The cathedral in the Spanish city of Salamanca was constructed in 1102, and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls, but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit, complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there, or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th c…
Guarani Shamanic Healing. ~ This energy-based shamanic healing system uses a series of ancient symbols as vehicles for the energy transmissions. The symbols are multidimensional, and therefore both specific in their application as well as wide-ranging in their scope.
The 'Ideal' Tudor Woman The Tudor view of pure beauty during the Elizabethan era was a woman with light hair and a snow white complexion which was complimented with red cheeks and red lips. A pale complexion could only be achieved by a wealthy woman of the upper class. Poor women were expected to work outside and therefore acquired a suntan. The pale complexion was therefore a sign of wealth and nobility - an immediate identification for a person from the rich upper classes.
Signs are designed to capture attention and therefore it comes as no surprise that illuminated signs and signage tend to be more effective than non illuminated signs. We all respond to bright lights and colour after all.
1810-1815 print: "A City Chop House" by Thomas Rowlandson - Chop houses were common establishments in 18th and 19th century Britain, where men could buy a meal and drink for a relatively low price. More often than not, to eat one's dinner at a chop house was the sign of a bachelor - and, therefore, was not always desirable in a society where to be a married homeowner was a mark of masculinity and maturity.