The Adiyaman Province of Turkey in the south east of the country is not wealthy – it is still classified as a developing rural region. Yet 25 miles from the small town of Kâhta the visitor discovers the remnants of once fabulous wealth. High on the summit of Mount Nemrut is a huge but little visited necropolis, home to the beheaded gods of the past.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
This was filmed as part of the M1 motorway upgrade scheme when the UK Highways Agency (Yorkshire and Humber) closed the A1, North Yorkshire between Junction 60 (near Darlington) and Junction 49 (Dishforth). It all took place on Saturday 9 April and Sunday 10 April 2011
Raymond Delgado is no ordinary prisoner. On a good day he'll take the time to tell you he's the son of Zeus before he tears out your jugular. On a bad day, you won't even have a moment to call out for help. After a yet another "incident" Raymond has been transferred to Hoxford, a correctional facility and mental institution known for its radical methods.
At Hoxford, Raymond’s not the only predator. Come nightfall, under a full moon, bloodcurdling screams pierce through the darkness of the prison courtyard. It's hunting hour! As the other Hoxford prisoners huddle in the obscurity of their prison cells trembling in fright, Ray cracks a smile. He thrives on confrontation. Lock a human beast in a cage with a legendary monster and, in your opinion. Who will devour? And who will be devoured?
Directed by Julien Mokrani and written by Samuel Bodin Welcome To Hoxford stars Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Arben Bajraktaraj. It is adapted from Ben Templesmith's comic published by IDW.
This is a really entertaining animated video which shows that although immortality is often desired (at the very least through your name) then you may not always get exactly what you anticipated.
As they say, when the gods wish to punish us they give us what we want!
Saturday, October 01, 2011
The series, starring Colin Morgan as the eponymous hero, Bradley James as Arthurand Anthony Head as Uther has been a smash it, both in the UK and overseas, notably in the US.
Many people believe that the Camelot seen in the TV series is an elaborate, expensive set. In fact, the place exists in reality. Situated North of Paris near the Forest of Compiègne, Château de Pierrefonds makes the perfect setting for the Camelot of the Arthurian legend re-imagined for the twenty first century.
Pierrefonds was part of the Duchy of Valois and Louis spent little time in prevaricating when it came to consolidating his foothold there. The year after he ordered the castle to be rebuilt by no less that Jean Le Noir (John the Black), the court architect remembered more these days for his remarkable illuminations.
Napoleon III visited in 1850 and was greatly impressed by the romance of the place, to the extent of asking Viollet-le-Duc to restore the place to its former glory. Le-Duc is now notorious for his restorations of medieval buildings. He frequently combined historical architectural fact with what you might call creative modification.
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