They raised him on their shields in a moment of great happiness and triumph! | The History of the Byzantine Empire

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Jul 312015
 

 

 

Julian rides the tiger.

 

The History of the Byzantine Empire‘s examination of the improbable rise of Julian the Apostate.  The story continues as he finds himself acclaimed as emperor by the legions under his command, must to his cousin Constantius’ anger and dismay.  Good times!

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Jun 022015
 

I miss the Hagia Sophia:

 

Hagia Sophia

Intoxicatingly beautiful.

 

 

 

Plus, there was a LOT of Istanbul that I didn’t see, not to mention the rest of Turkey, and the Middle East, and Europe.  Ah well, a fellah can dream, can’t he?  You’re all invited, too.

Jun 032014
 

And day two of Writing 101 presents a much easier challenge for lil’ ol’ me.  Specifically:

We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now? For your twist, focus on building a setting description.

So, where would I go right now?  I would go to Istanbul.  And no, I’m not gonna sing the They Might Be Giants cover of that song, tempting though it may be.

Building-wise, the first place I’d want to see is the place to see:  the Hagia Sophia!  Take a look at it – how could you not want to go see a place like this?:

Hmmmm, come to think of it, I need to start thinking about booking a vacation somewhere this fall.  I need a rest.