Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Pile Of Stones

Let's all calm down and look at a nice piece of architecture.

The Baronial Castle at Fondi, Latium Province, Italy:


Why not ...

The castle of Rocca pia in Tibur, Rome Province, Italy:

And hell, I had to add this: the Villa manlio vopisco, near or part of Tibur.  I know nothing about it, but what a picture:

10 comments:

James C. said...

But why do you assume that the stones at the bottom of the wall will have less ability and opportunity than those stones at the top? This is ludicrous!

I'm sorry, that was wrong of me. In my defense, I think I was remarkably restriained recently at times when intentionally provoked. I shouldn't even post this... but I will. Because I'm evil and bored and using this blog as a great excuse to not do the work I know I have to do but dread doing.

Alexis said...

I personally think that was a brilliant piece of satire. But I am deluded and twisted.

Oddbit said...

No Alexis, I agree.

Carl said...

Ah, Fundi. Hercules founded this town. Apparently founded it that is, but he was a notorious drunk, so there's no telling. He may have simply emptied his bladder here and declared it a town.

So if you were born a half-god, would you have better stats than a king?

Alexis said...

Naturally, yes. I suppose you'd have to start the gods at 5d6, and allow them to pick the highest 4. Or some such.

PatrickW said...

Is "Hercules founded this town" the Mediterranean version of "Washington slept here"?

Alexis said...

I know of at least two examples; Forli mentioned above, and also Sezze which, coincidentally, is in the same Italian province.

If I find any more I'll let you know.

Oddbit said...

Gorgeous. I've always loved castles with more murder holes than glass windows.

Strix said...

I need to rethink my landscaping. That last one is remarkable!

PS. James, that was hilarious!

Alexis said...

I've found another. Hercules is said to have founded Taranto, also. Plus, I have found a lot of cities founded by Diomedes, from the Trojan War.