one day at a time

day 276: run, he has a gun

run, he has a gun © Verena Fischer 2012

run, he has a gun © Verena Fischer 2012

 

This is a picture of my screen again. I had an illustration open from the book called “Latium” published by Athanasius Kircher in the 17th century. I think, this book is actually about architecture in a certain region of this name in Italy – my Latin is a bit rusty – and this strange scene is a little detail in a much bigger picture showing a palace or something. I was really surprised, because it not only looks oddly out of place, but it actually also looks like one of them has a gun. Immediately I wondered whether at that time they even had guns and it turns out that yes, but not for a very long time. There had been fought already one battle with pistols before this book was published. Very odd.

2 responses

  1. What a fascinating and disquieting image.

    June 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  2. Well that doesn’t seem very sporting, does it?!

    June 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm

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