A bull, ram, and boar are lured towards a sacrificial altar - which is adorned with fruit and attended by two boys - in this 2nd-3rd century CE mosaic from a Roman villa on the island of Kefalonia, Greece. The inscription specifies which gods protect the home and their requisite rituals.
More black and white
Black-and-white Roman mosaic flooring from the Hospitalia, a guesthouse which likely served as the barracks of the Praetorian Guard at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Italy, circa 117-138 CE.
The Shinjuku Eye in the now defunct Subaru Building, March 2017. I always tried to get a shot with no one in front of it and this was the best one I could get.
United States President Barack Obama ducks his head beneath a portal during a tour of the Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Giza in Egypt on 4 June 2009. The President remarked that the hieroglyphic at bottom-right looked like him. (Pete Souza) [3,500 x 2,333]
Two dead trees, uprooted, then placed root to root. Don't know why, but I'm not complaining: Orrest Head, Lake District, England [OC] [6000x4000]
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Le Suquet is the oldest neighborhood of Cannes. It has cobblestone streets big enough only for people and few cars so it’s a nice area of Cannes to wander through and get yourself lost along the winding streets. Many of the streets are actually narrow staircases only, but has great views of the city
The Purunmachus of Carajía, 6 colossal anthropomorphic sarcophagi made of clay and reeds by the South American Chachapoya people. They were left on a cliff ledge c.1460 CE. While topped with actual skulls, mummies remain inside. Feathered tunics and genitalia are painted on. Amazonas Region, Peru
Side street in Dangju Ward intersecting with the main Sejong Street, Jongno District, downtown Seoul [2496×3744]
A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them -- "Daphne is one of the seahorses that Rog Hanson is studying in Alamitos Bay." Photo credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times [1368 x 2048] [OS]