Palace Swallow’s Nest; photograph by Tim Zizifus. Info from National Geographic: The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet (40 meters) above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence now houses an Italian restaurant.
O Lion and Serpent! ”The Leonocephalic Gods appear in many ancient civilizations - as Zurvan, as Ahriman, and even Mithra too - and perhaps even as a form applicable in Thelema to Baphomet. - The symbol of the lion and the coiled serpent have a universal, perhaps archetypal significance - it reminds me always of the Kundalini Serpent and The Will.”