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Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod. [800×422]

Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod. [800×422]

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The Reno Mercantile & Masonic Lodge. I know it’s no masterpiece, but it’s the oldest building in Reno (built 1872) and it’s slated for the wrecking ball. I’ve no idea the architect, it’s just a shame that yet another piece of Nevada history will be lost forever. (3264 x 1836)

The Reno Mercantile & Masonic Lodge. I know it’s no masterpiece, but it’s the oldest building in Reno (built 1872) and it’s slated for the wrecking ball. I’ve no idea the architect, it’s just a shame that yet another piece of Nevada history will be lost forever. (3264 x 1836)