The artwork is from the Northern Wei Period ( about 1600 years ago).
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Now 7th. Top pic newly added.
Love the last photograph Gwil. My first husband was a painter in both oils and watercolour - quite well known in his time. I have on my wall a similar oil painting taken from the side of the Grand Canal. Brought back lovely memories.
Hello Pat. this is taken at the side of the Grand Canale where a side canal flows under a bridge to the Giudecca Canal near the Academy Art Gallery. I'm pleased it brought back lovely memories. By the way, the gondolier, as hinted the other day, is myself before I had my haircut in the barber shop shown.
I like the black and white photographs. I note swimmers in old picture.
They are swimming and in the middle is a lily but as it's on the roof of a cave it could be in air or water. I'll put a picture of the caves up in a couple of minutes. I meant to do so before but I had to go out. The site of the paintings was buried by sand for many hundreds of years and forgotten and only rediscovered by chance.
The temple and cave complex seem to be connected. You can imagine the scene when the whole area was buried by sand. As the climate changes we may find other treasures from the past. Sand from the Sahara has been blowing here for some days. In the course of time many secrets will be revealed.
Thank you. The swimmers were floating in air or water rather than swimming perhaps.
There was another picture which showed hares running after each other and some big wall pictures I could only photograph details of. I'll try and put them up in a new series later this morning.
The first ever depiction of 'synchronized swimming'?
Thanks for plunging in Cro!