Towers crumbling after an earthquake, 1335
The Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar, is a holy and important site which Buddhists frequent in large numbers. A gold leaf covered boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff, and pilgrims come to worship this astonishing defiance of gravity. It is said that a single Buddha hair exists under the rock.
Abraham van der Hecken
A Kornilovite by Saida Afonina
Kornilovites (Kornilovtsy in Russian) were the members of a division in one of the White armies, they were named after General Lavr Kornilov (1870-1918), the commander of the White resistance in the south. Kornilov led the famous Ice March from Rostov-on-Don to the Kuban, where he rallied the Volunteer Army. He fell in battle in April 1918 and was replaced by Anton Denikin (1872-1947). The Kornilovtsy were the best White unit, renowned for their bravery and discipline. They wore hats with a red top and a black band.
Thomas Eakins - Portrait of Frank Hamilton Cushing (1895)
Edward Seago - The East Window
Sergei Svetoslavsky - The Moskvoretsky Bridge, 1878
“Portrait of Rogier Le Witer" (detail), 1635, Jacob Jordaens.