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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Tiger in a Roman Villa

Villa Romana del Casale near Piazza Armerina, Sicily ~
April 28, 2004
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Here a tiger strides through one of the rooms in the Villa Romana del Casale. Visitors tread on raised walkways under the watchful eye of a guide. All of the floors were covered in a thin layer of mud on the day we visited, so I imagine the colors of all of the mosaics are actually brighter than you see here. I've also posted a few photos of this Roman ruin on my Tapirgal's Daily Image blog.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.


Francisca said...

Oh wow, isn't that special! You know how much I like mosaics!

Dina said...

Is the man walking the tiger? He really has a harness?

JM said...

WOW! What a gorgeous mosaic!

Margie said...

Interesting culture. It would be cool if we still see men walking their pet tigers in the streets today.

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