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Legion revisited

I just re-read Mark 5:1-20 and got a fresh perspective on this account of one of Jesus’ healing miracles. In this passage, Jesus encounters a man possessed by demons who lives among the tombs. 281 more words


The Tombs and the Blue Mosque, seen from inside the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul by neilalderney123

*The Tombs and the Blue Mosque – Istanbul*
A unique view out of the Window of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The window was open so I used it :) The closest domes are the rooves of some of the tombs of the Ottoman Sultans, from around the 16th century , and the furthest is the dome of the "Blue Mosque". 20 more words


Florence, continued

After having some lunch at a cute osteria near the Palazzo della Signoria, my sister and I decided it was time to climb the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.  525 more words


monday verse: an arundel tomb

Side by side, their faces blurred,
The earl and countess lie in stone,
Their proper habits vaguely shown
As jointed armour, stiffened pleat,
And that faint hint of the absurd— 155 more words

Out And About

[Friday Map] Valley of the Mounds

For this map I felt like channeling a bit of the Caves of Chaos, combined with a few classic tombs.

This stream-fed box canyon has been used as a sacred burial site of the Coalfoot Troglodyte clan for as long as they have recorded their history on their clay tablets. 317 more words


Hue, 19th Century Capital of Vietnam

We took an overnight train to see the historic capital of Hue, and really got into the history of this friendly medium sized town just inland from the coastline on the Perfume River. 313 more words

A Remarkable Tourist Attraction in Paris

I woke to thoughts of France, perhaps because it’s Bastille Day. I miss long walks through Paris.

Twelve years ago I made a promise to myself that someday I’d stay in Paris for a month so I could enjoy my time instead of rushing through seven or nine days as I had twice before. 318 more words