Engraved glass depicting a male bearded figure entangled in grape vines. The glass is jade green but has a bright red tint where the light shines through it, making it appear as it it is on fire from within
Detail from the Lycurgus cup (Wikimedia Commons)

Ancient Romans were masters in all things splendid

Dark brick-lined tunnel illuminated by a low, purplish light
Montreal sewer system, built between 1832 and 1838 (Wikimedia Commons)

Sewer tourism was the trendy thing to do

The Italian Gothic tale of the “Barber of Potenza”

Photograph of a smiling young girl with long dark hair wearing a white turtleneck
Elisa Claps — Quotidiano.net

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