Thursday, March 30, 2017

The camo pattern on this guy's uniform is outstanding.

The Art of Speed

BBQ season coming up

What could possibly go wrong?

These things are peppered all over the UK: The King's Men Standing Stones.

The King’s Men are part of the Rollright Stones, a complex of three Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments near the village of Long Compton, on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Constructed from local oolitic limestone, the three monuments now known as the King’s Men and the Whispering Knights in Oxfordshire and the King Stone in Warwickshire, are distinct in their design and purpose, and were built at different periods in late prehistory. 
The King’s Men is a a stone circle which was constructed in the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age; unusually, it has parallels to other circles located further north, in the Lake District, implying a trade-based or ritual connection. 
By the Early Modern period, folkloric stories had grown up around the Stones, telling of how they had once been a king and his knights who had been turned to stone by a witch; such stories continued to be taught amongst local people well into the 19th century

And, it's loaded.

Colt Single Action Army revolver complete with grips and loaded showing period shortened barrel to 4 ¾”, serial number 60090 originally displayed in Lyons Pony Express Museum collection located in Arcadia, California. A very old handmade wood display case that has had the lid removed shows a cardboard label upon which is written in fountain pen “This badly pitted Colt Frontier revolver has killed 8 men – and once was carried by Jesse James famous killer – Jesse James while pursued by officers – while swimming his horse across the Missouri River accidentally dropped this gun in the water 20 years afterward the river changed its course & this pistol was picked up on the bank still loaded but was rusted like hell Oil it up and it will shoot, from The Pony Express Museum – Arcadia, California”. This relic single action has been known by Southern California collectors for more than 50 years and by tradition it was gifted by William Lyon to a close personal friend in the 1950s who inscribed the card and kept it till in sold to Gale Kennedy by Reata Pass Gallery near Prescott, Az.

James Dean with Pier Angeli,1954

James! Your eyes!