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BricksandStones

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  • Oct 29
  • Poland
  • Deviant for 9 years
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My Bio
The happiest time of my life was when I was doing my PhD in medieval archaeology in the UK. After I completed my research studying medieval Cyprus, I returned to Warsaw and started work as a curator of the medieval gallery in one of the museums in the city. Life is still good. Thank you for visiting my gallery - it is a pleasure to know that someone visits this little corner of the internet :)

Favourite Visual Artist
To be honest, I think my favourite artist is Akitku - she has a profile here on DA - please check out her wonderful comic and watercolours!
Favourite Books
Camille Enlart - Gothic art and Rennesaince in Cyprus, Denys Pringle - Churches of the Kingdom of Jerusalem vol. 1-4
Favourite Games
Medieval Total War II, baldurs Gate II, Vampire The masquerade Redemption,
Tools of the Trade
Camera
Other Interests
Medieval Archaeology, Byzantium, Crusades (both in the Levant and in the Baltic), Culture of frontier regions, Multiculturalism and religious diversity
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So I have decided to return to DA and try to get used to all its new elements. It is a real pleasure to know that the site is not fully dead yet (thank you for the messages - they were really heartwarming!). So, sorry for being such a drama queen about returning - I am glad there are still some old, familiar faces (accounts?) here. Tomorrow I will post some new material but now I will start catching up and enjoying the works of those in my watch-list. See you around!
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Hi! Sorry to bother you - for the last few months I have not been active on DA. That is because I do not like the new design and I have difficulties getting used to it. Now I am not sure whether I should simply delete this account and sort of 'move on' with my life or maybe there is still some sense in being active here? Again, sorry for bothering yo with this but before I will made the decision I just wanted to ask if any of my watchers is still active on DA? If you read this and you plan on being active here for some time can you please sent me a quick message or write a short comment? I have been active on DA for many years and it feels a bit sad to just 'let it go.' On the other hand, I do not like the changes and I have seen that many many interesting and talented people have left this site for good. Please, help me make the decision and again, sorry for the trouble!
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If you read typical description of Petra today (for example in the National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/world-heritage/petra-jordan/ ) it will tell you that this marvelous ancient city gradually declined and was abandoned soon after the Islamic conquest, around 600-700 AD., only to be ‘rediscovered’ in 1812, that is more than a thousand years later, by a Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt. One can imagine, how surprised and astounded Johann must have been, when Beduins guided him through desert canyons and when he finally saw the great façade of the ‘treasury’ building carved in the desert
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hi there! you seem to visit and comment the same persons and art like me so its only strange that you aren't yet a member of our group ArsMilitaria | DeviantArt . Anyhting against joining?

I see you have a particular interests in historical architecture. I plan to extend our gallery of military architecture art (drawings, paintings and 3d for now). If you know some good quality art or interesting sketches on this topic pls let me know.

Thank you for the :+fav:s! :)

Hey :)

Thanks a lot for the fave on my portrait of the doggies Lightspeed and NoLimit!

Have a nice and relaxing day!

Merci pour les favs:

Thank You very much for the fav :)