The storm... These storm or rain clouds are entertaining to watch. Especially having a camera in possession. (The reason I purchased a camera was to go storm chasing or photographing tornadoes). PLEASE IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO SO KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY!!!! Clouds are very deceptive because of the speed in which they travel. Some could be upon you within minutes and some an hour or so. The biggest highlights are the gals and guys on motorcycles. 😂
Almost 99 % of which don't care and maintain perfect bracing alignment of a straight path towards them... Photo and story courtesy of Gene Sengul
When it's your last day in the US before going to Europe, why not get ready by checking out some European art? Some highlights from our visit to the #getty include a smug baby wailing on dragon, beautiful depictions of reflections on water by Monet and Rembrandt, and portrait that captures the spirit of @mailval and I (Bacchante and an ape) #gettymuseum#losangeles#la#leftcoastbestcoast
The biblical book of Revelation features the character of the Whore of Babylon, who represents the source of earthly 🌎abominations and may have symbolized pagan Rome and its persecution of the church. Here, she kicks up her heels and dances drunkenly 💃after consuming the blood of the saints so revered by Christians 🍷. For the medieval reader of this manuscript, her inappropriately foolish behavior and immodest attire (uncovered head and exposed knees) would have marked her as a loose woman. She would have also stood in stark contrast to another female figure in this book, the exalted Woman Clothed in the Sun ☀️, who was associated with the Virgin Mary in medieval theology. This manuscript is the exhibition "Illuminating Women in the Medieval World," now on view through Sept. 17. Learn more via the link in our bio.
The Whore of Babylon, about 1255–60, English. Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment.