Carrying the Weight of the World

This is the mythical greek Titan, Atlas, bearing the heavens on his shoulders, a focal point of the main hall in the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam.

Atlas was given this task as a punishment by Zeus. You’ll note it’s the heavens, and not the earth, which is his burden.

This photo is unexpectedly one of my most widely-used pictures. You can use this photo in your publication or web site by visiting iStockPhoto.


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About Simon Phipps

Grizzled geek with eclectic tastes. Fanatical about freedoms, manic about music, radical regarding religion, particular about politics.
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