Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, Italy.
My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadow.
An intruiging aspect of Buddhist iconography is the presence of the wrathful, terrifying forms called the Dharmapalas. It seems as if the Buddhists have their own Sinister pantheon comparable with the Dark Gods of the ONA or the dead, dark gods of the Aztecs. 937 more words
The commander stressed the importance of extremely harsh discipline within the organization, with an internal apparatus of repression to match his unmatched megalomania, rising paranoia and fanatic need for cultivating an atmosphere of absolute terror within and without. 212 more words
“The lieutenant walked up to the other guard who had for the extent of the scene thus far simply been standing a few yards away in the courtyard, holding his vicious and expertly oiled martinet, various straps coiling around each other with the ends tied like a knout, ready to pound in the finer points of discipline even into the most recalcitrant of errant personnel. 127 more words