Galen Archive

A dramatic depiction of an ancient Roman chariot race by Hungarian painter Alexander von Wagner inspired by Lew Wallace's 1880 best-seller Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

A Glib History of Ancient Pandemics

Wherein I draw tenuous connections between the current Coronavirus shemozzle and the great pandemics of the ancient world.

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Skytree is hundreds of meters higher than any other building in metro Tokyo. the contrast is especially apparent in Sumida which is made up of mostly low-rise apartments.  The tower has an immense presence at ground level that's hard to convey in photographs.

Tokyo’s Indestructible Skytree

2015 led me back to Tokyo. This time I spent most of my time in the district of Sumida in Tokyo’s Northeast.
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