The whimsy and fantasy of these images by Laurent Chehere is a perfect slide into the on-coming weekend. Close your eyes and wish your self onto the porch of a flying house. Not so much the burning one. You wouldn’t want to be stuck on the burning one. Imagine that. Trapped in a burning building in the sky. Burn or Jump. This is getting less relaxing by the second.
How I spent yesterday afternoon. BOOK SPINE POETRY.
Stećci are monumental medieval tombstones found primarily in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also in Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. They’re enormous - some of them weigh as much as 30,000 kg (about 73,000 lbs), and are carved with motifs and symbols (such as farmers, warriors, dancers, suns, crosses, and trees) that are not well-understood today. Inscriptions were made in Bosnian Cyrillic.
The earliest stećci date from the 12th century, and reached their height of popularity in the 14th and 15th centuries. Following the Ottoman invasion, stećci fell out of use, but their immense size ensures that they remain a permanent reminder of medieval Bosnian culture.
In an unprecedented show of cooperation, the four nations where the stećci can be found submitted a joint application to have them listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.
"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."