Architecture, Community

Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

"We don't catch hold of an idea, rather the idea catches hold of us and enslaves us and whips us in to the arena so that we, forced to be gladiators fight for it." - Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1858 So says the inscription on the statue of German Poet, Journalist and literary critic, Heinrich… Continue reading Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

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New Zealand
Architecture, Community

Te Papa, Beach and Wind Walk

Around this time 6 years ago I was walking in Wellington, New Zealand A light shower greeted me this morning so the day started with an indoor activity hunting down a friend’s family history at the library. To our surprise we found a connection with our own family… is everyone in New Zealand related in… Continue reading Te Papa, Beach and Wind Walk

Architecture, digital photography, History & Traditions, Photography, Vikings

Photo101 – Glass Day 17

Even through glass the view is stunning. My contribution to the world through glass. Can't find a better view than this one.... Below photo in a stave church...I think it would be impossible to pay attention to the priest.... A church with a view is something to ponder about....

Architecture, Australia, Climate change and weather, Community, education, Environment

Portentous Weather Predictions: They know, So How Come We Don’t?

If you are watching any edition of Aussie news at the moment, it would not have escaped your notice that Queensland and the "Territory" are experiencing the effects of a tropical cyclone of monster proportions. Most of us had to wait for the Weather bureau's radar to tell us a cyclone was bearing down on… Continue reading Portentous Weather Predictions: They know, So How Come We Don’t?