Mind the step. Leicester, October 2014.
So the first issue of my zine, Pedalbite, is up online now.
Reupping this, just because. Hopefully there will be a new issue coming out soon, with some help from some new contributors.
Virgil and Dante.
by Gustave Dore
Sudan - The Black Pharaohs
The Meroe Pyramids.
The Meroe Pyramids are located in the North-East of Sudan near the banks of the Nile in the area commonly known as Nubia. There are close to two hundred pyramids in a relatively small area, the ancient burial site of the Merotic Kingdom (sometimes known as the Kingdom of Kush). The Pyramids are smaller than their Egyptian cousins but equally impressive due to their number. The first of the Meroe Pyramids were built about 800 years after the last Egyptian pyramids were completed. The Meroe pyramids were constructed from large blocks of sandstone. They’re angled more steeply than the Egyptian pyramids…
(by Retlaw Snellac)
Gustave Dore, Death of Eleazer, 1866
From Zigzag Journeys in the Levant, by Hezekiah Butterworth, Boston, 1885.
Arundel church, Sussex.
Samuel Prout, from The baronial halls, and ancient picturesque edifices of England vol. 1, by Samuel Carter Hall, London, 1858.
Ruins in the gorge of the Wady Kelt, the valley of Achor.
From Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt vol. 1, by Charles William Wilson, London, 1881-84.
Carlton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
from the State Library of New South Wales
Hotel entrance, 1930s. Note the car reflected in the super shiny facade.