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If you want a successful website, “have more pictures of cats”, they said. Final version of the User Experience on my new website here being tested in the lab. Very new, very beautiful website coming very soon courtesy of the people at BiteDigital.com Watch this space… Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #userexperience #coolforcats #cat #cats #testrun #webdesign #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects #website #bitedigitalcom #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk
#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Images taken deep under London whilst on assignment for National Geographic – a peeling back of the city’s skin to explore the hidden histories unearthed by archaeologists working on the Crossrail development. Here, Roman-era skulls photographed 70m below their discovery place in the construction tunnels of Crossrail in what will be the concourse between Moorgate and Liverpool St Stations. The stones jammed in the eye socket would confirm this as possibly the washout from a flooded cemetery. Pitting on the surface of some of the skulls also suggests they were rolled in moving water. The skull on the middle shelf without the pitting was probably rolled whilst still 'fleshed'. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #unseenlondon #underground #crossrail #assignment #london #underlondon #skull #archaeology #history #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #history #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting / RepostBy @simonnorfolkstudio ・・・ Pleased to see a selection of my photographs included in a brilliant new title by Hoxton Mini Press ( @hoxtonminipress ) – #UnseenLondon
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Images taken deep under London whilst on assignment for National Geographic – a peeling back of the city’s skin to explore the hidden histories unearthed by archaeologists working on the Crossrail development. Here, Roman-era skulls photographed 70m below their discovery place in the construction tunnels of Crossrail in what will be the concourse between Moorgate and Liverpool St Stations. The stones jammed in the eye socket would confirm this as possibly the washout from a flooded cemetery. Pitting on the surface of some of the skulls also suggests they were rolled in moving water. The skull on the middle shelf without the pitting was probably rolled whilst still 'fleshed'. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #unseenlondon #underground #crossrail #assignment #london #underlondon #skull #archaeology #history #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #history #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #skulls #obsessedwithskulls
#Repost @simonnorfolkstudio ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country’s ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana. The King of Kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 BCE, and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60m (200ft) long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19m (62ft) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of the vast and heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and Cows, Because cows are symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran . Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Images taken deep under London whilst on assignment for National Geographic – a peeling back of the city’s skin to explore the hidden histories unearthed by archaeologists working on the Crossrail development. Here, Roman-era skulls photographed 70m below their discovery place in the construction tunnels of Crossrail in what will be the concourse between Moorgate and Liverpool St Stations. The stones jammed in the eye socket would confirm this as possibly the washout from a flooded cemetery. Pitting on the surface of some of the skulls also suggests they were rolled in moving water. The skull on the middle shelf without the pitting was probably rolled whilst still 'fleshed'. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #unseenlondon #underground #crossrail #assignment #london #underlondon #skull #archaeology #history #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #history #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting
#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
regram @natgeo Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana. The King of Kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 BCE, and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60m (200ft) long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19m (62ft) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of the vast and heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and Cows, Because cows are symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius
#Repost @natgeo about some of my ancient homies #zoroastrian ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
Significant day in Persian history 📚 #CyrusTheGreatDay #PersianEmpire #Pride #History #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
regram @natgeo Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the #Persia_king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. #Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “ #Cyrus_Day”, روز #کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) كوروش ای شيرِ ژيانِ پارسی ای سخن هايت دمادم راستی ای هوای پاكِ شادِ آشتی ميهنت را در جهان آراستی خون پاك آريایی در تنت مهر و ماه پارسايی در سرت نغمه‌ی تابان مزدا بر لبت جلگه‌ی آب رهایی همرهت ما همه چشمان به راهت دوختيم چون به گيتی پند تو اندوختيم راه تو راه رهایی جستن است نی كه در خواب سياهی خفتن است كوروش ای جانم فدای راه تو درتن و مغزم همه آوای تو چون خردمندان، خردمندی كنی در تن و جانِ همه مردی كنی چشم گيتی را همه نيكی كنی تنگ دستان را دست گيری كنی در مرامت مردمان را داشتی خوی خود را چون درخت افراشتی مردمان را از خودت پنداشتی بر زمين تخم خرد را كاشتی راستی را آرمانت داشتی دشمنانِ مردمان را كاستی تا به كی باشد به ره چشمان ما تا كه ره يابد به تو دستان ما من به خواب خويش رويت را ديده‌ام من به خوابم روی تو بوسيده‌ام در هوای كوی تو پيچيده‌ام باده‌ی مهر دلت نوشيده‌ام كوروش ای مرد بزرگ پارسی كوروش ای جان و روان راستی كوروش ای نام و نوای آشتی تخم نيكی را به گيتی كاشتی خاموشی را روشنی افراشتی چون به دل مهر كيانی داشتی زادروزت خجسته باد کوروش #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae #هخامنشیان #روز_کوروش