detail of a mosaic possibly from the great palace in Constantinople..a hunting scene with a tad of mythology…ancient greek mythology continued to inspire byzantine artists throughout the empire’s history just as it did in the west during the rennaisance.
at the museum of mosaics, Istanbul
Madonna Glycophilousa, Santa Francesca Romana, Rome, Italy, early 5th century
Ten year old Martin Witter watches two snails from his “team” go through their rounds during a trial chariot race. He formed, what he claimed to be, the only “snail stable” in the country. Speedy, in the harness, and Butch in the chariot, established a new track record of 3 feet in 5 minutes in 1954. (Via Business Insider, photograph by Don Brinn)