A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.
GREECE. Peloponesse. Tolo. 2006.—Stuart Franklin
VIETNAM. Ho Chi Minh City. Discarded busts of Ho Chi Minh. Photographer: Philip Jones Griffiths
Tilting, abandoned house left to the kudzu. Kudzu was introduced to the United States in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The large leaves and sweet-smelling blooms of kudzu captured the imagination of American gardeners who used the plant for ornamental purposes.