The Detroit Institute of Arts site has a wonderful zoom feature that enables you to get quite close to any given work of art. Try it on the excellent Arenburg Lamentation, ca. 1460, by an unknown Flemish master (oak with traces of polychromy).
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft
is now reaching the end of its four-year prime mission (on June 30th),
and about to enter into its extended mission. The Boston Globe has taken advantage of this marker to publish some of the fantastic images Cassini has sent home over the past four years. These twelve photos of Saturn and its moons are truly extraordinary.
"Bowing is a very serious practice. You should be prepared to bow, even in your last moment. Even though it is impossible to get rid of our self-centered desires, we have to do it. Our true nature wants us to. Sometimes the disciple bows to the master, sometimes the master bows to the disciple. A master who cannot bow to his disciple cannot bow to the Buddha. Sometimes the master and disciple bow together to the Buddha. Sometimes we may bow to cats and dogs."