|Fig.1: Yellow sky during battle, better find a paddle!|
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Spanish Armada
Composed by Sima Dave circa Saturday, November 30, 2013 No comments:
Labels: Christianity, Early Modern Europe, Elizabeth I of England, England, Henry VIII of England, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Phillip II of Spain, Spain, Spanish Armada, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Setting: English Channel
Friday, November 22, 2013
Viking Discovery of America
Composed by Sima Dave circa Friday, November 22, 2013 No comments:
Labels: Canada, Erik the Red, Greenland, Iceland, Leif Erikson, Newfoundland, Norsemen, North America, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Vikings
Setting: L'Anse aux Meadows, NL, Canada
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Queen Ranavalonas of Madagascar
|Fig.1: More like Catherine |
the Great Cross-dresser!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
|Fig.1: The Who Temple of Angkor Wat, located |
behind the Why Garden and the I Don't Know
Costello: Which temple did you see in Angkor?
Abbott: Angkor Wat.
Costello: That's what I'm asking you.
Abbott: I'm telling you: Angkor Wat.
Costello: Yes, Angkor what?
Abbott: That's right.
And then it goes downhill from there. Well lost in the hilarity is the fact that Angkor Wat, the object of confusion, is considered the largest religious monument in the world: at over 20 million square feet, it is 12 times larger than the Temple Mount in Israel, can fit about 800 Christ the Redeemer statues from Brazil within its walls, and is approximately 3.8 billion times holier than that Celtic symbol you got tattooed on your lower backside. On top of that, it is the largest tourist attraction in Cambodia, as well as its national symbol, making it akin to the Eiffel Tower in France, the Taj Mahal in India, and practically any old marble piece of crap in Greece. It is still considered a holy place of worship by Cambodian monks to this day, which I'm sure the million visitors per year does absolutely nothing to diminish.
Composed by Sima Dave circa Thursday, November 07, 2013 No comments:
Labels: Angkor Wat, Buddhism, Cambodia, French colonialism, Hinduism, Khmer Empire, Siam, Southeast Asia
Setting: Angkor, Cambodia
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