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On defining #creativity @rexjung :

Distinct from #intelligence – a superhighway; #creativity as a slow meandering process down dirt road / side road

Must be both #novel and @useful – beyond simple #utility – something #new within a social context. Unexpected links ✨🤓✨
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#AncientTemples
#Architecture
#History
Bhubaneshwar literally means ‘Lord of the Earth’ and it denotes Shiva who is the main deity of the Lingaraj temple, the biggest and most revered temple of this city. Lingaraja, literally means the king of Lingam, the iconic form or Shiva.
Lord Shiva was originally worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Harihara and is commonly referred as Tribhuvaneshwara, the master of three worlds.
His consort is called Bhuvaneshvari. This city forms one node of the Golden Triangle with Puri and Konark being the other two.
It is also called the ‘Temple City of India’ with some of the finest examples of the Kalinga style of architecture. The magnificent Lingaraj temple was built during the 12-13th Century CE. The temple is a one among the oldest structures of India, around 1000 years old.
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ROTOLO n.2 – Lararia in Pompeii and Herculaneum
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#larario #lararium #pompeii #herculaneum #architecture #arquitectura #RomanEmpire
The Lararium is an altar sacred to the Lares, the deities of the ancestors according to the Romans. The word has an Etruscan origin, as 'lar' meant 'father' in their language.
Lararia were mini-shrines, permanently in use, and were worshipped by both the high and low class.
Here, one of the richest ones I’ve ever seen (Herculaneum):
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ROTOLO n.1 – Public Fountains in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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#fountain #herculaneum #pompeii #architecture #arquitectura #RomanEmpire
Public fountains were execptionally important for every urbanized civilization.
They served an important logistic and social function, located in the most strategic places to relieve the thirst of the people walking by, supplied by the local aquaduct. (pic thru @wrathofgnon)
@wrathofgnon Water was supplied through mighty infrastructures (here, Aqua Claudia – the 8th aquaduct built), and canalized along very long distances, thanks to the deep insight Romans had over hydraulics.
Romans built their aquaducts with a slope of 0,00034%, which is 34 cm/Km.
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#AncientTemples
#Hoysala
#History #Architecture
We visit different countries to see broken, damaged historical monuments and boast about them after return. But we hardly visit the historical places in our own country or talk about the Architectural monuments and their History.
The profusion of temple architectural styles in India is awe inspiring. Take for instance, the Hoysala era temples. Some of the most magnificent specimens of South temples are those attributed to the Hoysala dynasty of Karnataka.
The Hoysalas built over 1500 temples throughout their empire. Today, however, only a little over a hundred of these monuments survive. The artistic achievement of the Hoysalas is also marked by the intricate decorations that cover the exterior walls of numerous temples.
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TUNNEL VISION, LONDON UNDERGROUND
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Photography thread exploring tunnels, bridges & stairs on the underground. I'll add to this over time

GOODGE STREET
One of my first and favourite tunnel shots. I love the tiles.

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TUNNEL VISION, LONDON UNDERGROUND
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ST JOHNS WOOD
One of the most iconic views on the underground. Love the #architecture here

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Photography thread exploring tunnels, bridges & stairs on the underground.

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TUNNEL VISION, LONDON UNDERGROUND
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WOODFORD
I love the green & yellow of this platform bridge at Woodford station

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#streetphotography

Photography thread exploring tunnels, bridges & stairs on the underground.

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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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When you have two systems that need to communicate, the default for 90+% of companies is to use a shared database. (thread) #dev #programming #architecture #softwarearchitecture
Most never move off of this model, but it has disadvantages that go along with the ease of sharing data. Applications lack encapsulation and cannot adapt their data designs to suit their unique requirements.
Usually the next approach is to treat applications just like components, with exposed public APIs. However, this can result in increased down time since direct API communication between applications means if any is down, the whole thing is down.
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#History/#Art thread – From my recent trip to Madurai/Tirunelveli. On Jain sites (some with a rich history dating back to at least the 3rd cent. BCE), early Pandyan rock-cut cave temples (7th-8th cent. CE) & the amazing Vettuvan koil.

Pic: Mahavira (~8 cent CE), Kizhakuyilkudi
Before I start on the places, the history around all this is fascinating & splits opinion. Is it apt to call the script Tamili/Tamil Brahmi? Did it develop independently in the Tamil country/come with the Jain monks from the north? Were 8,000 Jains actually impaled in Madurai?>
>Were the Saivites overaggressive in promoting their faith? Shall only be happy to discuss on these separately (unless it gets too long/irrational). And I’m not posting every inscription from the places here, despite their importance. Again, shall be happy to discuss them.
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#UofT is home to some of best architecture in #Toronto, says @globeandmail architecture critic & @uoftalumni @alexbozikovic.

Here are 5 buildings he highlights from the downtown campus in "Toronto Architecture: A City Guide".

uoft.me/city-guide
1. John P. #Robarts Research Library @uoftlibraries

Ronald Thom called Robarts Library a “dictionary of architectural miseries,” but in the 50 years since it was built, "Fort Book" has inspired new appreciation. @Fisher_Library “is one of the best modernist spaces in the city."
2. @rotmanschool

@alexbozikovic calls it “a fascinating assemblage." Bruce Kuwabara, @KPMBarchitects told @RotmanMgmtMag that it “takes the school to another level in an urban context, in a creative city,” while providing the space and resources for 21st-century classrooms.
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So, the #DExEU #Brexit Impact Assessments have been published.
#Architecture is covered by Construction, Creative industries and Professional & Business Services.
Very light on detail, no analysis, no conclusions...
parliament.uk/business/commi…
Interesting that these documents are released just before Christmas when nobody is following the news in so much detail. They definitely don't live up to the hype of the immense level of detail that @DavidDavisMP previously implied.
unroll please
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Depiction of a temple having a dome and entrance framed within a 'pointed arch'
Dated: ~1-3rd century CE
Entrance is likely derived from arched torana with concentric arches, space between them is beautifully decorated with scrollwork and floral patterns. #Gandhara
Dome of the temple was capped by Kalasha.

Fortunately there are various temples same features which survived the wrath of Islamic invaders. See the one in below link

Link: m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…

In the above temple, we can see the space for similar projected door frame.
Head of Skanda, Peshawar

Dated: ~2-3rd century CE
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The city of DOMINION, created in ink & cardboard by the Canadian cartoonist Seth. More here: flickr.com/photos/1324410… #comics #architecture
The burgeoning cyberpunk megalopolis of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in THE SURFACE by @aleskot and @LangdonFoss. #comics #architecture
Retro futurism, German expressionism, and art deco noir: the metropolis of Radiant City in Dean Motter's MISTER X. #comics #architecture
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