Tomb of Edward II - Gloucester Cathedral

walwyn Sat, 04/10/2021 - 22:03



This tomb of King Edward II of England (d1327) is situated in Glocester Cathedral. It  was commissioned by Edward III in 1336 and built in the early part of the 1340s.

Tomb of Louse of Stolberg-Gedern - San Croce, Florence

walwyn Fri, 04/09/2021 - 21:32




This tomb of Princess Louse of Stolberg-Gedern (d1824) is situated in San Croce Florence

Tomb of Vittorio Alfier - San Croce, Florence

walwyn Fri, 04/09/2021 - 17:12



Count Vittorio Alfier (d1803) was an Italian poet and dramatist who wrote some 19 tragedies between 1775-1787.


walwyn Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:12


Ferdinandea is a genus of hoverflies in the family Syrphidae.


walwyn Thu, 06/11/2020 - 21:02



Villa is a genus of flies in the family Bombyliidae.

Oedipoda caerulescens

walwyn Fri, 06/05/2020 - 22:22

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Genus: Oedipoda


Merodon equestris

walwyn Sun, 05/31/2020 - 23:06

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Xylota
Species: M. equestris

Noah Mosaics - Monreale Sicily

walwyn Sun, 04/26/2020 - 22:36


The central aisle of the south wall, of Monreale Cathedral, contains a sequence of mosaics (c1218) that tell the story of Noah and the Flood.

The Cathedral of Monreale

walwyn Sat, 04/25/2020 - 21:21

Built in the reign of King William II of Sicily, between 1153-1189, the cathedral of Monreale is one of the last great architectural works of the Norman kings of Sicily.