Knowing my research interests, and that I run this blog, I often have family and friends finding and passing on to me photos of ancient architecture and art. Here is a set of photos from my grandparents (taken in the early 80s judging from the fashion) of examples of classical architecture.
The first image is of the Parthenon in Athens, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Arguably the most significant building remaining from Classical Greece, the Parthenon, the zenith of the Doric order, was constructed from 447 BCE.
The remaining four photos are taken at Ephesus in Turkey, which was a highly important Roman province of Asia Minor. A magnificent road, lined with columns, ran through the city to the harbour -its remains are visible in the second and fourth photos. The harbour of Ephesus severed as a natural landing-point from Rome, and also as a great export centre. Due to the silting process which has been at work for centuries, the sea is now 10 km away from the site.
Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.
But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.
There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.
Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.
And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind.
AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ what black side of the avengers/marvel fandom been saying but they dont pic up on it