WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

 

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2000 years old floral motifs from Emona

My Botanical Garden

Location of Emona within present day central Ljubljana, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emona

Ljubljana is celebrating 2000 years since Emona, a Roman settlement, was founded. Emona belonged to the province of Italy and had around 5000 inhabitants. Modern Ljubljana overlaps with site of old Emona. Roman remnants are to be seen in archaeological parks, galleries, architecture and museums across Ljubljana. I’ve found a ’73 year booklet about Emona frescoes  yesterday.  It is fascinating to discover Emona homes were as neatly decorated as they are today. I am particularly fond of floral motifs used on Emona  frescoes  , they tell us the story of nearby flora of the time , of the artists of the time, of the pigments used and of the social importance of the beauty that is telling its story even after 2000 years! Here are some illustrations from the booklet:

Ljudmila Plesničar Gec,  Emonske freske, Ljubljana 1973

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Please share to show my pupils how far a photo can go (even if you don’t want it to!)

Not about everything

Sharing this, because it seems an interesting lesson.

I am teaching E-safety to my pupils at the moment and wanted to try a little experiment. Please share this photo and see how far it gets, I want to show my students how easily photos etc can go viral, even when you may not want them to. Share it and see how far it goes!

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

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Believe it or not but this picture was taken only a few days ago, this is a pelargonium on my windowsill outside the house, it is still in bloom in January, this never happened before !!! So far our Winter was soft, very soft with only a few night frosts ( the pictures of my garden under the snow are from last year, I only used them to create a Wintery scene as it is Winter after all !!) the day temperatures are arround 10 C° which is 10 C °too high for January.  We do get a LOT of rain and stormy winds, I am not complaining though as I prefer rain above cold, ice and snow any time !!!

Take care and keep warm or cool, depends on where you live at the moment ! Thanks for stopping by !