This Sums it up
Title: Herd of sheep crossing Grand Coulee Dam, 1930.
or…democrats, following a walking corpse and a whore, 2021. It looks a lot like the same thing to me.
Advice – or a Dare?
Portrait of a group of Palace Grenadiers, 1870s-1880s, Russia. I like the attitude.
I lived about three blocks west of the Edinburgh Castle, some decades ago, for a period of about four months while working in-country. I loved the vibe of the castle, exercising by running through the gardens between Princess St. and the castle. There’s a lot that can be recommended about a visit to the castle (including the Edinburgh Tattoo). One of the most interesting is Mons Meg.
Mons Meg is a Bombard style of Cannon that was forged at Mons, Belgium in 1449 by the appointment of Philip Duke of Burgundy and gifted to James II of Scotland in 1454.
Used to great effect at many sieges Meg’s colossal 6 ton weight would have been mounted in an angled depression on the ground rather than on a trestle as seen here and was capable of firing a great stone ball weighing well over 300 lbs a distance of nearly 2 miles. Meg was finally used only for ceremonial occasions until her barrel burst in 1680.
At 520mm, Mons Meg is one of the worlds largest cannons by caliber.