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    Posted: October 16 2020 at 04:22

What's up with this face? It's everywhere. xD
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 04:33
Maybe it's just a popular image or something?

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Orcus Mouth in the Gardens of Bomarzo, about 80 km north of Rome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardens_of_Bomarzo
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 14:20
Totally bada$$ ancient Roman sculpture, sometimes described as the entrance to Hell. Striking. Not dissimilar to the cover of In the Court of the Crimson King (which was probably inspired by it).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 14:53
That statue is the bomb, but what does it have to do with prog?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 15:05
I thought about sharing this remark the other day but forgot.

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

That statue is the bomb, but what does it have to do with prog?
Those are three Prog album covers. Well, the Anna von Hausswolff album isn't Prog but she's on PA.
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Is that the one where myth says you'll lose your hand if you stick it in there?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 15:26
Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

I thought about sharing this remark the other day but forgot.

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

That statue is the bomb, but what does it have to do with prog?
Those are three Prog album covers. Well, the Anna von Hausswolff album isn't Prog but she's on PA.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2020 at 20:36
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

I thought about sharing this remark the other day but forgot.

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

That statue is the bomb, but what does it have to do with prog?
Those are three Prog album covers. Well, the Anna von Hausswolff album isn't Prog but she's on PA.
I see said the blind man. Thanks.
Finish it....'said the blind man to his deaf wife as he picked up his hammer and saw.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2020 at 01:37
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Orcus Mouth in the Gardens of Bomarzo, about 80 km north of Rome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardens_of_Bomarzo

News to me; I didn't even know it existed at all until this thread!

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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Is that the one where myth says you'll lose your hand if you stick it in there?

No David, that would be this one. from the movie Roman Holiday.
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Totally bada$$ ancient Roman sculpture, sometimes described as the entrance to Hell. Striking. Not dissimilar to the cover of In the Court of the Crimson King (which was probably inspired by it).



Not ancient Roman, I'm afraid. The Gardens were built in the 16th century for a local prince. They are very well worth visiting if you happen to be in Italy. The region where they are located is also very beautiful from a natural point of view. Unfortunately, the English Wiki page is not as detailed as the Italian one, which contains a description of each statue.

What David was referring to is the Bocca della Verità in Rome, which was an ancient manhole cover.




Edited by Raff - October 17 2020 at 05:58
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2020 at 01:23
As already written by Hrychu, that face is in the "monster's park in Bomarzo, a little town in the country, north to Rome. It's in a big garden park full of sculptures of monsters, including a house built like the Pisa tower which make you feel sick because of the wrong perspective. It has been built by a noble in 16th century. Its purpose was to amaze his guests and all the sculptures are related to ancient Roman and Greek myths. The face is not just a sculpture. Inside there's a room with a granite table where probably the actual guests had "brunches".
Today it can be visited and there's also a free barbecue area.

In that zone there are other interesting places: a couple of dead cities (Calcata and Civita di Bagnoregio), a castle full of traps and hidden passages on the side of a volcanic lake (Bracciano), and there's plenty of places for great food and wine. Less famous than Tuscany but with similar landscapes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2020 at 01:26
Hi Raff, synchronicity isn't it?
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