I dug out some old photos taken on the roofs of Piraeus back in 2004. These roofs (and the life that takes place there), quite typical of many Mediterranean cities, have always fascinated me. At a quite trivial level, I guess my fascination (at least in part) stems from a Northern European envy of the […]
The colonnaded street at Apamea, Syria. Photo: TMK, October 2008. I’m off to the Middle East tomorrow for some final dissertation travel. Meanwhile, here are some photos of the colonnaded street at Apamea. The colonnaded street at Apamea, Syria. Photo: TMK, October 2008. The colonnaded street at Apamea, Syria. Photo: TMK, October 2008. The colonnaded […]
Architectural sculpture in the “Temple of Bacchus”, Baalbek, Lebanon. Photo: TMK, October 2008. Architectural sculpture in the “Temple of Bacchus”, Baalbek, Lebanon. Photo: TMK, October 2008.
The Archaeology of Shopping? Store front in Damascus. Photo: TMK, October 2008.
Welcome to my humble abode. Medieval doorway in the late antique “Arch of Janus”, Rome. Photo: TMK, April 2009.
Here’s some photos from Theodoret’s hometown of Cyrrhus in northern Syria. Theodoret was famously outspoken on the ‘errors’ of pagan gods. In his Ellenikon Therapeutike Pathematon (“Remedy for Greek [i.e. pagan] Maladies”), he condemned representations of Venus as “more shameless than that of any prostitute standing in front of a brothel” (3.79) and caricatured Dionysos […]
The ‘basalt city’ of Bosra is best known from its wonderfully well-preserved Roman theatre. However, the city is not only rich in ancient ruins. Large parts of the ‘modern’ city that was built reusing bits and pieces of ancient buildings as well as utilising the Roman street grid have themselves been abandoned. This makes for […]
Sunset in the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria. Photo: TMK, May 2008. Sunset in the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria. Photo: TMK, May 2008.
Parts of the Rhône valley were this year marred by a small-scale environmental scare when in July uranium was accidentally released from the Tricastin nuclear power plant, a notable feature on the A7. This is, of couse, a serious matter with both political and environmental implications. However, what caught my eye and will be focus […]
I’ve previously posted some photos of Danish winter. Now that the summer appears to be (almost) officially over, I thought I would post some images of how my native country looks like during this time of year. Aggersborg viking castle and church. Photo: TMK, July 2008. The beach at Bulbjerg. Photo: TMK, July 2008. View […]