Friday, March 15, 2019

The Ides of March is "best known" in "modern times" as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44BC.  That's what Wikipedia indicates.  I find the "modern times" aspect the amusing part.  But I find that the Ides of March had marked the beginning of religious festivals - Cybele and Attis.  After Caesar's assignation, this day was remembered for his death and the rest was forgotten.

We remember this in modern times in various ways.  here is an image of the 'classic Caesar' joke for the Ides of March. I find this hilarious.

We're at the Strasburg Railway in today's pictures, along with the great entrance hall to the Canada Blooms Show earlier in the week.  Doesn't she look like she's entering a portal?

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