Silent Sunday: Samoa

Silent Sunday because the people are all in church – the Samoans are great church goers and they love hymn singing. This is a typical Samoan dwelling, open to the elements and to the curious gaze of passers-by. They like people looking in and stopping to gaze at their possessions. In some houses you will…

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Sculpture Saturday: New Orleans

Statue to famous philanthropist Once lined with crumbling warehouses Woldenberg Park (opened in 1984 for the World Fair) is now a pleasant walkway along the Mississippi offering scenic views of the river. It’s a great place for people watching as it attracts tourists and locals alike and a steady stream of street musicians. The Promenade…

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One Word Sunday – Arches

Posted in connection with Debbie’s One Word Sunday – Arches Arches are hard to avoid anywhere with ancient Roman or Greek architecture but I managed to find a ‘natural’ arch to supplement the two historic ones from Sicily/ If I had to choose a favourite it would be the Greek Theatre one, through which one…

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Sculpture Saturday: Scott of the Antarctic in Cardiff

Mosaic sculpture Antarctic 100 erected in Waterfront Park, Cardiff, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the polar expedition which left from Cardiff in 1910 led by Captain Scott. The sculpture is by Jonathan Williams and it was erected in 2003.  It is perhaps fitting that this sculpture stands in front of the Nordic Church which…

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PROBLEMS WITH A ROUTER

I must apologise to the bloggers who follow me and those I follow: my computer has been out of action now for nearly two weeks, during which time I had no option but to delete all the emails that poured in daily. I find it impossible to work on a phone (I gave up on…

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Sculpture Saturday: in Cesena

Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Mind Over Memory This unusual pairing of bronzes is Gli Equilibristi by sculptor Leonardo Lucchi. I took the photograph with a cheap throwaway instant camera in Cesena, Emilio Romagno in Italy, two years ago but unfortunately, my notes did not survive the trip (not a good one from the point of…

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Silent Sunday: New Orleans, St. James’s Cemetery

It doesn’t get much more silent that this! St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 It was featured in the classic 1969 film, Easy Rider, and one of the over 700 tombs there has been reserved by actor Nicholas Cage as his final resting place. Founded in 1789 the cemetery houses over 100,000 deceased, including the grave of…

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