THEME

luminacoeli:

Auguste Ottin, Polyphemus surprising Acis and Galatea, Fontaine Médicis, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris.
hismarmorealcalm:

Head of Alexander  2nd - 1st century B.C.E.
fleurdulys:

The Nymphs of Parthenope Led Towards the Banks of the Seine - Charles Meynier
1827
transylvanialand:

Dorset by peterspencer49 on Flickr.
genghis-khanye:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

GUNBLR seems to have a big hard on for cut down Russian weapons… but what about the Enfield that was used in the Underground War during WW1 !! 

Both sides would listen for digging sounds and counter sap enemy tunnels trying to collapse them and bury their foes. Sometimes they would break into opposing tunnels and the sappers (British and Commonwealth) and pioneers (Germans) would engage in fighting using spades, knives, picks and firearms.
 Due to the close quarters rifles were cut down like this British made Lee-Enfield* to allow them more flexibility. The Messines Ridge Battle Area (near Ypres) site is where one of the most successful mine attacks during the war occurred when the British detonated 19 mines on  June 7th, 1917.


An obrez’d, suppressed Lee enfield…
art-and-things-of-beauty:

Josef Stoitzner (1884-1951)  -  In the Hay Barn, oil on canvas, 89 x 99 cm.
bassman5911:

Anti-tank riflemen near Kursk by tormentor4555 on Flickr.
tierradentro:

Detail from Caravaggio’s “Boy with a Basket of Fruit”, c.1593.