass relief panels in Hyrule Castle Town, courtesy of Twilight Princess HD. Three panels repeated: first is a Goron, communicating with three humans — a man, woman, and child — in the presence of the Triforce; the second shows the man and child, in-between two avian people; the third has the woman and child, with an Oocca mother and child, apparently fending off an armoured Zora warrior. Initially, many believed the winged folk from the middle panel were simply Rito — the winged humanoid race who claim descent from the Zora tribe — but the Rito only came into being from stresses specific to the deluge of Hyrule, which only occurred in the Child Link timeline (i.e., The Wind Waker). So who exactly are these folk, if not Rito? Well, the latest couple of videos from Nintendo — the E3'16 trailer, and the Treehouse Let’s Play — revealed a wholly new class of avian folk, who will make their debut in Breath of the Wild! I think it’s obvious that the winged men in this fresco are meant to represent these very people.

One of the most popular theories out there right now, compares the architecture/design and location of the as-of-yet unnamed bridge spanning what we can surmise is Lake Hylia in Breath of the Wild, to the Bridge of Hylia which we first lay our eyes on in — you guessed it — Twilight Princess. This great bridge spans the expanse of Lake Hylia, yet at the time we see it in Twilight, it has definitely seen better days; in Breath of the Wild, the bridge — like the Temple of Time — is certainly aged, but it seems… grander; much like there was a resurgence of Hyrule, and its bygone ruins of its former glory were touched up again: only to succumb to the wrath of time once more.

Speaking of time, the Temple of Time has been completely renovated to almost match brick-for-brick its heyday during the Era of the Hero of Time… only to have fallen into some disrepair since the coming of Calamity Ganon. And, for the same reasons as to why I feel the Bridge of Hylia was renewed, I feel the Temple of Time was refit and rebuilt to honour the gods during a new Silver Age of the Hyrulean Kingdom. And around the Temple of Time, nearly freed from its Lost Woods’ burial, are the remnants of the first Hyrule Castle Market Town: and the forerunner Hyrule Castle itself! But by this time, it has exchanged custody to the Sheikah as a monastery — the Eastern Abbey — only to be left to the elements again for more than a century…

We come now to another element of tying these two games together: an icy element. I’m speaking, of course, of the northern mountain of Snowpeak. This weathered alpine landscape is glaciated, riven with deep gorges, and home to several frigid lakes, and it lays in the northwestern reaches of the Kingdom: opposite of the fiery Death Mountain. While we haven’t seen very much of this region (or many others, for that matter, outside of the Great Plateau) we can see it: a) from the Plateau, due NE; b) in the cutscene where the Sheikah towers activate across the kingdom. This region on the map is west of the dark “deep” cut, in the upper lefthand side, with a lot of lighter “high” terrain.

Last but not least, we have the real nail-in-the-coffin to this sequel theory: Hyrule Castle and its environs are nearly a perfect match-by-match between these two games, from the castle’s layout, its architecture, and spires, to the layout of the town ruins’ plaza — complete with royal/Hylia crest fountain piece — and its situation in the north-central region of the world map. I’ve seen comparisons of these two places online, and it’s astounding! Either these are very elaborate easter eggs, intended to make us feel like we’re in familiar territory, or they are screaming clues to how this undoubtedly fantastic title will fit into the official Zelda timeline.

As a bonus, we have another piece of evidence… the Korok! We know these loveable, woody children from The Wind Waker, where they are the forms taken by the fairy children (i.e., the Kokiri from Ocarina of Time) due to their home being flooded centuries past. However, there is another side to this: the Kokiri appearing as children may simply be that, an appearance. Their father is a living, sapient tree: they are suited to being a plant-like life form from the start, with long lives. When their Father died (this occurs before Link pulls the Master Sword, ergo, it occurs in the Child Timeline as well as the Adult), the Kokiri would have been left without a patriarch; a protector. Since the Hero of Time was essential in clearing the Forest Temple and bringing the new Deku Tree sapling into the light of day, it can safely be assumed that the sapling did not grow in the Child Timeline… so, left to their own devices, in a world where humans were ever expanding… they took on more plant-like attributes, and took to the skies, finding nooks, glades, and springs to hide themselves away from prying eyes. This explains why we do not see them in Twilight Princess — but we do see their old home, then known as a Forest Temple to the people of Hyrule. The fairy children became Korok to hide from humans and monsters in a world without their Father.

EDIT: New evidence from the latest trailer kills my theory on the Koroks and the Great Deku Tree’s demise: he’s alive! And he’s guarding the Master Sword?!

EDIT#2:The sky folk are indeed the Rito tribe; they are wholly separate from the Zora, however, and seem to be their own unique species. One that evolved naturally, which still directly contradicts their origins presented in The Wind Waker. Seeing as how these bird men have been presented in etchings from the Child Link timeline, these new, true Rito have likely existed since the time before: perhaps a natural evolution of the Loftwing? These are the only other divine, sentient race associated with both Hyrule and the skies whilst being separate from the Oocca who, c'mon, cannot have made the City in the Sky. They’re entire civilization, from their tools to architecture, are designed for or by human-sized beings, which the Oocca aren’t.


Arcus Argentariorum (Money-changers)


204 CE

6.15 m high, 3.3 m wide

Its actual purpose is unknown, but the most probable scenario is that it formed a monumental gate where the vicus Jugarius entered the Forum Boarium. As the dedicatory inscription says, it was commissioned not by the state or emperor, but by the local money-changers (argentarii) and merchants (negotiantes), in honour of Septimius Severus and his family. The top was possibly once decorated with statues of the imperial family, now long gone.

It is built of white marble, except for the base which is of travertine. The dedicatory inscription is framed by two bas-reliefs representing Hercules and a genius. The panels lining the passage present two sacrificial scenes - on the right/east, Septimius Severus, Julia Domna and Geta, on the left/west side Caracalla with his wife and father in law Fulvia Plautilla and Gaius Fulvius Plautianus.

The figures of Caracalla’s brother, father in law and wife on the passage panels and on the banners on the outside, and their names on the dedicatory inscription, were chiselled out after Caracalla seized sole power and assassinated them.

These sacrificial scenes gave rise to the popular but incorrect saying about the arch that

Tra la vacca e il toro, troverai un gran tesoro

(Between the cow and the bull - i.e., within the arch - , you’ll find a great treasure).

This led past treasure-hunters to drill many holes in it, which are still visible.

Above the main reliefs, are smaller panels with Victories or eagles holding up victors’ wreaths, and beneath them more sacrificial scenes. The external decoration of the pillars includes soldiers, barbarian prisoners, military banners (with busts of the imperial family) and a now damaged figure in a short tunic

Erastus Salisbury Field - Historical Monument of the American Republic - 1867–1888

“Field’s grand Historical Monument, painted in response to the Civil War and in anticipation of the nation’s Centennial, encyclopedically charts America’s early history. On more than 130 simulated relief panels set into ten painted towers, the 150-square-foot picture chronicles 250 years of American history, from Jamestown to the Centennial of 1876.”


Borobudur temple

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, as well as the world’s largest Buddhist temple and also one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.
The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. [Wikipedia]