Tales of the Chaldeans I walked into Babylon through the Ishtar Gate in the Berlin museum. Soaring Code of Hammurabi greeted me in Parisian Muses building. I felt like Herodotus - in the vestibule of the Chaldean temples and massive ziggurat. Minuteness and amusing, colorful narration of the author of The Histories require to ask a question: what's he paying for transportation while traveling around that world? His noble birth and probable wealth or a promise to perpetuate (someone) in future work, was it enough?... ... In India I paid pennies for the bus from Agra to Mathura; waiting for the course I filmed golden, winged symbol on the wall and inscription (in the original version): "Parsi Zoraestrian Religeous Institute". I felt almost like Herodotus - in the vestibule of the Chaldean temples and massive ziggurat. Today, modern authors of The Histories travel by air and, like Herodotus, talk about conflicts and everyday life. They lack, however, this amusing and colorful narration, which is acquired after passing through the Ishtar Gate. MMXIII
. message from the New Kingdom! Good collection of African art I watched with discoverer's curiosity in the British Museum (earlier at the Smithsonian Institiution I passed by the African gallery with a good-natured indifference).a rural sensibility: theatre of rituals.Mercado Africano An avenue of sphinxes welcomed me at Karnak … royal statues frozen in decorations of Egyptian province (earlier in the bulrushes on the Nile a large lizard thorax disappeared).. the power of raw expression and . ancient action movie. finally . which we visited with my wife. further: the famous single obelisk on guard at the entrance to the temple.. the second . The first . Akhenaten of the British Museum. finally.the stems from massive colonnade speckled at the bottom by the first graffiti-lilliputians and. Ilha do Sal MMXIII
.ebon . at the top theatre of reliefs. and then .shows the inhabitant of the continent. I bought from African merchants two longitudinal masks.. Both remind me of the long face of Egyptian pharaoh-gulliver. a small mosque suspended in the air on top of the unearthed ancient walls. songs of tribal communities … In the Mercado Municipal in Cabo Verde. … in London I froze at the glass with admiration for the primal sincerity.is the image of Creole.brighter . the old rhythm of drums.
We know it also in other versions from later history. security and freedom. energy. The area of barbaric empire stopped the march of the young. and later the sun god statues were given willingly features of Alexander.. Alexander became a colossus by defeating the Persian giant … .his troops lost their momentum. brilliant conqueror. Statue of Helios is a metaphor of power. the Eastern wealth.Mandraki Port Why Alexander went with his army towards Bactria? Was it only: the capture of Darius. needed during the Indian campaign. Macedonians carried the east Hellenistic values.. In the port of Mandraki in Rhodes I watched the ships to which a powerful statue by Chares of Lindos was once pointing the way. MMXIII
. to punish the self-proclaimed Bessus? Or was it to secure the rear before the expedition to India? … Either way .
functional equipment. but classy. modernist design. You'll feel as if you have lived there for years for example studied at university or something. Vienna MMXII
. Economical. From the perspective of this hotel Vienna seems to be familiar city. Very good location near the Belvedere Palace at the junction of tram routes and queue. Simple.At the Junction of Tram Routes and Queue Hotel cleverly converted from office building of Austrian railways.
and heroes cleaned up the world of chaos. . Homer says. Lycians. Turkish province.the proto-language of Lycians. MMXIII
. … Greek and Latin writings tamed chimeric mutations in the region.The testimony of Roman prosperity in Pamphylia. Hyundai The Chimera gaping fire on the coast of ancient Lycia .. burning methane.Pegasus. It's like another version of the coliseum and still dominates the agricultural. could have family ties with Minoans. Today. and I felt like a hero when I sped comfortable Hyundai through Lycia and Pamphylia. this mutant. you can admire the momentum of this building. However. neutralized by Bellerophon with the participation of Pegasus.. superhuman deeds. and before that the city . addicted to tobacco. coming out of the rock crevices a place where every modern. who appears almost as a progenitor of Rome's warriors. Sitting in the audience of the Roman amphitheater in Aspendos. is mechanically associated with Minoan hieroglyphics . according to one version.in other words . in ancient times. ignited the imagination of listeners and inspired to brave. Bucephalus. participated in the defense of Troy. Also.. Luwian picture writing . Sarpedon..trophy on the route of victorious march of Macedonians. Turkish tourist freely fires a favorite cigarette. and their hero.. The same thing is with Alexander..
rabbit. moray eels and mighty marlins Creole restaurateurs negotiate prices above the heads of men scraping fishes.not once will create on the sand my contented profile … Cabo Verde MMXIII
. mackerels... squid. I quickly grabbed a bronze tan. lamb.. ~~~ Under the sun. Depth is clear.directly over your head and the salty ocean breeze tan anyone who does not apply creams with the appropriate filter.Ilha do Sal Sal Island is like Sahara's colony among the dark blue depths of the ocean .exotic. the wind will bear each flapping sail. Creole cuisine . tasty coffee and views of the south bay . Black fishermen threw on the pier the result of morning catch: local species. its line . Maybe.. the sun .. the skin went down from my shoulder in the shape of the island of Sal. The wave has a lot of energy and it will swing each swimmer eager for fun. cephalopods. Young sharks' fins circling in shallow waters in the north. octopus. sand – gold. desert Terra Boa with single cones of volcanic peaks and slalom with four-wheel drive … . papaya and bananas. while others remove brown ink out of squids in Celadon water. Here is blowing hard.. time is measured by steady waves on sandy beaches. if good-natured wave spills on the south beach.. Fish..
Mandatory see impressive.. Walnuts and Ginger Calmness of agricultural province with 26-30 degrees Celsius in autumn. Kitchen . After a busy Kyrenia (place like from the novel by A. ride for relaxation eastward along the coast in the mountains to the south there is a raw and peaceful atmosphere. ancient city of Salamis. You can bring from there some products from small shops Karpaz peninsula honey. Cyprus MMXII
.Honey.. where local "wild" donkeys kindly expect gratuities from drivers for posing for pictures. as well as Famagusta town . A place for people who do not require luxury. walnuts in marinade or tea with ginger you'll prolong your memories during the winter. but appreciate a quiet and lazy atmosphere.. Ladies should buy their clothes in Nicosia. Dumas). There are no problems with paying by cards.. For a reasonable price you get two rooms and two terraces. transparent sea to diving or snorkeling and sun.more than three stars. several swimming pools. which is right next to your hotel. if you'll find a parking place. Residents are polite and welcoming (at least for Poles).preferably from the ramparts. You can rent a car and go to a scenic and raw Karpaz peninsula.
they still amuse. wit. I will mention. making life pleasant.. The same is today . however. but also allegories of fears or pantagruelistic eroticism .as though they're casting the faces of models to (after beautifying touches) put them on a round vessels.. precision. it is the culture of bawdy carved folk saints.. because I believe that this is a problem of toxic and frantic. Yes. This production of folk craft captivates with naturalism. Rolland). A dozen centuries ago . I do not know what they were drinking from them. In some cases .probably . Usability. MMXIII
.they captured the attention of passers-by standing on the fairground stalls .. but some tableaux from the bottles connote the atmosphere from funny book Colas Breugnon the opuscule praising the wonders of life (by R. their ceramics. frighten and entertain in the name of folk hedonism.Mochica Tableaux I will not elaborate about the rites of the Indians of the Moche people.
Greek and Phoenician are the apotheosis of the golden age. Their paintings reflect a vision of paradise found again. and I didn't know that just across the Tiber Cerveteri is hiding a surprising picture of Etruscan life. Frescoes from their tombs . where international treaties have been concluded) and La Spezia..as for me. where the Lydian ancestors of the Etruscans according to Herodotus went to sea. I know the road leading from there to Rome. at which prostitutes lurked. The road of the Tyrrhenians wound in a picturesque zigzag among the ancient lands . I came hitchhiking to the stone pine avenues of Castel Fusano and the ruins of Ostia. Today. Egyptian.Road to Etruria I drove to Etruria from Rapallo (nice place. with roundabouts. Etruscan idyll the amplification of the Mediterranean painting from Crete . provincial bus passengers lurk at it. the myth of Aeneas.... joyful melange of styles: Minoan. and it's teeming with industrial shops. I also know the way to Smyrna. MMXIII
Transports me in rickshaw by lanes of Chandni Chowk. pushes his way amongst porters. The monk shows me interior of jaina world. dries his teeth. Then. clients. Without collision we glide under electric wires lianas.. I buy pepsi and pay for the rally. Enlightened by temple's gold I stand over the jeweller's showcase with silver.पेपसी का सवाद
Transports me by alleys and lanes of Old Delhi. in compliance with gravitation. when I analyse women's of fashion eyes. I slide down stairs (in compliance with gravitation) after analysis of mosque block. hoping for elephant's reincarnation.. with the flow. tourists.sacrum borderline. Transports me by alleys and lanes of Old Delhi. It slides down.. my sight strokes silky saris in miniature shops.
. Sikhs' shrine welcomes us with musical trance. Alongside a dead rat in a pose of sunbather. I cross barefoot the stream . we gather momentum. tourists. The world of miniature painting and sculpture. pushes his way amongst porters. … I glide upstairs to the storey of bird hospital.. clients. On protuberances we glide up the human stream.
.Balcony Overlooking Samos The Greeks often located their poleis away from the shoreline. And after returning to the seaside hotel . Today we have there a green valley of Maeander. You can see it in Rhodes . Bias. coming from the sea. shady forest with wild boars . on the south and sunny hillside overlooking the ancient bay..from stony beach on the Dilek Peninsula you can see Samos. Priene (lofty. still had to climb the hill. you can meditate on the achievements of Pythagoras.. This view is replicated also in the Minoan Knossos.in the Doric Ialysos. My favourite city. in turn. … Reclining under the umbrella. was located. A similar landscape we see in Kos.once again – widely open the window. The invaders. Immaculate water with underwater life.. as we look toward the sea from Asklepieion (a type of ancient sanatorium). Ionic Machu Picchu). Hippocrates and Cleobulus . On the opposite side of the Mycale mountain . MMXIII
and are the pillars of democratic order for people doing business in the shadow of the arcades.SPQR Roman aqueduct running like a string of ants through agricultural fields and the Turkish people trading in vegetables in the shadow of the arcades. will of the people generated the flair of aristocrats. Forum Romanum was like a forest after passing tornado. my first encounter with Rome during the student times was disappointing. and wasn't breathtaking as the Egyptian pyramids. and games followed the debate. *** Columns of Rome resisted tribes of despotism. pragmatism prevailed over the momentum. still pondering how to bypass law. democratic public facilities in Salamis in Cyprus … However. in the closet. But that Rome ruled Egypt. I eat fruits from hot provinces of our empire. the purpose over the measures. applaud ancient heroes at the opera and the noise of debates and sports sounds in their coliseums.
. and leisurely forge a chisel the modern "exegi monumentum" charming spell from student years. next I have wine rack and. Haughty. Code of laws immortalized on the wall in the hot ruins of the capital of Cyrenaica. centurion helmet protected the democratic sobriety of mind. Those. relaxing in the spa. When I participate in public life through my home screen. olive from agricultural field. through which runs a Roman aqueduct. Tunisian coliseum besieged by miniature Arab town.
Squat pitos near the agora commands respect. innovative and dynamic motion shots of monkeys. MMXIII
.. I felt so when swimming beneath the swinging surface of water and on the road at Knossos. On the frescoes. this is the scenography of the world of free people. the procession of aesthetics and colour. flexible images of antelopes. however. Seaside palace in Malia also seems to be a cozy haven for little people. The movement . octopuses squirming beneath the swinging surface of water .At the Court of the Cretan King The road at Knossos does not differ specifically from the Roman and Greek routes. Happy prince among the lilies. dolphins and fishes. used a powerful vessels. Minoan ships glide on the waves at walking pace.. three ladies of the court. Cretan paintings evoke solemn respect. fashionably styled.. although it is much older. who. Knossos is not large and resembles a cozy recreation complex for the enlightened ruler. You will not sense a despotism in this art. Driving on it was comparable to navigate the cobblestones. ceramics moving feast lasts..
. with today's sky.... Spirit of Cleobulus ..at reclining feast or sitting under the well-known.Amazing Jug from Phaistos Ancient beaked jug from Phaistos looks like an example of modernist pottery. *** Hm. Standing behind an Egyptian prince and his wife in the Cairo museum of antiquities.. where the modern tourists in Berlin sit now . Starry vault of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings was in harmony. Oh. this united wanderers. they used the antique baths and enjoyed the benefits of philosophy. Let's drink to such tyranny! MMXIII
c. the night sky.. and its cool. regional tyrant-philosopher which pervades Rhodes nooks . stone toilet with mosaic floor from the Phoenician Kerkouane in the North African provinces. The realistic figures of Greek gods and heroes in an intimate museum in Kos and functional. drinking from a jug under fresco . I had the impression that the couple sat there yesterday. Then. as a familiar chord. and 20-century designer would be proud of the design placed on it. princes and heroes in the mediterranean world. Known Minoan Toreador Fresco in Heraklion connects in my imagination with Etruscan vision of life from the Louvre. marble stairs. The foundations of the Pergamon altar around which .centuries before me the ancient pilgrims wandered.a good-natured.
Yucatan Mayan art is suffused with narcotics and jungle. ecclesial ceremonies.. It's a tough world of warriors. . Courtly scenes – for me . hermetic vision. ritual. tributes and extortions infused with aromas of chocolate and cocoa … This elongated shape of the skull.. sometimes even in the aesthetics of comics.. dignitaries often presented realistically .. soft in expression. This what we know . although they are more hermetic.. flexible craft. colourful. abstractly … MMXIII
. events of mythology .The transition of an ancestor or deity by the jaws of the feathered serpent to the real world is obviously narcotic. with hierarchy. a large. drawings in codices etc. The figures of warriors.in other words: reliefs. Many of these visions bend. inventively.. ramble and creep like vegetation in the equatorial forest unrealistically.have often something from the spirit of Japanese artistic narration. scribes. Perpetuation of rulers' acts. convinces me that we are dealing mainly with the art of courtly. the world of audiences.with overweight. paintings on the walls. curved nose and half-open mouth with fleshy lips it's a sign of class and prestige. ceramics.
.Atmosphere from Canvas The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the European Commission. the International Press Centre and the Metro. Nice base for visitors to Brussels and Bruges (convenient rail link) A little further a romantic park suffused with an atmosphere from Magritte's canvases.
near the highway.. at the same time. who contributed to the fact that I visited Ephesus..Goddess of the Highway I learned about the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Didyma. Miletus and Pergamon still attract (its timeless dynamics). Prided itself on its momentum... reading in school years the preface to the adventures of the famous Czech soldier. architectural cleverness and folk craft. Each of them. Alexander rebuilt the temple. Priene. But knowledge about this place remained due to this craftsman. artfulness of ancient shoemaker. each time. rebuilds in the imagination the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. After the deed of the narcissus. . hungry for confirmation of ancient wisdom. Today. hungry for fame. who made the shrine of the goddess famous. one column remained from the temple. The author praised there folk wisdom of his hero and criticized. like almost all the historic buildings in Ionia . MMXIII
. wanderers. placed slenderly against the background of undulating meadows.
During the family symposiums she drinks a kylix or two . provincial road along the coast winds through citrus groves. a manager in the wine industry.. lasts picturesque Greek symposium. and a slave is working hard at the krater with wine .. And my wife appreciates Italian wine.. across the Tiber. appreciates Italian wine... MMXIII
... During the family symposiums she drinks a kylix or two . We both know Italy and more than once we were there .Krater and Kylix My wife. on the walls of the so-called Tomb of the Diver. greet newcomers.. Farther north. I came to the surface in the vicinity of craters of Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands.. the Roman "stadium" and acoustic cave called the Ear of Dionysius – in ancient times.. Magna Graecia. Participants are demanding filling kylixes... a kind of krater with water for the city . Sicilian. tanned jumper gives a carefree dive into the sea on the Etruscan fresco . ~~~ . Meanwhile. Greek theater. From the north you drive to Catania. ~~~ I like amateur diving. in the north. in Paestum.. the event is graced by spectacularly executed jump into water.... and further you're off the highway to Syracuse.
. in the further future.They're living over time. Turquoise . My old watch with broken strap Landed.organizes my background under influence of sun.a sign of my ancient smile.) of Time Rhodes is not a large island.my scenery . I swim away to the past. Sitting in the Greek stadium.
. Try to find it. but its raw beauty has ancient roots.. Where are their bones? Their former miaows? .. I dive into the sea of time.. swinging.. Swimming in the antiquities. Generations of cats.. It has a Pall Mall logo . on the sea bed. my imitator. Fishes peck it at night pushing into the dark.
But it is. says among other things that Tanit successfully tried to occupy the minds of the sailors something else. not until the end.Polvo à Lagareiro Carthaginian port in the shape of a circle – an ancient marvel of maritime architecture today is in fact a large pond where local anglers soak sticks. find acceptance of archaeologists . in a tangle of contemporary alleys is located kind of Phoenician necropolis.. Just behind second. Therefore it's easy to imagine ancient ships..a primal and raw collection of stone stelae and the circular port . with great care designed the waterfront. Grim news about dark ritual. *** The contrast between the Carthaginian Tophet . consisting among other things of two ports.. I thought about their travels when walking around circular Punic port and today .in their opinion paid gods for the opportunity to fish and trade.an ambitious work of ancient engineering. pleasant view of turquoise Tunis Bay confirmed their belief that prevail over the situation. where the locals . Although . cleverly hidden inside from the eyes of agents of Mediterranean competition. and the broad. the old port.. Carthaginians built with a flourish their city-state.above the platter with delicious octopus in garlic from Portuguese restaurant. however. MMXIII
Wojciech Płocharski. European author who publishes in English in India, also journalist (foreign correspondent), traveler, composer and lyricist.