— st. petersburg, 1914-24 Petrograd
mysterious man, Rasputin was murdered.
Yusopov’s family was then the richest family in St. Petersburg (and I think in all Russia too). Mr. Yusopov, who was a Sheikh in Iran, was baptized later in his life and moved to Russia. He bought this house in 1856. The family was in gold, diamond, and oil business. With rich ornaments, mahogany walls and furniture, this is a great example of how rich Russians lived back then.
After visiting the upper part of this palace, were taken in the basement where Rasputin was killed by Mr. Yusopov’s youngest son and couple of his friends. He was then thrown into the canal in front of this building.
– all those early coins, like with the roman max’s, ck emperor carus, etc, just early art portraits, con for getting the metals, gold for the making of the pictures
ck rider- Juan borgia
The Borgia Apartment suite was closed off by Pope Julius II in 1504 following the death of Pope Alexander VI. Pope Julius II refused to live in rooms once occupied by his unprincipled predecessor. The frescos were covered by black crepe and remained this way for 386 years. The apartments were reopened and frescos unveiled in 1889 by Pope Leo XII. The reputation of the previous inhabitant having faded, the genius of Pinturicchio could be revealed and appreciated.
The most famous fresco is the
celebrating the supposedly divine origins of the Borgias. The rooms are: Room of the Sibyls, Room of the Creed, Room of the Liberal Arts, Room of the Saints, Room of the Faith.
These frescoes are problematic in degree of workshop participation. For the vast enterprise, presumably done rapidly, the painter had a number of collaborators, although the overall style, the taste, and the program must have been Pinturicchio’s responsibility. The busily elaborated ceilings with motifs all’antica and numerous classical references, coupled with constant allusions to the Borgia, are definitely from Pinturicchio’s hand.
Like Bayer with heroin; before the criminalization of cocaine, the drug was sold by Parke-Davis in various forms, including cigarettes, powder, and even a cocaine mixture that could be injected directly into the user’s veins with the included needle. The company promised that its cocaine products would “supply the place of food, make the coward brave, the silent eloquent and … render the sufferer insensitive to pain.” In October 1915, Aleister Crowley, author of Diary of a Drug Fiend and The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, stopped by Parke-Davis in Detroit, where, according to Crowley, the cooperation was complete. “[They] were kind enough to interest themselves in my researches in Anhalonium lewinii (peyote) and made me some special preparations on the lines indicated by my experience which proved greatly superior to previous preparations.” Parke-Davis also was the original manufacturer and patent holder of phencyclidine (PCP) which is currently listed as a Schedule II drug in the United States. They also developed Ketalar (ketaminehydrochloride), a general anesthetic and dissociative drug, in 1962.
Sims Bayou begins in southwest Houston and flows east near Hobby Airport toward the Houston Ship Channel.
The bayou is believed to be named for Bartlett Sims (1792-1864), who came to Texas as a land surveyor for Stephen F. Austin, who was establishing a settlement colony for Mexico. Sims later became one of Austin’s “Old Three Hundred,” the term for settlers who had received the original land grants in 1824, primarily along the Brazos and Colorado rivers.
origin of the name Mexico. Part of the word, mexi, is thought to be the name of a war god of the Aztecs, Mexitli. This god got his name from the word metztli, which meant moon, and xictli, which meant navel.
In 1814 the Supreme Congress of the revolutionary forces that met at Apatzingán (in today’s state of Michoacán) drafted the first constitution, in 1814 whereby the name América Mexicana (“Mexican America”) was chosen for the country. The head of the insurgent forces, however, was defeated by the royalist forces, and the constitution was never enacted.
The Mexica (Nahuatl: Mēxihcah, Nahuatl pronunciation: [meːˈʃiʔkaʔ] (listen)(singular Mēxihcatl [meːˈʃiʔkat͡ɬ]) or Mexicas were a Nahuatl-speaking indigenous people of the Valley of Mexico, known today as the rulers of the Aztec Empire. This group was also known as the Culhua-Mexica in recognition of its kinship alliance with the neighboring Culhua, descendants of the revered Toltecs, who occupied the Toltec capital of Tula from the tenth through twelfth centuries. The Mexica were additionally referred to as the “Tenochca”, a term associated with the