Cowboys knew how to take care of their horses: unsaddle, drink, feed, and brush them down before taking care of themselves.

Cars are no different.
After the trip, albeit a long one, 6700 miles, gas them up.
Replace the synthetic oil that costs twice what regular oil costs.
Fill all fluids; tire pressures checked.
Wash and detail the body.
Order and pick up auto paint for pick up.
Take paint to garage where they touched up some nicks. You can’t notice them if you don’t look. I’m certainly not going to pay for a paint job.
Replace the windshield, one of the 10,000 trucks that passed us sling-shotting a rock into it, thankfully not shattering the glass.
Replace the battery and the regulator.
Replace the alternator.

Part of the struggle to recover from a twenty-four day solo auto-trip.

Horses are more loveable than cars, having no alternator that costs $700.00 to replace.


Horses are more loveable than cars, having no alternator that costs $700.00 to replace.

Sunday’s posting.
October 7, 2018
My 180th consecutive daily posting.
Time is 3.13am and Boston’s temperature will be 79 with a chance of showers..

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Quiz Question
What was the Etruscan civilization?

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Contact me @ domcapossela@hotmail.com

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“A Room with a View” is a 1985 British romance film, directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, of E. M. Forster's novel of the same name (1908).

The film closely follows the novel by use of chapter titles to distinguish thematic segments.

Set in England and Italy, it is about a young woman named Lucy Honeychurch in the restrictive and repressed culture of Edwardian England, and her developing love for a free-spirited young man, George Emerson.

It stars Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy and Julian Sands as George, and features Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, and Simon Callow in supporting roles.

The film received universal critical acclaim and was a box-office success.

At the 59th Academy Awards, it was nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and won three: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design.
It also won five British Academy Film Awards and a Golden Globe.
In 1999, the British Film Institute placed A Room with a View 73rd on its list of the Top 100 British films of the 20th century.

Part of the movie is set in Florence, where the viewer is treated to scenes and shots of the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Fountain of Neptune among others.

The Fountain of Neptune (Italian: Fontana del Nettuno) is a fountain in Florence, Italy, situated on the Piazza della Signoria (Signoria square), in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.  Made of marble and bronze, the fountain was commissioned in 1565 and designed by Baccio Bandinelli.  It is the work of the sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati with some elements created by collaborators.  For example, the bronze sea-horses are the work of Giovanni da Bologna, often called Giambologna.

The Fountain of Neptune (Italian: Fontana del Nettuno) is a fountain in Florence, Italy, situated on the Piazza della Signoria (Signoria square), in front of the Palazzo Vecchio.

Made of marble and bronze, the fountain was commissioned in 1565 and designed by Baccio Bandinelli.

It is the work of the sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati with some elements created by collaborators.

For example, the bronze sea-horses are the work of Giovanni da Bologna, often called Giambologna.

Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.  It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio.  It is the main point of the origin and history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political focus of the city.  It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio.

It is the main point of the origin and history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political focus of the city.

It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery.

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So a blogger writes regarding the Sal Tecce ad the Elevator story making this point.
Had Sal panicked and ran for help, I might have lost my leg.
At age eight.
My father lost his at age twelve.
That certainly would have been an unfortunate symmetry.

Web Meister Responds: It certainly would have been.

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The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to Etruria, a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, south of the Arno river, western Umbria and northern and central Lazio.

As distinguished by its unique language, this civilization endured from before the time of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions (c. 700 BCE) until its assimilation into the Roman Republic, beginning in the late 4th century BCE with the Roman–Etruscan Wars.

Extent of Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities

Extent of Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities

 Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 800 BCE,
This gave way in the 7th century BCE to a culture that was influenced by Ancient Greek culture, during the Archaic and the Hellenistic period.

At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman Kingdom, Etruscan civilization flourished in three confederacies of cities: of Etruria (Tuscany, Latium and Umbria), of the Po Valley with the eastern Alps, and of Campania.

From left to right:

Etruscan pendant with swastika symbols from Bolsena, Italy, 700–650 BCE. Louvre
Etruscan riders, Silver panel 540–520 BCE, from Castel San Marino, near Perugia
Painted terracotta Sarcophagus of Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa, about 150–130 BCE.
The Capitoline Wolf, long considered an Etruscan bronze, feeding the twins Romulus and Remus

From left to right:
The Mars of Todi, an Etruscan bronze sculpture, c. 400 BCE
Etruscan mother and child, 500–450 BCE
Etruscan couple (Louvre, Room 18)
5th century BCE fresco of dancers and musicians, Tomb of the Leopards, Monterozzi necropolis, Tarquinia, Italy

A former Etruscan walled town, Civita di Bagnoregio

A former Etruscan walled town, Civita di Bagnoregio

So my friends, I start your day with beautiful images.
Nothing to say after that.
Except, Love you.

Dom