Flight, not Fight

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas Vasily put his bike back in its usual place, his expression one of sadness.  He would never ride it again.  Tonight, he was leaving Novosibirsk for Istanbul. He didn't want to be forced to fight a war he didn't believe in or to die for Putin. In St. Petersburg, police …

Women Astronomers

This painting of a young woman looking through a telescope is by Pietro Rotari, an Italian painter of the Baroque period.  He was born in Verona.  His career took him from place and he died in 1762 at the age of 55 in St Petersburg where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court. …

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